Big Bad Belly Shots - 21 Weeks
by Karla ° Sunday, August 27, 2006
With 147 days of pregnanthood behind me and 117 more days until delivery, this pregnancy if flying by so fast, yet so slow all the same time.

I feel like a bloated blowfish that just devoured an entire school of floundering fish followed by a picnic of swallowing a whole pumpkin. The squirminess in my tummy consists of kicking, jabbing, rolling and show-offy little boy summersaults. I swear I felt this uterine trampoline hopping cadet’s bladder crushing nose dives at 12 weeks, but most sources indicate that is impossible. In any case, at least Mark’s carefully placed hands have also been enjoying little bubs calisthenical vigor for the past three weeks.

My gestating capsule is growing and expanding so much faster than I imagined it could. I already look larger than I did at 26 weeks with my first pregnancy, yet my weight gain is exactly the same. At this rate, those stomach stretch marks I so blissfully avoided the first time around are sure to make an appearance soon.

To compare, the picture of me on the left is five weeks away from 26 weeks, which is how far along I was in the photo on the right when pregnant with Ava.

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Oh my, but you do look beautiful.
Love ya
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  August 27, 2006

The body remembers and is happy to stretch and accomodate "earlier" than before.
Your uterus and abdominal muscles (and the rest of your body for that matter) are all too ready to relax and grow bigger.
have you noticed the difference in the shape of your belly this time? :)
Posted by Blogger Wash Lady :  August 27, 2006

You look incredible! Wow time is really flying by!
Posted by Blogger TBG :  August 27, 2006

Hmmm... I do love the site of a pregnant belly. Beautiful!
Posted by Blogger Heather :  August 27, 2006

It's so exciting!

Yeah, what wash lady said. My belly rounded out sooner with Alison too.
Posted by Blogger Julia :  August 28, 2006

You are so cute!! That belly is adorable!

I was more round with my 2nd I actually gained less with my second but I think my belly was bigger! I actuallyt hought he would be huge, but he was smaller than the first!
Posted by Blogger Donna :  August 28, 2006

You certainly do NOT look like a look great...a perfect little round belly...beautiful! You know, I wasn't as lucky with avoiding the stretch marks, and and the rate I am going this time around those little "rivers of love" will turn into one huge grand canyon on my stomach. Not pretty!!! :):):)
Posted by Anonymous angela :  August 28, 2006

You do look bigger in the picture. And more fashionable too..

You are one HOT prego! You do get bigger faster, as they have all said already, after the first. It could be b/c he's a he, and girls and boys tend to sit differently in you (or so myth says, and has been true for me).

How on earth are you wearing a sweater and pants right now? Is it seriously cool enough that you are not melting? If so, I need to hop in the car and head on up there. Here, even a bathing suit isn't small enough to make it any cooler!
Posted by Blogger Christi :  August 29, 2006

Hooray for summersaults and your adorable bump!
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  September 02, 2006

You are beautiful!


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