Thursday, July 4, 2013


I know that every woman feels huge by the time she's in her third trimester. And each woman totally deserves to express that feeling.

But. I, at one day shy of 19 weeks, am here to express my feelings about hugeness.

I remember reading someone's blog who was complaining of looking huge at eight months. Like any woman would. But I looked at her bump and I thought, my goodness, I was that big when I still had four months to go. And then ... I kept getting bigger.

My father-in-law was there to yell "surprise" at my baby shower before he, my husband, my dad, and my brother went out for beers or something equally masculine. Afterwards he said, "So, I noticed there was another pregnant woman at your shower. She seemed like she was maybe two months behind you?" I answered, "Actually, she's due two days after me. Unless you meant the other pregnant lady there who is due a month before me."

He didn't really know what to say, poor guy.

Me at my baby shower! 

I would like to point out that I still had two months to go when this picture was taken.

Meanwhile a friend of mine had her bridal shower literally a month before my due date. Someone uploaded the pictures to Facebook almost a year later. I like to think that I have a little more perspective now that the baby is out and over a year old.

But tell me if I'm wrong. Or if I'm right. I think I'm right.


(For comparison the lady on my right was due a month after me.)

Considering that I was outgrowing maternity clothes in these photos ... I'm kind of scared of how big I'll get this time around. :-P

*I kind of hate this photo because it looks like I'm working real hard to feed that belly, haha. But it serves its purpose!


  1. I am nervous for you!! I remember playing the "measure your belly" game and Abigail and I measuring our bellies just a little extra, ha ha!

    1. Hehe, I remember that half the people's strings were too short ... and the other half were waaaay too big. :) Fun times!

  2. For some reason, the second photo won't load... Is it visible on other computers?

    1. Huh ... I'm not sure. The only thing I can think of is that I "stole" it from someone's Facebook album, so maybe the privacy settings are interfering somehow?