Monday, October 15, 2012

Maternity Monday: 22 Week Belly and Curtain Prototype

How was everyone's weekend?  Mine was busy, but fun.  Glen and I went to my cousin's 30th birthday party on Friday night, then went on a sushi date (I stuck with a California roll and eel roll, but was stuck admiring his spicy salmon roll from afar) and attempted to finish up our baby registry.  Yesterday afternoon, Elvis had a play date with his cousin Magoo, who is a 118 lb American bulldog.  Magoo definitely falls under the category of "gentle giant" but the two of them had a fantastic time chasing each other around the back yard and wrestling.  I wish I'd taken pictures, but I dropped the ball on that...

However, I DO have belly pictures!

These were taken about a week and a half ago, about midway through week 22:

Baby was the size of a papaya that week.

Unrelated, but that was the week I stopped wearing my hair curly.  I had just dyed it and the weather's been less humid lately, so it stopped curling on its own, and straightening it is the path of least resistance again.  I am lazy. ;-)

Contemplating how it's possible something papaya-sized fits in my belly!  And probably worrying about watermelon week.

Although my belly has grown quite a bit, I'm still not filling out much of the maternity clothes I got, so I'm still mostly in my regular clothing for the time being, fitting into my jeans and dress pants with the help of Target's BeBand.  Seriously, best $16.99 I've ever spent!

And I just have to share this photo of Elvis hugging my belly.  It's a bit blurry, since I took it on my iPhone in the dark at an awkward angle, but it's too cute not to show you guys:

In other exciting baby-related news, my mom pinned together a prototype of the curtains for the nursery.  She stopped by over the weekend to check the length and width:

Please excuse the blue curtains that we lazily pushed to the side.  It just didn't seem worth it to take them down all the way until the new curtains are done!

Anyway, the print on the fabric was quite a bit larger than I'd expected, but now that I've seen it in curtain form and in the room, I actually think I like it better than if it was too much smaller.  An unexpected bonus of the print being so big is that we will be able to do a custom-made mobile by cutting out some of the birds from the excess fabric.  This works out well, because after searching high and low, I couldn't find a single mobile that I liked!

Next weekend's project: clean out the laundry room and hall closet so I can finally start clearing the non-nursery things out of the room!


  1. seriously, how is a papaya sized baby fitting in your tiny belly!! You look adorable as always and I really like your hair straight. PS that pic of Elvis is crazy cute. He loves the baby already!

  2. Oh you are just looking so adorable!! Your curtains are going to look so pretty!


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