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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

30 Weeks

We are growing stronger and stronger every day. Feeling her inside me is the best feeling I have ever felt. Every morning I wake up and wait for my morning nudge. Once she gives me the "good morning Mom" nudge, my day can start on a good note. She has begun moving and nudging...ok kicking me in a much stronger way but I wouldn't change a thing. It makes me feel confident that she is doing well.

At our last prenatal visit she kept kicking the doppler, it was so cute. She is not liking pressure on my belly and let's me know. If I'm holding Ziggy she kicks him or if Chris is cuddling she kicks him as well... attitude already. I love it.

We have 10 weeks to go now before our little one comes out to greet us, and i'm nervous about things I would never have thought of before, like when to apply creams to her bottom, how often to feed her, will I be able to breastfeed, will I be okay with her. I always said I was "ready" when it came to the adoption, but I know realize I was only ready physically, mentally there is alot more to worry about, and since this gets more real everyday, I find myself up in the middle of the night looking up on the internet "when to apply cream to babies bottom" silly I know. But you know what... I love it. I love that i'm having the chance to worry about these things. That it's real and that I will be a mommy in a few months and have to deal with all of it. I love that she is here and I thank god everyday for our miracle.


Hi from Ruth! said...

Hey there -
glad things are going well!

Re: diaper cream, there are a ton of products on the market, but I'd recommend plain old organic shea harmful chemicals or petroleum, and it's wonderfully soft and healing on their sensitive skin. Great for mom's hands, too!

Blessings in the coming weeks.


Katie said...

Hi Natalie,
I've been following along with your blog for a while but I don't comment often...sorry, I'll try to be less of a lurker. :)

anyways, this post was so cute! I too remember googling "silly", all consuming questions while we waited for Owen to arrive. personally it wasn't diaper cream though - I was hung up on how I would keep track of formula bottles! :)

Plain shea butter like Ruth suggests is great, though I like a bit more to my products, so I thought I'd send you a link to my fave goodies:

We love the diaper cream, the 6oz moisturizer and the foaming conditioning shampoo. Their products last quite a while, so the price is worth it and smells yummy!

p.s. we've had good luck with only putting diaper cream on after bath/right before bed, and on the odd occasion where Owen's bum looks red...doesn't need it the rest of the time.

p.p.s. you'll be great!