Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Thursday, April 17, 2008

23 weeks.

not that this means anything to anyone since there are no belly pictures prior to 23 weeks, but i had a request. so here you go. we are most certainly forgoing the bare belly pictures this time around. lord, have mercy, you do not want that at all. can anyone say, "stretch marks?" yeah. anyway... the most profound difference to me this time around is how much lower he seems to be. do you see all that space between my belly and my boobs? i swear ellie was waay higher. even at this stage, there was not that much space. another hint than i'm carrying lower this time is underbelly pants are a disaster. it's because there is exactly 2.5 inches of space between the bottom of my belly and the place where the crotch of my pants should sit. the cause is severe sagging of pants. and no one wants to see a pregnant girl's crack. i've found myself much more comfortable, though infinately more dorky, in maternity pants that go up above my belly. so.. yeah. 23 weeks.


Natalie said...

yay belly pics! we need to see a comparison pic b/w ellie baby belly and grayson baby belly.

Sara_Smiles said...

Beautiful! :)

As a pregnant mommy of my 2nd LOW...VERY LOW boy...may I suggest a tiny spending spree (I know that does not agree with the previously mentioned getting out of debt plan)?

Motherhood maternity (online is good, too) has a FABULOUS pant called the secret belly. It is very light-weight and (due to the high coverage) keeps those pesky crotch areas in place. I have them in shorts, dress slacks, a skirt, and jeans. COMFY.

Just a word of advice. I've tried the under-the-belly stuff, too. Only to have to spend all day picking them a gangster-type-teenager. :) Good luck!

La said...

I agree - get the pants from Motherhood. I paid $40 for them in my LAST month of being pregnant because I was so tired of being uncomfortable. I wore them out of the store and hardly took them off for a long time after that. I even wore them after Joshua was born. They were soooo worth it.

kj said...

so cute! :)

The Future Mrs. Long said...

I miss you guys! I love your belly picture! Can't wait to see you in a week!!!!!!

Michelle said...

You look so awesome!! I can't wait to see baby grayson.

Amy said...

Cutie Cutie tummy! I can't wait to see you guys and I can't wait to meet G when he joins this world. What a nice addition to our family he will be.