12 January 2009

2/3 of the Way There!!

Today marks the 6 month point in this wonderful journey we call Amanda's Pregnancy! I sincerely hope that the next 3 months go as smoothly as the first 6 have gone. Today at my prenatal yoga class, my instructor asked how everyone was doing...when she got to me, I said an enthusiastic "GREAT!" My instructor came back with a quizical, "Really?" And, I really am feeling good. My face has cleared up, the cankles are gone, and the fiber has regulated that other little problem I moaned and groaned about. Knock on wood, I am feeling fabulous! (But, please, don't tell my husband because in order to get the nightly foot rubs, I have to pretend that they are sore from carrying all this extra weight around.)

At 27 weeks, our little Nutter Butter is about the size of a head of cauliflower. She is almost 2 pounds and with her legs stretched out, she is almost 14 1/2 inches long! She is moving around quite a bit. A couple nights ago, Dave's ADD took a break and he was able to keep his hand on my belly for a good 15 minutes while we did a crossword puzzle before bed. (It wasn't the easiest crossword in the book...that's why it took 15 minutes.) He could not believe how active she was. We are still in awe everytime we see my belly pop from her movements. If it doesn't get old for us to "watch" her behind the protective barrier of my belly, I can't even imagine what it is going to be like when we are holding her in our arms!

I'm including our 6 month belly shot. Some of you may say I still look small, but I feel like it's much bigger than where I was at 5 months. It seemed to grow quite a bit right around Christmastime. I'm posting a double picture that shows me at month 5 and now 6 months together so you can see the difference.




I know last month I said that I wasn't going to put a bare belly shot up on the blog, but I thought this one was a little comical and figured I could get away with it. Maybe it's because I've been researching belly shots for our pictures we're having taken next month and almost all of them are mostly nude. This is as bare as I'm going to get....or at least until next month!

5 comments:

Lauren said...

I LOVE the belly shot! Your tummy looks SO CUTE!!! Love it!!!

Mom Cooper said...

Yep, I do believe you are now officially "showing"!!! You are still cute as a button tho. I can't wait till we can all get to meet and hold baby girl (who)?????
Oh well I guess there is still time to decide on a name. Or maybe you have and you just don't want to tell us for fear I'll say "Oh, Amanda not......". Now I am beginning to sound like grandma Miller.

Mom Cooper said...

Yikes! Too much skin for dear ole dad. Besides, I think you are wrong, that's not a peanut, it must be a pumpkin.........love dad.

Marissa and Scott said...

You are finally looking unmistakably pregnant. And you are a very cute pregnant lady. :) I can't wait to see those cute belly shots you take next month. We've never done that but I always admire those pictures of others - they're so tender and sweet. Glad to hear you're feeling so great.

Irma said...

Beautiful belly! Beautiful baby!