Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hmm. Well-

One of my blog followers requested a belly photo. I'll be honest, even at almost 16 weeks here I'm still not showing. All my clothes still fit and everything. I was big before I got pregnant, so I'm assuming it'll be awhile still before anyone can notice anything. That aside, I can tell my fat is starting to redistribute, because it's starting to feel different. When I stand it's harder, when I sit it's all flab again. My injections are getting harder to do in my belly for some reason. Some clothing is starting to feel uncomfortable because of how it sits on my belly, not just from the bruises anymore but rather because of my weird fat redistribution process. I'm favoring stretchy clothes for comfort right now, but I can still wear my old jeans just fine too.

I'm sure my old clothes will fit for awhile longer, not just because I'm a bigger girl, but also because before this last cycle I lost 25lbs (3 inches off my waist!) from jogging and calorie counting- I never updated my wardrobe, and none of the weight has came back because I haven't gained a single pound yet (since I am a big girl, I don't think my OB will be too concerned- the less weight I gain in pregnancy, the better) But since my clothes were a little roomier beforehand, I can stretch them a bit longer.

I think my uterus is starting to give me a bit of a pregnancy belly though, I noticed some of my shirts that had extra room are starting to fit snugger in the midsection. But still not anything anyone would notice. Being a bigger girl, it complicates the idea of a defined pregnancy bump, because honestly... I know all women who get pregnant say that they just look fat, but most of them have a defined bump. I just look like I ate too much this week. My husband can't see any difference at all, if it wasn't for my shirts starting to get snugger... I probably wouldn't have either.

But, for the sake of my follower (and because I love her, lol) I'll post two for comparison. They're a little blurry. The first one is from 14wks, and the second one is from today (15wks5days). Not really much to see, sorry!

13 comments:

MrsSpock said...

I see growth there!

Kristin said...

I see growth and, as another big girl, I'll tell you that the reason you aren't showing much yet is that this is the first pregnancy that has made it this far. I promise you that one day you'll look and your pregnant belly will have just exploded. You look beautiful.

Celia said...

I see it too! So cute! And I love that you included your tattoo.

Stacy said...

I can tell! I don't think I had an obvious bump until around 25 weeks! Too cute!

St Elsewhere said...

LOL...dumbo...you have a belly!

And promise me, you will take pictures regularly!

For me too, I was able to use most of my wardrobe till the end. And I had maternity/larger sized clothes that I mostly used in my third trimester.

Muahs to Nombie!

Negative Nelly said...

I can totally tell mr bump is growing strong! Definitly more defined :) Congrats girl!

blueeyedtawni said...

i see a lil baby bump starting to show!!!!! awweeee :)

Mrs Bishop said...

I def see a bump. But, I feel the same way, cuz I have a chubby belly already. I just feel like I can't "suck it in" anymore! lol

Rebecca said...

I see the baby bump. I'm a chubby chic too and have hope that someday I'll get a baby bump.

Crystal said...

That is so a baby bump. I was 80 lbs overweight when I got pregnant with DD, and I still showed like crazy. I think it depends on how tall you are. I, for instance, am just under five feet tall. If you're taller, then you aren't going to show as much, no matter how skinny/big you are.
You don't look that big to ME. Good job on the weight gain (lack thereof)! I know it's hard, especially with bed rest.

iamstacey said...

Yay for pregnancy belly! Go, Nombie, go! :)

WindDrop said...

I'm at 21w and I swear there is no obvious bump. I'm quite a bit bigger than you so you will probably start showing earlier than me.
Over the last few weeks I've noticed that not all my fat is squishable while doing activities; there is push back now. I've also noticed shirts getting snugger and underwear can be problematic. But I also lost 30lbs before getting pregant and I did have to switch out of some of the stuff that fit nice when I got pregnant to older stuff that gives me room.
I might share a belly pic with family, but otherwise I'm sure I'll just look fatter for a long time. Oh well. I've always wanted a cute bump, but having a healthy baby is MUCH more important.

birdsandsquirrels said...

I definitely see a bump! Thank you for posting pictures. And keep taking them. I didn't take many pictures because I felt like I didn't have a bump, but then suddenly around 22 weeks or so, it became more obvious. By the way, I found that Old Navy had the best, most inexpensive, most comfortable maternity clothes, for when you need to get some.