Thursday, July 12, 2012


I was caught off guard by my shadow today.

I was getting Grace some food and in the early morning light my shadow fell on our family room wall.

What surprised me was how BIG my belly was!

I am officially in the "big ol' pregnant" phase of pregnancy. That phase between feeling all cute and new with your baby bump and the one where you are just so full of excitement because your baby's arrival is just weeks (or days!) away!

I try not to be a "Pregnancy Complainer." You know the type. They can't wait to get pregnant but then when they do, ALL they can talk about is how they are sick/tired/hungry/sore etc. It's one of my biggest pet peeves. I felt myself slipping into that though and wanted to change my attitude a bit.

I love all the phases for different reasons but I forgot how this season teaches you to be still. Quiet. Enjoy the movement and the moments.

Grace sits atop my bump with her legs around my belly (her sister,) and curls her toes into the bump. It is so sweet.

Love it.

And, as I am just days away from hitting 28 weeks, the start of the third trimester, I wanted to remind myself how precious these days are. How beautiful a time it is.

Even if I can't see Grace when she is standing underneath of the bump.
And poor girl has gotten knocked over a couple of times because of it.

It happens!


Rachel and John said...

I hope you take a belly photo! You are a good looking pregnant lady!

Tami said...

This was such a sweet post! I can just picture Grace sitting on your lap. So precious! I can't believe you are 28 weeks! You will be a momma to two in no time!

Emily Powell said...

ha! when I was pregnant and teaching I would hit students who were sitting down in the head with my's like you forget it's there sometimes!

Lyndsey said...

Hahaha, you made me laugh with your "poor girl has gotten knocked over a couple of times" comment! I think it will be fun to see how Liam interacts with my belly when baby #2 is on it's way. I hope you have gotten some good pictures or video of Grace and the belly!

Lauren said...

the image of Grace sitting on your belly is just too precious! makes me start imagining how Elyse will react when God-willing baby #2 is on the way...many months from now though of course! ha!