Sunday, November 11, 2007

17 weeks

I am 17 weeks now, that is only 3 weeks away from being half-way there! These 2 pictures are actually on the same day, I just show more in the afternoon and evening than in the morning, isn't that funny!

I feel like between the 16th and 17th week is when I finally started to show a little bit. It's that kind of belly showing that feels and looks more like I have gained awkward fat. I know you are all thinking, "no way Jenni it doesn't look like fat, it just looks like a cute belly." Well, for anyone who has ever been pregnant or is currently pregnant they know exactly what I am talking about. It's the, you look fat more than you look pregnant stage, where people who know you know you are pregnant, but to strangers you look like you have weird belly fat. I just want the belly that identifies I am pregnant.

I have had a few people tell me, "Oh Jenni it finally looks like you are gaining weight." I am never sure how to take that comment, I mean I definitely want to gain weight, but that is normally not a compliment. No, I am not in maternity clothes yet, although my books say that I should definitely be by now. I have felt the baby a few times, it feels like tiny gas bubbles, its nothing like ordinary gas. I am also feeling MUCH better (thank you Jesus). I thought I might be one of the unlucky women burdened with being sick all 9 months, but it has passed for the most part.

Brett puts his hand on my belly and prayers for "little baby" at night (that is what we call the baby). He has also scolded the baby a few times for making mommy sick. I like to rub my hand around my stomach and remind "little baby" of how much I already love her/him. Can't wait until December when we find out what "little baby" is!


  1. you finally look pregnant! i'm so excited! and no, it does not look like a fat belly, you are too tiny for that to be possible. you like you are having a baby and you are almost half-way there. its so nice that right now longer shirts are in style so you can get away with not wearing maternity clothes yet. however, the pants thing will come soon where you can't button your pants anymore. i did the rubberband trick for a little while. hey...did you get our little baby gift in the mail? i hope so! love you and can't wait to see you next week!

  2. Yes! Belly pics finally! Of course you are absolutely adorable, and I'm sure that when people say you've gained weight, they're only referring to your belly. Things should only get more exciting from here on out with feeling the baby move, finding out its sex and everything. I can't wait to hear more!

  3. yay!! so fun! i totally know how you feel... i think i finally have passed that stage.. maybe :) i'm so so excited to find out what you guys are having! i love being pregnant with you my friend...

  4. you are so cute. can't wait to find out what you are having! and then i can't wait to meet little baby!

  5. I am soooooo excited for you. You look very beautiful Prego


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