sideways like you, OrangeMoon! haha
crappy, blurry photo...but here is my 21 week bump in all its glory. complete with vacuum cleaner in the background! ha! :-)
23 weeks today with our first baby, and it's a girl. :) I didn't think I was really showing until I took today's picture. I have a little dip where my belly button is, but that is starting to even out now too. I think all of your bellies are glorious! I wish mine was that round! Seems I've gotten a little wider too, especially in my hips. Could be I hadn't gotten off my butt for 4 days because of the weather in the Ft Worth area. I feel so beautiful though...except for the acne appearing on my face. I haven't really enjoyed pregnancy so far, but now the headaches are a little better and I'm actually starting to show.
Wow, that is ridiculous. You look awesome! Look at your arms, they are itty bitty! Shame, shame on your supposed "friend".
Here's me, today, at 22 weeks exactly. The top part of my belly, the part that sticks out the most, is not even baby!! It's just fat that he's squishing up! The bottom part of my belly, where the baby is, is all flat. What the heck is wrong with this? I wish I had a cuter baby belly, and not the upside down kind. :(
No, I have a frenemy like that. She calls me fat at every opportunity (and she is much bigger than I am, not pregnant). I think maybe she's hoping I'll balloon up with the pregnancy so that she can gain some sick sense of superiority or something. She's always tried to put me down, though, my pregnancy has just made me more sensitive to her comments. It's really hard to shake off sometimes, I totally understand. I'm really trying to make an effort to remove negativity and negative people from my life, and I'm just trying to work up the courage to tell her how I feel.
Here's my belly picture! 22 weeks!
Ugh spinnerette I have a "frenemy" that is the exact same way, but I've known her forever and I know she struggles with body image hugely and that is why she's mean to others. It is frustrating to deal with the negativity none the less. I'd definitely try to distrance myself from that person during pregnancy as much as possible for the sake of a positive environment/mentality and when you can't it's great to have a community of women like this
Me too!! I've also already gained as much weight at 23 weeks as I had at 40 weeks last time. Eek!
Awww mamas! I just want you to know that you are all SOOOO beautiful. You are knock-outs really, and pregnancy makes you into goddesses.
We all struggle our whole lives to love our bodies just as they are. It really has nothing to do with what anyone else thinks, it's how you feel ... you are sexy, beautiful life-giving mamas, whose soft bellies cradle your growing babies, breasts grow to feed those babies and warm arms hold, comfort and nurture those babies as they grow. The most beautiful thing I have ever seen on a woman is confidence :) Motherhood makes a woman more beautiful than she has ever been.
I am here worrying I'm not gaining enough, my girlfriend who is 5 weeks ahead is worried she is gaining too much... and we are both beautiful, growing healthy babies that our strength and vulnerability will birth into this world with love.
Take more photos! And enjoy every one <3
Thank you Junebug2011! I think I really needed to hear that today.
Elizabeth, I am so sorry your friend made you feel bad about yourself. You look stunning to me
I have really bad body image issues. I battled anorexia back in 2000. So far I have gained 26lbs! At 21 weeks. That is huge for me! However, I keep telling myself that this pregnancy has been a challenge for me. I quit drinking (and I drank a LOT) smoking and was on bedrest for the first trimester with bleeding and cramping. I think eating a little more then normal was ok! I will work on losing the weight in a healthy way after the little one comes. And it is also awesome to have a husband who tells me everyday how beautiful I look! And he likes the extra "junk in the trunk" LOL!