25 weeks + 3 days

When you're trying to get pregnant, it feels like every woman on the planet {and their dogs} are already there, or manage to get there with little to no effort. It can be heartbreaking, I'll admit it.

When you're actually pregnant yourself, that doesn't change - you're still surrounded by pregnant women, by pregnancy/birth announcements, and by newborn babies & chatty toddlers. Life moves on around you.

It's amazing how hyper-aware you become, the minute your mind & your heart switch from 'some day' to 'when'.

A friend of mine is having her baby in March, about five weeks ahead of me. Another friend is due about five weeks after me. And good friends on the internet are due all around me. There are babies and belly bumps everywhere.

Lately, I've found myself going to bed at night & waking up in the morning in the same way - pj's tucked out of the way, hands holding my belly. I've been a little sad lately, since my shape has moulded back into a 'B' belly. It's not perky or pointy or obvious when compared to others at similar stages of pregnancy. But when I'm lying like that, cradling my belly, it doesn't matter. What matters is that she's growing, she's kicking. She's HERE.

I hope all of my pregnant friends embrace those moments, and realise how lucky they are to be somebody's mama. And I hope with all of my heart that my friends still trying will get to experience that moment for themselves too.

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K said...

Your belly is BEAUTIFUL. Doesn't matter what shape it is. I love it. And I can't wait to see it in the flesh and wander around beside my preggo friend xxx

Candace said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes today. Your bump is gorgeous, regardless of what shape of the alphabet it resembles! It's carrying your sweet baby girl and that's all that matters!

JB said...

Beautiful post :) I agree with the ladies above--your belly is perfect and beautiful, just like the little girl inside :)

Court said...

I think you look beautiful! =) I've enjoyed keeping up with your pregnancy, especially since you're about 4.5 weeks ahead of me. It lets me know what to expect!!

Ali @ Not All Dreams Are Free said...

I too have fallen victim to comparing my belly to others at the same stage as I am (mostly by looking at earlier blog posts with baby bump photos from ladies, like yourself, who are ahead of me on the journey). After beating myself up about barely looking pregnant at all at 17 weeks, I've finally accepted that every belly is different, just as every pregnancy is different. Comparison just causes worry, so it's better to just enjoy every moment as it happens.

Great photo of the belly, by the way!

Katelin said...

aw i love this and i couldn't agree with you more. even though i haven't experienced this yet i hope everyone gets to at some point and just enjoys and embraces everything about it.

Anonymous said...

My sister in law is due in March and she is having a girl also. I think pregnant woman are so beautiful.... with their little waddle and all. Not everyone can pull that off!!

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