And then my husband had this delivered: an enormous box filled with Dippin Dots ice cream, which is possible my favorite food on the planet. In my city, you can only buy Dippin Dots at ballparks, the mall, and movie theatres. It's not sold retail, because it has to be kept at -109 degrees Fahrenheit, and it would melt in a normal freezer. But this box came packed with dry ice and 25 individual packets of Dippin Dots in vanilla, chocolate, Rainbow Ice, and strawberry cheesecake yogurt for me and my co-workers to scarf down, which we did. And I had some leftover, as you can see.
When my sister was here last weekend, she, my mom, and I went crib browsing. Can I just say that I had no idea there were so many choices in places to stash a sleeping baby? Gawd. Anyway, Karrie spied these, and immediately purchased baby's first kiddie couture. Apparently, says the fashionista, these are really good quality kids shoes, and a designer label in baby footwear. And of course, the real reason they were purchased: they have ladybugs on them. To read the story of the ladybugs and their significance in my IVF cycle, go here.
And finally, my first "belly shot." For your safety, I am fully clothed, to prevent you all from rearing back in fear from a glimpse of the naked belly. Here's me on Tuesday at 18w2d. Please ignore my messy kitchen, and the horizontal stripes. Who designs a maternity shirt with horizontal stripes anyway?