Tag Archives: Belly

The Monday Snapshot – Belly Pic Flashback

Over the holiday weekend my Godmother (and one of my Mom’s best friends) sent me a picture she had just come across of my Mom pregnant with me at about this point 32 years ago. She’s almost exactly 5 years younger than me in this pic, which is pretty surreal to think about. Check out […]

The Monday Snapshot, Then & Now

Last weekend we drove up to the neighboring town to get together with some friends of ours to do a joint photo shoot (I took pics of them, my friend took pics of our family). The fall colors are beautiful here in the mountains lately, and with the snowstorm on Friday, we figured we had […]

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In : 1 Week Postpartum

So back in the day when I first started this blog (Nov2009), it was going to be a place for me to vent about things in life and to keep myself accountable for working out. I had let my weight creep up and up and up, and I was tired of feeling fat and sad. […]

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 […]

37 Weeks & Full Term Baby!!

Wow wow wow. I was laying in bed last night staring at the ceiling (a common occurrence lately since solid sleep is hard to come by), and since it was after midnight, I realized I was 37 weeks and therefore full term and that means this baby could come at any time and they wouldn’t […]

36 Weeks and Thankful

I’m officially in the 9th month of pregnancy, and for that I am obnoxiously, overwhelmingly, insanely thankful. This isn’t going to be a bulleted thankful post by any means. I’m cranky. I’m overtired. I’m feeling huge and uncomfortable. The carpal tunnel blows, and there is rarely a position I’m comfortable sitting or lying in anymore. […]

35 Weeks

I never got around to posting this yesterday because I never got around to taking a belly pic and now it’s Friday and I’m in my PJs and thinking UGH, I don’t feel like taking a picture, so I’m just going to post this already. Instead of the normal belly pic, I’ll include a photo […]

A Swimsuit Saga, Before & After

First off, thank you everyone who commented with so many words of support and encouragement last night. I know I’m not the first person and won’t be the last person to feel like this…I’m just hoping this particular moment in life passes by more quickly than most.  At any rate, my boss from one of […]

34 Weeks, & My Favorite Midwife

RockStar weighs approximately 4 3/4# and is about 18″ long at this point (roughly the size of a cantaloupe). The central nervous system is maturing, and the lungs are continuing to mature as well. This kiddo isn’t considered fully baked yet, but they say that babies born at 34-37 weeks who have no other health […]

33 Weeks, and Time with a 3yo

RockStar is approximately the size of honeydew melon / heft of a pineapple this week (a little over 4# and 17″). The kiddo is putting on fat and losing some of that wrinkled old man look, and the brain is developing rapidly. So cool. 🙂 I didn’t weigh in this morning since I’m at my […]

32 Weeks, and 1 Last Vacation

GOOOOOD MORNING!🙂 I’m not sure why I feel so chipper this morning, but as I’m not generally a morning person and I’m usually kind of a grump, I’m going with it. 🙂 Tomorrow morning I’ll have to be on the road at 5am to head to the airport (10 days in MN with my family […]

31 Weeks, and My Last Day of Work!

Wow – I can’t believe I just wrote that post title! I bartend tonight, and that is my last official day of work for… well, I don’t know how long. It’s such a relief to know I’ll be off my feet and no longer working nights (both of which were getting pretty exhausting for me […]

30 Weeks, and an IFer Meetup!

I’m writing most of this post on Wednesday afternoon, because by tomorrow morning, I’m going to be running around the house packing last minute things and trying to get on the road for a girls’ weekend away with 5 of my fellow IF ladies. I cannot freakin wait!!I give my husband a lot of credit […]

29 Weeks, and Wishing Americans Were Back to Work Already

I don’t usually talk politics on this blog, but I figured I should at least make a note in here for posterity’s sake of what’s going on in our world during this pregnancy with Rockstar. Throughout our entire time TTC and continuing throughout this pregnancy, our economy has continued in this awful downward spiral. My […]

What I did today…

A good girlfriend of mine came over today and took a few pics for me as an early baby shower gift. We’re going to do a few more when I’m a little further along that include the hubby, but here’s a sneak peek of what we did so far! I love them. 🙂

28 Weeks, and Feeling Very Loved

Wow, ladies. Like I said this morning, you are all AMAZING. I can’t explain how much I’ve laughed and cried this morning as I read through your posts. Thank you thank you thank you to all who participated (and if you didn’t know about it, please don’t feel slighted – Oak was working on this […]

Sappy Confession

I’m not sure when it started, but every day I pull my shirt up to stare at my belly.  I’m obsessed with watching for the tiniest movements.  I’m still in disbelief that this is really happening.  I’m fascinated to watch my belly button become an outie.  I’m consumed with the need to reassure myself that our baby […]

27 Weeks, and in the final countdown!

Wow, I cannot believe that I am in the 3rd trimester. It’s a very surreal feeling, I think because the first trimester  went by SO slowly (between a combination of m/c fears and nonstop m/s), I expected the rest to go by slowly. Then the second trimester flew by, and now I’m thinking HFS, my […]

25 Weeks, & Starting Birth Plans!

During this 6th month, RockStar is approximately the size of an eggplant… that’s 13.6-14.8″ long and weighing in at 1.5-2.2#, and his/her immune system is preparing for the outside world. Exciting!!! I guess from now on, the baby’s size is much more dependent on environmental and biological factors (hence why it’s pretty much impossible to determine gestational […]

24 Weeks & the Elusive Viability Milestone!

This week RockStar is still approximately the size of a papaya. Depending on the website, it seems the kiddo weighs a little over a pound and measures a little over a foot long. I weighed in at 170# this morning (same as last week), though Tuesday morning I was 171#. I’m sure it’s fluctuating a […]

23 Weeks, and Crossing Some Thresholds

This week RockStar is the size of … hm, a papaya I guess. I just realized that we’re to the stage where the baby’s size is given in ranges and weeks 21-24 show an avg. size of 10.5-11.8″ long and 12.7-20.8 oz in weight. The creepy “factoid” of the week is that the kiddo is […]

22 weeks, and Apparently I’m Glowing :)

I have definitely decided that getting the compliment of You’re Glowing!!! is one of the most awkward things ever. Um, thanks, I feel like I am sweating. That being said, even though I really am just hot and sweaty because it’s summer and I’m pregnant and working in a non-air conditioned restaurant, it’s kind of fun […]

21 weeks. and the Beginning of a College Fund

My body feels like I’ve been hit with a mac truck. I’m not sure why yesterday was so much harder for me than usual (remember, I do doubles in the restaurants on Wednesdays), but by the time I got home at 11:30pm, every inch of my body hurt. Then I slept like shit, because I […]

20 weeks, HFS We’re Halfway There!

*RockStar is the size of a banana (6.5″ head to bottom, 10″ head to heel, weighing in at 10.5 oz). Wow, wow, wow. I hadn’t really thought about the fact that the size measurements are only from head to bottom (butt) in the first half of pregnancy, so to realize the kiddo is actually 10″ […]

19 weeks, and My Snoogle = Love

Over the past couple of months, I have woken up with increasing amounts of back pain and hip pain, and I toss and turn all night. After yet another sleepless night last week (and a serious discussion with my husband about having to maybe sleep in separate beds!) I finally broke down and bought a Snoogle, […]