So many of you have been asking about how me and this sweet baby, growing away in my belly are doing so I thought I would dedicate a post all about her =). We are over half way there - only 16 weeks to 37 weeks!!! It is coming so fast...I can't believe it! Here she is poking out and officially making me look pregnant!!!! (Thanks to big sister Claire for getting the baby bump picture for me =)).
She is officially moving and kicking!! I love it!!!! There is nothing greater than that feeling and knowing she is doing just fine in there. I know other Mama's can relate, once they start moving, you think you can start making out their little personalities =). We think she is already a little mess!! Shane and Claire have both felt her too. If we start feeling around on her, she either immediately stops moving and runs away as she is only about 12oz and the length of a carrot =), or starts hitting or kicking back, pretty hard. She moves a lot when Shane talks close to her and when the kids are loud and wild, I feel like she is doing the same =). If I wear pants with a panel, she is always kicking or hitting the seam just below my belly. That is exactly what Claire used to do!! It is all exciting! Right now, she is kicking the laptop that is sitting in my lap against my stomach =)...As well, I feel her all the time, just below my belly button, sucking. When I was pregnant with Claire, I would feel that too and me and Shane had NO IDEA what that was!!!! Now we know from knowing Claire, from day 1, she sucked her two middle fingers and the Dr. said that is probably what she was doing in utero...so little sister will probably be just like big sister! =)
I am feeling pretty good - still fighting nausea at times. Dirty diapers, dog puke, (I am literally gagging reading this) and anything that smells bad, totally sends me over the edge!!! The other day I was flying through WalMart and I started going down an aisle where I HAD to get a few things. As I turn down the aisle, I see a man that I can tell from all the way down the aisle, is going to stink. Call me mean, I call it a pregnant woman preventing a mess in aisle 7. I stop, dig around in my purse for some gum to chew while I pass stinky man, and prepare myself to run down the aisle with my basket as fast as I can to grab pop tarts, syrup and cereal =). And yes, he smelled terrible and I was soooooo glad that I had some spearmint gum!!!! Right now, Diet Coke cures everything for me! I am not even a huge DC fan, but right now it hits the spot, especially from Sonic with lime. Cravings: Chilis mini burgers, fruit, ice cream, mexican food, those Betty Crocker Mini Desserts that taste like Molten Chocolate cake, and pretty much anything!!! I think I have the appetite of a grown man!!! I am finally getting my energy back and things are moving along...
On that note, nesting is hitting early and hard!! Which is a good thing because for the whole beginning of this pregnancy, I was so miserable and on pelvic rest, laundry piled up and the house was getting neglected. Grocery trips consisted of me just going through the aisles looking for things I could stomach at the time and quick easy things for the kids! Now hold on to your seats those of you that know me all to well, I have been making 2 week long dinner menus AND shopping from a grocery list!!! Shocking I know!! I have also worked hard on the house and finally getting the laundry done, it feels so great!! I am so ready to finish my family out at 5 and meet our angel!!! Lord knows I have been preparing her wardrobe and all the necessities already =)!
We are getting started on her room; her bedding was ordered last night! So I have totally changed my mind on the whole scheme of the room =)!! Yes, many of you I was just talking to you this weekend about my plans and they have completely changed! I love the gold and cream idea, but it was not practical and sometimes I felt it was not me or Bree...so we are now doing turquoise, hot pink/magenta, red with black and white...very Rachel!! I am so excited now as the ball is officially rolling and we are moving fast as it really hit me how soon she will be here! Hopefully, the furniture and room will be painted by the end of May (right Mom and Shane =))! We have big plans for the sweetie's room and I cannot wait! Tara and all my girls are starting plans for a fun shower...well I call it a party for Bree! This is my third baby, I have had the big Saturday morning / Sunday afternoon southern baby showers and they were great. They came to me early on and asked what I wanted and I asked that they just throw a really fun, fabulous, GIRLY, party in honor of Bree!! So I cannot wait to see what they come up with, knowing Tara is in charge, I know it will be over the top and fabulous!!!
We go to the Dr next week to see her again, check her heart, organs, etc. Please keep us in your prayers that she is still doing just fine and all is well!! I can feel her little jabs all the time so I am pretty sure she is a strong, fire cracker in there =)!!
BTW - Guess who's cut healed??? YAY!!! Yes, that is chocolate on her face =)
Someone else had to have his picture taken too....=)
Have a good day!!!
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