Knocking on the door of the third trimester. Yikes!!
But speaking of an altered center of gravity, I must reveal that in one day this past weekend, I managed to knock over a display in Starbucks and spill an entire salad in the middle of the grocery store. The funny thing is, is that my belly is looking bigger these days than it feels. Don't get me wrong, I have trouble getting out of the car, up off the couch, or out of bed ... but I don't feel like my protruding belly is all that cumbersome just walking around. In fact, I'm still able to work out (with weights and cardio) quite comfortably. Looking at this picture, I actually had to ask James if this is really how big my belly looks, and he affirmed what the camera was telling me. I still have to say though: I'm loving every minute of it.
And Ewan continues to have more clothes in his closet. What? What's that you say? You want to see the adorable baby swag we have? Well, well ... if you insist!!
We already had a few outfits in the newborn to 0-3 months category, so the shopping my Mom and Kaari (my sis) and I did on Saturday focused on the 6 to 12 month range primarily. There are a number of cute things not hung up as well, but I won't go into showing you every single outfit. At least not yet. ;o) In related news, I continue to learn that adorable baby clothes at clearance prices (with an additional 20% off at the register) means that I cannot be stopped. Go figure!
We're also making progress on his room. It's becoming less of the "this is all the stuff we need to go through since we moved" room to the "this is soon going to be the baby's room" room. Basically, this means that now, there is less stuff in there than there was a couple of weeks ago. Trips were made to Goodwill and the used bookstore that lightened our load considerably.
Then there is the decor which is, at this point, minimal but adorable. We have no furniture yet and this is a good thing, since we're still in the clearing-the-room-out phase. Even though we still plan on painting (I'm planning on a light spring green as the base), I couldn't resist getting a few things up on the wall just to see how it looked.
The bulletin boards are from Target and I picked up the little wooden animals from Michael's. Ah, this is so much fun!! The Lego rosary was made by a family at my church.
And that, my friends, is where we stand now. I feel good about all the work we've gotten done, and look forward to filling his room with more baby things.