17 weeks

Here I am...17 weeks.The stripes help demonstrate just how big my belly is. I'm up 1lb from pre-pregnancy weight, though I lost 2 at the get go and just this past week gained both those back and added another pound. I think I'm looking pretty big, so I'm convinced that I've just traded in muscle for baby weight.

After church we went shopping today...it was our first time looking at anything baby related. :) We checked out cribs and gliders and found an oh so cool stroller (uppababy vista). It's really cute and seems very functional - Pete inspected every little piece of the stroller, evaluating all features and making sure it was well engineered... Lots of great features and it comes with the bassinet.

Then we headed to good ol' Westfield shopping center so I could finally go to a maternity store to try on some prego jeans. I was able to find 2 pairs of pants...though the black jeans I bought have a flair like no other...I'm hoping I can muster up the strength to use the sewing maching to make them a bit more fitted. Then we headed to forever21 (thanks for that tip Jenny!). We were rushing to get out of there so we'd make it to bible study...but I did pick up this blue jacket that has room for a belly to stick out from under. I thought it was pretty cute. In the pic below I'm wearing the new black jeans and the jacket...sorry, you don't get to see the leg flare. You can't even see my feet...that's how big the flare is. Hope I can sew em up without ruining them....they happened to be the most expensive jean (of course) I could possibly find at Motherhood Maternity ($45 - compared to the $20 jeans throughout).

All in all, it was a good day. Pete had hoped for a relaxing day at home...but with church and shopping...the day just slipped away from the lazy side of things. He's playing some xbox now...so I suppose he's pretty content.