Monday, August 27, 2012

Oh, hey, baby bump!

Baby girl is movin' and groovin' these days. She gives daddy hard, definitive kicks and punches all the time. Although, I still can't really tell which body parts are which and how she is positioned in there. Things are still going relatively smoothly for me, aside from the scary fall I took last weekend when I misjudged the height of a curb. Before I knew it, I was falling and only had a few seconds to decide what to do. Instinctively, I rotated my body to spare a straight crash on my belly and scraped up my shin and knee pretty decently. It was gushing blood and hurting like crazy, but I didn't start crying until 10 minutes after the fact when I realized the damage I could've done. I was so grateful I was able to avoid falling on my tummy and our precious girl. They say pregnant women lose their sense of balance a bit near the end and I  kinda thought that was bogus-shmogus, but I guess I was evidence it can happen! Also, I don't know if it's pregnancy related or not, but I had to leave work today because of a nasty tummyache and case of the vomits. I can count the days I've been sick during this pregnancy on one hand, so it took me a bit by surprise. 

In other news, JD and I finished the birthing class we've been attending for the past 5 weeks. We feel pretty educated now about how this whole labor and delivery thing goes down. I am pumped for the experience and feel beyond blessed to have JD as my partner and support. He's so good at reading me, knowing what I need, and responding. I love having him as a provider and caretaker and am so over-the-moon excited to watch him grow into his role as a father. 

We have about six weeks left on this journey before we meet our little one. We are preparing all the time for her arrival- praying, sewing, reading, painting, learning, organizing, sanding, buying, thinking, designing, and hoping. My body feels like it's not really mine anymore. . . this big ball of a belly seems to be more in the way everyday. 

I'm pretty stoked to stop saying, "Oh, hey, baby bump! and start saying "Oh, hey, baby girl!" 

Pictures taken mid-August at a cousin's wedding reception. Please note this baby bump in all its' glory.
Cute SILs, Jessica and Tiff.

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