Thursday, March 29, 2012

Look how big my belly's gotten!

Oh my.

I somehow thought that my belly hadn't really gotten that much bigger in the last few weeks. Even though my midwife looked at me at my last appointment and said, "Ooo, gained a little weight. Yeah, you just look.... bigger."

I was wrong. Unless I was somehow holding it in when I took the picture 2 weeks ago and sticking it out when I took the picture tonight. I don't think either of those is true.

We did find out on Tuesday that Yellow is still a baby - gender to be revealed to all upon delivery! - and is measuring somewhere around 1 pound, 7 oz. I'm going to blame the big belly on that. I don't think a baby is supposed to be that big yet at 23weeks gestation. That does not bode well for me!

Anyway, so.....
Belly Watch 2012
(23 weeks)

And because this other picture cracks me up, I have to include it, too. My mini-me decided she wanted to be in on the belly picture action. So she stood in front of me and posed. I had to crop myself out of the picture because my eyes were closed and I looked awful, but this is what was going on in front of me while Jason just tried to get a quick picture. *sigh*

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Have I mentioned I'm pregnant??

I don't think anyone who reads this doesn't also know about my 365 Project blog (or 366 this year), so hopefully everyone's up to speed on the latest Dorval family news.

In case you're not, I'm pregnant. Not just a little bit either... I'm over halfway done baking this kid, affectionately referred to as Yellow (remember, Michaela was Green before she was born). I'm almost 21 weeks pregnant, there's just one baby in there, and we don't know what it is beyond Yellow. We're going to hold off until his or her arrival sometime at the end of July to find out, too! We're pretty excited about waiting - and I'm excited about the extra motivation to either get me through an unmedicated/low intervention VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) if that's in the cards like I hope, or to deal with the disappointment of having another section if that's what I have to do instead. (Fingers crossed for the VBAC, in case you didn't catch that.)

Anywho. Since I posted regular pictures of my growing belly back in 2009 when I was pregnant with Michaela, I figure I should do the same this time around. Of course, the second kid is already getting the shaft since I just FINALLY got to taking a picture tonight when I think we started at 13 weeks with Michaela. Ooops. We'll do better from here out I guess.

Like I said on my 365 blog tonight, I used "Bump Watch" with Michaela, but I don't like the term "Baby bump" anymore, so I'm switching it up to "Belly Watch" this time around. If all goes well, it will all stay in my belly, too.

Without further ado....

Belly Watch 2012
(20 weeks, 5 days)