Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I admit, I have REALLY slacked in the blog department. I don't have much more to say on the matter, so I will jump right in on trying to catch everyone up on the last 9 months with some belly shots.

Here I am at like 12 weeks or so. Believe it or not, I really thought I was showing a little. Now, looking back, I realize I was just crazy. During this time I was always feeling sick and eating tons of Saltenes.
Here I am at 17 weeks. I was starting to feel huge and a little worried that I was looking fat rather then pregnant. Lincoln had to constantly reassure me that I was looking pregnant and not just chubby. I have to admit, I was a little needy and emotional during this time in my pregnancy.

Here I am on my birthday at 21 weeks. I felt pretty good at this point thinking that I wasn't looking fat as much as actually pregnant. It was such a weird feeling and I was starting to really like my belly.

I am 24 weeks and enjoying a great weekend in MI with Lincoln, his parents and my grandparents. I loved digging a big hole in the sand and laying on my stomach with my belly in the hole. I was starting to feel borderline huge at this point and started to actually think, "how much bigger can I get?" Boy, was I in for a shock when I started to get really big.

This is my sad attempt at getting a picture of myself at 37 weeks. I was starting to realize that I didn't have many pictures of my belly and I thought I needed to take matters into my own hands. The up shot really shows how big I was getting.

This is actually the same day as the picture above. I just find it funny that I got ready so fast for work that I didn't realize how much of my stomach showed between my shirt and pants. I had to go home for lunch and put on my belly band. All my clients up to my lunch break thought it was so funny how my belly stuck out.

The next two are pictures of me at about 38 weeks. I had the most swollen feet that day. I was really starting to feel huge and a little sad that I still had two weeks to go. I don't think I realized how hard it would be to be so big!

I have really enjoyed watching my body change, ok, so it has been a little harder than I thought it would be. However, I keep reminding myself that it is because of the little guy growing inside of me. I am so excited to have this baby and hold him in my arms.... and not my belly.


Laurie & Clint said...

you look adorable! Your little guy will be here before you know it. You have been my role model for staying stylish while pregnant!

Mark, Stacy, & Jack said...

I love all the pics and the update, thanks for sharing. You look so great and it's fun to see your belly change, since we haven't been there to see you. I'm so excited for you and hope all goes well with labor and delivery, I know you'll be great. Keep us posted. Miss you.

Taryn said...

You are a beautiful pregnant lady! Now I can't wait to see that beautiful baby!

Devon and Alicia said...

Can't wait to see that little man! You look amazing and we are so very excited for you guys!

Sarah said...

These are some of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen of you. Seriously, you look so beautiful. I sound like a dork, but it was making me a little teary eyed looking at these. I wanted to reach through the screen and give you a big hug and rub that belly of yours (whether you liked it or not). You've waited such a long time for this moment in your life and it's finally here. I'm just so happy for you.

Now, quick side note, where did you get that gorgeous nude dress you were wearing? I love it! And you look stunning! Although, hands down, my all time favorite picture is of you in the cowgirl hat. I could stare at that picture forever. It makes me so happy.

Stephy said...

Mal! I am so happy for you and Lincoln! You are so beautiful!

Stacey and Brody Miller said...

Oh my gosh you are adorable. I can't wait to see your baby.
I think your 12 weeks picture is funny...yeah you definitely were not showing.