Christmas Time...27 Week Bumpdate!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

How Far Along? 27 weeks, 5 days...86 days to go!
Size of Sweet Caroline? She is 14.5 inches long and weighs between 2 and 2.5 pounds- they compare her to a cauliflower this week...ok, now little one isn't so little anymore.
Maternity Clothes? I feel very fortunate in that I have been able to wear so many of my pre-maternity tops and dresses...I live in tunics and leggings these days and when I play dress up, it's all about fun A-line/empire style dresses for this lady. Jeans and pants are ALL maternity!
Weight Gain? 20 pounds...I think all that walking we did in NYC helped to combat some of that food I ate.
Stretch Marks? I look everyday just to be sure, but not any yet...that I can see ;)
Gender? Caroline Cate--I could say that name over and over again and never get tired of hearing it.
Sleep? I was a walking zombie upon our return home from NYC, but I think I am back in my groove now...I'm managing to get my workouts in too, which really help!
Food Cravings? Peppermint, fruit, and I am loving cereal again now- finally!
What I Miss? This week, I feel as though I'm not missing out on much...with Christmas, I am getting to enjoy the holidays with family and friends and feel fortunate to have a miracle of our very own.
Symptoms? Someone plays gymnastics in my belly at all hours of the night, achy muscles, and the occasional leg cramp.
Best Moment of the Week? Receiving my first baby shower invitation in the mail! My mom, aunt, and cousin are throwing a family shower with a dessert theme--do they know me or what? Here is what the invite looks like, though I "borrowed" this one from Tinyprints as I can't give away all the details ;)

To Do List: I am starting to think that to hold myself accountable for all the things I need to accomplish with the nursery before March, I need to write it down so that friends {ahem, you know who you are} can be sure to keep me on track! Here are the outstanding items to tackle:
  • Paint the nursery {once I finally get my bedding delivered, this should be a fairly quick process--I have 4 tentative colors already picked out}
  • Order a side table to accompany the chair
  • Purchase a fun patterned ottoman/pouf
  • Install curtains and hardware on the windows
  • Find the perfect mobile
  • Hang all wall decor--we're doing a gallery wall over the dresser/changing table and then ledges for frames, pictures, and any other decor we find!
And last, but certainly not least, I just wanted to say a little thank you to so many of you who have sent kind comments, emails, and said such sweet words about this absolutely exciting time in my life. You all make it so much fun to share each and every little thing with you about being pregnant and your compliments brighten my day more than you can imagine!

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  2. You are one of the cutest preggos EVER. You're glowing! I can't wait to see how your nursery turns out. I'm in love with everything from RH Baby & Child, and I know you'll spice it up with some fun colors. :)

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  3. oops realized that was not the "actual invitation" lol, anyways, how exciting the time seems to be flying by!!! Caroline will be here before you know it!!! Love your top!!

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  4. You look fantastic!!! I couldn't eat cereal either, it made me so sick!

    Check out my blog. I am hosting a giveaway and have three more very girly ones that I'm sure Miss Caroline will love! :)

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  5. So many exciting things coming up...Christmas...baby showers...nursery!! Yay! You look great...I hope I look half as good when I get to 27 weeks!! ;)

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  6. You are so dang cute! So excited for you and your hubby. You're gonna be a wonderful mama! :)

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  7. pure perfection! love the invite and you look marvelous!

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  8. Can't wait to see the nursery! Looking fabulous as always Natasha!

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  9. So many exciting things coming up! Happy Holidays!

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  10. So cute! I love your bumpdates :) Love the theme of your baby shower & what a perfect & elegant baby shower invite! Have a lovely Christmas!

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  11. You look so great and that invitation is so cute! Glad everything is going so well for you and she will be here before you know it!

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  12. You look so adorable!!! I can't wait to see your beautiful nursery!

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