Monday, November 30, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

...to be pregnant! Seriously, elastic waistbanded maternity pants were made for the Thanksgiving dinner table. Plus, I never get that uncomfortably full feeling anymore no matter what I eat which is pretty much the best thing ever. Third helping of sweet potatoes? Don't mind if I do!


Baby Girl is the size of a spaghetti squash now and has hit the 1lb mark! Apparently she'll double in weight over the next 4 weeks to a whopping 2lbs! :) I can feel her moving around lots now, especially after meals. And Jake got to feel a big kick last night which was really cute. You can actually see my belly moving now when she kicks and does her river dancing or whatever it is she's doing in there.


I can't believe this time next year we'll have a little girl to celebrate the holiday season with us!


Here's a belly bump picture from 21 weeks (it's from my iphone so not the greatest quality). I'm 23 weeks tomorrow...we took a 22 week picture this morning but I thought I looked kind of grumpy (and this is my blog so I can post whatever pictures I want)...probably because all the turkey leftovers are gone. :)


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First Kicks!

Jake got to feel our little girl move for the first time last night! I've been feeling little movements for a couple weeks now and was just so excited for him to finally be able to feel it too! She gave 2 tiny little kicks against his hand! It is just the most amazing feeling!

I feel her moving around a lot now which is just so cool. I read somewhere that she's likely sleeping 12-14 hours a day just like a newborn...but it sure doesn't feel like she's sleeping that much!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's A....

GIRL!



Baby Girl Stump is on her way!! We are so excited to be expecting a daughter and just can't wait to meet her! The entire ultrasound was an amazing experience. It took about an hour to get all the pictures...baby girl was rather shy in letting us get a pic of her adorable profile. My favorite part of the ultrasound besides seeing that cute profile was seeing the itty bitty hands with teeny tiny fingers! She was moving around so much and it was just amazing to watch! It's amazing the detail you can see...she even yawned at one point! It's tough being 20 weeks old I guess! :) Jake and I both found out we kept holding our breath during the hour long ultrasound! She looks just perfect!


She's grown so much since we last saw her at 9 weeks...from looking like a tiny snowman to a perfect little baby! The ultrasound estimated she weighs around 11 ounces and is growing right on schedule since our due date remains unchanged.


So now the fun of buying things that are perfectly pink begins! I'm pretty sure she already has Jake wrapped around her little finger...he already said something about having to buy a pony. Deacon ought to love that too!


I just love knowing what we are expecting and being able to talk about "her" now. I can't wait to get her nursery all ready and have found that I am completely unable to resist buying adorable little girl clothes!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Baby Bump!

I had Jake snap this picture before I left for Bible study last night because I felt like I actually looked pregnant...and not just chubby which has been a not so fun stage. Hopefully you agree...or the comments could get really awkward. I'm starting week 19 today!

Per the usual, Deacon snuck into the picture just in time too....

1 week and 1 day til we find out if it's a boy or a girl...but who's counting?!