Baby News: 17 Weeks

Baby News: 17 Weeks

17 Weeks Pregnant

We are officially 17 weeks into the pregnancy which means that little Squirt is about the size of an onion. Average size 5.1 inches.

Is that why there are so many tears?



I can’t say that the pregnancy has truly hit home yet. However, when Sarah suprised me with a Father’s Day gift the reality sat in a tad more. It was a terrifying video about “what to expect when she’s expecting”—Yikes. The video also brought tears as I began to realize what an amazing blessing from God this is and how amazing His creation is. I was in awe.

A recent activity for Squirt has been as another man put it, “using mom’s bladder as a trampoline.” With this imagery in mind, I understand why Sarah has been getting up so frequently in the middle of the night.

On our trip to Wisconsin we were chatting away in the car. I asked a question to Sarah. No response. I asked again. Her eyes were gigantic, and she looked as if she were frozen in time. She could not talk to me. She could not move. It turns out that Sarah is focusing on what is going on inside her. Squirt was moving! Again, I am in awe.


It was really incredible to feel the baby move for the first time and know that it’s not just food digesting…there’s something in there!

It’s also been fun to be starting to show. More and more people (strangers!) are feeling comfortable with the questions “So…are you expecting?”  and “When are you due?” But of course, with that comes more and more unsolicited belly pats. I hear they’re only more frequent as the bump gets bigger!

The Lord has given me the opportunity to thank Him during my midnight bathroom trips for His continued growth of our little one. Of course, thankfulness is not a natural thought at 2:00am, but I thank God for the chance to practice it!

  • Ruth Johnston
    Posted at 12:36h, 27 July Reply

    Not many people rubbed my belly either. It helped that I kept my hands there so the space was occupied.

    • The Red Heads
      Posted at 12:44h, 27 July Reply

      Ruth, that’s a GREAT idea! I’ll try keeping my hands there! Will let you know how it goes…

  • Jon Guiles
    Posted at 14:06h, 13 July Reply

    Hey James and Sara! Stumbled across your site today. Congratulations!!! I’m sure you guys are really excited. Let us know when you find out if it will be a boy or a girl. We still need to play Carcassonne sometime…

    • The Red Heads
      Posted at 16:16h, 13 July Reply

      John, thanks for visiting! We are very excited! We actually will find out if it is a boy or girl on Monday! We will let you know what we find out.

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 18:16h, 26 June Reply

    No one rubbed my belly. You must look like a much sweeter person. Please do the holding the fruit/veggie every month. . . I’ll be waiting for the picture of you holding a pumpkin or a watermelon!

  • Brenda
    Posted at 14:59h, 26 June Reply

    Congrats Sarah and James!!! That is so exciting! Sarah you are looking so cute with your baby bump! Are you guys finding out what you are having or is it going to be a surprise?

    • The Red Heads
      Posted at 17:50h, 26 June Reply

      We will find out…in just a few weeks! :D

  • Elizabeth Stockton
    Posted at 14:23h, 26 June Reply

    I really didn’t have any problem with people wanting to rub my belly (that excludes children though). That is so cool that you were able to feel the baby move! I think that was one of the most incredible things to experience. I am so excited that God has granted you guys the opportunity to experience this amazing season in life!

  • Lena
    Posted at 12:37h, 26 June Reply

    YAY! Sarah, you look so beautiful!

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