Monday, June 15, 2009

17 weeks...

Yep, there's a baby in there. Here's my 17 week belly shot! :o) I was really tired in this picture. It was Sunday morning and I didn't sleep AT ALL the night before. Getting up a million times a night (to go to the bathroom) is for the birds. I think it's time for me to buy one of those body pillows, as well. I'm having a hard time getting comfy in my bed. I'm a stomach sleeper and it's getting difficult to sleep on the belly.


One of the things that I love about pregnancy...my hair and nails are growing fast and are so healthy! I love it. I've been wanting to grow my hair back out and at this rate, it will be down to my waist by November. (I so don't want my hair to my waist - LOL)

My back and tailbone have been hurting. I've allowed myself to start taking baths. I was worried about taking them at the very beginning, but some days the back pain is really bad and a hot bath seems to help. That sounded funny...I'm taking baths again. Just for the record, I never stopped taking showers! ha!

Alex and I have a big decision to make and are praying for God's leading. I won't share just yet...but you could be in prayer that we will know exactly what He wants for us in this situation.

It's the start of a new week!! I've already decided - it's going to be a good one. :)

Love you guys,

21 comments:

becca said...

I'm a belly sleeper too. I prop my right knee up on a pillow and kinda sleep on my side, but tipped toward my tummy.
I go right back to my tummy as soon as I am able (but after baby its the boobs that prevent it ;)
And I'll be praying for y'all.

becca said...

oh yeah... and I *think* the thing with baths is to just not get overheated... don't raise your body temperature. I still take baths. It helps to not fill it up ALL the way so that your back is in but not all your belly. Don't get as hot if not fully submerged.

bb and mtb said...

You look gorgeous!

G & H said...

You look amazing! So happy to hear things are moving along and praying for you about the big decision coming up!

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

Your picture looks very much like the one in your header. Super cute!

Don't worry about the baths. They say that you shouldn't be in a bath with the water over 100 degrees, but if you think about a hot tub being about 107, a bath at home should be pretty safe. Basically, just be aware of your own body temperature. If you start getting overheated and sweating, you should either turn down the temperature (add colder water) or get out. Sleeping is something you'll have to continually get used to as your body changes. I used to sleep on my belly more often (as well as in every other position). When I couldn't do that anymore, side sleeping became a second alternative. My hips now get really sore if I don't switch sides often enough. One side also presses on something internally that makes me burp a lot! So, I find I'm usually most comfortable on my back, but I try to prop myself up really high so that I'm not lying flat. It helps with heartburn too. The only problem is that when I turn over on my side, my neck is now kinked up! Like I said, it's a process!!!

So, 17 weeks... how much longer until you find out the gender? Are you telling everyone? And if so, will you also admit names?

Shannon said...

You look so great! I love it when you post pictures.

I'll be praying for you and Alex!

Sara and John William's Mom said...

poor Jill, sorry to tell you that the back pains do not get better! and i feel for you about not being able to sleep on your stomach, i think i got bruises on my sides from sleeping for several months on each side... they say the left side is the one you supposed to sleep on when pregnant but i switched back and forth to both! the body pillow was hard to use at first(there is no room for it in our queen bed!) but then i got it a little flat from using it and it was better. also something that helped me with back issues was to put an egg crate foam under the sheets and it felt very nice. Pregnancies can be very unconfortable for many of us but is all worth it, the final result: precious!

twondra said...

Even if you're tired, you still look cute. :)

I'll be praying for ya!

Cheryl said...

You look so precious! And you are right your hair is growing and it looks great! Wishing you a wonderful week!

Alice said...

You are adorable!!!

I am a tummy sleeper too. I used two regular pillows (one to hug while lying on my side and one between my knees). At the end of my pregnancies I would also put the edge of another pillow under my side that I was sleeping on so the rest of the pillow could help support my back.

Praying for you and Alex!

Lacy said...

You look so great Jill!! Hoping you can start getting so more sleep, and that baths help ease your back pain! Praying for you!!

kristin fulghum said...

congrats on the baby! you look absolutely great and so happy.

thanks for visiting my blog!

PJ said...

SOOO cute! Thanks for posting a belly shot!

You'll be in my thoughts. I hope it's a fantastic week for you. :)

The Patterson's said...

You look great, Jill!! I sleep on my stomach, too! This could get interesting.

Heather said...

OH!! You look so darling!! LOVE that baby bump!!! You really do look great! I took baths throughout both of my pregnancies...except at the very end when I couldn't climb out of the tub!!! :)
I had back pain with AK, too, and the hot baths helped. I also laid on a heating pad in my bed before I went to sleep. (After a while you aren't supposed to lay on your back so I just kinda laid on it on my side or placed the heating pad on my back as I laid on my side)
I am praying for you and your miracle baby!

Joy said...

Oh I can't sleep either- ugh! So I definitely sympathize.

Your bump is SO cute!

Rhonda Rae said...

You know gurl Im so glad to see u growin and glowin. You know I hurt for you so bad when I first met you guys and I was preg with davis. Im so glad this time I can watch you grow with that sweet lil baby. I can not wait to start shoppin for ur shower lol. And i know what you mean about tailbone pain Im prayin yours nvr gets as bad as mine. I have points where to walk it like bein ran over. Hot baths are gr8 for that and so is swimin.

Joannah said...

You look beautiful!

Mel said...

You look SO beautiful!! Your hair looks great indeed. Funny, my hair was kind limp and lifeless during pregnancy and I didn't notice much in the way of growing faster but after L was born? It has grown like wildfire and is SO STRONG and healthy. So many people say you lose your hair post partum, but has not happened to me one bit!

Charnè said...

you look beautiful in that picture!

Faith said...

You look absolutely beautiful!! I cannot believe you are already 17 weeks...my, it's flying by!