I happened to be sitting on our front porch swing, writing really late thank-yous for Abby's birthday in MARCH (ha ha). I was leaning forward for some reason so my stomach was pretty smashed. Then I felt it and I froze. It lasted probably 20 seconds. It was very definitely the little one trying to say, "Sit up, Mom! You're squishing me!"
WOW WOW WOW!
I know that it is too early for consistent movements so I probably won't feel it again for awhile but it was such a treat today. I also felt the little one not long ago when I was on my hands-n-knees scraping gunk off their nursery floor. Again, I was leaning forward, my belly smashed when I felt that feather-duster movement. I froze, about killing my back, so I could feel them and reassure myself they're really in there.
So I am officially counting today as the day I felt the first movements since the ones I think I felt earlier were so early it's hard to believe it was baby. I mean, maybe it was but maybe it wasn't! It sure felt like baby before. It's a good day for a milestone as it is my niece's 4th birthday today. Send her birthday wishes HERE.
The nursery is completely cleared out. I just have to finish painting the cream part of the nursery door once my paintbrush dries (hopefully tomorrow it'll be D-O-N-E). So there's nothing in there. Nada, zilch, zéro!
I don't know what the heck I'm going to do with myself once this project is done. Oh I know--- RELAX! And bake this bun!
Now everyone needs to start nagging my husband to put the crib together. I'd do it myself since I'm a handy-girl but this is one area where I step back and let the husband take over. It's a way for him to connect with what's going on. Connect soon, Daniel! Because the baby stuff is taking over our bedroom... Seriously, it is.
I have the rocking chair, bassinet, infant carseat, dresser and crib just chilling in our room. I'm a very organized, neat person so of course this drives me crazy!
Here are some pictures of Daniel reading a bedtime story to the girls after their bath... and of their new bedroom curtains. I can't decide if I should get another set so there are two panels on each window or just leave them as one. What do you think? I had to put Elaina's bed there to keep Abigail away from the windows so while the room isn't organized exactly the way I want, at least everyone is safe!
They were so giggly while reading this book.
*Love all the toys dumped on Elaina's bed, too. Fabulous. Picture doesn't do the window treatments justice but it must suffice! I'm not photographer.