Friday, September 3, 2010

There is a kicking machine in my belly!!

Yep, this baby girl in my belly is definitely getting stronger and stronger every week. She is constantly kicking and punching away at my insides, and I love it! Not loving the bladder kicking so much though, especially when it is hard for me to even take one more step because I'm afraid I will wet my pants if I do, lol.

Another big baby making milestone also happened to me this week. I was in shock the other night while lying down in bed, when I noticed my belly was pushed out at a weird angle. I couldn't believe my eyes! It was the strangest thing to see my own stomach pushed out like that. It seriously looked like I had a massive protruding lump just to the side of my belly button (which by the way has been stretched out so much, it now looks more like a canyon then my once petite little belly button). Alex and I could even feel a hard little limb pushing out when we ran our hands over it. She has done it a few more times since but only when I am lying down on my back. It is so exciting experiencing all these things for the first time.

I also wanted to share with you the name Alex and I have chosen for our precious daughter (omg we are going to have a daughter, eeep!).

~ Mikayla Rose ~

We love this name so much and have already taken to calling her by her name quite easily. Everyone else seems to really like it as well which is always good.


Before I sign off I just wanted to share with you a couple of pics that my Brother Beau took of Alex and I last weekend as practice for our wedding day photos. Beau is a great photographer and will be doing all our wedding photos on the big day. He is really nervous, but I know he will do great!


Serena said...

It's such a pleasure to watch you enjoy the special journey of pregnancy for the first time, Shell. There is so much more in store for you as little Mikayla grows even more.

Mum xo

Bradley said...

Hi Michelle,

Great post! I'm so happy for you that you're experiencing all that happening inside you! I really can't wait for Mikayla to be born!! I love the name, it really is nice! I also love the pics of you and Alex practising for the wedding! I'm also looking forward to that!

Love Brad!

Rita said...

What a pretty name!! And you know it is the right name if it comes easily and feels right when you use it. ;)

Ahhh! You bring back memories! Just wait. There will be less and less room for the stretching--hehe!

You are living a miracle. That is how I felt when I finally met that little soul inside there. So exciting!

P.S. You reminded me how I used to carry around spare toilet paper or kleenex with me in my purse--just in case I was out and I ended up in a stall with no TP. There's no waiting around when you're pg--and you do have to go often--ROFL! It's all worth it!! :):):)