So, if you’re my friend on Facebook, you’ve already seen these photos. For those of you that are not, I just HAD to re-post them for all the world (or my few followers) to see!
My dear friend, Jesse, over at freckle photography took these photos for me last weekend and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. I’ve grabbed a few of my fave’s but please visit her blog here to check out the full shoot – there are a lot more!! The sweet words she wrote about being nearby as I learn how to be a mom choked me up and all the images turned out great! A big thanks to Jesse!
Baring the belly for camera got me thinking of some of the things I’ve been quite shy about about over the last 8.5 months. Having a blog obviously helps one to express themselves, but it’s often easy to delete the not-so-fabulous and italicize the good. I decided since I’m showing off the my bump in all it’s glory, I’d reveal a few truths I’ve been hiding as well.
Truth #1: I didn’t plan to get pregnant….ever. The spouse and I had no plans to have children other than the furry kids we already have. The idea of being pregnant scared me to death, the idea of going through labor is still incredibly frightening (and child birth class doesn’t help), and the thought of raising a little person is more and more terrifying every day. Clearly, other plans were in store for us.
Truth #2: I’ve gained 39 pounds. Thirty-nine!! Take a deep breath. It’s okay. (Did I really just post that I’ve gained 39 pounds on the internet?) Pre-bump, I thought I’d be one of those girls with just a cute little ball under my shirt. As you can see….I have much more than a ball. Well, maybe a beach ball? I’ve been trying to keep up working out and I eat a fairly healthy diet, but once again, other plans were in place for me!
Truth #3: The nursery still isn’t done…. and several of my other Baby List items are incomplete, too.
Truth #4: My original due date was February 29th (Leap Year day). Now it’s March 9. This means I still have five weeks to go! I get the, “You must be due any day now?” question quite regularly and I just smile and say, “In a couple weeks!” It’s become too embarrassing to admit I have so far to go when I’m so rotund! If I do admit it, the next question always is, “Are you sure you’re not having twins?”
Truth #5: I haven’t had any weird food cravings. None what-so-ever. Isn’t that lame? I thought I’d be sending the spouse off on late-night runs for ice cream or fried pickles, but instead all I’ve experienced are aversions to things I once enjoyed (like Chinese food) and the need to drink buckets of water every day. If you were looking forward to a post about french fries dunked in a chocolate milkshake, I’m sorry, it won’t be coming.
Ah, telling the truth feels so good. I’d say a weight has been lifted but, well, you saw the belly. :)
Have a great week, everyone!