I haven't stepped on the scale in a while, I've been too afraid since I have been eating lots of good (and unhealthy) Christmas food, and I only exercised for the first time in a week yesterday! Oops! So any weight gain would clearly NOT be pregnancy related, and really a result of Christmas over-indulgence! Ohhhh well.
Yesterday Mark and I went into BabyCity (NZ version of babies r us I suppose, only much smaller and more expensive), and we scoped out some prices for various things we will be needing to buy. Let me tell you, the childbirth in NZ might be free, but the baby items are EXPENSIVE here. For example, one little baby onesie (just a white one) costs $20!! You can buy 5 of those in a pack in the US for like $10! But I have a secret... we already have a LOT of baby stuff. We were offered a crib and changing table for free, so we graciously accepted (thanks Ashley), so we don't have to drop $1,000 on those big ticket items. I also found a rocker for 75% off, and a bulk lot of baby clothes for $5. Literally, tons of clothes, in good condition, for $5. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a good deal. I think most people wait to buy a lot of stuff because they get a lot of gifts at their baby shower, but seeing how I don't know many people here, and don't have any real close friends yet, I'm thinking I won't have a baby shower, so I've got free reign to buy things! Although that won't happen for a while (unless of course I find a great bargain, and then of course I won't have a choice but to buy it). For example, I bought our nursery bedding because I loved it (gender neutral), and it was on sale. Clearly we did not need that yet, but boy am I having fun setting up the (very very tiny) nursery. Pictures of the actual nursery to follow at a later date, but here's a sample... And yes, I did get ALL of that (it comes as a set, I couldn't resist). And I suppose that bedding is a little more for a boy, but even if we have a girl, can you really see me buying some pick girly nursery bedding? YEAH RIGHT>