Thursday, August 21, 2008

details

thanks for all the conrats you guys! so i'm 17 weeks along and i have an ultrasound scheduled for this wednesday the 27th. hopefully we'll have a cooperative babe that day so we can find out the gender. we are hoping for a girl, but we're pretty partial to darling, little boys... so, of course, we'll be elated either way. my due date is january 28. kadin's birthday is january 21 so they'll be almost exactly 3 years apart.

as for the half marathon i ran.... i was 5 1/2 weeks along at that point and it was the weekend before i started getting tired, sick, nauseous, etc. if i ran it a week later, it wouldn't have gone so well. :) i'm running another half marathon this weekend and i assure you that it will probably take me a good 15 minutes longer to finish this one. but i'm grateful that i've been able to continue running and push through my yucky, sick weeks... i have my running buddies to thank for that. running has helped me to feel better, though. on the days that i didn't get a run in, i felt MUCH more pukey. but i'm feeling pretty good now. YES!

i never took pictures of myself pregnant with my first two babies, so i decided that i'm going to take a picture of my budding belly every month this time around. here's 4 months along:

19 comments:

Julia said...

you are an inspiration whitney! i hope to be able to run that far into pregnancies as well. WAY TO GO!! you look great.

Kadi said...

You look fabulous as always. I hope you keep feeling better...though just being pregnant doesn't feel great, but hopefully better than before. I can't wait until next Wednesday!

Nate, Morgan, Asher and Sayer said...

can't WAIT to find out what the little nugget is. this will probably be the one and only race that i will finish before you on... hehe!! at least, if i don't, i will feel VERY sorry for myself! glad you're feeling better, you look seriously FAB (not flab!!;) and can't wait to see ya tomorrow!

Becki Becki Bo Becki said...

congrats! that's great. good luck with the race--i can't imagine running that pregnant.

Melanie and Will said...

First off....CONGRATS! We had no idea! You and Morgan sure can pull off not telling anyone so good! You're thinner 4 months along than I was BEFORE I was ever pregnant!!!!! Gosh, I seem ridiculously huge now!!! Of course I only have one more month left, but I'm quite sure you probably don't get quite as large as this mama! YOu look great!!! I'm crossing my fingers for a girly girl....blowing girl dust your way!!!!

Molly said...

You are amazing for running through everything. My inspiration! Congrats!

the Allers said...

HOORAY! We're very excited for you. And part of me hates you for your cute preggieness. Keep the updates a'comin'....

The Pagets in Florida said...

Congrats! Our third is a boy, due Dec 29. We won't be going anywhere for Christmas or New Years! Anyway, great job running and good luck with the pregnancy!

Jennifer said...

Aaahhh!!! Congratulations! We are thrilled for you and can't wait to see another darling baby Shafer.

jenny mark and gracie said...

you look precious! what a lucky little baby to come into your family. i'm so impressed with your mad running skills! -Jenny

janaya said...

look at you and your cute little pregnant self. :) miss you mucho.

Michal Thompson said...

Hurray!!! You look 10 times better than I did at 4 months. People are already asking my if I am due soon by then. You are a lucky woman. I don't even look that good right now!! Sad but true. Way to go on all the races, so much fun!

Kevin and Celeste Christiansen said...

Holy Cow Whit, you are amazing. And you look absolutely fabulous. Congrats on number 3!

heather said...

Yay! We are so excited for you!! You're gorgeous as ever!! Can't wait to hear the news from your ultrasound!

joshandemily said...

It was great to see you guys over the weekend! We've been missing you. Your boys are so cute! If they're not both spoken for, we'd love Lydie to marry one of them.

Lisa said...

Way to be the most fit pregnant woman ever! You look amazing! Congrats on the pregnancy and the 1/2 marathons!

James & Angela said...

That's exciting news. we've been having fun with the growing belly pictures too. Except we've been doing them every week, and it's hard to remember sometimes.

MYHowderFamily said...

Congrats to you and Ben! That is so cool. You know you'll be out numbered with three but if anyone can handle it, it's the two of you. It's fun seeing your blog and boys growing fast. Have A Great Pregnancy!

Eric and Sierra said...

You look gorgeous!!