1.23.2014

18 Weeks and Beach-Ball Belly

Well I'm 18 weeks along and officially moved into maternity clothes in the past few days. I've been wearing the maternity jeans with the full waistband for a while now, but to this point I've tried to squeeze my way into my regular size shirts and dresses. Unfortunately, my belly just won't do it anymore. What really shocked me is that when I tried on a maternity t-shirt (the kind with the HUGE belly room), it fit me! I still have nearly 4 1/2 months to go!




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(It was a little harder to emphasize the size of the baby bump with the busy pattern of that shirt, so I took a shot from each side.)

After being so sick my first trimester and feeling much better lately, I'm starting to enjoy my pregnancy. It was rough--and sometimes I still have days I'm not quite myself--but I love my growing baby bump! People are starting to really notice now, and I find myself talking to baby more and more!

This weekend I will begin the LARGER-THAN-LIFE task of purging items in our house to make room for the baby's nursery! We have to clear out an entire room in the basement that we currently use as our storage/dumping ground. I'm NOT looking forward to it, but it must be done! We plan to have a garage sale this spring and donate whatever's leftover. Once we empty the storage room, we can move the spare bedroom to the basement and start filling the nursery! I'll post some before and after pictures when I get to that point. Wish me luck!

Lots of love!
Katie



4 comments:

Jennifer Alvarado said...

You're simply beautiful Kate! You will be such a great mommy :) what a true blessing pregnancy is! I enjoyed every minute of it, even the sick ones :) Very happy for you guys!

Pat Barrows said...

You are just beaming, so happy for you guys. Good luck with the purging process! Love u!

Nick and Katie said...

Thanks, Jen! I'd love to get together with you and Tara sometime and get all the mommy advice you could offer! :)

Nick and Katie said...

Thanks, Pat! We love you, too!