26 Weeks on Ishigaki Island

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Some bebe updates...

Nursery: We have a lot left to do, but ooh, I'm having fun with it as it slowly comes along. I love nesting. It's like my normal enjoyment of interior decorating but on hyper-speed.  This is the wall map I mentioned before that Cam's building a frame for... it's even more beautiful in person.

Movement: We already loved feeling our son move in my belly, but now we can see him move.  Bananas. I feel him all the time now, so I know he's getting much bigger. I also felt his little hiccups for the first time this week! Sweet little guy.

Cravings: Cam finally took me to get ice cream for the first time since being pregnant. Ice cream for the first time in almost 7 months? Who am I?! I always imagined myself having crazy cravings, but nothing yet. It's all about red meat for this baby boy. And a lot of fruit and tomatoes. I do continue to dream about red wine though and have made Cam promise that he'll have a bottle waiting in the delivery room to celebrate(;

Registry: I've had fun with this, too! There are so many adorable baby things ... like these cutie swim diapers, this little bear hat, and this print that I'd like to hang in his nursery so he's reminded while he grows up to be a gentleman. This mint buck print is already framed. And this horse or lambie rocker?! Too cute.

Good Advice: One of my sisters wisely told me that maybe the hardest part about pregnancy is learning to re-train your mind as a female toward weight gain; to see it as beautiful and healthy, as it is, while you're pregnant. Convicts me about how I'd let the world shape my view. Also, I've been reminded that the best thing I can do for our baby is to be in and treasuring God's Word every day... that what goes into my heart and mind is what's most important for him. Everything else stems from that.

Maternity Clothes: I have a post coming on my favorites, both maternity and non-maternity.

20 comments:

  1. It's so lovely to see you and Cam together again! Loved this update and especially your good advice! Honest and spot on.
    x

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  2. You look so stunning my friend! These photos are BEAUTIFUL :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  3. I love the 'Good Advice'. =)

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  4. Beautiful Amanda!

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  5. You are just so cute!! I love all of this! And you two look so happy!

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  6. You are glowing girl! These photos are stunning, glad to hear you're enjoying this time in your life! :)

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  7. you look wonderful pretty mama!! and yes as a woman it is hard to watch the scale creep up day-by-day but at the same time it is freeing and exciting because your baby is being formed! and i, too, have had to remind myself that time in His word is the most important. period. to-do lists and shopping lists will be there even after the baby, but the best thing is for our sweet babes is a mama's who's heart is constantly being shaped by the Lord....

    love u beautiful mama!!

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  8. You look perfect! Loving the sun kissed skin. xo Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  9. that is great advice. I've wondered how I'll be when I'm pregnant if the weight gain would effect me (mentally). I've thought about it, but like you said with reading the word and staying close to God, I think all those things will work out just fine. I'm pretty sure feeling and seeing them move inside will wipe away any crazy thoughts. What a treat that must be!

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  10. i cant wait for your future post about your clothes :)
    it is so crazy to feel the little ones get bigger and bigger in our bellies... i am totally feeling all of it now that hes running out of room and you will be there in just a few weeks as well!

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  11. You're the cutest! I can't wait to see the nursery once you have it complete. I know it will be so sweet and perfect, you have great style!

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  12. You are so inspirational. I really enjoy reading your posts and seeing your amazing photos.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful Amanda! You two look so happy and content! <3

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  14. Loving all these gorgeous pictures of you!!! And AMEN on being in God's word. THAT is a priceless treasure you can give your child, when you love for him flows from God!!! love you

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  15. you are a precious thing, missy! radiant and glowing! so excited for that baby!!

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  16. I think I'm more stressed about pregnancy weight gain with this pregnancy than my first! Then again, my first pregnancy, I had this grand idea that I would use pregnancy as an excuse to eat anything and everything, and I packed on 60lbs on my 5'4 frame! This pregnancy, I've been extra mindful about what I eat and working out. So far, so good! You look great, and like you said, live in God's word, and everything else just becomes "the small stuff."

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  17. GREAT advice - you look amazing Amanda-San. wish I was able to rub your sweet belly and bring you fresh lemonade!! That sounds a LITTLE creepster but you know what I mean :)
    LOVE YOU! ~ lanneybear

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  18. You are ridiculously gorgeous!!!! Just beautiful :)

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  19. Gorgeous! You are just glowing :)

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  20. honestly japan was not SO ON MY LIST before visiting your blog as it is now. holy crap japan, you are beautiful.

    and so are YOU.

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