Monday, November 1, 2010

16 Weeks On My Birthday

My parents were out visiting this past week from the Southeast. It was the first time I'd seen them in about a year, since they've been out of the country this past year some. So it was very lovely to spend some relaxed time together. They stayed 10 days, but they are very easy guests. They brought lots of their own stuff to do, so Pete and I could go to work as usual and they could take care of themselves.

I also celebrated my birthday last Sunday with them. We realized it was the first time we've been together for my birthday since I turned 18! For some reason the symmetry of being exactly 16 weeks pregnant on the 24th, my birthday, made me happy. I'm not into math at all, but it's hard to ignore such perfectly even numbers :).

My mom made dinner, Pete baked the lovely cake you see in the picture below, and my dad washed the dishes. Pete also gave me 3 very cute handpainted pictures from Etsy that will go in the baby's room once we can find suitable frames.

This picture makes me laugh. My mom was trying to take it with the self-timer on her camera but had lots of trouble getting it to work. So she ended up running back just in time to peep her face in, but it looks a little silly hiding back there.

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In other news, I'm posting my first belly shot where I actually look a bit pregnant below. This was taken this weekend, at 17 weeks. I know it's still not much, but there's at least a little something there!
Please ignore my crazy hair. I'd been wearing a hat in the shape of a cherry all day to go along with my ice cream sundae costume. Also ignore the huge boobs. They're humongous. I'm missing my 32Cs very, very much these days. Pete says he thinks I'll really look obviously pregnant once my belly protrudes farther than my boobs, but I think it's got a ways to go to get there.

13 comments:

Lesley (and Eric) said...

Cute! and Happy Birthday!

Funny about the belly to boob ratio-- it sort of sucks-- I only look really pregnant if I wear something like a halter top that smashes my boobs down, or a maternity top that cinches between the bust and the belly. Otherwise, they sort of keep pace in an annoying way so that I just look like one big blob!

roadtomotherhood said...

Love the little bump!!!!! Happy Birthday!

Kakunaa said...

Happy Birthday! I can't believe I look bigger than you :( or maybe that is just my perception. You look fantastic!

AmyG said...

And, hey, to geek out on numbers: 16 and 24 are both divisible by 4. I'm so glad you had such a lovely birthday!

Nico said...

You look great! And happy birthday :-) I can't believe you're 17 weeks already, it feels like it's flying by!

infertilefollies said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Adorable little belly. :)

Augusta said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had such a nice celebration with your parents and your husband. Next year on your birthday you will be a new mom.

Sweet little belly! You must be excited to be almost halfway through the pregnancy.

Oak said...

Happy birthday Ceejay! And how is it you're already 16 weeks! Wow! So much fun and you look so happy and your bump is so cute. Lucky girl!

Crossed Fingers said...

Happy Birthday!! Love your little bump! It's exciting isn't it?!

Josey said...

Happy Birthday Ceejay!

Fun to see a belly pic - you look like me right NOW (not preggo). I'm jealous. :) At least your boobs will help balance out the size/appearance of your belly and butt later on in this pregnancy. LOL. I think you look great!

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

Happy birthday and yay for looking pregnant!! I'm so glad you had a lovely day :)

myinfertilitywoes said...

Happy belated birthday and thanks for your kind comments on my blog last night! It really helped!

sienna said...

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