December 10, 2007

1/4 of the way there!

10 weeks down, only 30 to go! Honestly, I have not even felt pregnant other than the nausea and the need for a nap every afternoon.

I'm hesitant to even say this, but most of the time I don't even think about being pregnant unless someone asks me how I'm feeling. I'm just really distracted with Asher as he is all over the place and still constantly changing and learning new things. (I have soooooo MANY videos that I need to post of him signing, walking with the walker, and doing his "favorite" trick.)

In the last two weeks I've gotten to see a sonogram of our newest baby twice. Even though I've been through all this before--(a year ago I was 8 months preggo) it was incredible! To see the tiny heartbeat, and with my most recent sono, the arms and legs moving around is mind blowing. I looked at the screen and then looked up at Asher, as I marveled about the gift of life and our Creator. It's incredible to me that we will have another one of these most precious gifts to lay eyes on at the beginning of July.

What a privilege.

What a joy.

How blessed we are!

I've decided that I am going to be better about documenting my growing belly this time around. And be proud of it! Every 5 weeks I will take a new belly pic so that we can really see the progress.

Here is my pic from 5 weeks pregnant...I had just found out!

And here is from today...a whole 10 weeks.

Though it doesn't look like it's changed much, my pants are getting tighter around the waist! It really does happen so much quicker the second time around! I am sure that in another 5 weeks I will not disappoint you with some growth (though, that may just be due to the holidays and a few birthday cakes!)


The Duty's said...

Yay! I'm so excited for your little jellybean! Almost into the second trimester, too! Things go much quicker with your second...I can certainly attest to that!

The Kramer Family said...

We love you guys and can't wait to meet another precious Apel! I know exactly what you mean about being preoccupied the second time around that you hardly even think about being pregnant! It does go by so fast when you have a little one to chase around.

Love you tons!

The Houstons said...

oh I am so proud Kirby! Way to be proud of yer belly:) We love you!

Anonymous said...

Yay for sweet belly pics! and HOLY COW your belly is stinking amazing! I'm really surprised that I haven't seen it already but it's smokin hot! Who would have believed you were 9 months pregnant only 10.5 months ago!? You inspire me!

We love that sweet baby #2 growing inside you just as much as we love our Asher Boy! Can't wait to meet him..or her, I guess. :)

melody said...

So exciting!

The Currie Family said...

Pish Posh I don't even believe you are pregnant!! You look like the skinniest thing ever. I do hope you will be better this time around at updating your belly pics. I just LOVE the baby belly and am looking forward to watching it grow!

love you!

Cate said...

well everyone is right...if i didn't know it was true, i would have no idea that there is a tiny precious life inside that little belly of yours!

oh, i am SO excited for #2...!!!!!

yes, take lots of pics for those of us who live out of state:)

the soon to be skinny sister said...

well, i was just on the VS website, and i'm pretty sure you could stand in for one of their models.

(is it true some models have their woman parts removed, so their stomachs will be flatter, or is that a vicious model rumor?)

come back with some belly shots when you've got something *real* to show.

Charlie, Kirby, and Asher said...

oh my gosh! you are ridiculous...all of you silly girls! you, especially, though with the "soon to be skinny sister"...please! by the time ave and I have REAL bellies you'll be on your way to getting one since I'm betting that you'll be pregnant, too, by the time this baby is here!

soon 2 B skinny sis said...

no way, jose!

The Vann's said...

That is so exciting. We are so happy for you two on your number two :) I love your house by the way too. The kitchen looks AMAZING!!


Jessica, Jeff and Logan said...

oh seriously... you are so mini! you look fabulous for having a little one at home and another little one in there! keep the updates coming... I love those baby bellies (on everyone but myself, that is!)

by the way, how come OUR page isn't listed as one of your "favorite sites" ??? how rude!


John and Sarah said...

Kirby!!!!! Congratulations! I am so happy for you! This is so exciting. If you ever want a 3d sonogram come down to Dallas and Ill get you one. I would love to see you! Im so happy for you! Love you! ~ Sarah Herrington

John and Sarah said...

Oh and really I would kill to have your stomach. If thats what it looks like to be 10 weeks pregnant, sign me up. I would prob lose 20lbs :) You look amazing!