Wednesday, February 22, 2012

oh baby:: 16 weeks!


I love being pregnant. Seriously, I feel like my body was made to do this and I've never felt more beautiful. Yeah, it can be awkward, painful and um, nauseating, but I have loved it so far. I often find myself stopping by the mirror to check out my growing belly and continue to be in awe that our child is growing in there. 

Dressing the belly on the other hand, as been a bit frustrating, only because I haven't really had time to revamp my wardrobe at all yet. There has been more than one occasion this week where I've crumpled onto my bed exclaiming that I have nothing that fits! All my "old" clothes fit me so strangely now. So far, long tanks and skirts (or my favorite jeans, which still fit thanks to Bella Band) are my go-to outfit. I'm going to attempt to stay away from maternity clothes for as long as possible because honestly, I just find them to be too expensive for how boring they generally are. Though I have a feeling I'll be picking up some basic maternity tanks and tees eventually. I've worn that tank + skirt combo above more than twice this week. 

Last week at the commissary, the bagger who helped me out to my car tentatively asked if I was "in child." She excitedly told me that it's a boy and I'm going to be an amaaazing mother. She was cute. I'm stunned though at the amount of unsolicited advice and opinions that I've gotten since announcing our pregnancy.  Apparently it just gets worse, so I'm praying for patience and thicker skin to come along with this baby! 

I've also been praying for peace as our plans for this spring/summer/next few years are still up in the air. Thinking about all we have to do between now and our move is stressing me out and I feel like the time is going to zip by before I can plan for this child at all! Hopefully we'll get orders this week so that we can start making more solid plans. Prayers are oh-so-appreciated, friends! 


 lindsay



39 comments:

  1. You are just too cute! Not knowing where you're going to be landing has got to be driving you crazy. Deep breaths mama. It will all work out ;)

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    1. Gosh, yes it is. Thank you-- I have to keep reminding myself that. I really hate unknowns!

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  2. Pregnancy suits you....you've got to be the cutest preggers chicka ever! Stunning photo!

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  3. You. are. adorable. You seem like such a happy and care free momma. What a peaceful child you'll have! I also love that you're playing him/her The Beach Boys, woo!!!

    As for maternity clothing, *I* personally love maternity shirts because they look cute and fit me well. I'm a... um... *ahem* full chested girl *ahem* and have found myself fitting and looking best in cute maternity shirts. You can usually find REALLY cute shirts, etc. at Target and even better, a local thrift store. If you follow my blog, my pink ruffly v-neck tee that I love is maternity. :)

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  4. Oh and was only like, $3.00!!! Bonus!

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  5. Good luck with getting your orders! I'm a planner, so I understand how stressful it can be to not be able to plan for what's coming next. You're looking beautiful by the way! :)

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  6. You look GREAT. The unsolicited advice doesn't stop after the baby is born!

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  7. 16 weeks?! No way. Seems like you just announced you were pregnant. You are looking great...prayers will he said for your future and baby fears and even your clothes because I feel the same way. But I'm not pregnant. Hahaha.

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  8. It seems as tho u just told us you were expecting!. time is going way too fast... keep active and stay happy....

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  9. You are beautiful!! And I love hearing about your pregnancy! It's true though the unsolicited advice and rude comments just keep getting worse... my favs... "I know your going to have a girl b/c when you carry a girl you always gain more weight in the butt." walk away realizing that dear old lady from my church just told me she thought my butt was big. And after having my baby girl (guess the butt didn't lie) a stranger at Boston Market came over and said, "Now I see all that pink, but what a cute little boy you have." REALLY? You even said you saw the pink lady, really???

    Have fun! And keep laughing! :)

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  10. If you are looking for cute maternity clothes that last the entire pregnancy...I LOVED my Gap maternity clothes, I wore them from about month 2 'til she was born and my shaped changed a lot during that time! Praying for you guys!

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  11. Sending you good vibes on those orders! You're right about maternity clothes being pricey for what they are. If you have a Target, you can go on their website to print out $3 off coupons for Liz Lange maternity. I've scored cheap to free clothing from the clearance rack. I'm not "in child" but like wearing maternity shirts. Their made longer and cover my bum. Sending you good vibes on those orders. -

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  12. You were adorable before the pregnancy, but now!! Too cute!
    I hope you get some answers soon so you can start planning the move.

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  13. Yep, the unsolicited advice keeps coming and coming and coming. It's crazy the things people will say (and usually provide a good story, in the end!). I agree with you-I love being pregnant and feeling/seeing my body change, knowing it's supporting a baby - it really is amazing how God created our bodies and how He makes babies.

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  14. I LOVE all my Target shirts. They were a decent price so I bought like 10 of them! Now if only I could fit back in my normal clothes again :(

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  15. I smiled at the part where you said you sing while you paint. Truly beautiful. How lucky that baby already is and doesn't even know it yet! :)

    You look gorgeous! I love reading your week by week updates!

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  16. Awww.. you look adorable! Yes, you will definitely get more people giving you advice and touching your stomach... the best of luck with your orders!

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  17. Gorgeous LIndsay, you are absolutely glowing {and no, it's NOT just the lighting!} I love these Oh baby! posts that you do, keep them coming!!! :)

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  18. I think you must be the CUTEST prego lady ever :)

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  19. You are TOO cute!!! I love that you play The Beach Boys :) So glad the pregnancy is going well! <3

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  20. You are an absolutely adorable pregnant lady!! SO cute. :)

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  21. You look so cute!! I totally remember that frustrating awkward stage of nothing fitting....it'll pass, I promise! It's amazing how much more people talk to you when you are pregnant. Recently I've been noticing it continues even when you have a newborn! :P

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  22. wow girl. i love love love this outfit. and that one from your color blocking post several days ago. AND pretty much you are a doll. :)

    xo

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  23. The same exact thing happened to me at a commissary in pensacola when I was pregnant with liam. like you I was showing a little, but not like a super ton--so I was surprised when she was so bold. and it was my first uninvited belly touching too, but I learned not to mind it :) hope you find some cute maternity clothes soon--I love the way they made me look and feel pregnant :)

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  24. Super adorable! I love how you sing to your baby while you paint =]
    It reminds me of the scene from 50 First Dates when Drew Barrymore is painting the garage wall and singing joyfully =)

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  25. I can't WAIT to find out pink or blue, where you'll be, when you'll be there, when I get to see that belly, or when I get to squeeze that baby's cheeks! Can't believe how fast this has gone. I loved being pregnant too...even when I gained 55lbs! Ha! And no...the advice, comments, or knowing you're not the one everyone wants to see anymore will never end! :) Love you guys! xoxo

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    1. what do you mean I won't be the one you guys wanna see??!! ;) LOVE you!

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  26. Lindsay, you're so cute it doesn't matter what you wear! I love your bump! Congrats again!

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  27. You.are.so.cute. Probably one of the most stylish "new-mamma's-to-be"...It's the truth. You always inspire me to create more colorful outfits and I love your style. Congrats again, friend!

    Also, I can't wait to hear if you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, they are going to be cute. :)

    P.S. I've been praying for you...

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  28. The one thing that worries me about being pregnant is how much your body changes. I've finally accepted the body I have and I know it'd be a freak out for me.

    You definitely look great lady!

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  29. can't wait to find out the gender!! i still stand by boy! ;)

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  30. You look more beautiful with each passing day, and pregnancy definitely suits you girl!! Praying for y'all and a smooth couple of months!! :)

    xoxo,
    Katherine

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  31. You look so beautiful! Enjoy every second!

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  32. You look so cute in that skirt and tank top, I can seewhy you would wear that more than twice in a week :)

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  33. You look so pretty, can't wait to see if is a boy or a girl!

    Xo,

    Nicole D.
    The Owl Girl

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