Monday, May 24, 2010

Now THAT'S a big belly

One thing I regret not doing when I was pregnant with EC was taking more photos my growing belly. Everyone told me to take them but unless you've got oodles and oodles of self-confidence, it just doesn't happen. Not to mention, I inherited the unphotogenic gene. So pair that with the extra 25-30 pounds I sported (and am sporting now), you'll get a less than desirable picture. But the memories are what count and how you look shouldn't matter, right?

For the record, there are some pregnant women who look stunning their entire pregnancy (did anyone see Heidi Klum?). They gain about 11 pounds and wear their size 2 skinny jeans on the way home from the hospital, they looked perfect in every picture, including the all important "mom with baby immediately after birth" photo. Fortunately, I think there are only a few of these lucky ladies, and for that I am glad. I'll stop beating myself up now.

So, did I learn a lesson and take more pictures this time around? Not really.

However, I did finally manage to bother Nick the other night and ask him to grab a couple snapshots of my biiiiiiig, growing belly at 37 weeks. Here was his idea of taking a couple good pregnancy shots for the ol' scrapbook:

Yeah, thanks for making me feel better about myself and cutting my head off. I feel like these pictures belong in one of those "before and after" stories where the subject's identity must be kept private. Ugh.

So I kindly asked him to try again and he did a little bit better considering what he was working with.

And in case you couldn't locate the actual baby, I thought I'd point it out for you. You're welcome.'s a picture taken in January during our New York vacation. I was around 4 1/2 months pregnant here. Looks like I felt it necessary to point out the baby bump then too.

And here is one more, when I didn't know the camera was on me. Thirty-eight weeks here.

Nick thinks we'll make it to June 4th before we have this little guy (due date is June 8) and my guess is that it'll be sooner. We asked EC which day we'd have the baby and he held up two fingers and said, "two". So we'll mark June 2nd on the calendar too, just in case.

Last doctor appointment showed that he was down way low, getting prepped to make his grand entrance, and making me a member of the Ultimate Frequent Flyer Bathroom Club. If you've been pregnant before can relate to a watermelon sitting right on top of your bladder, not that comfy, I assure you.

Lastly, I'd like to thank Dillon's Grocery store for contributing to my big belly. They supplied me with the best ice cream ever (thanks Grandpa and Grandma "D" for introducing us). I'm positive this ice cream has contributed to my little babe's weight gain. If you haven't taken a moment to try Graeter's Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, I guarantee you'll fall in love with it, pregnant or not. As EC would say, "nummy!!"

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  1. YEAH, getting close!!! Love the belly pics!

  2. I always felt much bigger than I probably appeared to others. You look great! And the peeing every five minutes. Oh that's the worst. It will all be over soon and you'll have another beautiful boy to love.

    I am a huge mint chip ice cream fan so I'll have to try that brand next time I need ice cream.

  3. You look great! I also didn't take pictures when I was pregnant with Pootie but said I would do better with Weston.

  4. You are being MUCH too hard on yourself! You look fabulous! All baby and beautiful, at that! Keeping my fingers crossed for a swift and easy delivery!! Good luck and (of course!) keep us posted!

  5. I think you ARE one of those beautiful pregnant ladies!