April 24, 2011

on the baby belly (23 weeks)...

23 weeks.

I've come to the conclusion that this pregnancy is going by entirely too fast. I need to keep track of all these moments in a more orderly fashion. (Remember when I bought an adorable notebook to use as a pregnancy journal? Remember how it's still sitting on one of our end tables, yet to be opened? Anyway.) If only for myself, I really need to keep a better record of how my life is changing these days.

My favorite part of pregnancy thus far has definitely been feeling the movement. I have a very active little nugget on my hands. She is most active in the mornings right when I wake up and in the early evenings, usually on my drive home from work. I've grown fond of those little flutters (now turning into full-fledged kicks) and it's like a constant reminder throughout my busy days. "Hello, mom! I'm all hopped up on caffeine thanks to that McDonald's mocha frappe you just inhaled, so if I kick your bladder for the next two hours, you'll know why. Mmmkay?"

Yesterday I hadn't felt much movement and of course had to read a bunch of horror stories on the pregnancy boards (someone save me from myself), which only led me to spend a good thirty minutes poking and prodding at my belly for any sign of life. She finally gave me a couple sympathy taps and then went back to sleeping or floating or growing eyebrows or whatever it is that currently fills her days.

This morning I told Jay that I thought she was growing tired of uterine life, but he reminded me that it's in our best interest for her to stay in there a bit longer. I suppose he's right.

My energy is finally picking up, so I feel like I can do more than one thing on any given day. Also, I no longer require 11 hours of sleep each night which is a lovely thing. And with all the extra waking moments, cleaning has once again become a huge priority in my life. In fact, just yesterday I spent entirely too many minutes cleaning the tiny vents in our heating unit. And cleaning the bathroom ceiling with a Swiffer sweeper. And lamenting the current state of the carpet and our lack of a vacuum cleaner with any attachments. (Nesting is an odd thing.)

Otherwise, things are going very well. Some moments I feel 100% ready and other moments I have a borderline panic-attack thinking of all we have yet to accomplish before the wee one arrives. Still, I have this calm in my heart that tells me that things will work out just the they're supposed to. They always do.

Breathe in, breathe out...

25 comments :

  1. So happy for you three. ♥ That outfit is AMAZING, BTW. You look so cute! I hope if I ever get pregnant, I look half as good as you do. :D

    Take care and Happy Easter!

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  2. You look AMAZING! I'm sure you will have the cutest little girl ever. I can't wait to see pictures once she's here.

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  3. I've been so busy being a mom that I've been absolutely horrible at documenting it. And my little guy will be a year old in a couple of weeks ... At least I blog about him, I guess that'll have to be my baby book :D

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  4. You are just about the cutest pregnant lady ever, and that's saying somethin'!

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  5. This was a cute post. I have to admit, I usually dislike "mom blog" posts (sorry!) but I think you have managed to keep a personal voice AND talk honestly about your pregnancy which is an awesome balance!! (also, your new graphics are lovely)

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  6. Kerri, you. Are. Beautiful. And if you look that good? I can't imagine what that little lady will look like.

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  7. You are getting so big!!! That is so lovely!!! Seriously, if there was a cutest pregnant woman award, you would get it. :)

    Also, can I just say that I love that you are having a girl!? I cannot get over it. She is the luckiest ever.

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  8. I agree you make an adorable belly bump model! ps: new font in the nav... what is?

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  9. You are the cutest pregnant lady ever (and I'm glad we weren't pregnant at the same time, since I would have compared myself to you the whole time! haha). I hope you are able to get a bunch done before your precious girl arrives.

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  10. Kerri, pregnancy suits you. Seriously, you look so pretty. I'm so excited for you guys!

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  11. It must be so nice to finally be getting your energy back! I can't imagine how draining it must be to just want to nap all the time. I give you pregnant ladies a lot of credit.

    Also, that shirt is SO CUTE! Where is it from?

    Have a great day!

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  12. You look too cute! And I'm pretty sure it's normal to have all the worries you've had. Every good momma wants a happy healthy baby. Wishing exactly that for you and your hubby!

    p.s. love the new little tweeks you've done to the blog.

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  13. You look so pretty! And that's a nice color top too.
    Love reading about your pregnancy, and how you're feeling about it. Makes me wish I were pregnant too! Need to find a guy for that first though..
    And congrats on re-launching your Etsy shop! That's great news. I hope the 'Do Great Things' wall hanging.

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  14. I mean I LOVE the 'Do Great Things' wall hanging! Silly me.

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  15. You look fantastic!! I wish I'd looked that cute pregnant. In fact I wish I'd look that cute now even though I'm not pregnant!

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  16. You look FANTASTIC!! So at peace & happy :o)

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  17. You look so beautiful, but more importantly HAPPY. :-)

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  18. Adorable! Thanks for keeping your readers posted. I love the baby thoughts. "Mmmkay?" Made me laugh out loud.

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  19. the cuteness. i melt. seriously kerri, too adorable. yay babywishcake!

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  20. i love your top! such a pretty colour (: (:

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  21. thought of you today - did you see this little nursery nook?

    http://www.spearmintbaby.com/2011/04/gender-neutral-nursery_25.html

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  22. Love this pregnancy shot!!! ..and the nesting must be such a trip!

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  23. How adorable are YOU!!! You are glowing girlie!

    xo,
    Carmen

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  24. I love this outfit on you!! Pregnancy is definitely agreeing with you Kerri, you look so peaceful and happy and BEAUTIFUL!!!

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