i'm totally pregnant!

In case you missed my post, Matt and I are expecting a baby in January! We are so excited, nervous, but overall grateful that God has chosen us to be parents. I will be posting weekly (or bi-weekly if I forget) updates so I can remember my pregnancy.

How Far Along: 17 weeks 

Gender: Waiting to find out 

Baby Size: Turnip

Total Weight Gain: 5 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Just jeans so far 

Sleep: I've had trouble sleeping for years, so this is nothing new. I get up once a night to pee.

Miss Anything: Eating meat without feeling sick after. Still have an aversion to meat and veggies.

Cravings: No

Symptoms: I was really sick for the first 16 weeks, but finally feeling better!

Belly Button/Body Changes: Very small bump that could be mistaken for a food baby

Mood: Feeling more energy and not as nauseated

Exercise: Running about once a week with Maebe

Looking Forward to: Painting the nursery this color


a man's take on abortion

I liked this article in the Daily Beast about a man's thoughts about possibly changing from pro-choice to pro-life. Especially this part:

As I’ve only realized lately, to be a man, and to declare yourself pro-choice, is to proclaim your neutrality. And, as I’ve only recently been willing to admit, even to myself, that’s another name for “wimping out.” 

You can read the full article here.


which boob is your favorite?

I thought this was really funny and interesting. It shows how the media asks female celebrities such different questions than male celebrities. They tend to ask girls more personal questions, and a lot about their looks and relationships. My favorite part is when he shows his nails. :-)


i can't stay up for concerts anymore

We went to see My Morning Jacket on Saturday, but I forgot to get pictures/video. Although we were REALLY tired, it was a great show. This was my favorite song of the night: