Saturday, November 22, 2008


It's been awhile. I'm just lazy lately.

Our anatomy scan is this coming Tuesday. Part of me feels like I can't believe I'm almost halfway done, but the other part feels like it's been forever. I'm so excited to see Little Dude again, especially knowing he has grown so much just since we saw him at 15 weeks.

I've been feeling some rolling around in there... a little here and there when I lie really still, usually at night. This morning when I was lying in bed I felt a little movement, but still nothing really big. I'm excited to feel kicks and other feelings that I'll know for sure aren't just gas.

Still no consensus on names. Thanks for all the suggestions! I like some of them a lot, but for both of us to agree will take some kind of miracle, I think. :)

I'm getting to the point where I really need maternity clothes. I've been wearing the pants for quite awhile but I've been getting away with regular shirts in bigger sizes. But now everything is too short or too tight, and it's getting more and more difficult. I can't believe how much this stuff costs! I've been checking thrift stores, but everything there is so old-fashioned... giant sweaters, flannel shirts, ugly dresses, and frumpy overalls... where are the cute, normal-looking things? Oh yeah. In the store, full-price, and beyond my budget. Dang it.

I took this picture for a friend the other day, so I figured I'd share it with you. I am still feeling mostly fat and frumpy, but it's beginning, I guess. My stomach is sticking out more than my boobs do, and if you knew me before I was pregnant, you'll know that's kind of a big deal.


Ronni said...

You look so pretty!!!!!

Cari said...

yep. Shannon.. my official diagnosis is.. you're pregnant. : )

and gorgeous as always

Anonymous said...

Wal-Mart and Target have cute maternity clothes. Probably only to the point that you'll be able to wear them through this pregnancy only. :)


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