May 14, 2009

A belly in time

This post could alternately be titled "Boobs vs. Belly"; the harrowing tale of a girl whose body is out of her control, both boobs and belly competing to become larger than the other. It's not as fun as it sounds.

Since I didn't post these from the beginning, this will just be one post full of pictures of my increasingly voluptuous stomach. It may get boring, but for me it is kind of fun to look at the progression over time. I have noticed, however, that it appears as though I am sticking my stomach out in an attempt to make it look more pregnant, but I assure you, I am not. It took me a while to figure out why it looks this way, and I've determined that it is due to the way my back looks arched and makes it look like my ass sticks out. But I promise, this is just how badonkadonk I am. And you thought you had problems finding jeans that fit!

Oh, and I'm not going to include the before/early pregnancy picture of my tummy, so we'll just all imagine me with a nice flat stomach. Really, yep, 6-pack and all.







It looks like I'm due for another picture on Monday when I hit 24 weeks. The above pictures average around every 2 weeks, I think. Last time we tried a couple of pictures with my hands down because Mom thought maybe that's why the other pictures looked weird, and I tell you, because my back sways so much and my ass sticks out so much, it just looked awful. So, instead, I just look like I'm walking around sticking my belly out, while awkwardly holding my arms up in my armpits. I'm cool like that. Also, sorry some of those are ginormous, I know, it's unsettling seeing that weird smirk/smile on my face so up close and personal. Speaking of which, I don't know why I made that face. When I am making it, it just feels like a sort of half smile, you know, so I'm not scowling at the camera. But then I see it, and it looks like I'm all "Yeah, you know you like it" or something. Weird.


Amy said...

So dang cute Melissa! So excited for you! Little chili in your tummy. :)

Lisa and Josh said...

I like the life size pictures. You've kept a good record. I stopped a few weeks ago when I couldn't face the camera.

Scenic Pit Stops said...

Amy: Thanks, I am pretty cute. :)

Lisa and Josh: Should I create some cardboard cutouts of my life size pictures? Then, on days you are feeling non-photogenic, you could just put a picture of your face over mine on the cutout. I'm game. Also though, you should keep taking pictures for your records even if you don't like them or share them.

Lisa and Josh said...

You're right but I don't ask for pictures and so it's not offered. bleh. I love how your expression changes a little over the pictures too. From sort of initial shock about pregnancy to acceptance. Maybe that is just some transference on my part too!