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Absolutely gorgeous!

 

And I thought my belly was big. How wrong I was! (I'm 14w3d) I'll try and get a pic up soon...


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haha there's no point in even taking a picture for me yet. still flat as ever. i don't think i'll start showing until 20 weeks-ish...and this is my second pregnancy. i'm really skinny so it takes a while for things to get beyond 'oh you're starting to look like a normal weight again'.
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kawa kamuri, that's a gorgeous photo!

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Gorgeous!

Here's a recent one:

 

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Holy moly, lady! Your shape is spectacular! 


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You ladies are both beautiful!  I love your bellies!! 

 

At 12 weeks on the nose I'm awkwardly in between looking pregnant and looking seriously bloated.  I think I'll start taking pics when I get past the "ate too much" stage!

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Thank you Kawa! I decided to start doing the silhouette series after my 14th week and I only wish I'd thought to start earlier. :( I hope to have a complete series at the end of pregnancy!   Believe it or not I'm actually taking those pictures with nothing more than a desk lamp pointed against a corner of my room. :) You can do your own as long as you have a camera with a function allowing you to manually set (and measure) exposure, which most P&S' have nowadays.

 

Take a lamp and point it at a wall, or a corner, aim it at a point at the wall equal to the distance half-way up your body.

If it's a DSLR set camera to f5.6 and focus on a point six feet away, then set the focus to stay (switch to manual). Everything within six feet of the lens will be in focus.

If it's a point and shoot set to the lowest F stop you can.

Mount camera on a tripod about 4-5 feet from the wall with the lens at chest-level (NOT belly level).

Read and set your camera's exposure for the brightest point at the wall, then add about 2/3 of a stop (this will blow out the whole back wall and give a little light wrap to your body).

Stand about 1.5-2ft away from the wall, and set a timer to shoot.

Practice until perfect. :)


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Here I am! I'm 13 weeks in the picture, I'll be 14 weeks tomorrow with baby #1 :) Not quite as lovely and artistic as some of yours, but dammit, I'm proud of my little bump :P

 

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Spin you're super cute. :)

 

Is there a way we can officialize this thread and sticky it to the top of the page?? I'd love to see a belly thread stay permanent like in the May DDC. :)


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I agree that you're super cute and I love your belly! I wish I could remember what mine looked like the first time but my oldest is about to turn sixteen so I just can't recall.

 

Thanks so much for the pro tips, Babs! That was really sweet of you. I'm sure my camera can handle the job smile.gif The above was just snapped quickly with my Macbook. I don't usually start taking them until 15w and then at least once a week from that point. I often feel gigantic and awkward and sometimes not very pretty throughout my pregnancies so it really helps me to photograph the changes in flattering ways.  


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Thank you both! :D

 

That's a really good idea. I'm struggling with weird vain feelings I never thought I'd have. I finally got a new memory card for my point and shoot, maybe I'll try something fancy over the few weeks to make me feel a little better about the change.


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I love the pics, especially the nakedy ones. Oh my gosh, beautiful. Here is my 13 week pic, bad hair day! 

 

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You're so radiantly beautiful! And you totally stole my hairdo winky.gif


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I was wondering where this post was!!  So glad to see it.  And I thought there was usually an U/S post for each DDC club also but I guess nobody has started it yet...or I have missed it.

 

You ladies look great!!

 

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http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1283175/ultrasound-pictures

 

I started that one too redface.gif
 

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And I thought there was usually an U/S post for each DDC club also but I guess nobody has started it yet...or I have missed it.


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I love all these! Here's me at 12 weeks, post meal & sticking it out, just a little...

 

12 weeks, 2 days...post meal...sticking it out a little.


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okay, your beautiful photos inspired me! you ladies all look amazing! i'm just shy of 13 weeks with my first. I don't have much of a belly yet (i can't believe the range!), but it's starting...

 

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i love love the photos, ladies! here is mine for 15 weeks...

 

 

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sooo great to see these photos! yay bellies!

 

here's me, also at 15 weeks:

 

 

 

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So sweet! There is a huge variation! Wow! I'm there la mamita....no bump. It'll be a while until I have a belly pic I'm sure. This was me, last pregnancy at 16 weeks with twins. I'm the one usually wearing my own jeans to the 20w scan.  

 

la mamita--are you tall? retroverted uterus? That's always what I've attributed my late blooming belly to, but I dunno if it's true or not!


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14 weeks, but I've lost weight since then with a weeklong stomach flu, so my bump is a little less prominent.

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la mamita--are you tall? retroverted uterus? That's always what I've attributed my late blooming belly to, but I dunno if it's true or not!

nope, not tall at all and uterus is normal. it's honestly just because i'm so skinny. my uterus has to get pretty big to actually push out enough to be seen. i'm normally really petite but i also started this pregnancy after having back to back stomach illnesses & another first trimester (m/c) so my weight was already below my normal point. i guess it's been enough time since my last pregnancy, 5+ years, so my stomach muscles had healed.

either way i'm enjoying looking at everyone else! and i don't mind not showing yet because i can still sleep on my stomach smile.gif

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beautiful pictures, ladies. i love your bellies!


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You ladies all look great! It's awesome to see such different sizes here...a reminder how great a range of normal there is.

Here's me at 15 weeks...I love that we can post pics directly in our posts now! No clicking on links...

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YAY!!! Barefoot you look just like me! :-)...I'm 16 weeks tomorrow and I'm barely showing yet, so it's nice to have company.

 

Teapot, very very cool pics. I'll be playing around w/ my point and shoot a lot in the coming weeks.

 

Thanks so much for sharing everyone! ...I'll wait until I have more to show.


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ope, not tall at all and uterus is normal. it's honestly just because i'm so skinny. my uterus has to get pretty big to actually push out enough to be seen. i'm normally really petite but i also started this pregnancy after having back to back stomach illnesses & another first trimester (m/c) so my weight was already below my normal point. i guess it's been enough time since my last pregnancy, 5+ years, so my stomach muscles had healed.

either way i'm enjoying looking at everyone else! and i don't mind not showing yet because i can still sleep on my stomach smile.gif



Usually it's the tiny mamas that show first LOL  I enjoy the tummy sleeping as well :D  I'm usually nearly into my third trimester before I have to stop that, and since it's my favorite way to sleep....I am very, very glad of it!


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This is my 14-week belly... I didn't think I was showing, I thought it was just my usual fat, but compared to pics from 3-4 weeks ago there is quite a difference!  Makes me feel a little better actually.

 

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Holy guacamole! Is it just me or did I just totally balloon out in the last week?

15 weeks
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Should help for comparison that I'm wearing the exact same thing, LOL.

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Not a picture, but barefoot, I kind of ballooned this week too. I woke up this morning and my belly suddenly seemed rounder and harder.

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