Maternity Mondays: Week 11

Monday, September 19, 2011

Last Friday Baby Bushman was 11 weeks old! He/She is about this size of a fig (whatever that is) and measures about 2 inches long from head to rump. He/She weighs about 8 grams (1/3 oz.). According to my baby books he/she is past the critical stage of development and just has to keep growing. Crazy!

As for me, I started looking more pregnant last week ( to me anyway) and only my "fat jeans" are able to still be buttoned. When I put my skinny jeans on I'm rocking the Bella Bands. :) They are stretchy pieces of fabric that look like layering T's that go around the top of my jeans so I can wear them unbuttoned. Can I just say I may never give these up even after the baby?! As for my work attire I have been wearing all my pencil skirts because I know I won't be able to wear them much longer! I did tell my principal and co-workers about Baby B and they were thrilled (phew!). But I'm holding off on the parents till their kids start asking me why I'm getting fat. :)

 I tried really hard not to arch my back in this's just curvy I guess!

This week I have a genetic screening test that tells me if our baby may have defects. :( Sounds scary (and it is) but Matt and I decided that if our baby is going to have problems we want to know about it so we can prepare ourselves mentally and also by gaining more knowledge on the topic. Pray for a healthy baby!

 Cutest Mom-to-be gift! My friend Page bought me these bracelets for when baby comes. They are safe for baby to chew on and mom still gets to add some style to her sweats outfit.

Add a pop of color and keep baby happy! I'm thinking white tank, jean shorts, and a colored scarf would be adorable with one of these!

Well that's it for now! I'm still feeling great but I do like to go to bed early (9:00) and I HATE picking stuff up off the ground (this will get worse no doubt). I also like to put my hand on my belly in public places to try and show people it's a baby and not fat. :) I just can't wait to see what we are having and I also can't wait to feel the first kick! We're so in love...


  1. Those bracelets are so much fun!!! Saying prayers for a healthy baby!

  2. You are so adorable!! Those bracelets sound like a great idea!

  3. Love the bracelets! And you're looking great! I'll say a little prayer for you and Matt this week with the genetic testing. :) PS...Bella bands sound amazing!

  4. Yay for MM! Those bracelets are such a great idea!! I'm sure everything will go great with the tests!!

  5. What a great idea! The baby will love the colors too. When I was pregnant with Zach I bought a grabber tool from Lowe's to make picking Isabella's toys up easier. I still use it! I walk around the house with a laundry basket and toss it all in and then sort it.

  6. Awww look at you!! You look great!! What a beautiful mommy-to-be you are!! Love those bracelets!!


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