A week of updates in pictures: My Belly

So many things are different about a second pregnancy. One thing is the complete lack of pictures we have of me and my growing belly throughout the past 7 1/2 months. When I was pregnant with Addie, it seemed like every week we couldn't help but take photos of my bump. If it looked just a bit different on any particular day, it was captured.

This time, not so much at all. Yes, this time around the novelty of tummy growth is not quite as exciting. In fact, the more I stick out, the more panicked we seem to become. How many more weeks do we have left? Oh my gosh... Are we seriously doing this? That conversation happens way more often than I'd like to admit. We are so very thrilled about our newest family member, but now we know perfectly well what we're getting into and it just feels more scary.

Scary or not, my belly continues to grow, and at a very healthy rate.
Here's my bump at 8 1/2 weeks...

(Isn't it crazy how much I was showing so early along? In my defense, this was taken at the end of the day after my book club meeting, so I had quite a few snacks in there to help me out.)

And here I am right now, one day prior to 31 weeks...

Nine official weeks to go... and in the greatest heat of summer, no less. My fingers are crossed that we can shave a few days off of our countdown, but I'm pretty sure this girl already has a mind of her own and in my experience, you just can't reason with the unborn. Until she decides to grace the outside world with her presence, I am keeping up with my yoga, doing lots of squats and thanking God every day for the luxuries of air conditioning, ceiling fans and an ice maker.

Oh, and please remember to keep any comments pleasant, lest you want to be the unfortunate recipient of a Pregnant Slap. Cheers!


Katie said...

What a hottie! You look gorgeous dear friend!

sara said...

Katie--thank you. Seriously, your words put the biggest smile on my face. I miss you!!!