Full term

Last night, Bella would not get off my belly no matter how many times you kicked her.

bell on belly 4 bell on belly3

Maybe she already knows that you’re going to be best friends, just like she knew you were there before I did.

Your room is (pretty much) ready, your clothes and bedding are washed, just waiting for you.


I’m going to miss feeling you dance and move around from inside my belly, but can’t wait to dance with you around the kitchen, holding you and smelling that perfect baby smell.

Your dad is getting really excited to meet you, too. I love feeling him talk to you, and the way you nudge back in your own little conversation. Last night you had the hiccups, and we both laughed as we felt them. I also prayed that your hiccups don’t sound anything like mine… they’re a little loud and scary.

I dream about you almost every night now, and can’t believe that in a few weeks I’ll be able to look into your basinet and see the little face I’ve been thinking about for so long.

Keep growing strong and healthy, and come whenever you’re ready. We’re ready for you, and I’m so excited for your birthday. It’s going to be an experience that will change our lives, and I can’t wait for you to meet all of the people that already love you so much.

See you soon <3

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  1. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola on December 13, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Omigosh this made me tear up!! What a wonderful post– your little girl is so lucky to have such a wonderful, loving family waiting for her!!

  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on December 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Gina…any day now, any day. Bella may be onto something. Animals are so in tune, so instinctive, so 6th sense-ish. So she probably knows something is up!

    I wish you a smooth, easy, peaceful labor and birth!

  3. Lauren H on December 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Beautiful post!! Congratulations and I wish you a healthy, happy baby and easy delivery 🙂

  4. Amber L on December 13, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Definitely crying over here! I can’t wait to meet my little one too! We find out the sex (hopefully) next week!

  5. Asuma on December 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Oh your baby girl’s room is lovely!!! Good luck on everything 🙂

  6. Kristin on December 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Awww, I teared up.

  7. Stephanie @On the Road to RD on December 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    This is so heart-warming!

  8. Kristen @ Chocolate Covered Kristen on December 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    You’re always good for an afternoon cry. So excited for you! She’s going to be beautiful <3

  9. Haley @ Fit, Young, and Fabulous on December 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Congrats!! Can’t wait for the little Fitnessista Diva herself to make an appearance!! AHH!! (((:

  10. Gurminder on December 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    This made me teary, it was so sweet! So excited for you both!

  11. Laura on December 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Gina – your family posts always make me cry, but this one made my face hurt. You write beautifully, and I can feel your love for your newest family-member-to-be through your beautiful words. Congratulations (soon enough). I wish you an easy remainder to your pregnancy, and look forward to continuing to read about this journey.

  12. Jes Suazo on December 13, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    So excited & happy for you! Can’t wait to see your new addition!

  13. Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! on December 13, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    This is more adorable than words can describe. So excited for you all!

  14. Allison on December 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    loved this little post. so excited for you. i love the nursery
    we just found out that my sister (due in April) is having a little girl. i am beyond excited for them. can’t wait. babies are so amazing and exciting

  15. Haley on December 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Beautiful post…I can’t wait to “meet” the little lady whenever she decides to make her appearance 🙂

    So excited for you and the hubs…

  16. Clare @ Fitting It All In on December 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    congratulations! It must be the biggest sense of relief to know that she’s full term and can be born healthy at any minute:)

  17. Diane on December 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I’m so excited for you both!

  18. Laury @ thefitnessdish on December 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    This post gave me goosebumps! Congrats on making it to full term!!! Yey!!! So soon!!!! The nursery looks beautiful!

  19. Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness on December 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Congratulations Gina, and best of luck in the next part of this adventure. I actually first started reading right at the start of your pregnancy, and I can’t it’s been 9 months already! It went by in such a flash!

  20. Pure2raw twins on December 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    loved this post! too cute, so excited for you guys

  21. Raewyn on December 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Aww, congratulations on being full-term!! You have been such a wonderful inspiration throughout your pregnancy. You’re going to be one amazing mama and Tom an fantastic dad. 🙂 🙂

    Can’t wait to meet the little lady and finally know her name! Blessings and prayers to you, Gina!

  22. Valerie on December 13, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I def. teared up too!! Great post!

  23. Julie on December 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    So exciting! Beautiful post Gina- good luck and best wishes for a safe and easy delivery! 🙂

  24. Debbi on December 13, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I think Bella knows something!!

  25. Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats on December 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    So sweet! 🙂 This made me tear up!

  26. Julie on December 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Such a sweet post! Sending lots of love your way! xoxo

  27. Lara on December 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    This is making me emotional! Sending positive, happy, healthy vibes for your special delivery, Gina!

  28. Maryann on December 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    This post just gave me the chills… Very excited for you 🙂

  29. ermi on December 13, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Beautifully written!

  30. Michaela on December 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    oh, that made me cry.
    What a sweet post.
    I wish you from the bottom of my heart that you will have a wonderful birth experience and that everything will go well.

  31. Nicole on December 13, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Her nursery is beautiful! You are going to be a wonderful mother!

  32. Jaimie on December 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    This is so beautiful!

  33. Michelle on December 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Beautifully written post Gina! I can’t wait to read what you write about the birth and the baby when she gets here! 🙂

  34. Gia on December 14, 2011 at 12:30 am

    how beautiful. She is a lucky little lady, but I think she may already know that 😉

  35. Caroline Walberg on December 14, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Oh this made me cry~ so so sweet and wonderful. You are going to be such a wonderful mother! What a lucky baby she is going to be. It all changes so quickly so don’t ever think you are taking too many pictures or videos! You will never be able to get those days back. I can hardly wait to hear all about your delivery and how over the moon in love you are with your little miracle. It’s a love like no other. Hugs Gina!!!

  36. Ali on December 14, 2011 at 12:50 am

    So much <3

  37. Tiffany on December 14, 2011 at 12:57 am

    that is just the sweetest thing I’ve ever read! I’m so happy for you! by the way, if she makes her arrival on Sunday, her and I wil share a birthday!

  38. kyla on December 14, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Congratulations!! Any day now 😀

  39. Brett Marie on December 14, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Such an incredibly beautiful post! How cool will it be when she is old enough to read that? So sweet. Also. the nursery looks fantastic! You guys did a great job & I adore the colors. Still can’t wait to find out the name- you are so good at keeping the mystery girl!

  40. Beth on December 14, 2011 at 7:31 am

    What a lovely post. Maybe Bella is being like Momma Bird on her egg… getting baby girl warm enough so she’ll hatch! Bella can’t wait to meet her too!

    Best wishes in these last few days before you meet your baby girl!

    • Fitnessista on December 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      aww a mama bird! i love it 🙂
      she was snuggled around that thing the other night.. it was so cute 🙂
      thank you!

  41. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on December 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Aww this was SO sweet! <3 I'm so excited for you guys. 😀

  42. Laura @ My Pink Thumb on December 14, 2011 at 8:38 am

    What a beautiful post. So excited for you two!

  43. Nicole P on December 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

    That is just a beautiful letter 🙂 Your baby is going to be so lucky to have you as a mom 🙂

  44. LisaG on December 14, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Aaw so sweet. There is no feeling in the world after you give birth and they lay the baby on your stomach. You just can’t believe it. You look so healthy and I know everything will be fine.

  45. Laurie on December 14, 2011 at 10:48 am

    So, so sweet!!! You guys are going to be awesome parents!!

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  47. Allison on December 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Absolutely adorable post! So exciting 😀

  48. Kat on December 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I have CHILLS!! beautiful post, Gina. Can’t wait to see her face 🙂 xo Kat

  49. megan on December 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Aww you made this pregnant lady cry over here. Only 20 weeks along here, but can’t wait to meet my little man. I can tell how much your little lady is loved already.

  50. Mandy on December 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Exciting! I’ve been looking forward to another blogger mom to add to my daily entertainment. It’s hard work but the little ones make it all worth it. Looking forward to seeing how you make it work!

    • Fitnessista on December 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      thank you! 🙂

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