Sunday, July 30, 2006

About my belly part two.

I seriously feel like I'm going to explode. I can totally feel my belly S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G today. The following picture isn't all that great, but unlike last time I took a photo of my belly, I didn't want to try 17 times to get one perfect! You can't tell that my belly is super huge because of the way my shirt is hanging in the back, but just take note of how much further my belly is sticking out from my br3asts!
One of my sides hurts. It seriously feels like my skin is being pulled in several directions.

And since we're on this topic, I should take the time to update about my pregnancy.

I'm at approx 17 weeks (The counter up top is about 2-3 days behind, I think). I am freekin' HUGE for 17 weeks!

I heard the heart beat for the first time this past Wednesday. The baby also kicked while I was listening.

The midwife says I'm not big enough to be carrying twins, which I was REALLY hoping for! (more kids, less pregnancies!)

I've been feeling the baby move for a little over a week now.

I have an ultrasound scheduled for late August, at 20 weeks aprox. The first ultrasound is usually scheduled anywhere from the 18 week onwards, but because I told my midwife I want to find out the sex this time, she scheduled it further along to increase the chance of being able to tell.

I haven't been sick at all for quite a while, but I've been getting pretty bad headaches and the odd dizzy spell. And I'm really lazy!

And on that note, I have dishes to do, and a bed to crawl into!

Oh, and a couple of you have taken the time to mention or notice a lack of stretch marks. Well, I haven't got any this pregnancy yet, but there are lots from my last pregnancy. There are only a few around my belly button, and most of them are quite faded. I got all the bad ones on my back, butt and thighs! I probably won't ever wear a bikini bottom again. It's shorts for me all the way! So, if that makes you feel any better, than good.. and if you really want to see a picture of me in all my stretch mark glory, then too bad!


andrea said...

I'm so glad you're going to find out the sex of the baby. I did, too, with my second -- but wanted to be surprised with my first. It wasn't much of a surprise, though -- I knew I'd have only boys. If I kept having babies they'd only be boys. I could have had 12 boys by now! :)

PS I only got stretch marks in my first pregnancy so you might get lucky. I got really lucky -- only a few on my hips.

Cherrypie said...

Palmers Cocoa Butter works wonders. I didn't get any stretch marks. Since then a few have threatened to develop, which I have combatted by eating ever increasing portions and steradily putting on weight to avoid them appearing puckered.

Kim said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. Since I have not had any kids I have no advice, umm, well, my sister did use cocoa butter on her stretch marks and said that it really kept them at bay.

I know all my kids advice is from my sister and her kids:o)

Erin said...


That'd be so cool.

CeCe said...

I've been using a mango butter with some cocoa and shea butter in it. It's really nice!

And yeah, twins would be cool, but it ain't gonna happen, I don't think.

debambam said...

I love belly pics, they are just the best. One thing I wanted to do was get one of those glam shots done while I was pregnant...never got around to it time DEFINATELY

Shana said...

I run a website, Babes in Blogland, that lists ttc, expecting, and new-parent bloggers to help us all find one another. I've added your site to the blogroll. If you need me to correct any information or if you would like for me to remove the link, please let me know.

Thank you and congratulations.