Here I am, cooking along in the second trimester at 23 weeks. Miss Libby has been kicking up a storm and I feel her little taps throughout the day and well into the evening. Because of my anterior placenta, I only feel her way down low or up by my belly button, but it's exciting none the less. Mom and J have felt her movement too.
Mom has been sewing up a storm these days and I have reaped the rewards of her labor with the cute tunic pictured above as well as a new fleece swing jacket, perfect for keeping my bump warm as the days get cooler! It's amazing, every day as I drive into work the trees are becoming more tinged with copper and changing from their summery green to their autumn colors. I love it!
Speaking of DIY, we made our faux-Moby wraps this weekend. It was SO easy! We just bought 6 yards of stretch knit fabric that was 60 inches wide, folded it in half, length-wise and cut it in half. I didn't even finish the edges since they were not frayed or unraveling, even after going through the wash! Super easy and like $20 for TWO baby carriers! Here's J trying his out with our first baby, Regina:
Unfortunately, she's ruined the $7 Circo Terry Cover I picked up from Target. For now, she can laze around there, but in the next couple of months the plan is to shut ALL furry creatures out of the nursery/office. Once we get an area rug for that space it will be furbaby-free. And then I'll get a new cover for the changing pad that is cat-free. Too funny though that Bella thinks that this is her new place! She's very demonstrative with her appreciation of it and purrs up a storm when she's lounging there. Regina loves lounging on the rocker-recliner too and she'll be sad when it's no longer a place for her to sleep either!
Next week I am off to my last business trip of the year and my last trip of this pregnancy. YAY! I have traveled every month since March! I am ready for a break. So I will be in Nashville for 10 days and then...home where I can just nest and be cozy. Woo hoo! Just in time since I will nearly be in the third trimester after I get home.