So you here you have it. The long-awaited, much-anticipated, first belly picture. Sigh. It was a very long day (well, they all are I suppose), so this is what you get. But I was 17 weeks along. At least still in "regular" clothes, although I have worn some maternity stuff on a couple days. My jeans are still okay, although getting tighter in the waist - especially at the end of the day. My shirts are getting a bit ridiculous - they are getting shorter and shorter as my belly is pushing them out. But feeling pretty good. Not too sick on most days, and tired (but who isn't?). It's sort of hard to believe that it's almost halfway over. It makes me sad. You all know how much I LOVE being pregnant, so to think that I'm this far along makes me a bit sad. I think I've felt the baby move once or twice, but nothing concrete yet. My ultrasound is in 2 weeks, and YES we always find out. We'll tell everyone except for those precious friends of mine that don't ever find out and drive ME crazy!!! :) (Just kidding girls - you KNOW I love you!!) I'm still running 15-20 miles a week, although I'm getting slower (by the day it feels like), and it makes it hard when you have to go to the bathroom all the time! Still running though - haven't had to start taking walk breaks yet, although I'm sure that's not far off. The last two days I felt like I was consciously aware of my stomach the whole time - either because I probably look ridiculous, or I'm just feeling the weight of it. Sad either way! No crazy cravings, although anything with red sauce (spaghetti, lasagna, etc) is always guaranteed to taste good to me. Chicken stuff sometimes can go either way - I think mostly because that time of night, the handling of raw chicken can put me over the edge with my nausea. We still are clueless with names again...a few in the discussions, but we're pretty undecided. Josiah has voted for "ben" if it's a boy, and "beautus" if it's a girl - because it sounds like beautiful, he said. Sweet boy. Callie has just learned to say "Noah" this week (there is a Noah in her biblestudy class on Weds.), so maybe that's what we should name our baby! :) Just kidding. It will come to us I'm sure.
So there you have it - my prego update!!! :)