I finally announced in Relief Society that we're having a baby. I kind of had this unconscious goal to not tell until someone noticed. I've been noticing for a while, but that's because I really am quite a bit larger than I was a few months ago and because sometimes the baby gets rather hyper-active.
For about a week, I've been feeling little "things" here and there and assumed that they were they baby starting to move. For the past few days, I've been getting poked and prodded quite a bit--I'm not even sure I'll be able to take it when the baby is bigger. Usually it's pretty good, but sometimes it just goes to town and jabs me multiple times in a row. It's hard to believe that the baby is big enough to be able to kick that hard because I'm really not that big yet either.
Today in Sunday School, the baby was having a hard time being reverent and somehow managed to squeeze itself really far over on my left side and commenced to do some kicking. After a few minutes, I had had enough of a massage right in that spot, so I kind of gave the baby a little push. It moved away (I really don't know how it does this, it's kind of like a fish in a fish tank--if you tap the glass, it moves away) and settled down for a while.
Apparently the lady beside me noticed. Unfortunately, I don't know her name, but she asked me at the beginning of Relief Society, "As little and young as you are, you aren't pregnant, are you?" I said, "Yes, I am." She said, "I can't really tell, it's just the way you looked at your stomach when you touched it today." Well, she did notice, so I did announce it. Everyone was shocked because the girls in our ward have this habit of making their announcement as soon as they find out. We usually know when people are between 6-8 weeks along. We're 19 weeks along so people were pretty shocked.
I'm not sure when I'll "really" start showing, but here's a good "pretend showing" shot.
We go in for an ultrasound next week. We're pretty sure that we're going to find out what it is. As one lady in our ward said, "It's a surprise sooner or later..."
By the way, we're pretty sure it's a boy...just for the record.