Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Belly Shot- 8 Months

With the construction of the new house under way, and the closing date on our house approaching, I finally feel like I have time to focus on the arrival of the little lady. And WOW. I am getting so excited.

I have finally started picking up little items of clothing for baby girl. It helps to take my mom along shopping with me because the woman just can't keep her hands off the cute clothes. She just keeps chucking little outfits in the cart. Very fun.

Of course, I still don't have a room to decorate, or even a dresser to put the clothes in, but I am caring about that less and less. I've decided that until the new house is ready to move into baby girl can sleep in my room in the pack n' play that we currently have. And the changing table that Ben no longer needs can work as a make-shift dresser if I can find some pretty little baskets for it. Just thinking about little things like that gets me so excited. Being able to plan and sort and get ready for another baby. It just makes me overwhelmingly giddy.

I think baby girl senses my excitement lately because she is rolling and kicking nonstop. It is so fun to watch my belly bounce. The other night I had the boys put their hands on my belly so they could feel her hiccups and their eyes became big as saucers. They want her to come out RIGHT NOW, and I have to explain to them over and over that she isn't ready yet and that we want her to stay put for a while longer so she can be healthy and strong. Still, it is hard for them to wait. I must say, I know how they feel.

43 comments:

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

How exciting! Squee! I love shopping for little girl clothes and stuff (shoes! bows! bedding!). So fun.

BeautifulWreck said...

You look fantastic! We need pics of your girly finds!

Mom24 said...

You look great! I'm completely jealous. Have fun. What a special time.

Kelley said...

I'm so excited for you. My baby girl is a year old now, and I'm STILL having a ball with the girly things and clothes and such. Oh, and you look wonderful!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

It was fun to shop for baby boy things but I would often wander over to the girls' section and just ooh and awww at the adorableness of it all. After five nephews, we had a niece in our lives. She's ten today and I'm still not done shopping for her. Enjoy...and you look great!

Cassie said...

Oh you look so cute!!

Tammy said...

You look great. I love shopping with my girls. It is so much fun.

A Buns Life said...

It's all getting closer and closer! I'm so excited for you all!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I am completely thrilled for you and envious at the same time. I love the rolling and kicking part (and the clothes buying and the pretty basket choosing...)
56 days to go :-)

Do you have a laptop ready for the hospital? ;-)

Kelly said...

You look great as always!!

Riahli said...

OMGoodness you are getting so close! You look great too. Isn't it fun to see the belly rolling around, I can't wait to show my boys that!

Rachel said...

Awww -- you look adorable!

Emily said...

How is it that you have three active boys, are pregnant in the heat of summer, have a new house under construction and are packing up your current one and still manage to look cute as a button!?
And yes, those itty bitty baby girls clothes are just so fun!

Jaimie Kylene said...

You look great! Both of my kids slept in our room for a long time. It just worked for us!
Have fun girly shopping! Have you bought any bows yet?!

Megan said...

You're so close! You still look as gorgeous as ever. :-) Cannot wait to "meet" her. I would check Michael's/Hobby Lobby for baskets..

Elaine A. said...

Oh you're getting SO close! I bet the boys are getting anxious. I know it's harder for them to wait, I think! ; )

You have just the cutest belly! : )

Dawn said...

You're looking great! What a precious, exciting time in your family's life.

Hilary said...

Aww so nice. I like this trend to post belly shots. I think there's nothing lovlier than that preggo bump. :)

Splaneyo said...

You look great! I am so excited for you! I was thinking of you the other day - I think one time we talked about people saying nasty things about having "so many" children...anyway, this woman had a baby and I said how cute he was and how much I love babies...she looked at me and said, "I think you have enough". Can you believe that one? Anyway, four is fantastic and 3 boys and 1 girl is perfect in my book.

Splaneyo said...

You look great! I am so excited for you! I was thinking of you the other day - I think one time we talked about people saying nasty things about having "so many" children...anyway, this woman had a baby and I said how cute he was and how much I love babies...she looked at me and said, "I think you have enough". Can you believe that one? Anyway, four is fantastic and 3 boys and 1 girl is perfect in my book.

Molly's Mom said...

What an adorable 8 month pregnant mom you make!

ewe are here said...

You look great!

And picking up the girly stuff is a lot of fun -- so different from the boy stuff!

CC said...

How cool! I always wondered what all that movement inside felt like... :)

historygirlie said...

such a cute belly!!! by 8 months I was so bloated and misshapen with 40 lbs of water I hardly looked preggo....just water balloon-y. :P

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How you are juggling so much going on is beyond me! You are supercute pregnant--I was a blimp. Like historygirlie said--Yay You!

Momisodes said...

This is all so exciting! I really admire your calmness through all of the chaos. And you look great!

Jeni said...

The last couple of weeks are always so exciting -the anticipation building and all that -lus, the little extras in the clothing line that one buys, or has given to them then -all compiles into a really fun time.
You really look great -don't look all that big to be 8 months either!

lime said...

you really are the cutest mama to be. i'm tickled for you. glad to hear closing is coming up and potty training seems to be going well too.

Chris said...

I was always alternately fascinated and creeped out by the rolling and kicking inside of my wife's belly.

She'll be here before you know it -- then you'll see how much fun little girls are. They are VERY different from little boys!

Krystyn said...

Okay, you are looking way too good. It's just not fair.

I'm so glad the boys are so excited. That makes it extra special.

Karen MEG said...

oh your belly is so cute, 8 months!!!!

It will be so fun decorating a baby girl's room. I know I loved it!

Be well, Kat!

Karen Deborah said...

Wow Kat you are adorable such a perfect little belly and that expectant happy smile! Your excitement is contagious we've all got it!
your absolutely right, a tiny new baby doesn't need much at all. They don't take up much room in the beginning at all. Who wants to put them down for long anyway?

Little fingers little toes, can't wait to see her. Is she Grace?

painted maypole said...

you're making ME excited, too!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You FINALLY look pregnant!! I am so excited for you. I wish I lived closer. I have a total weakness for buying baby gifts! The boys' excitement is so sweet, I bet they'll be great little helpers.

Maggie's Mind said...

I'm totally giddy for you! How very, very exciting. Has to be so much fun to buy girl stuff and dream. You look great.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I've tagged you for a Mommy Meme if you want to play.

wright said...

Oh Kat!!! You look so great! I love your belly and your boys. HUGS!

Tonya said...

Love the belly! That last month is always the hardest. And girl clothes are so addicting :)

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

love that baby belly!!!!!

you are going to have a BLAST with a little girl! :)

britt

Lisa said...

you look beautiful!!!!

Octamom said...

That is one cute little belly! You manage to still look trim and cute~I'm impressed! I'm pretty much beached whale material by this point in the game!

Blessings!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

You are adorable!

Laski said...

You are one gutsy woman. I just can't post a pic. I can't.

I'm huge. HUGE, I tell ya!

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