Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Loving My Baby Bump

Last week at church a women walked up to me and said (imagine your best Paula Dean accent) "Well hon! You've just popped out like a red ripe tomata now havn't ya?!" I guess that means I am officially showing :)

I have to say, I really am liking my new body for the time being. I already have the stretch marks from last time, so no reason to stress about that. My thighs....well, that is what the treadmill is for. I don't think that I am going to make my goal of gaining less than 25 lbs. I am 30 weeks and I've gained 20. I expect at least another 10 but I am trying to keep it all in stride. I actually feel great. A few mood swings here and there, nothing crazy. I still make it to the gym 3 days a week, but I can feel my body slowing down. And let me tell you, I look pretty hot in my hip hop aerobics class dancing to Single Ladies and Womanizer. :)

What I learned from my last pregnancy is that no matter how hard it is to sleep, I will still get more sleep than when the baby gets here. No matter how painful the baby's kicks are, they are less painful than the first 2 weeks of breastfeeding. No matter how annoying it is to rush to the bathroom 20 times a day, it is better than trying to move at all after a c-section. I am in no hurry to get this part over with. Of course, ask me again this time next month....

Winner!
The Winner of the Paisley Lane giveaway is...Annie who said "I like the summer evening earrings and the genevieve set." Congrats! Email your address and I will get your package sent out!
Don't forget - I am still giving free shipping with any two Paisley Lane purchases and a free pair of earrings with every purchase. Two pairs for any orders over $40. Keep checking back...more giveaways soon to come!


17 PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY:


Simply AnonyMom said...
That is a very beautiful "belly pic"
Jennifer said...
I'm jealous of your beautiful baby bump. Fingers crossed that one of these days I will have one too! Love your blog.
Ann On and On... said...
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just became a follower... I love the feel of you blog and look forward to your posts. Thanks! You look wonderful with your baby bump and you have a realistic and healthy outlook.
kristi lee said...
Gotta love a great southern analogy.
kristi lee said...
Oh, you don't need a bumbo because I have one that I hardly used. We get more use out of it now with the boys getting themselves stuck.
Life with boys... said...
Natalie, you look gorgeous!
simply kris said...
sayingitsimply has an etsy shop... but we have been taking a break since the holidays and My SIS is prego... :) what are you looking for? I'm so glad you stopped by today. AND You are beautiful. congrats on the baby.
simply kris said...
are you on FB? I am currently in a contest and i need some votes... let me know if you'll help!!!! thanks nat.
Sarah S said...
Thanks so much for your comment. You looks absolutely fantastic...I wouldn't worry about the baby weight at all!
Misty said...
You look great!
Are You Serious! said...
♥ you're adorable! I want a cute baby bump like that! :)
Gilbert Family said...
you look GREAT and I am impressed with only gaining 20 lbs so far. I wish I could say the same thing. I am at 35 1/2 weeks and I have already hit the PLUS 30 pound weight gain. I don't want to think of how much more I will gain these last few weeks :( I'm close though so I won't complain! I received my earrings in the mail and they are beautiful...thanks for the fun giveaways!
Julie said...
Wish I had looked that cute preggers!
Kandi said...
Love your picture! I am in the process of getting your package ready to mail. Sorry it has taken me an extra week! I vote YES on the Bumbo. We bought ours for our, now 3yr old and used the same one for our 8m old. We love it. We never bought a hairchair--just used the bumbo, took it to resturants and when ever when went out. Just have to watch them while in it. Kandi-www.thebabysbundle.com
jenjamin said...
ahh you look too cute. It makes me want another... oh my that would make 6 :) I am excited for you!
Madeline and Family said...
I think you make a very pretty pregnant woman. You look so perfect. How can you beat that?
xcdenke said...
You look AMAZING!!! It makes me miss being pregnant.

17 comments:

Simply AnonyMom said...

That is a very beautiful "belly pic"

Jennifer said...

I'm jealous of your beautiful baby bump. Fingers crossed that one of these days I will have one too! Love your blog.

Ann On and On... said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I just became a follower... I love the feel of you blog and look forward to your posts. Thanks!

You look wonderful with your baby bump and you have a realistic and healthy outlook.

kristi lee said...

Gotta love a great southern analogy.

kristi lee said...

Oh, you don't need a bumbo because I have one that I hardly used. We get more use out of it now with the boys getting themselves stuck.

Life with boys... said...

Natalie, you look gorgeous!

simply kris said...

sayingitsimply has an etsy shop... but we have been taking a break since the holidays and My SIS is prego... :)

what are you looking for? I'm so glad you stopped by today.
AND You are beautiful. congrats on the baby.

simply kris said...

are you on FB?
I am currently in a contest and i need some votes... let me know if you'll help!!!! thanks nat.

Sarah S said...

Thanks so much for your comment. You looks absolutely fantastic...I wouldn't worry about the baby weight at all!

Misty said...

You look great!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ you're adorable! I want a cute baby bump like that! :)

Gilbert Family said...

you look GREAT and I am impressed with only gaining 20 lbs so far. I wish I could say the same thing. I am at 35 1/2 weeks and I have already hit the PLUS 30 pound weight gain. I don't want to think of how much more I will gain these last few weeks :( I'm close though so I won't complain!

I received my earrings in the mail and they are beautiful...thanks for the fun giveaways!

Julie said...

Wish I had looked that cute preggers!

Kandi said...

Love your picture! I am in the process of getting your package ready to mail. Sorry it has taken me an extra week!
I vote YES on the Bumbo. We bought ours for our, now 3yr old and used the same one for our 8m old. We love it. We never bought a hairchair--just used the bumbo, took it to resturants and when ever when went out. Just have to watch them while in it.

Kandi-www.thebabysbundle.com

jenjamin said...

ahh you look too cute. It makes me want another... oh my that would make 6 :) I am excited for you!

Madeline and Family said...

I think you make a very pretty pregnant woman. You look so perfect. How can you beat that?

xcdenke said...

You look AMAZING!!! It makes me miss being pregnant.

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