Monday, July 20, 2009

Week 22

I've been feeling great, eating more, and doing alot of research lately...mostly pertaining to filling up my baby registries and reading about the oh-so-scary part of pregnancy: labor/delivery.

Here's the bump, which is getting bigger every week:

Weird things about my pregnant self that I've recently discovered:

1) I swear that all of my brain cells are going straight to the baby...I thought today was July 7th, not the 21st. Wow. (Thanks, Alicia, for not making too much fun of me for that!)

2) I still sometimes freak out when I catch a glance of my naked self in the mirror. I have to stop and remind myself that I'm pregnant and haven't just suddenly put on weight specifically in the midsection.

3) Going back to the lack of brain cells...I still think it's weird for people to ask me how I'm feeling everytime I see them...lol! It's a common question I have to answer now, along with..."Are you really not going to find out? Any names picked out? When are you due? Can I touch your belly?..."

4) Though I certainly don't think it's a bad thing, I have found that I'm becoming more and more like my own mother as each week of my pregnancy passes. I am saying things I vividly remember hearing her say when I was growing up, so funny. (I love you mom!)

5) I put lotion on my belly constantly to avoid stretch marks, even though I'm perfectly aware that there is no real cure or preventative for them. Still, it couldn't hurt, right? :)

12 comments:

Delaine & Dan Weaver said...

YOu look GREAT!!! So where are you registered and what car seat did you decide on? :) We love you guys and are so excited for you to start your family!!!!

Casey said...

Thanks Delaine! :)
I'm registered at Target and this place in St. Louis called Baby Moon Boutique.
I ended up picking the Graco Snugride carseat...I really don't know what I'm doing so it's so hard picking things out!

Alicia said...

Hey :)

Mixing up the 7th and the 21st is no big deal. Just wait till you get your AM and PM mixed up. Now THAT feels crazy... just life with a newborn :)

Brenda said...

Awwww Case you bump is getting bigger.......you look so cute I can't wait to feel the baby move....
I love you and miss you!

Beth said...

Yaaaa...thanks for the pictures. My request was fulfilled, now I hope to see continued belly shots as the weeks progress. I liked your list of pregnant things...especially number 2 made me laugh :)

The Pink Potpourri said...

look at you all cute and pregnant! your baby bump looks fantastic! i totally know what you mean with the loss of brain cells...Stone better be one super smart baby from all the ones he's stolen from me!

The Johnson's said...

You look cute and that bump is just gonna get bigger :).

If you are doing cloth diapers I (Kellie Newman to) highly recommend the bumgenius. My sister introduced me to them and I LOVE them. She tried other cloth diapers and found that she liked the bumgenius by a long shot and said she wished she hadn't wasted her money on the other diapers. If you are interested I can send you the web site (slightly discounted price) where I got mine.

Casey said...

Everybody, thanks for the compliments! :)

Casey said...

Hey Katherine - We're definitely planning on doing cloth. I think I may do both Bum Genius (for convenience) and prefolds from greenmountaindiaper.com (for low cost). I've already registered for some Bum Genius. But if you could e-mail me the link that you have that would be great! cbraden7@gmail.com

Beth said...

You look so cute, gc! :)

Beth said...

You look so cute, gc! :)

Casey said...

thanks beth! :)