Tuesday, June 25, 2013

23 Weeks

Hey greenies, it's baby update time! This week's belly shot seems to bring the title of my blog: "Ashley's Green Life" to a whole new level...

This week's photo background: I stumbled upon this "wall of greenery" while driving near downtown Kansas City and knew I had to take one of my belly pics here.  I love the nature-inspired look it brings to the series of belly shots, instead of brick walls, and other painted backgrounds.

The actual location is literally just the back of a parking lot for a small office complex right across the street of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Questions of the week:

1. How big is the baby (with Avery's help)?

Some of the various "baby size calculator sites" seem to vary in this one, but The Bump (what I use the most) says this week that Baby Mila is the size of a grapefruit. Which must have translated to: "a ball to play with" for Avery! Because aside from taking care of it for a minute or two, she wasted no time sending that grapefruit flying across our porch and eventually into the yard. 

"Yep, that's how big my baby sister

"This sure makes for a great ball!"

Then she ended the photo shoot with a "Rapunzel moment"
as she admired the grass. (If you seen the movie Tangled,
it's the part where Rapunzel touches the grass for the first
time. It's Avery's favorite movie right now!)

2. What I'm eating...
Veggie burritos have been sounding really good lately. This one cracks me up because when I was pregnant with Avery, I couldn't stand veggie burritos. Beans on a burrito, yes, but veggies...no way! This time around I really like them and they make for the perfect summer dinner. 

Here's one of our favorite "Chipotle knock-off" Veggie
Burritos with sautéed peppers, and onions, homemade cilantro
lime rice, black beans, guacamole and tortilla chips.

3. Best moment of the week?  Feeling Mila's kicks and movement. This is one of my favorite things about pregnancy because it's literally proof (you can feel) of the little life growing inside of you. I love it...most of the time. Now if I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and then try to fall asleep it's pretty much a wake up call to Mila and she will start her own little dance party in my tummy.  Other times she likes to move around are when I'm eating, or about to eat, when I'm nursing Avery (wonder when Avery will feel these?) and all kinds of other little moments throughout the day. To me these movements are like my own little inside joke with her, because although they are getting stronger and easier for Brandon to feel, most of the time they are just between her and I. I can't help but think of a quote from The Office where Michael Scott says, "I love inside jokes. I'd love to be a part of one someday." One of all my all-time favorite Office quotes...too funny. So thanks for the "inside jokes" Mila, I love them already. ( :

Here's a pic of the clip:
Here's the actual clip, so you can get the full reference:

See you in two weeks for the next update!

Recently this post was linked up to "Tuesday Baby Link Up" over at the blog Every Breath I Take, as well as a number of other blogs that are listed in the link above. So hop on over and check out some other fun baby posts!

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