Good morning! :)
Hubby is off doing recruiter things for a few hours this morning so I have a moment to sip some coffee and update everyone on baby Kent. We have big plans to give new life to a few pieces of furniture for the nursery today so I figured there was no better time than this morning to fill you guys in on everything that has been going on, before all of the craziness commences.
We're making leaps and bounds with the nursery, which is saying A LOT, since I am the Queen of Picky. No, seriously. I go back and forth so often and I'm notorious for making decisions on décor, only to change my mind a few days later. It's just one of my quirks, I suppose. The fact that the nursery needs to be "perfect" doesn't make the task any easier but s-l-o-w-l-y we're getting there. ;)
I was 22 weeks this past Sunday. (I know, I know. I'm running behind here. September's gonna be a crazy month around here!) It just blows my mind that we're more than halfway through with this pregnancy. It has been such a roller coaster of a year with so many highs and lows and looking back, it feels like a whirlwind! Honestly, I'm enjoying the spinning, though. I hope it never ends.
Here are some of the details, in case you can't read them on the image:
-Avalynn is as big as a papya and weighs around a pound.
-She can now audibly distinguish voices from music and her sleep schedules have fallen into a pattern marked by her kicking.
-Mama's baby bump is steadily growing and nursery decorating is in full swing!
People have always told me, "Wait until you are expecting/have a baby. You don't know what love is until you've experienced it." And, more and more, every day, I feel this. I long for the moment when I get to meet her. It's such a strange feeling, wanting to keep her inside and all to myself, while at the same time, wanting to show her to the world, see her cute little face and love on her. I haven't decided yet which is more blissful. (Although, I know in my heart that it's actually having her here.)
I often have these thoughts that stir around in my brain, these emotions that I feel in my heart about maternity and the process of carrying a child and I can't adequately portray them in words. So, I jot notes in a little journal that briefly sum up my feelings. I think it's just one of those things. One of the things that's so incredibly warming and wonderful that there aren't words to describe it; especially when you've longed for it in an aching way.
The past couples of weeks have brought HUGE things in pregnancy, to include my husband and brother-in-law's being able to feel Avalynn kick like she's never kicked before while we visited Arkansas. She's been kicking and my husband has been able to feel the kicks but this time was just... different. And, so neat.
As for pregnancy symptoms, besides hip numbness (thanks, to Avalynn's being so low) and a little low back pain in the wee hours of the morning, I've been very fortunate. I've had a dream pregnancy. (Should I be worried about what this means for labor?) ;)
Until our next milestone week... :)
Have a beautiful weekend!