Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My oh my...

how time flies... (yes I am standing in a bathroom to take this picture but the lighting was lovely!)

(me at 17 weeks)

I am sure some of you may remember my paranoia about gaining weight whilst pregnant... I loved all of the advice that was given by you experienced mothers and I am honestly trying to figure out what works best for me and my body... I would be lying if I said that I have never had a "near" break-down when trying to find something to wear to church (luckily I decided to do it on saturday night or it may have turned into a full-on breakdown), I am also guilty of browsing parenting websites to compare pictures of other women's bellies that are as far along as I am, and there are days where I look in the mirror and I think that my face looks a little on the full side and I don't feel pretty.. but all those moments and feelings are fleeting and quickly replaced by overwhelming happiness and elation at being able to experience motherhood and all that accompanies it....

The other night (around 3:30am) I was tossing and turning trying to stay asleep and just hoping, hoping, hoping that my full and somewhat painful bladder would somehow disappear if I could just get in the right position when all of a sudden upon turning on my side I felt what I thought was bugs crawling on me, as I aroused myself from my sleepy state of being- I realized that the sensation wasn't on the outside of my belly but inside and those "bugs" just happened to be my baby wide awake (I think we may have a night owl on our hands!) and moving around. As I sat there for a little while, enjoying the feeling of life inside me, it was emotional to say the least and made me realize that it's all worth it- all of it!!

7 comments:

Jessie said...

You look great! You don't even look pregnant!

And you are absolutely right, it is ALL worth it!

Reeder family said...

you look amazing, and your almost half way done. It's so amazing that our bodies go though such a wonderful change and experience. I'm telling you one day you will look back and say wow that was fast and your little angle will already be here. enjoy the bond now because you will miss being pregnant.

chrissij said...

You look so good!! You are barely showing if it all! It's so fun when you start to feel them move it really starts to become more "real" knowing there is a baby growing inside you.

Meg Fee said...

beautiful, so so beautiful!! oh i can't wait until im pregnant--how gloriously exciting. you lucky gal, i'm living vicariously through you!

Wade and Taryn said...

That is so exciting!! I wsish I could have felt Weston move that early!! It is so exciting!!

Mariel said...

I had a hard time with my first pregnancy watching my body change and never change back! I was sad a lot and I must say...if it's any comfort at all...it gets easier. After you start putting so much effort into raising your child, your perception of your body still matters but seems a little less important.

Mariel said...

and Congrats again!