Wednesday, September 24, 2008

15 weeks!

Yesterday was the 15-week mark... it really does seem like these weeks are flying by! I hope it means that in what feels like no time at all it will be 20 weeks and time for that all-important ultrasound! I am seriously SO excited to find out if this little one is a boy or a girl. I'm not gonna lie... I'm a little impatient. :)

I hardly dare to write this (after all, I wrote my autumn post and then it was a ridiculous 96 degrees today!!), but I think some of my energy has returned. Yes, I still wake up tired most mornings, and I could still easily nap at almost any given time, and I still find myself falling asleep on the couch by a certain time each evening... but at least I don't feel the same sort of mind-numbing dysfunctional exhaustion as before. And for that, I am VERY grateful, and I mean to make the most of whatever energy God chooses to send my way! I'm still getting nauseated pretty regularly, and I even threw up this morning (so weird, since I'm not usually a puker), but I'm hopeful that will be gone soon too. And until it is, I'll just keep eating constantly, since it seems to help. Might as well pack on some more pounds. :)

It's odd, but it still seems a little unreal that we are actually going to have a baby. I don't think I've quite grasped that fact yet and let it really sink in. But, yesterday, for the first time, I am almost SURE that I felt the baby kick. I've had flutterings before, but I've never been able to tell for sure if it was Baby or not. Yesterday's movement felt much more definite, much more baby-ish. I've been looking forward so much to getting to feel the baby kick and move. It will really help to bring some sweet reality to the fact that another little one is getting ready to join our family.

Without any further blabbing from me, here are the 15-week belly shots:


Maybe one of these days you'll get to see a picture of me where my hair is ACTUALLY done. I promise, some days I really don't just pull it back...

One other really cool thing about how fast the time is flying by is that it means other babies are about to make their appearances! Lisa may very well be in labor as I write, and little Jillian will be here VERY soon... who knows! And my dear friend Stacie will be welcoming her Lucy in LESS than a week!! Oh, I am SO excited to meet these new little girls (as well as the other little girls who are just a bit further down the road), and pray all the best for their sweet mamas as the time draws near.

16 comments:

Band of Brothers said...

you look fantastic. EAT UP! Seriously!

So cool that you felt the baby move. That was always my most favorite thing in the whole world. There is just nothing else on earth like it. I remember driving in my car alone sometimes. And I would feel the baby kick. And I was say "It's just you and me kid". Such a wonderful feeling. Cant' wait til your ultrasound. I know that you will be the perfect family for whatever God gives you!

Mrs. Priss said...

Oh yay! You're starting to pop! I can't wait to find out what you are having!

I didn't even realize how many of us are having girls until you wrote that, wow!

Jeremy said...

Wait, you're PREGNANT?!?! When were you gonna tell ME?

:oP

J/K

Love me. <3

Kourtni said...

You look amazing! I can't believe you're already 15 weeks! That went by so quickly. I'm glad you got to feel the baby moving!!! That's probably my favorite part of pregnancy. You threw up???? OH- I'm so sorry. I can totally relate... I STILL get sick about once or twice a week. Oh well. Can't wait to find out if you're going to need PINK or BLUE!!

Jerusha Abigail said...

i am SO incredibly anxious to find out if i get another niece or nephew. seriously. either way though i'm gonna love this baby. you're such a cute pregnant thing.

jennym said...

I feel the same way. It does not seem possible that this pregnancy is more than half over and there will be a real, warm, cuddly, noisy, life-altering baby here soon :-) Congratulations again - you look adorable!

Misty said...

seriously: you look FANTASTIC!!!! This is such an exciting time! :)

Cheeziemommie said...

awww LOVE that lil fluttering feeling! And I love your top!

lorieloo said...

yes yes, eat to your hearts content!=) when else do you get to get away with it=)

I CAN'T WAIT EITHER......


but all these babies are doing NOTHING for my baby fever.... ack! I'm crazy....

sohobutterfly said...

Oooooh! Not one, but TWO belly pics. I'm in heaven! You are looking beautiful, and your hair looks great too!

Megan said...

You really do look amazing Talia! Your hair back is a good look for you, too! You're one that doesn't gain any weight but the belly huh? I suppose you don't have to answer that, that's an awkward question lol. I'm so SOOOO sorry you've been nauseated.

Steph Corwin said...

And I got to touch the belly!!!

:) I <3 Bertie.

Sunny said...

You always look cute but I especially love the pregnant glow! You're getting close to ultrasound time. I am really excited to hear what you're having. Your family is going to be so blessed either way! :)

Lydia said...

you're adorable!! And i love that even steph is calling him bertie! I wish I could touch your belly and talk to it!

sarah marie p said...

Awww!! Congrats for 15 weeks! And for feeling baby Bertie kick! You look so adorable! And your hair looks cute up! You're soooo the cute! :) xoxo

*CPA* Su said...

You are so cute...it's no wonder where your kids get it! Congrats...and yes, I'm with the crowd, I can't wait to know what kind of little cutie patootie you are carrying!!