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17 Weeks

Saturday marked the official beginning of my 17 week. I'm at the end of my fourth month and I already can't wait to meet our little baby! It seems like everywhere I turn there is another mother with a newborn baby. Especially at church today. While it's wonderful to have the opportunity to feel my baby moving around inside of me, to know it's growing and progressing, I still can't help but think "Come out already!" More than anything I want to know what it feels like to hold your child in your arms. Ryan made the mistake of going with me to Kohl's this Saturday. We "happened" upon the baby section and I spent forever going from one baby outfit to the other squealing about how cute they were. Eventually Ryan pulled me away from the isles and isles of footie pajamas and I was brought back down to reality. Five whole months before I can dress my baby in those cute clothes! It seems like too long to wait.

At week seventeen, the baby is growing an…

16 Weeks

Here goes the inaugural post for the Growing Up Gilbert blog!

Thanks to the ingenious ideas of Kayse, we now have a way to share the experiences with our friends and family who are too far away to see what's going on. I'm just getting into my 16th week, and gaining weight like crazy! I never knew a belly could feel so much like a rock. Probably the most interesting thing that has happened so far is that I can finally feel that baby move! It was amazing to feel for the first time the kicks and punches of the little kid swimming around in there. Honestly, the pregnancy didn't feel very real until that moment. It's easy to forget that there is something actually growing up inside of you until you can feel it moving. Unfortunately, it's not big enough for Ryan to feel, but I hope that time is coming soon!

So far, we haven't done ANYTHING to get ready for the baby! It just hit me yesterday that it's already been 4 months! Just 5 more to go and the baby will be her…