Saturday, November 15, 2008

31w2d-Belly Pix From This Week

Not much going on here. Just getting into a routine every day. Get up, take bath, take shower, get dressed, drag huge self down to couch, lie on couch all day, eat periodically, take medicine periodically, drag self back upstairs, take bath, go to bed (insert numerous stops in the bathroom). Still contracting every 5-15 minutes depending on the time of day.

Just thought I would take this opportunity to post some belly pictures. Please don't tell my doctor that I was standing up for these pictures. It really only took like 30 seconds. Plus, I'm starting to go a bit crazy trying to stay comfortable lying down so much. My back and hips really aren't very happy with me.

Beware, some of these pictures show scary stretch marks and might be disturbing due to the sheer size of my belly! Click on them at your own risk.

These pictures were taken today. I took some facing forward so you can see my lovely stretch marks. They started as just faint red lines around the belly button. Then they got darker, crept downward, then upward and now they appear to be creeping to the sides. Lovely. You can also see the lovely red blotch that is the remnant of the top hole that used to contain my navel ring (not to mention my non-existent and slightly outtie belly button).

The other thing I love about the front facing photos are that my belly just looks like a huge, perfectly round ball. But for some reason, it never looks as big to me in the pictures as it does when I'm looking in the mirror. And it is also starting to get really shiny. I think if I stood on the side of the highway at night with my bare belly, it could act as a reflector and I might blind oncoming traffic!







8 comments:

shawna said...

You look fabulous! Trust me, those stretch marks will fade to almost invisible in no time. Hang in there!

PJ said...

Denise! Holy Crap your belly is huge!!! And you know I mean that with love and respect. And a smidge of jealousy. Bless your heart! I hope that couch time includes some sort of bonbons and other types of pampering.

momofonefornow said...

That is awesome!

Jules said...

You're right - your belly does look like a ball. I love it though! Makes me miss being pregnant - until I think of how sick I was...ok, now I'm over it! lol

Hang in there...

Kristina said...

Did they send you home with compression socks?

Rhonda said...

i giggled! it is crazy to think of all the life going on inside! such a little frame with no where but out to go for them as they grow! i always think of that TLC show when i see the belly pix - but it does look great on you!
xoxo

chicklet said...

It really is huge, but I can't believe how the rest of you is still so small. You lucky (bored on the couch) bitch:-)

Io said...

Wow - that's where your belly button ring was? I guess your belly has stretched a bit!
I hope you manage to stay sane during all this resting!