Monday, December 20, 2010

25.5 Weeks

For those of you who only understand pregnancy in terms of months, this means I am about 5.5 months. I will be 6 months on New Years Eve. So I still have quite a ways to go. Here is what I am looking like these days (well this morning actually.) I guess I should note that I actually think I look much smaller in this photo than normal but then I am wearing all black and my hubby took this photo looking down at me (both seem to have a slimming effect.)

The bottom line is that my belly is out there. I feel bigger bellied than I normally am at this point. That makes me think maybe this baby is going to be a bigger baby. I feel as big as I was with Lauren at this point and she was 9 lbs. 4 ozs. So we will see if this feeling continues through the rest of this pregnancy or if it changes as this progress.

Another note about this baby. He seems rather chill. He is not a crazy active baby. Sure I feel him moving often but never with huge kicks or repeated big movements. He just shifts around and gently nudges me from time to time. I hope that is a foreshadowing of personality. I could sure use a chill baby. :) You know, the kind that hardly ever cries and loves to sleep. Lauren was like that. It was awesome.

And for our name update - we do have a name we like. But we are not so settled on it that we feel like announcing it yet. All our girls are pretty much planning on it and tell everyone that is the baby's name but Jon and I think we will may wait till the baby is born before we make it official and announce a name. We have a few back up names we also like in case one of those seems more appropriate at the time. We will see.

Anyway I thought you might like to see how the belly grows these days. It grows. And I grow with it. I am feeling much better today. So glad not to feel so sick anymore. Hopefully I can stay healthy through the rest of the holidays.

7 comments:

Cairen said...

How cute, I think that you look smaller in person than in this picture. But I love the little belly, its so cute!

Karen UK said...

With my 4th I didn't feel her for ages and my midwife said it was probably not that she wasn't moving but that she had quite a lot of room thanks to he others stretching me-so I should think there's plenty of room for your little boy -but I hope for you that he is chilled out!

karen UK said...

*the not he others

Brad, Rebecca, Jacob said...

You look great and I like the longer hair on you. Glad you're feeling better...especially in time to celebrate this special Christmas season.

Alisha said...

Congrats! You look great :) Both my boys were mild kickers in pregnancy and yes, they were both awesome babies! :) I don't blaime you for not announcing his name...I remember all the backlash on little Noble's name :) Good Luck on the rest of your pregnancy!

Anonymous said...

your beautiful.. :) and your tiny with a little baby bump. i dont blame you on the name game. i would wait as well... i hope you have a merry merry christmas. :)

CMortenson said...

stephanie, i came across your blog not long after camille passed away and would cry my eyes out reading what you wrote. i followed it for quite some time as i realized we were due to have babies around the same time. however, i have to say it's been quite some time since i last looked at your blog and now realize that we're expecting again right around the same time. i admire your faith and strength and am so happy that families are eternal. i hope you and your sweet family had a very merry christmas!
collette mortenson