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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

19 weeks.

Today, I am 19 weeks pregnant. That means I am a mere one week away from being halfway done cookin' this little girl.

In the last 5 or so weeks of pregnancy, I have begun to realize that pregnancy sure is a humbling experience. I mean, you watch your body grow/morph & change right before your eyes & there's not a damn thing you can do about it. Your skin stretches, your face gets fat & breaks out, your back aches & you can't drink for a whole 9+ months. While it's an amazing thing to be growing a human, it's hard not to have some hard times in these 40 weeks.

On Saturday, my momma took me shopping to get some cute summer maternity clothes. She knew I had been having a rough week & wanted to make me feel pretty I guess :)
I am fairly certain I tried on every item in that store. Numerous designer maternity jeans filled my dressing room & none of them fit me right. I tried on my usual size 27. They wouldn't even fit over my thighs. So, I went up to a 29 ::gulp:: & well, they barely fit over my butt. I wanted to sit & cry & feel defeated. I whined to my mom & she kept reminding me "you're pregnant, NOT fat". Oh, ya, that's right. All of this is temporary & I will be ok. I ended up walking out with some cozy lounge pants, a tank top & a long gorgeous summer dress that makes me feel like a million bucks. So jeans aren't my thing this pregnancy, so what?

Don't get me wrong, I am loving being pregnant; because, well I do get a child at the end of it. And, I love the fact the people tell me I'm "glowing" and look so beautiful, even though I sometimes think they're full of it. It makes me feel good & makes me step back & think of the real reason I am doing this- for me, for my husband, for us. We have been blessed with the wonderful gift from God & I thank Him for that every single day.

I have my moments with feeling self conscience & then, Claire kicks me & wiggles in there & I am reminded yet again how amazing this experience is, even with some rough patches.

Baby Girl, I love you more everyday. Daddy & I cannot wait to meet you in 4 short months. Keep growing strong & healthy in there.

Love, momma


19 week belly

19 comments:

  1. I think the feeling is normal, but at least you are positive with why this is all happening! Cute bump, and cute top :)

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  2. This made me teary, I'm pregnant I don't think I can read your blog anymore - HA! I get all emotional! Sheesh. I can't wait to see your pretty little girl in pictures :)

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  3. Laur! Are you blind!! You look SO pretty! I hope to look half as good as you when I am preggerz! I look up to you guys and can't wait to meet your baby girl!! Love ya!!

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  4. You look beautiful! Not fat at all. It's all belly.

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  5. You are gorgeous girly! Don't feel bad. I was a size 27 in jeans pre-preg and am wearing a size 31 in maternity jeans! WTF? Don't worry.

    PS- love that pink top. Please share where it's from!

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  6. Just coming out of lurkdom to say hi and you look great! Adorable belly :)

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  7. You look adorable!! 19 weeks is so exciting!! :)

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  8. I know exactly how you feel. Its definitely a wonderful experience though. Congrats on reaching the halfway point (pretty much anyway, heck, she could come a week early *wink*)

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  9. Cute pics! I love your shirt~

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  10. You look great! I too had issues with some designer jeans not fitting at all over my butt. I bit my lip and asked the saleslady for a bigger size and she said there was no bigger size! I am officially pissed off at 7 for all Mankind. Apparently NOT for ALL mankind! :-P

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  11. Awww you do for sure look gorgeous!!! I can totally relate though because people at work always tell me I look so cute and I am like uh huh...whatever....but thank you!! ;)
    Also I love your tank in your picture. Can't wait to see your dress that you got!

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  12. I am starting to miss my pregnant days! You are so cute!

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  13. You look amazing!!! That's all you need to know!!!

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  14. Sorry to hear you didn't find any maternity clothes you felt looked good, but honestly you look gorgeous! I love the little bump. So cute!
    I hope your next week goes better.

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  15. You have a cute blog....I also love the baby bump picture! I had so much fun doing that when I was pregnant with my little girl Nataleigh!

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  16. I know how you feel. Alot of days I feel like a giant bloated sow but then I think it is all totally worth it. You REALLY do look beautiful.

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  17. You look so cute!!! You shouldn't think otherwise! Really!! So happy your having a girl!!! yay!!!!

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