Today marks the start of my 19th week of pregnancy, which means I’m almost halfway through the whole 40 week ordeal. I’m still feeling baby kick up a storm, and each day the little jabs feel stronger. I’m anxious for Jonathan to be able to feel the baby from the outside, but at the same time, I’d rather the baby hold off on the really powerful kicks for as long as possible. After all, I still have a long way to go.
I don’t think I’ve gained a noticeable size difference in my bump this week, but that could just be because of my newfound tan. They always say, a tanned belly looks smaller than one that’s been covered up by sweaters in the Arctic Circle for the past year. So even though I’m putting on ounces everyday and my clothes are fitting more snuggly, I still feel the same as I did a week ago.
I know that any day now, my bump will start growing by leaps and bounds. When I was trying on maternity clothes, they had a pillow that was supposed to mimic how I’d look 3 months from now, and it wasn’t pretty. It probably didn’t help that the pillow was old and lumpy, but the sheer size alone was overwhelming.
My Mom was beside herself laughing at the freaked out look on my face. And that was only how I’m supposed to look 7 ½ months pregnant. Who knows how enormous I’ll look when 9 months rolls around. I doubt I’ll be able to walk.
But for now, baby is weighing less than a pound (about the size of an heirloom tomato), and protruding from my body ever so slightly. Here is a glimpse:
Thanks again to my Mom for taking my bump photos! Jonathan is set to arrive in New Orleans in about an hour, so he should be able to resume photography duties this week. Next Wednesday's photo will be taken at the *beach*, so I'm pretty excited to flaunt my baby bump in a sweater dress while on the white sands of Orange Beach. *Sarcasm*.
Tomorrow we head to Nola for wedding festivities and from the wedding we will leave for our beach trip, so I'm sure my posting will be pretty intermittent for the next week or so. But hey, you should be used to that by now.