Friday, January 6, 2012

baby baby baby

There were a bunch of little moments of baby happiness this week that deserve documentation. 

I'm feeling this little girl move around more and more. In fact, right before falling asleep on New Year's Eve, I had my hand on my tum and felt the first little punch/kick from the outside. It was a great way to start the new year. 

I just love being able to feel her. It's like a secret, just between us two. Sometimes, I'll let Chas in on the fun when he's home. But otherwise, it's just me and her.

I finally broke down and bought some maternity clothes. 
I haven't wanted to spend money on clothes that I know I'll just grow out of very soon, but, at the same time, wearing the only pair of maternity jeans (hand-me-downs from my sis) every single day was kinda getting annoying.

My mom came with me and, turns out, the shopping angels were with us, too. We scored some awesome dresses at H&M and Motherhood. All were on sale! And we were able to leave the mall in just under two hours! Happy day. 

While at H&M, I died over their baby girl clothes. 
And it's good to know that they're still marking things down to $3. Love that. 

One of my happiest moments this week. Looking through baby girl jammies and being able to actually buy some for my baby girl! The only thing I can compare it to in my mind is going to a pet store and being told you can look at all the puppies, pick your favorite, and then take it home with you that same day.
(Really, though. That exact scenario comparison may have run through my mind while deciding which jammies I should get for little cryings.) 

And, last night, we brought home a changing table. 
(For, might I add, a killer deal on KSL.)

We cleaned up her room a bit, vacuumed the rug, and got the changing table in position. Then we imagined where the crib will go and a glider rocker. We also both stood over the changing table and pretended we were changing her diaper. 
You know, just your average over-the-top excitement/anticipatory role playing. 

And then I had another quite restless night attempting to not sleep on my back. 

I don't mind. 

22 comments:

Mrs. Ham said...

cute! so many fun things happening right now for you guys! can't wait to see baby!

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Kimberly said...

This is so absolutely precious. I'm just so happy for you both!

Ruthie Hart said...

this is all so exciting! I want more baby bump pics!

Stephanie Shepherd said...

It's so fun hearing stories like yours about personal experiences in pregnancy! Especially for the non-mama's like myself. I cannot even imagine how BIG all those small moments are!

Caitlin said...

This is so cute :) I bet you guys just can't wait to have her actually in your arms!

SaffaKate said...

Isn't it such an amazing feeling? It took quite a while to start feeling my little one moving around and now at 25 weeks she is not letting me forget that she's in there! I'm so happy for you! You guys seem like you're super prepared already with all the nursery items.

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Ally @ Love Parish said...

All of the posts about this one of a kind experience always bring a smile to my face. And all of this even though I'm still in high school and having children is something in the distant future for me! :)

Jessica said...

Sounds like fun! I wish there was an H&M where we live! Where did you get the changing table...I've never heard of that store?

Amanda said...

I always loved buying that first outfit for the baby. With our first there was a great sale at Carters and we got a bunch of stuff on clearance. I would hold the clothes up to my stomache thinking how could this fit you. I found that putting a pillow behind me when I slept on my side and rolled over to my back I wasn't lying flat on my back. One side was up on the pillow. That helped me a lot.

Aimee said...

Yay babies. I love that you are documenting this little stages in your pregnancy.

Ps. I was reading briefly what you wrote about art therapy. And saw that you worked at a treatment center. Was that Heritage by chance? I work there now.

Camille said...

feeling baby is the most amazing thing, isn't it?? you're right...its like a special secret connection.

beautiful.

cheers.

h&m has baby clothes???? must. go.

Gaby said...

Sounds amazing (and makes me want to be pregnant, uh oh...) :)

Jenna said...

Ahh I can just feel all of the happiness oozing out of this post!!! I feel happier just having read it! I am so excited for you and Chas! :)

The Michelle Show said...

Haha you are too cute! Chas must have been so pumped when he first felt her kick - I know my husband was! I am 33 weeks now and I am fully in baby land!

Katie said...

Aw, so cute <3 you sound so excited!

mj { a r c h i ♥s m a r y - j a n e } said...

Ah. I am so happy for you and that future human. I love the part when you say " I don't mind"

A Jax said...

I almost cried like 10 times reading your little cryings love notes:-) How exciting!!! How far along are you?


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Alexis Kaye said...

hahahahha I love your excitement! It's contageous! Great, now I'm excited and I have no baby growing in my belly haha! Also, Just remember in a few months that at one point you were excited to change her diapers! :D

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Janine said...

I love H&M kids clothes. Their cheap and hip. Just found your blog...I love it. I loved your post about a homemade Christmas. What fun gifts.

LaynahRose said...

ah.
i always die over baby clothes :)
so exciting.

Rachael said...

Glad you got some new maternity clothes!
That would be excting though, to pick out the baby clothes, the crib, everything!!
And how cute are you guys pretending to change diapers!!