bump: 23 weeks

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


 People, check it out... It's a bump! A real, undeniable baby bump. I think it's safe to say that I have finally "popped." And every day it starts to feel more and more real. Yesterday I received the most beautiful parcel in the mail from one of my best friends. A bag filled with organic newborn baby goodness in the cutest sailboat print. I keep taking out piece by piece, and marvelling at the smallness.

For the most part, I'm still doing well. Though, as I mentioned in yesterday's post, my body is getting sore. Despite everything I've been doing to take care of myself, I've had persistent lower back pain for the last 3 months. I think it's time to accept that this may just be how it goes for the next few months. Nevertheless, I can't complain. Apart from that, I'm healthy and happy and I think baby is too.

And speaking of babies... have you heard about Pia Jane Bijkerk's new project? A new book in the 'Made by Hand' series, all about the beautiful baby gifts she received from around the world when she gave birth to her daughter. She's launched a crowd-funding campaign to get the book self-published, which you can check out here. I can't wait to receive my copy!

29 comments:

  1. yep, that's definitely a baby bump now :) and not just a "i ate too much lunch" bump ;) very cute x

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  2. lovely! how exciting! hope the back pain doesn't last too much longer x

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  3. Gaby that is the most gorgeous bump! Kellie xx

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  4. Yep, definitely a bump! How exciting! Hope that back pain lets up a bit for you :)

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  5. Back, when I was pregnant, I faced the same problem. In my 9th month of pregnancy I wasn't able to sit down more than 5 minutes because the pain was almost unbearable. After giving birth the pain diminished until I didn't have it at all.

    Good luck with your pregnancy.

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  6. you are so cute pregnant :) the last month i had horrible leg pain, i couldn't even walk, it was bad! but thankfully it went away a few days after giving birth. just take the opportunity to relax :)

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  7. Stunning photos. The back pain must suck, but enjoy the rest of it!

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  8. you look absolutely gorgeous!! love your baby bump!

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  9. You look absoluetly beautiful!!! I wish we could hang out together and have tea and talk about our bumps. xo

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  10. So beautiful!! You, the belly and the sunset! I hope your back feels better soon.

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  11. this is so beautiful! how exciting to be a new mom!
    kw Ladies in Navy

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  12. Yep, and that baby bump is just perfect! These images are beautiful girl, and you are glowing :)
    xo TJ

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  13. oh my! you look beautiful! and yes you can't complain about any pains or discomforts because it is totally worth it :)

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  14. You look SO gorgeous. Perfect light in these photos, as well... I want to go donate to Pia Jane now, so many of the gift-packs are really enticing! Hope you're having a wonderful week xo

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  15. Preggo belly + background sunset = stunning shots!
    I do hope the back pain gives you a little break ;)
    xoxo, The Brazilian Way of Life
    www.camilagcarneir.blogspot.com.br

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  16. You look absolutely fantastic! Hope the nasty back pain will go away soon!! Lovely pictures!
    Kristina x

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  17. a real bump!

    you're totally adorable all pregnant. I love it with those stripes too...
    when is the due date again?
    ah, so exciting!

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  18. A real, undeniable GORGEOUS baby bump! Thanks for your congratulations... congratulations to you too! ;) x

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  19. you look so cute :) glad you're enjoying the experience, despite the lower back pain. i hope that improves for you!

    xo,
    kristyn

    ps. in reference to a few posts ago--i've been in love with the name of your blog since i heard it and have wished i could steal it many times haha :)

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  20. Hooray for discovering another lovely blog! You and your bump look adorable Gaby :) Will enjoy your space with a cuppa tonight...

    Sophie xo

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  21. i adore that last picture, the light is absolutely perfect and so is your bump ;)

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  22. Beautiful, beautiful and more beautiful. Love, love, love. Did you get my email? Xx

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  23. you look so great. I love that last picture. Frame it! Nursery art!

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  24. You look gorgeous Gaby, yay, so fun to see you've popped. Sorry to hear about the back pain, but great to hear you're feeling healthy otherwise! And... the organic clothes with the sailboat print sound beyond adorable!! Happy Friday! xo

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  25. That bump of yours is beautiful, Gaby! So glad you're sharing these precious photos with us. I've had pelvic and back pain for the last few months too. I'm doing my best to stretch and not stand up for too long, but it's still pretty sore. Like you said, just have to sit this one out...
    Ronnie xo

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  26. Gaby- you look SO cute! And I love your dress!

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  27. You're such a glowing pregnant woman! And I love that dress! -Jessica L

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