23.5 Week Update

I have been told that during the second trimester, I would suddenly regain some of the energy I lacked during my first trimester.

Well… I’m still waiting for that to happen…

I’m exhausted and it could be that I’m not sleeping well at night or it could be because I’m pulling extra hours at work. I work at a community college that has just started its fall session which means we have been busy. Hopefully things should start getting back to normal though. It doesn’t help that I’ll wake up in the middle of the night, my lips dry, my bladder full.

But I wouldn’t change anything for the world.

I received my first “official” baby gift. This lovely NC State (my alma mater) piggy bank from the generous couple I petsit for on occasion. I’ve already plopped it on one of the shelves in the nursery. Go Wolfpack!

I apologize for the graininess but Robb wanted to snap a quick picture of me on his cellphone after work last week when my baby bump was looking prominent. It’s funny how my bump looks so different under certain article of clothing. I’m actually wearing a maternity top for the first time today and I have to say that my bump doesn’t seem to be nearly as noticeable!

While I was away petsitting, Robb took the opportunity to finish painting our bathroom and to paint the nursery. It’s still a work in progress and this picture does the room no justice, but I am in love with the color of our nursery. We chose “May Apple” from Olympic paint which is this lovely color that works well with our idea of a more rustic/woodland theme. It would also be a great color if we had went with a beach theme as well.

Robb did such a great job while I was gone and he even arranged items on the shelves. He thinks that the color might be a bit too bright so I am going to work on finding wall accents to help tone it down a little for him.

Our Lil Bean will be here before we know it so it’s nice to feel like we have actually started on some sort of preparation!


  1. Kathleen
    August 18, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    So adorable- you and the room. Put some money in that bank – I’ve heard it is unlucky to have an empty piggy bank. Looking forward to Caleb’s (sp?) arrival.

    • emielli
      August 22, 2017 / 8:10 am

      😀 As soon as I read that I ran and put a quarter in there!

  2. Cindy Hockaday
    August 19, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Looks great as do you ?

    • emielli
      August 22, 2017 / 8:11 am

      Thank you!

  3. Debbie
    August 25, 2017 / 5:07 am

    Thank You for letting me tag along to the Doctor visit. This was so exciting!

    • emielli
      August 25, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Of course 🙂 It was fun!