spot the pregnant lady :)
last week mr.handsome and i took a fun trip to target for some popcorn & last minute maternity shopping. Okay, so we also bought a chocolate chip cookie & soda... but i will say i shared with the mister and it was all his idea :) jk.
So as I was wandering around trying to settle on new maternity items i have no idea about ( ie nursing bras, etc -SO confusing ) and picking out a new outfit for the hospital leave ( because you have to keep some cuteness and i don't want little r to think i'm a huge mess.) ... i walked past a little 4 year old girl holding onto her mothers hand and walking next to her grandmother. not even 3 feet from me the little girl stops and points and says... look mama that lady is REALLY pregnant!
i'm right in front of you kiddo.
and i feel like you just spotted a whale.
i just smiled and looked down at my huge belly.
yep. can't miss it.
- even though i can still see my feet.
- have only one cankle ( my right foot flares up for no reason and looks like an elephant foot-sexy right? )
- still fit into my boots ( okay, mr.handsome has to help put them on & take them off - it's so pre-school!)
- i wake up 4 times every night. no sleep. tinkle business. extreme back aches. ( i miss sleep )
- my face cheeks look more like i'm a part of the chipmunks gang. extremely hard to hide. thank you for not mentioning it. :)
- i still refuse to purchase any maternity clothes. even the pants. i wear my jeggings and the bellaband like it's my uniform. i am 10 days away... can i make it without purchasing one bit of maternity pants?! fingers are crossed...
- still trying to walk 3 miles a day. so far it's been good, despite the cankle :)
- and what do i do instead of packing my hospital bag last night? bake 2 batches of oatmeal cookies. i mean really. they were so worth it. except i have yet to pack my bag. it's like i don't want to :) hahaa. afraid? yes. nervous? yep. excited? oh yeah. in my defense. the bag + my clothes etc are both out and waiting to be packed. it's gonna get done. i just know it :P
so 38 weeks, a few days shy of 39 weeks. 10 days to go. the mister and i have been enjoying spending time together. we saw the muppets movie and everytime we do something like that i say awww... this might be the last time we do this or that. etc. i hope we look back on just us in a very happy way. ( thank you to my mister for agreeing to take another self portrait photo, above. I know he's not a huge fan of having his photo taken but man he looks great :)
december brings us to our birth month for little r. We celebrate our 3rd anniversary just a few days after that. but most of all, we get to enjoy our first christmas together as 3 + mr.rogers :) can't believe it!
I almost forgot to mention something totally fun :
Inspire Lovely was featured in this issue of Mollie Makes:
What a wonderful magazine and such a lovely place to be featured in. This is our little shop home. It's going to be fun fixing it up while on maternity leave and bringing in new things into the shop. We've already begun to jot down ideas of new items & things to feature for the shop. Some exciting stuff is happening in 2012 :) and to think little r will be hanging around to enjoy it too *smiles*
So closing time... if you have any last minute items to purchase today is your day. After tomorrow Inspire Lovely will be a little quiet and sit waiting until Jan 2012. It's when i hope to come back :) but you know, it might take a little bit longer. Lets hope little r is good to his mama. :)
I am working on little r's birth announcements...hoping to share soon...thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement! I'm printing all the comments and keeping them in my journal to have when i go into labor and need some extreme words of hope. :)
love & big mama belly hugs,
debee + little r
& my cankle. ;P
Best wishes for you and your little one! I'm sure you'll be doing great. The sleep deprivation before the baby is there is all about rehearsing - just kidding ;-), but sleep whenever the baby does if you can ;-). You look gorgeous by the way! maks :-)
congrats for making it into mollie makes! I haven't read one yet, but I've heard much good about it! :)
congrats on making it into Mollie Makes! I've not had a chance to read it yet, but I've heard much good of it! :)
I'll be praying and thinking about you.. I'm gonna miss browsing in your shop! Can't wait till u are back.. I'll be visiting your blog though.. and btw.. I'm loving your class pdf.. thank you! xo hugs...
Oh my goodness! You DON'T look like a whale, LOL...you are one of THE most BEAUTIFUL pregnant women that I've ever seen...you're absolutely STUNNING!
Awwwe, you guys are SO cute together! I'm so happy for you guys and excited for your new little fam! I can just tell that you two are going to be AMAZING parents and make the cutest little family together! <3
Well, you had better take some time for you before little R comes as once he's here, it's going to be all about HIM!
You look gorgeous!!! Enjoy every last minute of these last few days alone and those precious first days together. You are about to enter a tired bliss! :-) The blissfulness always made the tiredness worth every last second!
You are beautiful. You do pregnant well!
Congrats on Mollie Makes! Love that magazine!
Best wishes to you!
beautiful debbie! I saw you in Mollie Makes ^_^ and i received my parcels. Thank you so much!
You look so pretty!!! I love your sweater! Congrats!! Just remember to breathe.
Debee, you look absolutely gorgeous and I see no chipmunk cheeks anywhere!! Wishing you all the best as you bring little R into the world....I'm so happy for you and will look forward to your big announcement that he's here. Until then, I'll be praying for you.
Must also say thank you again for the two crocheted flowers I got from you -- they're lovely. I would have ordered another cream one for myself (the first one is for a friend), but they were sold out when I went back for one. It's ok though, I'm learning to crochet. Hoping to one day be able to make those luscious flowers myself. Wish me luck! You taught yourself, didn't you?
Much love to you, Dearie....xo
hello miss beautiful! even though i haven't been around, i've been thinking about you. you are such a lovely mama.
i will continue to pray for you and your family.
i've never seen molly makes but i'm gonna look for it now. congratulations on the publication!
can't wait to see your announcement on little r!
Congratulations! Hope the birth of your baby goes perfectly!
Thank you very much for sending the beautiful Sweet Notions kit so quickly, I love it! Now I can't wait to get the PDF link for the Inspire Lovely class =)
What beautiful photos!! Had to laugh and laugh, though, reading about the 4 wake-ups a night, and missing sleep. This is indeed God's way of preparing you for the fact that you get even LESS sleep as a mom. My youngest is 8 now, and I still wake up 4 or more times a night. I don't think you ever regain your ability to block out house sounds, etc. That awareness of noise comes with being a mom, even after they stop waking every 2 hours to nurse :)
Beautiful photos and congrats on the no prego pants! I'm 30 weeks today and have been wearing those horrible pieces of clothing since forever it seems. Will be praying for a safe and healthy delivery for you and your little!
Best wishes!! Congrats on being in Mollie Makes...it was one of my favorite discoveries of 2011....that cute little magazine. Now I am on a mission to get this issue with INspire Lovely in it! Praying for a easy and healthy delivery!
As a subscriber to Mollie Makes AND a longtime reader of your blog, I was thrilled to see your face in the latest issue -- many congrats!
Best of luck with the birth; I can't wait to see your post showing the tyke off :)
Got my lovely order, thanks so much, it is beautiful. love those photos. good luck momma. you will be fine, better than fine. :) so cool about being a feature in Mollie! and about no preggo pants! I didnt wear them either the first time. second time is another story, but you will figure that out!
Congrats on the magazine spread! Your studio is AWESOME! I tried to go white backdrop with black and flashes of colour in mine too but mine looks more like a disaster zone. Swap? LOL
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