Friday, July 6, 2007

There's a monkey in my tummy! (+ belly pics)

As of yesterday I feel like we're in a whole new ballgame...the baby's movements are HUGE (and seemingly constant) all of a sudden. I feel like I'm being rocked by an earthquake or something -- my whole belly moves and I feel very discombobulated. It's probably the trippiest thing I've ever experienced...forget drugs, try being pregnant!

It's really cool but also sort of makes me feel more aware of her as a totally separate person from me, like she's just doing her own thing in there while I'm doing my own thing out here in the world. And it really made me realize that while I am extremely aware of her presence, she has no idea that I even exist! I'm just her environment, her little cozy world. It's going to be so strange when I finally get to meet her, to see with my own eyes this little being that I feel like I already know...and to her I'll just be this giant creature, thankfully with some handy-dandy food dispensers built right in!

In other news...the nursery is all painted now and we have the dresser, rocking chair, and bookshelf set up along with the assorted books and stuffed animals that we have been given so far. Next up is the crib, then after my August shower I'll complete the rest of the room. I love how the paint turned out, the room feels so peaceful and airy.

Lastly, some new belly pics. I don't know what happened in the past week or so, but I seem to have had some sort of growth spurt since the last pics were taken! And my linea negra has officially sprouted. I'm only hoping that stretch marks aren't my next milestone. I still don't feel comfortable showing my face, but I'm thinking about it...maybe next time :)





7 comments:

Carol said...

wow, mama! you look awesome! Post some pics of the nursery - I'd love to see it!

It is kind of wierd to think that they're doing their own little thing in there and they don't even know that we exist - and yet we are so aware of them. Mine are so busy all the time now - it's crazy!

Furrow said...

Very nice belly pics, as always. I'd also like to see the nursery. We're about to start on ours.

M said...

GREAT PICS! :) Still waiting to see you! What I used to do is post the pics and then the next day take them down. That way my loyal readers saw my face.
Just wait...those movements are nothing compared to what's coming! :)

LJ said...

You are certainly one hot mama! Congrats on all the excitement in there.

Hopeful Mother said...

You look fabulous!

twirl said...

It's a week later, so now you're there no matter how you're counting! Congratulations! (and yeah, you do look great!)

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