She’s Starting to Show

Seventeen weeks.

As I predicted earlier, the process of coming to terms with the fact that my wife and I will actually be bringing a baby into this world is one that is done in phases; yes, the inevitable comparison of peeling back the layers of an onion.  With each new proof of life inside of my wife’s womb, another new sense of realization happens, often accompanied with my own eyes “watering”.

(Conveniently for me and my onion reference, this week our baby is the size of an onion.)

It’s official- my wife is starting to show.  And she’s “carrying the baby high”, which often is a clue that it’s a girl.  We took a trip to target on Memorial Day in an attempt to find some “stretchy pants”.  While she didn’t find what she was looking for, I ended up walking out of there with a 3 disc set of Hall & Oates greatest hits for $15- so it all worked out.

The Bump says:

“Baby’s skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.”

http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/blogs/2ndtrimester/pages/week-17-onion.aspx?r=0

All pictures with the “JHP” logo were taken by Joe Hendricks Photography:

Blog- www.photojoeblog.com

Website- www.joehendricks.com

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  1. by diana

    On June 4, 2010 at 1:12 am

    this post needs a belly pic of jillbean!

  2. by Christi M.

    On June 4, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Does she know the “rubberband trick?” You loop a rubber band over your jeans or pants button, fold it in half, stick it through the button hole, and loop the opposite end over the button again. It helps extend the waist just another inch or whatever you need so you can still wear your favorite jeans/pants. (It’s difficult to explain, but I bet you guys can figure it out).

  3. by nickshell1983

    On June 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Cool! Thanks for the tip. :) Never heard of it!