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Belly Update

The past month I have finally been starting to feel like a real human being again. The 3 month ultimate hangover has ended. I can stay awake at stop lights, go to the gym and brush my teeth over the sink instead of the toilet. Things are really looking up! I have heard this is the honeymoon stage of pregnancy so I am soaking it in while I can. I’ve had a lot of cramping lately which is just ligament pains meaning that the belly is growing. Good sign. I can still button my pants but I think, and I am sure my coworkers can agree, that it’s borderline inappropriate to unbutton and unzip my pants while I work. Borderline. Agh, we’re all family though.

I have a couple of bella bands that have been saving my life. I also just got my first pair of maternity jeans off of ebay. Eh. Undecided. I feel like my belly is starting to look like there is a small child brewing in there instead of 7 too many cookies.

I hate cleaning. HATE. But, I hate messes worse. I think I have had a little nesting syndrome lately because I have been cleaning out closets like there’s no tomorrow. I am hankering to get into that office of ours and transform it into our shoebox sized nursery. Small child = REALLY small room.

This week is the week I have been counting down the days to since that day in November that I found out we were going to get our little bundle of joy. Tuesday determines boy or girl. I had always wanted a girl first, I think because that’s how it was in our family. And their clothes are cuter. But I have had this feeling all along that it’s a boy. And I am REALLY excited about that as well. I just can’t wait to find out. I feel like this whole party will seem so much more real. We will probably still call it Emilio until we meet it, but at least Emilio will have a gender.

Until then, here’s a quick update on the belly. As for photos, I can dish it but I seriously can’t take it. I am hands down the worst, most awkward human being in front of the camera. I can’t be normal. It’s painful. But at least my dog’s the same way. Until Tuesday….

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 8:27 pm

ulli - crissie, you look great!! looking forward to seeing you in two weeks! :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Kelly T. - YAY! So glad you are feeling better…the 2nd trimester can just be fantastic! Feeling like a human again and feeling that little bean move inside…one of the BEST feelings EVER! I can’t WAIT to hear the results of Gender Day! And, that ‘eating 7 too many cookies’ look is definitely not my favorite part of the pregnancy:)Your bump is looking like a proper bump!!! I think ruched shirts are the best ever for pregnancy:)

My friend Emily Weaver Brown took a photo every week and then did a collage of every week in her table book of her daughter’s birth. Very fun to see! Do you know her? She was in marching band and jazz choir with me and also was a Tri Delt.

P.S. I can’t STAND being in front of the camera either. Maybe if I had a half decent smile or straight teeth that would help…but I don’t, so I despise photos of me. On top of it all…man, I am looking SO old these days.

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 8:44 pm

Cyndee Wanyonyi - SOOOOO excited for you, Crissie!!! YAY!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 8:48 pm

lindzee - So cute!

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 8:49 pm

Kim H - Crissie – you look great! I just went maternity shopping this weekend. It was overwhelming at first but then found someone that was really helpful. It’s exciting to start showing the belly! We have a while yet before we find out the gender but I can’t wait for that doctor’s visit. Happy to hear that all is getting better for you.

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 8:50 pm

Terri Martin - Too cute, Crissie! :) Can’t wait to see what you look like at 35 weeks! Of course, I am sure you will look much smaller than I do.

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 9:24 pm

Michelle - How are you so cute? I LOVE your belly photos and will be sitting at my laptop waiting for your results on Tuesday, so exciting!!! xoxo

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 9:50 pm

Hollan - Thank you for taking these pics!!! (Nick) I hate missing all of these milestones! How stinking cute are you? How is it possible that you are MORE stylish pregnant? Cannot WAIT for boy/girl news. I was just at the outlets and I wanted so bad to start grabbing some baby clothes but couldn’t do it. Have to wait until Tuesday! PS-I think I like Gus’s spread eagle pose more than your Egyptian. Toss up.

Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 11:00 pm

Jaime - Too cute Crissie!!! So excited for you!

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 5:03 am

Anie - Crissie are you ADORABLE!! Love these pics and I can’t wait to hear what you’re having! SO exciting! Glad you’ve gotten past the YUCK part of being pregnant and can hopefully enjoy it more now! Happy belly growing!! :)

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 5:27 am

vanessa - You look so cute Crissie! Can’t wait to hear what you have got growing in that belly of yours- yay for gender day!!

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 8:55 am

bridgette - love, love, love!

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 9:21 am

brett - love the pic of you and gus! priceless:) good seeing you guys the other night.

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 9:36 am

Natalie - Tomorrow can’t be here soon enough! You are just so stinkin’ cute pregnant! Please keep posting progress pics.

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:57 am

Brittany - You look SOOOO CUTE! Can’t wait to find out what you’re having, I’m so excited!

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:20 pm

lindy - thrilled for you! my brothers said it looked like i had a beer belly for 5 months! lol…you look like a momma! glad your documenting it well!

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Kim Froehlich - Can’t wait to hear!! you look darling! I, on the other hand, am a house. :) I hope to see you soon!

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 7:48 pm

Christie Collins - Congrats Crissie! You look Fabulous!!! So excited for you two…soon to be three. :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 10:47 am

Jennie Myers - Hot mamma!

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 12:28 pm

Julie - You are looking hot!! We need to do lunch again!

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