Monday, April 5, 2010

It's a girl!

I have to admit, I was surprised. For some reason, I just assumed this little baby inside me had to be a boy. Maybe because even before I was pregnant, anytime Jared and I talked about a future baby, we always referred to it as a "he." But I am definitely excited about this little girl. I felt her first kicks 2 weeks ago today and they have been getting stronger and more frequent ever since. It's so exciting to feel, I can't help but smile to myself when I feel her kick.

And just a few pictures to update those interested folks (mostly my family, I'm sure) on my belly growth:

15 weeks

16 weeks - taking a walk at the park

17 weeks

Just realized I missed the 18 week picture. Coming up on 19 weeks in a couple of days. I thought I was hiding my pregnancy pretty well at work, but when I announced last week to my coworkers that I was pregnant, they all said "oh, we've known for weeks. But thanks for letting us know anyway." Apparently they would talk about it whenever I wasn't in the room and try to guess how long I was going to wait to tell them. Plus, I've had 2 bold people ask me if I was pregnant before I ever said anything about it. So I guess it's now becoming obvious and there's no more need to hide the fact that I can't button my pants. Or zip them for that matter. Bring on the stretchy panels!


  1. Yay baby bump! You are going to be such a cute pregnant lady! That baby girl of yours is going to be gorgeous as well! I'm so excited for you!

  2. That is very exciting Jen! We love baby girls!! I felt the same way with my first baby. I was sure she was a boy. Oh well. Congrats again and I echo Renae, you are a darling pregnant lady!

  3. yay! your baby bump is a lot bigger than i thought. and its good shes a girl since i already bought a pink onesie, its says "i love my auntie" or something like that. girls are much more fun to buy things for!

  4. I have a friend that swears by bella bands to make use of her non-maternity pants as long as she can. Maybe you might like them.

    You're as cute as a button.

  5. How very, very, very exciting. Congratulations, on the pregnancy, and congratulations on the girl. Having a baby is incredible! I'm so excited to follow your blog and see the baby girl when she arrives. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy.

  6. I threw away all my pregnancy pictures but you are so cute with your baby bump. I am sure the styles had something to do with it. so exciting!