Thursday, November 3, 2011

19 Weeks: First Outside Kicks

Just for good measure, here is my 18 week picture that we took before we left for dinner last week.
I waited until today, 19w1d to take my picture because I knew that there would be a change.
My hair is gone, I hacked it!  That's probably about the most noticeable change.  Otherwise, the ol' bump is looking about the same.  The baby is the size of a mango this week.

Big news in this update!  First, our crib has arrived!!  It's sitting in our dining room, just waiting for the nursery to be cleaned out and painted.  It's so weird to walk by the dining room and see the huge box that the crib is in.  I just can't believe we have a crib in our house.

The other big news?  Well, I was sitting on the floor Tuesday night, playing on the computer, and I could feel the baby start a dance party in my belly.  So, I randomly decided to put my hand down there to see if I could feel anything, and I DID!!!!  I couldn't believe it.  It is the weirdest feeling.  The kicks and punches and movements have definitely gotten stronger in the couple weeks since I've started feeling them.  I am so thankful for this!  Drew was even able to put his hand on my belly this morning and feel a small kick/punch.

We have purchased and installed the closet organizer in the nursery.  The system came without instructions, which made for a fun project for Drew and his dad.  It looks great though, and I can't wait to have little baby clothes hanging in there!

Everything else is sort of at a stand still until we find out the sex.  I have absolutely no idea what to do in the nursery, and won't be able to decide anything until we know what our little bambino is.  We really haven't talked about names much.  Basically, I'm just anxious to know the sex so that we can start making some more decisions.  We find out in exactly two weeks.


Mar said...

I am still so happy for you! I started getting teary when I read about both of you feeling your little one move! So sweet! Enjoy it this whole pregnancy (I know you will) because you'll miss it once s/he's here. ...Although having an outside baby to snuggle is exceptionally nice too :)

Dana said...

Looking good. I love your new hair cut. We have not started on my nursery yet but going to start this weekend.