Thursday, February 19, 2009

17 weeks

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!!! :)

13 comments:

Courtney said...

ahhh!! you look adorable and GREAT!!! i didn't have to cut back til 24 weeks...but i had to stop running at 29 weeks. since he felt like he was going to fall out. jenny is STILL running though! enjoy it while you can!

Jen said...

Well, I think I'm all caught up on your latest posts. I bet Florida was wonderful - literrally a breath of fresh, warm air! It is so special that you could all be there for her baby shower - Callie too!

I love all those Beth Moore nuggets - it never ceases to amaze me how you can learn something new from a Scripture you've heard all your life.

17 weeks and still in regular jeans is quite a feat! Can't wait for the ultrasound to find out if it's Ben or Beautus!

The Stein Family said...

You look great! I can't believe you're still running, just the thought of all that bouncing around makes me sick! Where do kids come up with these names? Josiah is too funny!

Jenn said...

Yay! Belly pic!! You look fab! )

Erica said...

Well you know I love the name BEN!!!!! Katy, you look great. And, I love to hear someone else rave about being prego. Because I truly would be pregnant all the time, if it only involved being pregnant :) haha Anyway, I am voting for BEN!

Tiffany said...

Katy you look awesome.....you always do though anyway. Keep the pics coming!!!

Andrea said...

You look great! Can't wait to hear what you are having!

Judy said...

You look FABULOUS!! And I'm so glad you're going to find out if it's a boy or girl! I can't stand to wait :)

Heather J said...

You look soo cute!!!

Laurel Conrod said...

You look great Katy! Boy names were the hardest for us to come up with. I can't believe you guys are moving and having a baby...so much stress! We will be praying for you through these next months.

dandsratz said...

Cute, Cute, Cute mama!! Katy...I wore my 'regular'jeans until almost the upper 20's....open the jipper and use a rubber band around the button...it works GREAT!!! And then you can keep telling people you are in your regular jeans!! (You should know this 'old' secret by your 4th pregnancy!!! :) )

Jayne said...

When you decide to wait until later on to tell everyone it cuts into your pregnancy celebration, but I am no critic I am all for the silent period!

Loved to hear and see all the pics from your girls weekend away! Kelli looks amazing for getting ready to have that baby! What a special time for them!

anthonyandbeth said...

you look GREAT!!! amazing! can't wait to see you in March! can't wait to know whether there is a boy baby or girl baby growing in there too! :) love Josiah's names...he is so cute!