My 38 week belly pics…with a twist :)

Before I forget to post these, you’ll be happy to know that my crazy blog mind thought about my weekly pregnancy photo series on Thursday while Stella was just a few hours old. Sadly, I accidentally cropped out my head when I was editing the left hand photo while I was holding Stella. Oops. You get the idea though. 😉

Since this blog actually started as a weight-loss blog, I thought it’d be interesting to see the backwards progression of the belly as well. These photo were taken approximately 18 hours post-delivery. I probably gained 25# by the time she decided to join us (up to 186-187#), and I weighed about 173# at 48 hours post delivery (so down about half). I’m curious both to see how long it will take me to get to my BFP weight (161#) and to my goal weight (147#).

To clarify, I am NOT starting a workout plan or diet or anything at this point. Thanks to my stitches, I will definitely just be taking it easy and focusing on good nutrition and lots of hydration at this point so that I can provide the best possible food for my little RockStar. She is my #1 priority right now! I’ll let you know when the workouts with my awesome BOB stroller and cute as hell baby begin. 🙂


  1. So, so excited for you!! Can't wait to hear everything!!

  2. Very cute!!!

  3. Lookin' good! I just thought about that super cute "rockstar" outfit you got with the tutu! You get to use it! She is going to rock it!!!

  4. That's awesome!!! I am so happy for you. She is beautiful!!

  5. Oh my god Josey, I love this! I could not be happier for you guys and can't wait for all the details of sweet Stella's arrival!! she is so beautiful!

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  7. I You are awesome! Love it! I just love all the pics. The ones from the last post are awesome too, she is so cute. You make cute humans!

  8. Yeah, she looks PIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSED. Nice.You let me know when you're ready to start training. I will help. 🙂

  9. I think I'm still in shock that you actually had your baby! I know I keep saying this but it honestly feels like last week you had announced that your IUI worked 🙂 Stella is even beautiful when she's crying!

  10. Love this!

  11. Eek!! She is gorgeous! And isn't that move when they curl up on your chest the best thing ever!? So happy for you, your husband and Stella. Ps – I've missed blog reading over the last few days due to a screaming babe and when I saw the pic I thought, "whose baby is that?" So glad it's yours!!

  12. You look wonderful…and she is such a beauty!!! Can't wait to watch the belly shrink and baby grow:) Congrats again!

  13. In answer to your question, I got the numbers of Etsy. There are TONS out there. I hadn't seen the tutorial from YHL, but I just looked it up and that is a great idea! I'd just go that route if you have Photoshop!

  14. Awww! Stella is beautiful!

  15. Girl. You have a baby Girl. Wow… Stella is just amazing! And you will be back to your hot self in no time. You did great staying healthy through your pregnancy and you will set a fantastic example for Stella.For now, just relax and enjoy the new love in your life.

  16. OMG I LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Yes you concentrate on feeding her some yummy milk and taking care of yourself. Sounds like things are going awesome and I am so excited for you! HFS you have a baby!!!!!

  18. Hey cool shots! She is so tiny!! And you look like you gained only in baby! I'm half way and up 18#s already. So good for you! All those walks you will do with her will be awesome. You mentioned stitches. Did you have a c-section? I may have missed a post. I will check. How was the birth? Did hypnobabies help?

  19. Wow, you can really tell how small she is in that picture. Adorable!!Your body will bounce back quickly, I'm sure of it 🙂

  20. Josey!! Stella is gorgeous! So sorry I missed this somehow! Congratulations, Momma!!! 🙂

  21. Love it!! (Although I can see Stella wasn't a fan!) 🙂

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