Saturday, September 18, 2010

Over half way there!

Things are moving a lot faster since school started. I feel like from 17-22 weeks just flew by! The weeks were going by very slow during the summer. Starting about week 20 I really started to show. I feel like the past 3-4 days I have gotten even bigger!! I am LOVING my baby bump right now...just little and cute...don't know how long it will last before I start getting huge, swollen & miserable, but right now I am just happy in the moment! I borrowed some adorable maternity clothes from another pre-k teacher in my county and they are really showing off my belly. I am very grateful for Kerri & Jessica for sharing their clothes with me! They are being put to good use & saving me a lot of money! I went to Kohl's and bought 2 plain shirts and spent over 40 dollars! I am a thrifty shopper & like to find things on sale...better yet CLEARANCE!! LOL

I was pumped to get the wall decal for Bentley's nursery in the mail yesterday! It is chocolate brown with his looks very fancy and swirly and his initials are very pretty together. It is going to go above his crib. I'm planning on getting my friend Bonnie to come over and help me hang it because she has done it before!! My friend Stacy & I are going to Studio on Third Avenue to paint a picture that I am going to hang in his nursery. It is baby blue with a chocolate brown tree branch and a little birdy sitting on it. It looks very very sweet and I'm happy that he will have something painted by his mommy to hang in his room. :)

I still haven't felt him move yet. Supposedly, you can start to feel them around 20 weeks. I don't know if maybe I just don't know what to expect or if he is just too small. A friend told me to try laying on my tummy to see if I can feel him but I tried last night and nothing! I'm gonna keep trying though. I am bound to feel something soon! I'll be 23 weeks on Tuesday.

I am getting excited about showers coming up in the next few months. I have one shower in October at Steve's work, three in November, one at school, one my friend Jenna is throwing outside of school, and one in Greenville that my family is throwing, and then one in December that my mom's friends are throwing for me!! I feel very blessed to know so many caring people. I can't wait!!! Bentley is going to be very spoiled!! I was always spoiled as a child, but I don't feel like I was ever a brat....hopefully I wasn't :) There are two kinds of spoiled...bratty rotten spoiled & sweet spoiled. I sure hope Bentley is sweet spoiled!! :) I think I have learned a lot teaching pre-k about how I want to raise my kids & disciplining. Steve is going to be great too. He is great at teaching, training, and disciplining our dog...that sounds crazy but I think it's just a glimpse of how he will be as a daddy teaching his child. I love him so much! Sometimes I just get teary-eyed thinking about us being parents together and I'm so thankful that he gave me this miracle that is inside me right now.

1 comment:

  1. Dear sweet Ashley......You two are a match made in heaven! The "to come" will be the "rest of the story". I love you both and can not wait to see you next weekend and see your "baby bump"! Aunt D