17 weeks and 2 lbs. later...the new me! Do you see my belly button sticking out in all its glory? It popped right away and I joke that the state of my belly button is how I know I am pregnant. Popped = positive pregnancy test. Not popped = negative pregnancy test. I've "shown" from about 8 weeks and have been almost this round from the beginning! Great picture from Luke, too!
My boys have been SO excited and are constantly touching my belly hoping to feel the baby move. The other day, during our family read-aloud time, the boys were surrounding me on the couch with my shirt lifted to reveal my belly. Gentle touches, sweet hellos and introductions of each of brother turned into a bit of the reality to come for our baby...poking, "monster" voices and tickling. I think we are going to need lots of reminders about how we treat our baby when he/she arrives. But I also think our baby is going to be the most loved and cherished baby sibling of all time.