Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I have been chastised for not keeping you fine folks informed of how my belly is growing.  That is largely due to the face that up until recently, I just looked like I've been putting on weight, not growing a tiny person.  Not really thrilled to show off the "look how fat I'm getting" photos.  However, in recent weeks, my belly is rounding out in such a way that I am beginning to get questions about due dates and genders, leading me to believe that I am looking more maternal and less "hefty", shall we say. 

Christopher and I intended to take a photo of my belly every week from about 7 weeks onward, but that didn't exactly happen.  We do have lots of photos, but no one for every week.  Here are a few for your belly-gazing enjoyment:

8 week bloat. Not sure it counts as a bump yet.

14 week semi-bump.
Starting to be more baby-shaped at 19 weeks.

20 weeks!  Definitely bump-like now!

Not only can you watch my belly grow, you can also observe my hair transformations over the past few months.  I'm working on growing it out, and it keeps getting lighter. Maybe I'm anticipating spring.  I do wish that I had lost more weight before I got pregnant because I know that would have made it much easier to tell when my bump was actually expanding versus when my chub was expanding. Although, at my last doctor's appointment, I was still losing weight because I keep not having any appetite and continue to be queasy frequently.  At last check, I was down around 7-8 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight.  Don't you worry, I'm sure I'll be making up for lost time soon.  :)

So what do you think?  Do we have a baby bump, or are we just looking pudgy these days?  I know in about 10 or 12 weeks I'll be wishing for less tummy, but for now I'd like to have something to show for my efforts!