Thursday, January 12, 2012

Belly pictures

So, I am a bad pregnant lady because I have not been documenting the belly growth very well!  I have heard from several of you ladies that you want to see the belly!  Well, I shall show you today.

I am frustrated at myself for not taking weekly pictures.  I really wanted to….but got busy and forgot.  Really there is nothing to take pictures of in the early weeks anyway right?!


Here I am at a church event…..i’m pregnant but have no idea yet!!!!  That is so fun looking back on pictures where Eleanor was sneakily growing inside of me!


So you can’t see my belly in this pic…..but we were on a camping trip in early September and I had no idea I was pregnant!  I was very suspicious though.  I was late and felt really awful.  We found out the day after our camping trip! :)


So yeah….I didn’t take a belly pic until about 16 weeks! lol!  Here I am on my birthday (nov. 28th) 16 weeks pregnant.  Of course Maddie had to be in the picture.  She always does.  :)  There was some definite roundness going on but not full on belly.


I took this in the bathroom at church one morning! It was about 17 weeks. Please note:  It is rather hard to take a cell phone bathroom picture while not making a weird face.  I have yet to master this! So my apologies. 


I took this one in the bathroom at work! ha! I was about 18 weeks.  And I was so excited cause I really looked pregnant in this picture!!!!!  I texted this picture to Tim after I took it and he said he looked at it all day. :)


Here I am on Christmas day about 19 weeks.  It’s hard to tell in this picture since I wore black.  But the belly is there for sure!


Alright….another bathroom pic at work at about 20 weeks.  I like these types of shirts with the side ruching cause they make my belly look round.  (this is probably one of the only times in my life i will say that! haha!)


Bathroom work picture at 22 weeks (which is this week!)  so you are now all up to date! This week has been a game changer for the belly.  I woke up Monday and felt like it looked wayyyyy bigger!  They say it just happens like that.  It’s so funny. 

Random Pregnancy Thoughts:

(since I have been bad & haven’t done weekly updates!)

*The first trimester wasn’t too shabby.  I was only sick until about week 10….and I was able to hold back on the throwing up part!  I was super nauseous though.  And all I wanted to do was sleep!  That part was soooooo crazy!  I would come home from work and CRASH on the couch.  I felt like a lazy bum. 

*I really have not had any food aversions.  I hated salad for a few weeks….but that was it. 

*I haven’t craved anything except pizza!  Give me pizza….lots of it!!!!!!!!!! :o)

*However, I did buy a jar of dill pickles to eat as a snack.  Husband gave me a weird look like “here come the cravings”.  But I don’t think it was a craving.  It just sounded like a yummy snack.  I dunno!

*I have not missed anything at all.  Expect maybe drinking route 44’s from sonic and eating cookie dough ice cream! But that is it.  Oh and maybe sleeping on my tummy.  That was sad to give up.  But I would do anything or Eleanor!

*The ultrasound was the most amazing thing of my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Geez I could not stop crying! The ultrasound tech kept asking me if I was ok. It was just so incredible to see our baby girl on that screen after all these years.  I can’t describe the feeling.  But I couldn't stop the water works.

*Humidifier…..I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

*I keep trying to like the bella band.  But it really annoys me since I go to the bathroom all.the.time!  I feel like I never have it in a good position and I’m always messing with it. I should just be allowed to wear sweats everyday.

*Mr. Tim is the most amazing pregnancy husband in the world! The man keeps me calm and sane.  He does everything in his power to make me feel comfy and happy.  He is so very precious.

*Speaking of Mr. Tim….he has started having us go in Eleanor’s room to pray for her everyday.  It is such a special time!  Cue the water works again.  Oh I’ll just say it….I CRY ALL THE TIME!   There, I said it.

*Being honest…..I am deathly afraid of taking the glucose test.  I’m afraid of the test and scared of having GD. 

I will end the pregnancy update there for now! 

Consider yourself up-to-date!!!!!!!




Courtney @ One Fine Wire said...

Wow, I feel like I wrote that! So glad you are feeling well, and you are absolutely stunning!

Don't stress about the Glucose's actually very easy, but I know getting the answer to the test is scary. You'll be fine either way!

Remember, whatever happens is God's plan :)

Lauren said...

You are looking so stinkin' cute! And yes, the belly does just pop all at once!

I definitely found that the Bella Bands were great in the beginning but as time went on leggings and maternity pants were my only true options!

I totally understand your fears about the glucose test...but the stuff they have you drink really isn't as bad as some people made me think it was. I'm sure everything will be fine, and either way you've got a great doc to lead you in the right direction!

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Beth Ann said...

You look SO great!!! The ultrasounds are so absolutely amazing. And once you have the baby, there is this overwhelming feeling of, "It was you in there all along!" Then you look back at the ultra-sound pictures and it is even more crazy. Ha! As for the bella band...I wanted to like it, too, but never did. Go ahead and get the maternity jeans....they are AWESOME!!! Got my fave pair from JCP!

Cassandra said...

I have been soooo far behind on reading blogs!! I didn't even know you were pregnant!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So excited for you!! :)

Natalie said...

OMGOSH! I haven't been on here in forever, because clearly you're now pregnant! Congrats to you!!! =D You're looking great!

Ryan V. said...

Loved this update! Quick and to the point! :) I never really was sick early on but I had some extreme fatigue!!!! I would be dead tired by like 3pm! I haven't had any weird cravings either. I love the last pic! You look great! The side ruched shirts are also my favorite! I think that is so sweet, you all go in her room to pray for her! I should get my husband on board with that as well! We still need to come up with a name though. Don't fear the glucose's not bad! The drink tastes like a HiC and then they take your blood, which I'm sure you've had done before. I was really scared of having GD too, but I never had symptoms of it, so it didn't keep me up at night. Let me know when your GD test is and I'll pray for you! Hope you are feeling great!

Adam and Wendy said...

Love the belly pictures!! :)

Emily said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your belly pictures!!! :) Totally made my Friday morning!

Jamie Leigh said...

aww I have been waiting for the pics!! LOVE THEM!!! Sounds like you are having an amazing time through this process :)

Natalie said...

yayy! i LOVE this post :) Yay for your adorable little belly:) Love it! Isn't it the coolest thing one day when you look in the mirror and you're like whoa, belly!! I remember that exact day, what I was wearing, everything!!
I cried ALL the time when I was pregnant too, and let's just say, those first few months after you have your baby do not get any better hahaha! Me and Tony would sit in Callyn's room after she was born watching her sleep and be like 'our baby is FOUR days old...she will NEVER be this little again!" wahhh! hahahhaha, we were so pathetic. and now I feel like I'm going to cry again just thinking about those days haha! :)
You guys are going to be such AWESOME parents...God hand picked you for Eleanor and her for you...i love that! :)

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

So precious! And the glucose test isn't all that bad. Can you try to have it scheduled in the morning? From experiecned pregnant ladies they told me to fast before... because even if they had a piece of toast with peanut butter they failed it and then had to do the 3 hour fasting test and passed with flying colors. So odd! Just a thought... I did that and it was just fine. The drink isn't all that bad either :) You will do great! BLESS YOU AMANDA AND BABY ELENOR! :)

Jessica said...

Ditch the bella band and go for maternity pants! So much more comfortable and they stay up. :D

You look amazing.

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures. From the most recent one I would have said it is a girl :) You have me curious about that Sonic drink. I have never been to Sonic but I did find out there is one about 30 minutes from here. Will have to try it soon.

Anonymous said...

you look amazing Amanda!
I am so happy for you and Tim :)

and Maddie too!

Breanna Veth said...

You are more than halfway there! What an exciting time for you guys :)

Callie Nicole said...

I love the pictures, you look great!

cait said...

you are so CUTE!! I have been so bad at reading blogs lately but had to venture onto yours and see these pics! I'm so glad things are going so well for you! Lucky you on no aversions! I had awful aversions! Gross. That sweet baby will be here before you know it!