21 Weeks!

Yep, baby is more than halfway baked!  I went to my ultrasound last week, and baby is measuring fine, heart, lungs and all the other important bits are ok.

And it’s a baby girl! 

I was hoping for a girl, not because I don’t want a boy too, but I have a crapload of nephews, so it’s about time a girl made an appearance in this family, so it’s nice taking the pressure off the next kid.

Most days I don’t look pregnant, just fat (the so called “B belly” – you know, your belly sticks out and it’s the shape of a B instead of a D?), but when I hit the gym on Monday (after ages away) I wore a maternity top from Old Navy, and it actually made it look like I was properly pregnant, even though from the front, I don’t look much different.


I admit some of that was bloat too from eating out on the weekend, because it’s looking much smaller now…

I’ve been hoping to update the blog more often (we planned yet another international trip, woot!), but I was out most of the day on Monday, Tuesday nausea hit me (I thought it was too late for this?), Wednesday my breakfast made a reappearance 5 minutes after I was done with it, so I was also feeling horrible most of the day as well. 

So yeah, as much as I want to write, I never seem to be in the mood to sit down and write anymore!  But got lots to share, so don’t give up on me just yet.

Last night, I started feeling better, and decided to prep and wash all my cloth diapers, so maybe the nesting phase has kicked in early?  (Considering I emptied out some of my closets to separate what goes straight to Brazil and what goes to the US this weekend – a much smaller shipment goes to the US as we’re only there 7 months – maybe I am nesting after all.)

But don’t they look so pretty?  I bought a mixture of Bumgenius 4.0 and Freetime diapers, and the cute prints you see are all the super-cheap-but-well-reviewed Alva Baby:


Needless to say this picture inspired me, and off I went to Alva Baby to buy more girly diapers…  At less than $6 each, you can’t have too many, right?  Ok, so I have a problem.


Filed under Baby, Pregnancy

13 responses to “21 Weeks!

  1. Valerie

    You look fantastic!! And Congratulationis on a girl! 🙂 Those diapers are super cute – less than $6 each?!?! And I would love to visit Rio de Janeiro. *sigh*

    • Yep, less than 6 bucks each — and they get great reviews too, so it doesn’t seem to be one of those “you get what you pay for” I think it’s just the Chinese manufacturer vs US manufacture (and when I’m saving over $14 with each diaper, I think the Chinese are the ones to get my money…).

  2. You look beautful Carla 🙂

  3. Congrats! That’s so exciting. (It’s easy to get addicted to those cute diapers 🙂

    • Tell me about it! I can see myself now not being able to leave the house on time, not because I was debating on my outfit, but I was trying to figure out what diaper would go with what the baby is wearing…

      By the way, my Taipei espresso mug from Starbucks. Did you ever come across it? They’re not cheap, but I’ll pay! I know they disappear once the xmas stuff comes out, but hopefully they’re back after the holidays? Pretty please?

  4. Congratulations! The diaper patterns are adorable. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  5. Congrats! Baby girls are so much fun! You do look beautiful!!!

  6. Tickled pink for you! That diapers pic is too cute – would make a great baby arrival announcement card!

  7. Congrats! When do we get to see the cute outfits you get, too? 🙂

  8. Congratulations! The diaper patterns are adorable. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

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