Monday, July 21, 2008

Belly

Ok Kara and Tina, are you happy? Seeing my Jelly Belly on the internet? This is me at 15 weeks. Apparently ladies who haven't had babies before shouldn't really be showing. But this isn't just fat anymore, something is going on down there.

I'm trying not to feel bad that my belly is larger then the books say it should be. Especially now because I just received a very fun book (thanks Indigo!), written in the 1940's that gives me an interesting look into what was acceptable with pregnancy in that era. At one point it recommends that I should keep my cigarette consumption down to only 10 a day now that I am pregnant (for new readers I don't smoke, I just find this funny). I already have trouble breathing because pregnancy increases blood level to supply more oxygen to the baby. I can't imagine what 10 smokes a day would do to those ladies back in the 1940s! They wouldn't be able to walk a flight of stairs! Anyways I'm going to take everything written in a book with a grain a salt from now on. God knows what people 60 years from now are going to say when they look back on the books we wrote about pregnancy in this day and age.

10 comments:

Fawn said...

What a beautiful belly! Don't worry -- if there's one thing you'll learn for sure, it's that there are no real rules. :) I, too, showed early with my first child. I was resting my hands on a tiny bump even at 14 weeks. I'm short-waisted, so, hey, there's nowhere for that there baby to go except OUT! Despite that, she was just 6 lbs when she was born, so don't let anyone scare you about big babies, either.

I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Fawn in Whitehorse

Aida said...

yay, finally a belly post..haha

nice belly and boobies..lol dont be surprise if you see yourself sporting bras in the 6 or 7th alphabet as you go along and if you plan to breastfeed.

i was all baby when i was pregnant but i am petite and short waisted, you look well proportionate for a pregnant woman!

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

You look adorable! Now you have to do one every week so we can all see the difference!

Brian said...

First of all, I'm a boy - so take this with a grain of salt...

Before I was born, my mother read every single book on the face of the planet about parenting, about babies, about child rearing - she was determined to be the bestest parent that there ever was.

After I was born, she called my aunt in tears because something had happened with me that "wasn't in the book". My aunt, wise beyond her years, told my mother to always remember: "Brian hasn't read the book". ;)

-BriBri

Megan said...

Belly shots are awesome. This needs to be a weekly feature.

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

You look awesome! I agree that this needs to be a weekly feature for sure. And yeah, watch out for those growing boobies! I went from a D to a FF in no time and it was very scary! Husband wasn't complaining though!

Kennie said...

Jen! Looking good - and you are just glowing too! And I agree with the rest.. weekly feature (or at least every two weeks) is needed :-)

Have a good vacation in a couple of days Jen - you'll be heading south, and I'll be heading back North.

Matthew and Michele said...

You look great Jen. Your belly is not as big as mine yet.(matt)

:o)

I will be posting a response to your tag tomorrow at 10:00am. Sorry it has taken me so long

Amy H. said...

Awesome! How many mom's out there have belly shots on the tundra? Very cool!

jen said...

Thanks everyone for the support! I do feel a lot better. I'll post some more jelly belly photos for sure, maybe not weekly lol.