The weeks are flying by! I'm always excited to get my email updates that tell me what Little Miss A is up to in there.
Okay, I must say...I wear blush, powder, and lip gloss - that's the extent of my make-up routine. Well I dropped my blush a few days ago and it shattered into a million pieces, so I have no make-up on in this pic. I did pinch my cheeks in an effort to give my face some color...just excuse the face and focus on the belly. :)
Here's a little info on what's going on this week:
She's about 11 inches long - the length of a spaghetti squash. If you're unsure what a spaghetti squash looks like (like I was), here's a pic. I can't believe there's a little person, the size of a spaghetti squash, swimming around inside my belly! I LOVE IT!
Yesterday was the first day that I was able to feel and SEE her kick. I was just laying there very still, talking to her, telling her that Daddy and I had been married for 13 years...all of the sudden she kicked and I SAW MY BELLY MOVE! Of course, I started crying. I love this baby girl so much. My heart is so full and I can't imagine when she's actually here and I'm holding her in my arms. I won't have to hand her back to someone else and leave the hospital. She'll be mine. I get to bring her home and take care of her and love her for the rest of her life. Seriously, my heart just might explode.
Father God, thank you, thank you, thank you for this precious gift!!
I've started registering for my baby showers and can I just tell you...IT'S OVERWHELMING! There are so many choices on things. I just don't know what's best. For those of you who would like to share...which bottles and baby monitor did you choose? I have a longer list of questions, but will keep it at just a couple things per post.
I'll be having three baby showers. One in August, one in September, and one in October. I'm so thankful for my friends and family that want to celebrate with us by hosting a shower. We have lots of friends and family and this will allow me to invite everyone to one of the showers. I'm paranoid about any of the showers being too large and being too much work for the hostess(es), so having three helps with that.
The crib came in Thursday and we picked it up Friday evening! It's out of the box and ready to put together. Alex has to take the queen size bed down before we can put it together. I have to get something to store that bed in - before he takes it apart. It's a nice bed and I don't want it or the mattress ruined while in storage. The crib is so heavy...very well made. Alex was pleased with my choice for that reason alone...quality is a big deal to him. Ya know, 'cause he's a guy and all. It matches the other furniture in the room perfectly and is so cute...that's a big deal to me! :) I'm going to go get a sample of the paint this week. I want to put it on the wall and stare at it for a week or so...just to make sure I like it. I'm still shopping for a rocking chair. I haven't found fabric at any of the furniture stores that I like, so it's looking like I'm going to have to use an upholsterer and find my own fabric. I did order a cute picture for the nursery and received it last week...need to find the perfect frame and I will share it with you guys!
Have I mentioned that I'm lovin' my life? :)