Thursday, January 28, 2010

Shimster stuff

I am now 24 weeks along, and my belly is HUGE. I think I say this each week but it continues to grow with each passing minute. I can already tell that I'm not going to be very comfortable the last 5-10 weeks of my pregnancy! Here is a picture of my belly as of last night. (No stretch marks ... yet. But I'm sure those are coming).

I don't really have a ton of baby updates. I have another Doctor's appointment next week but honestly those are always just quick checkups to make sure things are measuring correctly and my blood pressure is okay. I never have much to report after my appointments but I guess that is a good thing! I'm feeling kicks and lots of movement from Shim and at this point have his/her routine pretty much figured out. At the risk of sounding cheesy, I really really love to feel each movement that Shim makes. Sometimes I even shake my belly a little bit if I haven't felt him in a while. I just like to know that he's okay in there! Ben doesn't really appreciate it when I do that to our child - he says the baby will get me back tenfold after it is born for all these months of me pestering him/her! And Ben is probably right.

I did decide on all of Shim's room decor and Mom ordered all the furniture last weekend! (Thanks Mom -- Shim will love it, I know!) I think I am most excited about the Glider that we picked out -- it is soooo comfortable. Hopefully it will make those late-night feedings a little easier to bear. I bought all the bedding and really like what we ended up choosing. The room will be yellow and the wall with the crib on it will be (large) black and white stripes. Sortof a french theme, I guess. Becky did a little rendering of the room and here is what she came up with! (Gives you a little bit of a visual since I won't have any of this done until the LAST minute)
The house is still progressing along. Neither Ben or I have had a chance to see it since we had our pre-drywall walk through with our builder late last week but I intend to go by to check on it today. I'm guessing that by now all the brick will be complete and the house will be dried in. As of last Friday, the builder felt that he was on target for an early April closing date so that was good news. I have heard that things slow down quite a bit once the house is dried in. Here is a picture of Ben and I at the house from a few weeks ago.

Oh! One more thing, and this is totally off-topic, but did anyone besides me notice Barry's terrible makeup last night during his State of the Union Address? He was ORANGE! I think they got a liiiiiiiitttttle carried away with the foundation. Totally not his fault, but I just felt the need to point out that he looked like a pumpkin!


Accidentally Me said...

Your belly is tiny!!! And adorable!!! Are you getting the line down the middle? I am and I am not liking it...

Totally understand the part about the kicking! I shake and poke my tummy all the time to try and get a reaction:-)

Kimberly said...

I love the cheese! I KNEW Shim would bring it out in you! Feeling the kicks and movement is amazing! :) Ellie and I have been practicing saying Cousin, but considering I can't even get her to say KT or Meme, I don't plan on her saying cousin anytime soon.

BTW...yes, Dave and I TOTALLY noticed the orange look!

Oh yeah, I LOVE the room!

EquisBuffy said...

Love the nursery, very chic!

According to your hubby's comment in the last post sounds like the smell of certain foods might be getting to you. Have you kicked him out of the room when he's eating french fries? :)

Tia Faulkner said...

Katie, your belly is precious, and no it's NOT huge! I always shake my belly to get the baby to move, so don't feel bad. The house looks great and so does the nursery. Well done little lady!

Megan said...

good to catch up today - and love the pic of the nursery - very chic! also love the pic of yall in front of the house with the tape measure - that will be such a great picture to show shim one day!! love it! so proud of you for being so on the ball - i think i was watching tv and eating ice cream at 24 weeks...definitely not working full time, AND building a house, AND planning a nursery. KUDOS KAT!!!

Katie said...

AM: Yes! That line has appeared - I just noticed it last week. And although I hate it, I'll take the line over stretch marks.

Kimmie: Maybe try getting her to say Shim would be easier? Either way I'm not holding my breath - your child is stubborn!

EquisBuffy: Ha! Thanks! And no, I haven't kicked Ben out for eating french fries but I am seriously tempted to throw him out of the room for eating nasty frozen pizzas. They smell so foul!

Tia: I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to bug my unborn child. I think I poked Shim's head the other day.

Meg: I'm not as on the ball as it seems. Believe me, I'm not afraid to come home from work, eat a bunch of junk food, and take a LONG nap.

Melissa said...

I LOVE the nursery! So cute :) And your belly is far from huge, its adorable!

Jill said...

Awww... your belly is so cute. The nursery is going to be SO cute!