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Here I am at 32 weeks and a few days:<br><br><a href="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/LittleBrownDog77/Misc/100_3463.jpg" target="_blank">http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...c/100_3463.jpg</a><br><br>
And, in the interest of showing the reality of a preggo belly (at least MY reality! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) here's the belly in all its stretch-marked glory.<br><br><a href="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/LittleBrownDog77/Misc/100_3457.jpg" target="_blank">http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...c/100_3457.jpg</a><br><br><br>
Anyone else want to share?
 

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OK, I will finally share my belly pics!<br><br>
23 weeks, my favorite shot where I still had a cute bump:<br><a href="http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/melissakc2007/728at23weeks.jpg" target="_blank">http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...8at23weeks.jpg</a><br><br>
29 weeks, which was 2 weeks ago. Now I feel like I'm going to explode and I still have somewhere between 6 and 11 weeks left!<br><a href="http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd244/melissakc2007/93at29weeks.jpg" target="_blank">http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...3at29weeks.jpg</a>
 

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leigh, i love your shirt! and your belly's such a cute shape.<br><br>
melissa, you're adorable!!<br><br>
here's me at 30 weeks and a few days, as photographed by my 6'5" husband:<br><br><a href="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1220/1375163071_b1c1e4d069.jpg?v=0" target="_blank">from the front</a><br><br><a href="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1239/1375164919_21d0c6b4de.jpg?v=0" target="_blank">from the side</a><br><br>
a less "aerial" (and probably more accurate) view is <a href="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1161/1376071468_cb94755bf0.jpg?v=0" target="_blank">here.</a>
 

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Thanks, Robina! I don't feel adorable at all, so it's nice to hear! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Hrmph. Your bellies are all very cute but I swear my belly is right now, at almost 30 weeks, the size of melissa's at 23 weeks. It concerns me. Then again I probably had at least 25 lbs on her to begin with... maybe my belly fat is disguising the baby belly. I will post a picture tomorrow.
 

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Oh, please don't be concerned based on comparisons. I carry sticking straight out. It's kinda funny. From the front, I still have a waist, and from the side I have a huge watermelon! It's just the way I carry babies. I'm short and short-waisted and there is simply nowhere else for the baby to go but straight out.<br><br>
Everyone is telling me how gigantic I am. I think it's dangerous to compare bc every woman's body is different. I just saw a lady at the mall the other day whose pregnant belly was just below her boobs, and mine is so low and I start thinking, OMG, has the baby dropped? Am I going to go early again? You can drive yourself crazy that way. Easier said than done, but don't worry! I want to see your pictures!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hrmph. Your bellies are all very cute but I swear my belly is right now, at almost 30 weeks, the size of melissa's at 23 weeks. It concerns me. Then again I probably had at least 25 lbs on her to begin with... maybe my belly fat is disguising the baby belly. I will post a picture tomorrow.</div>
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my belly seriously JUST popped, seemingly overnight. <a href="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1299/1250624986_c1c39ff176.jpg?v=0" target="_blank">witness what i looked like between 27 and 28 weeks!</a>. between 28 and 29 weeks i seriously just exploded (but honestly, i am also a little smaller than i appear in the pictures i posted above because being shot from above really accentuates the tum for whatever reason). don't worry too much! all babies grow at their own pace. i was measuring small up until my 28wk appointment (not that carrying small = a small baby anyway). and every woman carries differently -- and perfectly for her.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">my belly seriously JUST popped, seemingly overnight. <a href="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1299/1250624986_c1c39ff176.jpg?v=0" target="_blank">witness what i looked like between 27 and 28 weeks!</a>. between 28 and 29 weeks i seriously just exploded (but honestly, i am also a little smaller than i appear in the pictures i posted above because being shot from above really accentuates the tum for whatever reason). don't worry too much! all babies grow at their own pace. i was measuring small up until my 28wk appointment. and every woman carries differently -- and perfectly for her.</div>
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Oh, thanks Robina, I feel better. Your belly is adorable but I see you definitely did pop after this 28-29 week picture.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, thanks Robina, I feel better. Your belly is adorable but I see you definitely did pop after this 28-29 week picture.</div>
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thanks. i definitely would not worry (although i must admit that until recently i was worrying a little, too, so i totally understand). how much or little you show just depends on so many factors, you know?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">From the front, I still have a waist, and from the side I have a huge watermelon! It's just the way I carry babies. I'm short and short-waisted and there is simply nowhere else for the baby to go but straight out.</div>
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this is similar to me, melissa! i am fairly small boned and my height is literally all in my legs (not at all in my torso) so the baby grew straight out when i finally started showing.<br><br>
but all the experts on the subway don't believe i'm as far along as i say i am. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My belly looked MUCH bigger that day than usual- Here's <a href="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/LittleBrownDog77/Misc/100_3262.jpg" target="_blank">24 weeks</a> and here is <a href="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/LittleBrownDog77/Misc/100_3320.jpg" target="_blank">29 weeks</a>. Definitely don't compare (although I know it's SO hard not to!). You all look adorable!
 

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And I bet by "experts" you mean strangers at the grocery store, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Like the ones who keep telling me I have twins?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And I bet by "experts" you mean strangers at the grocery store, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Like the ones who keep telling me I have twins?</div>
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haha i actually meant to type "subway" rather than subject -- so yes, the grocery store experts. whoo preggo brain.
 

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30 weeks to the side:<br><a href="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a261/lexi_029/sidebelly30weeks.jpg" target="_blank">http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lly30weeks.jpg</a><br><br>
30 weeks front belly:<br><a href="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a261/lexi_029/frontbelly30weeks.jpg" target="_blank">http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...lly30weeks.jpg</a>
 

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Big or little, I truly think every one of you looks just perfect! I'll try to get a new one on Tuesday (when I'll be 32 weeks) and post then.
 

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Here I am at 31 weeks. Tired, sore, and unshowered...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br><a href="http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m87/aimeeirene02/31weeks.jpg" target="_blank">http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...02/31weeks.jpg</a>
 

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32 weeks:<br><br><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathyhash/1394400174/in/set-72157601175512365/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathyha...7601175512365/</a><br><br>
We took this pic today (before my nap, excuse the tired look). I got my first twins comment last night.<br><br>
And my racey 30 week picture <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (don't worry, I put an effect on it to cover up a bit):<br><br><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathyhash/1394400056/in/set-72157601175512365/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathyha...7601175512365/</a>
 

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Seriously, I'm enormous. I feel like a whale! I'll post a pic soon.<br><br>
You ladies look great!
 

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30 weeks- ignore my fake, goofy smile!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
front<br><a href="http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb4/hubbylovin/6-1.jpg" target="_blank">http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...ylovin/6-1.jpg</a><br>
side<br><a href="http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb4/hubbylovin/?action=view&current=8.jpg" target="_blank">http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/b...&current=8.jpg</a>
 
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