Belly – Week 17

Managed to get this pictures taken real quick… Not a very good picture.

My belly doesn’t look very impressive or that much bigger than last week… But you asked for a belly pic, so here it is!

I promise next week I will post a much better belly pic.

Meanwhile, if you want to see other pregnant bellies, check out these links:

Maternity Gallery

Pregnancy Photo Calendar

Expecting Models

Pregnant bellies are so beautiful! I really love being pregnant…

Duckies And Palm Trees

Week 16

Baby’s Length: 4.66 in.

Baby’s Weight: 3 oz.

Baby’s Size: Rubber Ducky

I’m posting from the beautiful La Jolla, California! It’s gorgeous here and warm. Oh how I was longing for the heat!!

We flew in yesterday and it took all damn day… We left for the airport at 9:00am and didn’t get into our hotel room here until 2:00am our time (although it was only 11:00pm in reality). The flight from Boston to Pennsylvania was HORRIBLE. There was so much turbulence, I was sure we were going to crash and die. We didn’t though… I couldn’t believe I was so nervous about flying!! I had flown to Florida and back before, but it was about 10 years ago, so it was a whole new experience.

When we got to Penn, we had to wait 3 hours for our next flight. So we grabbed some lunch that I hated and could barely choke down. When I finished the Phili Chicken Sub, Dan informed me that it had swiss cheese in it. No wonders why I hated it!! Little poop…

The 6 hour flight from Penn to Cali was long, but smooth. We got to watch a movie on Danny’s laptop, read a magazine (Dan actually read Cosmopolitan with me! Shhh…) took a quick nap, and we were there! It was a really looooong day though and we both fell asleep on the beds in here as soon as we got our hotel room.

The baby loved flying though. It kicked and twisted and pocked at me the entire time we were flying. Then when we were in the airport waiting for the next flight, it would be still. Then we got on the next plane and he went at it again!! The little bambino was so active!

This morning when we woke up, we took a nice hot shower, and then went downstairs for free breakfast. When we came back to our room, I dragged Dan outside with me to take a bunch of pictures. I love it here!!! It’s so beautiful…

Here’s the proof:

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Belly – Week 16

Dan just took this belly pic of me before he left this morning. (He’s here on business, even though this is a vacation for me!) Aren’t I getting huge?! I can’t believe how big my belly is getting sometimes… It still surprises me when I pass a mirror. Doesn’t look like me! I’m not used to this!!

Belly – Week 13

My belly is getting rounder all the time. My mother-in-law is convinced I am having a boy because I’m growing so fast!!

When I first found out that I was pregnant, I immediately told my husband that it was a boy. Ever since then though, I have held my hopes out for a girl. Can’t know yet though… Have 3 or 4 weeks to go before you can accurately tell the sex of the baby, although technically it’s sex organs are almost fully formed at this point.

Before I got pregnant, I looked for blogs that documented pregnancies, but it doesn’t seem to be a popular blogging subject. Either that, or I didn’t search very well.

My friend Tammie, over at Soul Gardening has posted a couple belly pics and I enjoy that immensely. I wish more people would do that!! Pregnant bellies are so gorgeous. At least I think so…

I haven’t bought many maternity clothes yet. I have 3 pairs of maternity pants, a few tank tops that I wear underneath my 1 maternity cardigan, 1 turtleneck shirt, 3 long sleeve shirts shirts, and 2 beautiful dresses that I bought at Motherhood Maternity in the mall. I bought this beautiful brown one and this gorgeous kimono style dress. I’m wearing the brown one in this picture!

My favorite maternity item so far is a pair of brown pants I bought at Old Navy. They have a wide waist band you can fold over. Plus, they are super soft, making them uberly comfy.

What maternity clothing did you get the most out of during your pregnancy? Were there certain items you wouldn’t have been able to live without? Please tell!

Belly – Week 11

Not very impressive, I know. But I did promise you a belly pic and here it is!

When you consider what my stomach used to look like, this is pretty shocking! At least for me it is… I used to be a professional dancer. I danced for 16 years. A lot of things happened that made me stop dancing. My dance school closed and 6 months later I was in a bad car accident that I still haven’t fully recovered from.

I haven’t danced for a couple years, but I still had a dancer’s body up until about 3 months ago. I made a point to exercise as much as possible and eat healthy to keep my figure.

I normally have a 27 inch waist (24-25 when I was dancing). Right now, I measure about 35 inches around the middle. Where is my waist going?! Bye byes…

This is what my stomach used to look like… Very, very tiny! I know that will now be a memory because this isn’t the last baby I’m going to have. By the time I’m done having babies, I’ll need a tummy tuck and a boob lift to put everything back where it belongs.

I have found that it’s very easy to get depressed about this in particular. I used to be very concerned about what I looked like all the time. When I was much younger, my mom taught me to be anorexic as if it was a healthy way of life. After getting married, I slowly got up to a healthy weight and started eating more than salads and fruit.

Even though I’ve learned how to eat healthier, I still find it impossible to let go of the body image anorexia creates in your mind. It’s hard to look in the mirror and think that I look “ok”. Everybody used to tell me that I was too skinny, but I didn’t think I was.

Now that I’m pregnant and I’ve seen my weight go up 10 pounds in 3 months and my waist go from 27 inches to about 35, and well… it’s disconcerting! For some reason, I’m not freaking out about it though. I’m happily eating and bragging about my weight gain. I still fear that after I have the baby, I’ll never like my body ever again.

But, can’t worry myself about that right now! Got better things to think about like, where the hell am I going to live?!!

Apartment hunting is not going well. We found several places that are okay, but nothing that we really like. Dan is on a role to buy a house now. I just want a place to live!! A place to call home… I guess all good things take time. You can’t rush God…

Damn I wish I could though.