Belly Shots

Monday, July 20, 2009

TMI Alert: My naked belly is presented in this post. While I've cropped as much nakedness as I could, my apologies if you see something you weren't expecting. This is in response to a few emails I've received asking about how I've grown with twins. Nine pounds sounds like a ninny amount of weight, but prepare yourself... It's scary!


Here we are in the early stage, when I had to pinch my belly to try and get something. Notice how close together my fingers are.


Then came the three month belly shot when I didnt need to pinch anything. My hands relaxed and all my fingers still touched.

Come the end of month 4, my hands could no longer touch, although I could still make the heart. And notice those newly formed stretchmarks that are mostly hidden. They represented the start of new stretchmarks. I guess these babies wanted their own mommy-scars. :)

And here we are on Friday, at 19w5d, ending the fifth month with a bag. My hands can no longer touch and create the heart. I made the statement to Peter that I wasnt really as big as I thought and he laughed. (There is a second picture, sans my hands, that I cant post... I really do look like a house, but there's some boobage that I cant crop out and maintain the good belly shot, so you can take my word for it.) So yes, bedrest has made me completely unselfaware. When I see my belly in the mirror or in pictures, it strikes me that there are two human beings in there. But laying down, I can still see my feet and dont "feel" big. Even though only one pair of maternity pants still fits (not that I'm wearing pants that often) and when I go out, my bra smushes me.
Well, my dear sweet love just made me stuffed grape leaves.... Mmmmm....

13 comments:

Kacy said...

These photos are awesome. What a great idea and totally different from the standard profile belly shot!!

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Anne said...

Beautiful! It's so nice to see how you are growing. I am praying for those babies and you and keep hoping for positive updates. Hugs.

ezra'smommy said...

Beautiful! Keeping growing babies!

Busted Tube said...

Your belly looks fabulous! I love seeing an external shot to see how they're developing (not that I don't love a good ultrasound as much as the next person), it looks like they're growing perfectly!

Just Breathe said...

Those are really cute pictures of your belly. I love the heart.
Stay in bed and keep them safe.
Daddy better go shopping and get you some new pants & bras!

Krystal said...

Your baby belly is so stinking cute! I wish I could rub it, it would give out double good luck! Right?
Stay happy!

cheryllookingforward said...

Those are great pictures! And really, who ever actually NEEDS to wear pants :)

Queenie. . . said...

That was such a great way of memorializing your belly shots! You are doing great. And is it me, or is your belly button heart shaped in that last shot???

momto558 said...

Beautiful belly!!!

Carrie said...

You are doing GREAT!!! I am so glad you are keeping track of them. :) Grow, belly, grow!

Catherine W said...

Aw, cute belly pics. I have to agree with Queenie, your belly button does look heart shaped! A double heart, one each for Bobby and Maya xx

Lorza said...

I love these belly pics! What a great idea!!!!

Amanda said...

Such a cute idea!! I love belly pics!! Your doing good.. hang in there. (((HUGS)))