Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

We celebrated Easter in Tuscaloosa this year. It rained and rained and rained some more, so we didn't exactly get to take any Easter pics with nice springlike scenery in the background. Oh well!
It was wonderful to hear a really well thought out and inspirational sermon this morning. We shared a nice lunch with Bryant's immediate family-except his brother and wife. We missed extended family, too!

Bryant insisted on taking a belly shot. Here I am at nearly 22 weeks. 

I can't wait to meet this little girl. 

It won't be long before Bryant can feel her move. I tried to get him to feel her tonight, but she's stubborn and stopped moving as soon as he got his hand on my belly. He was really cute and excited at the prospect of feeling her. It's safe to say that we are both smitten already!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Baby Bagley is a ...


Today was incredible. We got to see her. We got to give her a specific pronoun. She got a great report. She almost weighs a whole pound and the doctor said everything looks perfect. 

I can think of nothing else. 
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Bryant said he would have to get the tea set out to start practicing. He also warned me that I better prepare myself not to be the favorite. She's daddy's little girl. I'm okay with that. Daughters and their dads have a very special relationship.

What a cute profile, huh? I think her body is either twisted toward the camera or away. That's why her leg looks like a turkey leg. She had her hands above her head again. She sleeps just like her mama. One hand was on her face and the other on top of her head. She did stretch her legs out. We got a great shot of what appears to be long legs. See she does have feet.

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I definitely felt her move around this afternoon. I look forward every day to feeling her a little bit more. 
We spent the afternoon oooing and ahhhing over adorable baby clothes, and I invested in a glider for the nursery. It's so hard to believe that in just 20 weeks we will meet our daughter, our little girl, our princess. 

We feel so loved and blessed, and we know that this little girl will be the same. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Break

At 3:05 on Friday one of the best weeks of the year started-- spring break. I can honestly say that I've never been so ready for a break. The last 9 weeks of school have been long and treacherous. To kick off the week my mom and sisters came up on Friday afternoon to celebrate and distract me from the current kitchen remodel taking place in my house (more on that later).

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We had a great time as usual, and we mostly talked about Monday--the big ultrasound day. That's right. We will know the gender of baby Bagley in 24 hours. Thank goodness I made a first thing in the morning appointment. I can't imagine having to wait around all day! I'm also really excited to see the baby again in general. I want to know that it's healthy and growing just as it should. 

Other pregnancy updates:

  •  I'm ready to feel the baby move more. I can feel it some, but it's so slight and strange. 

  • The baby seems to like music. It (pronoun to change soon) moves most when there is good music playing.

  • I feel pretty much normal with the addition of a baby belly. My food aversions are mostly gone, and I have very few physical complaints. 

  • If one more person tells me how miserable I'm going to be all summer, I might lash out irrationally. Why would anyone think that is a nice or helpful thing to say? Yes, my baby is due in August. Wait, what? I live in Alabama and it's going to be hot? Shocking! Who knew? I guess I'll plan a trip to the arctic.
Thursday is my birthday. I can't imagine a better way to celebrate than spending time with my husband and family. This week will be filled with happiness, books, and relaxation!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Week 18

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I can't believe we are already at week 18. In just two little weeks we will be halfway to meeting this baby, and we'll know the gender. 
I haven't experienced too many changes in the last couple of weeks. I'm definitely wearing mostly maternity clothes, and I'm greeted at least 10 times a day by a student awkwardly grabbing at my stomach or shouting about how big my stomach is. My favorite student comment so far has been, "You look pregnant." My usual response is to stare at them and say, "I am." 

I'm looking forward to feeling the baby move more. I'm feeling it a little in the evenings when I'm still and quiet. I've definitely been feeling something for the last week or so, but it's such an unexpected feeling that I keep second guessing it. I'm constantly in a psychological battle with myself over if I'm actually feeling something or if it's all in my head. 

I'm not going to lie. The shopaholic in me is dying to buy some baby stuff. The next 12 days will have to go by before I can recklessly purchase everything in the baby store start making a few baby purchases. Even though finding out the gender and making purchases are exciting endeavors, I honestly want to see this baby on the ultrasound screen again. This time we get to record it. You can bet that I'll be watching it over and over until this baby is born.