Tuesday, March 17, 2009

GROWING

OK, so I officially feel huge! I'm 35 weeks now and can't wait to have Harper here with us. We are totally prepared...nursery is done, clothes are washed, bag is packed, car seat is installed, "Big Sis" t-shirt is made, etc. I really can't complain. I've felt SO good this entire pregnancy and overall still feel great. I'm just a little more tired now, a little more uncomfortable, and tired of having to use the bathroom what feels like every 10 minutes. :-)

I know it won't be long...only about a month to go and I'm so excited to meet our baby girl. I can't wait to see Handley as a big sister and to see what it feels like to be a family of 4 and a mother of 2 precious little girls. I can't wait to see how she looks...will she remind me of Handley when she was a newborn or look totally different. I can't wait to see what her personality and temperament will be. Is she going to be easy-going and pretty laid back like Handley was? Only time will tell. I am happy that the next month is going to be a busy one for us. We have something going on every weekend and between doctor's appointments, play dates, story-time, etc. our weekdays are pretty full too.

As much as I'm excited to have Harper here with us, I'm also trying to really cherish this last month with Handley. I know her life will forever be changed when Harper arrives and that she is going to love having a baby sister. However, for almost two years now she has been the center of my world and will soon have to share that spotlight. I want these last few weeks to be very special for her and want her to know how very loved she is.

My original intent when starting this post was to share a picture of my big baby belly for everyone who's been asking. Here you go!

35 weeks pregnant with Harper


And for comparison, here I was 35 weeks pregnant with Handley


You can tell we lived in FL at the time...look how TAN I was! I feel like Casper the Ghost right now...time to pull out the Jergen's Glow. :-)

3 comments:

Staceybby said...

I definitely think you are smaller this time around. Probably comes from chasing a toddler while pregnant instead of being able to lay on the couch and relax!

Allison and Michael said...

You look so good, Carrie Beth! Hang in there sister...those last few weeks can be exhausting. I can't imagine doing it all with a toddler running around! Can't wait to meet your new sweet girl.

Katie Jones said...

You do look smaller this time... and it looks like Harper's up higher than Handley at this stage. Even less tan, you still look great!