Saturday, February 6, 2010

Update

I feel kind of funny doing this and actually swore that I wouldn't. I guess I don't necessarily think it's weird when other people post pictures of their growing bellies, It's just not my style though. But Dennen says that I have to post at least two pictures of my belly, a half way and almost ready to pop picture.

So here's picture #1 of our little growing boy at 23 weeks.


I've been feeling great and have had the energy to exercise most days of the week (which is more than some women can say). I am very lucky that I don't feel crummy like some of my friends who are/were pregnant.

It is really neat to feel the little guy wiggling around. I felt him start moving at around 16 weeks and Dennen could feel him at 17 weeks. It sure is amazing that such a complex being can develop inside of me. I feel a great deal of responsibility and am so grateful that I have this opportunity that some women will never have.

The weirdest thing that has happened to me since being pregnant (don't worry it's not gross) is that I got a strange non-itchy, non-contagious rash on my legs and arms when I was about 5 weeks along, and it hasn't gone away. You may be able to see some of it on my arm. I went to a dermatologist and he said it was due to a viral infection and that it would go away in about 12 weeks. He said that in October. The rash starts to look better and then it flares up again, ugh. Here's hoping that it will go away after I'm done being pregnant.

13 comments:

Dennen and Hilary Frazier said...

Mmmm... That is one foxy pregnant lady if I may say so myself.

THE KYNASTONS said...

You have the tiniest 23 week belly I've EVER seen! You look great Hil, and good job for exercising still. I tried to exercise throughout my whole pregnancy and I think it made the recovery WAY easier. That's exciting you're over halfway!

katie said...

You do look super tiny. And congratulations, by the way! Hope that rash goes away. Pregnancy can do some weird things to your body.

MSmith said...

Jr. Frazier smiled at his grandma in that photo :)

Trey said...

Michelle got the same rash, but she wasn't pregnant at the time. it does eventually go away...but it takes forever

Kali said...

Holy cow Hils! You look great and I have to say I'm a bit jealous! Are you sure you are eating enough! I looked like that at 8 weeks!

Dennen and Hilary Frazier said...

Yeah, Dennen can attest that I'm eating plenty. It's probably not a good thing that I don't look bigger now... It only means that I am going to get huge! Just wait for the about to pop picture.

marissa said...

Hils you look great!! I can't wait to see the ready to pop picture, you will still be so tiny. by the way im a little jealous that you can exercise, I wish I could do anything, I walk to the bathroom and I get a contraction ugh. I never thought I would miss exercising so much.
ps. are you going to be around March 13, cause my mom is going to throw me a shower?

Kelly said...

Hils! I always knew you'd be the cutest pregnant lady! If you can exercise I'm sure you won't get too big. I'm jealous. I wish I could've exercise.

Maggie said...

You look and sound like you're doing great! I can't say I wish I could have exercized. That just never really happened for me and I was totally OK with it. Can't wait to see you soon (hopefully)!

Rachael said...

I don't really think that qualifies as a "belly," but ok! I am so glad to hear you are doing so well. Any names for this little guy yet?

Kristen and Jarom and Jerry said...

Congratulations on your little guy. I hope you have lots of fun with him. I am jealous of your tiny belly, I was huge at 23 weeks.

Zack and Callie said...

You are so tiny and cute! I'm glad you've been feeling so good! During my pregnany I got red blotches on my skin. They weren't raised like a rash though and they didn't itch or anything. They're gone now so I think yours will probably do the same. Good luck!