Sunday, September 24, 2006

My belly: a retrospective

I thought you might be wondering exactly how close to "side of a barn" I'm looking these days, so please enjoy "My belly: a retrospective":

We'll start with 18 wks, because you can see there isn't a whole lot to see here except a little bulge. Also, the earlier pictures are on another computer and I'm too lazy to upload them. Also, this is about when I started to feel Studs, but I wasn't sure whether that was really what I could feel or not.

Already at 21 weeks things look a little bigger. But I think people still just thought I was eating a little too much ice cream (actually, that nice roll of back fat there doesn't really help my case, does it). At around this time I could feel Studs FOR SURE.

We took this photo this morning, at 28 wks. Now people can tell I'm pregnant. And Studs makes his presence known on a regular basis, especially when I'm trying to sleep!


peppersnaps said...

yay! great pics!! :) Only a couple more months... hey, you should post a pic of the nursery!

MIke said...

You look great. Just a little longer.

patientgrl said...

You're not eating dirt, are you? I heard about this on the radio yesterday, and got concerned. :o)

Pica is the practice of craving substances with little or no nutritional value. Most pica cravings involve non-food substances such as dirt or chalk. The word pica is Latin for magpie which is a bird notorious for eating almost anything.

The most common substances craved during pregnancy are dirt, clay, and laundry starch. Other pica cravings include: burnt matches, stones, charcoal, mothballs, ice, cornstarch, toothpaste, soap, sand, plaster, coffee grounds, baking soda, and cigarette ashes.