Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Belly Shots

Look away if you don't want to see some belly shots. As much as I want to remain true to my infertility roots and readership (is that too much of an exaggeration to say "readership"?) I am pregnant and this blog is to document my entire journey...not just the bad. Sometimes good things do happen. Sometimes there are happy endings.



Last time I was pregnant I got professional shots done. I used one as my profile picture. This time I'd rather spend my $ on getting professional pictures of the baby. So I had Mr. Peeveme take some in our bedroom while Piccolina was taking a nap. A whole lot of stars had to align for all that to happen. The quality is not so great but it does document how I look and that's really what it's all about. Plus I'd like for Bambina to have something to look at to know how much we wanted her.

I think I was about 33 weeks when these were taken.






















Sure I could have shaved. Sure I could have washed the one and only bra that somewhat fits. Truth be told I'm not much into the belly shots and my hygiene has been pretty spotty lately so just doing this was an accomplishment. Cleanliness would have been too much for me to pull together. (Thank goodness you can't smell the internet!)
















I do love being pregnant. Nothing makes me happier. Really. And I get a baby at the end of this to boot. It's just a win win situation and I am completely aware of how fortunate I am. Once I get to this place....the middle/end of the 3T I feel like a normal pregnant person. Much of the failure I have felt fades away. The constant, almost debilitating anxiety, transforms into your garden variety anxiety about labor, getting "ready" for baby, finances. I feel normal except for one thing...I do think I am more grateful than the average pregnant women.















20 comments:

Bluebird said...

Beautiful :)

Shelli said...

Normally, when I see a post with the title "belly shots" I run for the hills. But, since our paths are running parallel these days I didn't feel the least bit of discomfort. lol. Really, I swear.

They are beautiful.

Chelle said...

These are really beautiful! I especially love the black and white.

Your hubby is quite a talented photog!

PS-I just wanted to say thank you for always giving such insiteful comments on my blog. I really appreciate your advice.

Coco said...

I, too, love the first one! You look great!

Mad Hatter said...

You look truly beautiful...I'm glad you posted these.

Riley said...

I love them - very beautiful! You have every right to celebrate the good parts of your journey. I think that gives those of us who are soon to follow in your footsteps hope.

Nic said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I know you told me to stay away but I am really happy for you and will continue to read throughout. People in the IF world getting pregnant gives me hope that it will be me one day.
Great shots. I cant wait to be pregnant and get loads of photos done. You look beautiful!

Bella said...

Love your belly pics! You look beautiful! I love the ring too, looking forward to the story!

Sky said...

You look amazing! If I had your bod, I'd never be dressed!!!

Lorraine said...

So sweet. I think it's absolutely part of the experience, so it doesn't bother me at all. Knowing the back story just makes them more beautiful.

Renovation Girl said...

I wish I had remembered to take photos as my belly grew, but of course, I forgot! You look incredible!!

Jojobee said...

Beautiful belly shots!!!! You look amazing!

Jen said...

You look absolutely amazing!! I hope I look that good at 33 weeks.

Andrea said...

Hey, it's your blog. Just because you started in the infertility realm doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to that! And what a wonderful encouraging beautiful set of photos to remind this community that babies do actually happen! Celebrate! Congratulations!

meinsideout said...

Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for your support.

chicklet said...

I don't know what you're talking about re quality or dirty bras - they look awesome! Really well done:-)

Bounty said...

Love your bump, you look gorgeous. Not long to go eh? I cant wait for your birth story! Good luck with it all hun! Have you picked any baby names yet? check out http://www.bounty.com/babynames/ where you can search names by meaning and origin. My little boy is called Marlow and he is just perfect (although a very hungry and greedy little boy). Its all worth it though x

April said...

Thanks for posting your belly shots! I think they are beautiful! And I SO feel ya on the one bra that "sorta" fits so that's what I've been making do with myself. Granted, it's not washed as often as I'd like but um, I need to wear it. LOL

Pepper said...

Positively gorgeous!

Kami said...

Ha! I opened up several blogs and then went back and didn't realize which blog I was on. I thought it was pictures of someone giving themselves shots in the belly!

Ahh . . . the fun times of IF.

Like you said, we probably appreciate the pregnancies and babies more.