Today I’m 24 weeks pregnant. Six months! Seriously, where does time go?
I am so, so, so excited to announce that we’ve chosen her name. Sorry, but I’m not going to share it with you just yet. Maybe someday soon. Or maybe when she’s born. Anyway, it’s the name that I’ve wanted all along.
Here’s what I will share: her initials will be W.A.L.
(I already ordered a two-foot-tall lowercase “a” to hang on the wall. Kelby wanted me to go with all three initials, so it would appear as if we were labeling the wall! I vetoed.)
Oh, and family tradition is to go by middle names. That explains the “a.”
The crib sheets are here! And I’m in looove. They’re exactly as I expected.
I’ve also ordered a few items on Amazon like:
- a second changing pad cover
- a gray, tailored crib skirt
- a pink bumper
- mattress protectors.
Gray paint will happen in October. Curtains, a homemade mobile and wall art are next on the agenda. Before we know it, we’ll be buying those first diapers and wipes!
I’m feeling fabulous! (And very fortunate.) If I didn’t feel the occasional flutter or kick, I’d possibly forget that I’m pregnant.
As I soon enter my third trimester, I hope I can continue to say the same.
And, this post wouldn’t be complete without a belly pic. I’ve been awful at taking these, but I did remember to snap a quick one after church today:
I’m always amazed when I see these. I know my belly’s growing, but it isn’t until I see a photo that I realize how much. For comparison, here’s my 20-week photo.
Kelby wanted to take a belly photo this morning. Hence this:
He couldn’t be happier. My favorite:
When he comes home from work, he says, “Hey baby.” And then bends down to my tummy and says, “Hey baby” (in a high-pitched baby voice, of course).
It’s all starting to feel so real, which is both exciting and nerve-wracking. But mostly just exciting! Saturday morning I slept in, woke up slowly and enjoyed every second of it, thinking this is one of the last times I’ll have the chance to sleep in past 7 (6? 5?) a.m. on a Saturday.
Life is certainly going to change very soon, but it couldn’t feel more right.