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6 Months Down 4 Months to Go!

Dear Baby Girl,

I can’t believe it but I’m less than 4 months away from meeting you. I thought I’d let you know in this letter how much you are changing my life already.

I was into writing and spending time online and blogging… Things like that. Now All I want to do is make things for you, and get ready for you to get here. I said I’d never make my own clothes for my child but I’ve already made you a little dress. I said I wouldn’t want to be a stay at home mommy but I’m so looking forward to having three months off from work to get to know you! People tell me once you see your baby you never want to leave their side. That’s not hard for me to believe since I already feel so attached to you.

I never thought breastfeeding was a big deal since I wasn’t breastfed but since I’m having you I’ve been reading and watching so much about everything and I definitely want to try to breastfeed for a year!

You’re growing a lot, and so am I! My uterus is about the size of a soccer ball now! That’s a little hard to believe as I don’t feel like I’m THAT big yet. This week I discovered I’ve developed cankles. They aren’t very attractive but somehow I feel like it’s a neat sign that you’re growing and I’m earning my war scars.I’m so in tune with you now that it’s a little scary when I don’t feel you for a little while. I’ve realized though that the more I move around the more you stay put and sleep. You like to kick and move around when I’m resting or trying to sleep.

Your growing steadily, and you’ve gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts you at just over a pound! Since you’re almost a foot long you are pretty skinny right now. I thought of getting a 3D ultrasound to see your pretty little face but I think we may wait another month or two. But then again at that point we’ll only be a few months away from meeting you so I may just wait to see you then.
Your body is filling out proportionally now though and you’ll soon start to plump up. Your brain is also growing quickly now, and your taste buds are continuing to develop. Your lungs are developing “branches” of the respiratory “tree” as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help your air sacs inflate once you hit the outside world. Your skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

I’ve heard of a few people who have had their babies this young and they survived. You NEED to cook for another 4 months but I’m happy to know that you’re getting stronger and stronger.

I also have a really bad shopping problem. I mean… it was bad before I was pregnant. Then I didn’t shop for awhile because I wanted to save to spend some money on you and now I can’t remember the last time I bought something for myself. And you… You already have 30 DRESSES! (Here’s the inventory). Don’t worry though, I’d much rather you be wearing cute things than me, and it’s much more fun shopping for you.

Keep growing little one so you can fit in your stuff!

Love,

Mommy

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Kristi says:

Thirty dresses!?! lol That’s hilarious. Sounds like you’re having a blast! Good for you. You only get one “first” pregnancy.

Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
@TweetingMama

Aw! I think she has enough dresses! I have a friend that is a couple weeks ahead of you with a boy and has bought one bib.

Joy says:

I’m so behind on commenting!! Forgive me. But I’ve been blog stalking you at least so I haven’t stopped reading. When I saw the 30 dresses thing I started laughing. Its so true. Suddenly the need to fill your own closet becomes less necessary. I haven’t bought a single new thing for myself in months. And I’m totally ok with that. My daughter… she dresses better then I do. 🙂

Mammatalk says:

Your letters to baby are always so heartwarming! I can’t wait to “meet” her, too!

MsBabyPlan says:

This is so sweet, I can’t believe how motherhood changes a person. I am so happy and can’t wait for June. Congratulations for your 6th Month. xxxMsBabyPlan

Trish says:

Oh my thats great! I have been in denial of my little girl. I mean I have 2 little boys and am just so clueless on a girl which is weird because Im really such a girly girl. But now that shes 4 days away from being here Im finally getting my shopping itch. The good thing for me is I had everything I needed for the baby that for my baby shower I asked for clothes and got bunches! haha…

Oh and I was gonna say if your going to do the 3d thing, do it before anywhere now and between 28 weeks…I did mine at 28 weeks and she wasnt cooperating so I couldnt get a chance to go back until weeks after and she was too big and just looked squished! poor thing, no wonder she is always punching and kicking me to get out!

Busted Kate says:

I saw your twitpic, you do NOT have cankles!!! You look amazing chickie, as always. And still so tiny! I love how many dresses you have already, you are as cute as can be. Congrats on 24 weeks!

This is such a sweet post! It reminds me of how much I LOVED being pregnant! I miss it sometimes. Your little girl is lucky to have you!

Baby clothes are addicting – they’re so cute and small and everything will look perfect on them! I can’t wait to see her either!

Brie H says:

I hate shopping! but once I had my son I love shopping for him!! God save us if I have a little girl – I bet I will have to buy a sewing machine – I am already crafty so I will just have to step it up!
My husband bought a PS3 and I said I agreed to it so you wouldn’t say anything when I buy things for the baby! 😀

Leecee says:

30 Dresses???! Wow, I hope she gets to wear them all. I’m almost 27 weeks and have no idea what I’m having. I want it to be a surprise, but I’m hoping for a girl. I haven’t bought a thing, but plan on shopping for a bassinett soon. It’s getting harder and harder not to want to know because I see so many cute girlie things in the stores– not many neutral things and that sucks. But kudos to you and good luck!!

Heidi J says:

You look great! I’m glad you’re going to breastfeed. Breastfeeding was really hard for me for the first two months, but now it’s great and it’s totally worth it!

This is my first time on your blog and you are a gorgeous mommy to be. I imagine I’ll be in the same boat as you when it’s my turn because I’m a shopaholic already.

Sevibabyyy says:

Goodness! She has a better wardrobe than me! 30 dresses, does she have headbands to match every dress??

Em says:

You look adorable! Breastfeeding is awesome, and it is my proudest accomplishment. I love the clothes! How fun to buy girly things!

CalgaryDaddy says:

How Exciting! You look Great!

Shane
http://www.calgarydaddy.com

Olah Momma! says:

Oh my, so excited for you!:) That baby must be as adorable as mommy.

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SandyCarlson says:

Beautiful post! God bless your journey.

You look fantastic! I am so jealous. How are you feeling these days ? Hope all is going well.

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