Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Notes from the underbelly

For those of you understandably babied out, I wrote a non-pregnancy post today. Then I decided it was worthy of a newspaper column, so I'm saving it. I promise to post it here after it's published.

In the meantime, feeling badly that I've sacrificed two good posts in a row, the only thing I can think to offer as a consolation is the ubiquitous pregnancy blog belly picture that some of you are clamoring for.

I wasn't sure if I was ready for the world to see images of my expanding waistline. Frankly, I'm hardly ready to see it in the mirror. But after perusing numerous pregnancy websites filled with profile belly shots, I realized that I'm pretty average as far as my bump is concerned. At 13 weeks, some have hardly anything at all. Others look as if they were supposed to give birth yesterday.

Jerry was gracious enough to take the picture for me while I was in the most comfortable stretchy pants ever. He kept instructing me to stop "sucking in," forcing me -- much to my resistance -- to let it all hang out.

So, without further ado, here is my belly at 13 weeks:

13 weeks_2

29 comments:

ajandmac said...

aw.

you're gonna be glad you have such pictures later. they're cool to show off. "Look 'sport' that's you at 13 weeks!"

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you decided to take pictures! You will be so thankful for them after the baby is born. Its amazing to look back at how much your body can change.

You look beautiful, and I love the baby bump! I'm one of those people that finds a pregnant woman to be even more beautiful than a non-pregnant one. Something about the whole miracle of life growing inside of them just makes pregnant women so very special. You look fantastic.. keep taking pictures every month! You'll be happy you did I promise ya.

aahcoffee said...

Yeah! You look great. Hi baby!!

julie said...

*waves*

Hi, baby!

Diane said...

I think you look fantastic.

lovechild420 said...

I agree.. you'll be glad you have those later. Just wait until you can see little feet stiking out and big rear eands making your tummy look rediculous.

Is that a belly ring you have? Or something on the wall? If so, that thing's gotta go LoL

rachel elizabeth said...

awwww! you look great! thanks for sharing!! <3

Marina said...

Belly ring, eh? You know they have special maternity rings to keep the hole open until after you give birth? Or are you planning on just taking it out?

Also... Cool pic. :D

Kristin said...

You are so cute!

Kristin said...

You are so cute!

tossedrice said...

pregnancy is beautiful.

Emilee said...

Aw! You look amazing!

Anonymous said...

yay for the start of many belly shots! how exciting! its amazing to watch it grow. :-) scary...yet amazing!
u seem so happy now and i just love hearing about it! it totally shows!
~buffy_chic

aisha said...

awww, baby bump!

random piece of advice:when you get the little lightning bug's baby seat for the car, go to babies r us and see if they can help you install it-my dad used to help people do that, esp. on the days where they had events for that kind of thing, and it was kind of scary to hear how many people had the seat in improperly...

Rachel said...

Looking good! My belly was about the same size at 13 weeks! It really popped out at 17 weeks though!

sarahcarroll22 said...

Awww!! I had been wanting to see a belly pic! So cute!!

Ray said...

Cute. And yes your baby bump is pretty average for 13 weeks, so don't worry about it. And plus don't worry about the belly getting bigger. You're pregnant & that's a beautiful thing. Embrace it and maybe you won't feel so bad.

Of course I'm just a girl who recently turned twenty without any children, so what the heck am I talking about?! Hehe. But seriously embrace it.

Take care, and I can't wait to see your baby bump expanding even though I know you can WAIT! ;o)

Anonymous said...

Im a bigger girl and I wish I was the size you are right now, and I'm not even pregnant.
You look great and your ring is gorgeous.
I have some pants just like those! Great for sleeping in.

Chelsea said...

I love your baby blogs, they're so intresting! You look like you're in great shape

Wendy said...

I am not sure I believe that to be a bump. I would almost have to see a before picture to compare. You look like you just ate a big meal. I agree with everyone. You should take pictures of yourself...maybe once a week...to have for future reference. My mom doesn't think she has any pictures of her belly when she was pregnant with me. Although, she has pictures of my sister in the belly (I was an only child until my sister came along and they seem to have taken pictures of my every breath). Thanks for the pic!

Amy said...

Your stomach looks great :).
Can't wait to see as you get
further along.

Tiffany said...

Awww, you are even in the nursery, aren't you? How cute!!

Speaking of the title of your post, do you watch that show? I'm not pregnant, or planning to be in the next 4 or so years, but I LOVE it! Not sure why... it's just funny.

Anyways, take care and we'll be waiting for the next installment of "Kelly's expanding baby belly!"

Maria said...

You look amazing!

Marsha said...

YOu crack me up. I crack myself up. I have pics of me at 5 months that look pretty similar to how I look now.
I know to you that you look pregnant, but it's such a tiny bump!
I always liked being pregnant, for the most part anyway.

giselaaaaaaaaaaaaa said...

BIOTCH!! I look bumpier than that NOW, at zero weeks and none counting. HAHAHA!!

Countdown to seeing you: 2 days!!!

xoxoxo

Pauline said...

Haha, you finally caved. My sister definitely regrets not taking any pictures throughout her pregnancy. Even though she loathed the thought of her stomach being set in stone for all of time ;-)

Leslie said...

Aww. :)


Warm and fuzzy.

Heidi said...

Love it! Kelly, you are gorgeaus!

Tiger Babble said...

YAY for belly pics!!

You do look right on for 13 weeks. That's about how big I was. Now at 30 weeks, I feel like a cow. Or perhaps a large hippo...

You look fantastic and I can't wait to see your belly grow! Be sure to post another pic again soon!!