In February, she did a little photo shoot of the three of us (I'm 24 weeks in these pictures). I seriously could have posted all of the pictures - I love them all. But, to stay somewhat humble, I think these are my favorites. I always feel a little funny being the only person in a photo (it isn't like I have photos of just myself plastered around my house - I much prefer to look at my offspring), and I have never considered myself photogenic or even somewhat beautiful - I consider myself as "average." But, whenever Jen takes my picture, I seriously feel like a Supermodel (just a very short one). She knows just how to pose people and get the most out of the light! Have I mentioned that she is amazing! She makes me feel stunning - large belly and all!
Another thing that struck me is how much bigger I am in just six short weeks! Even Greg looked at the pictures and said, "Wow! You've changed a bit." I am bigger than I've ever been at delivery with any of my other children, and I can tell a big difference in just the past couple of weeks in the limited amount of space my little boys are experiencing. I still feel them moving all the time, but no more of those huge/stretching/rolling around movements. I think they are pretty squished.
Overall, I am having a good period where I feel like if I have the right attitude, I can totally do this and enjoy it along the way. (Don't worry. We still have a couple of months. I'm sure there is plenty of time for a couple more panic attacks.) But right now...Sunday night...I feel good and excited and blessed and at peace.
I am learning pregnancy etiquette for the first time. I've never gotten "huge" with my pregnancies, so people always referred to my stomach as a "cute, little belly." This time is obviously different. Last week, a woman said to me, "Every time I see you, you triple in size." Now, I see this woman about every week (she is a mom at my son's school). Even if that is true, how is it helpful/kind/polite to say out loud?!? I am actually aware of this giant growth in my mid-section. I don't need mere acquaintances pointing it out.
I guess on a more important note, Greg did glance at this while I was writing and said, "You are posting your sexy pictures?!?" How sweet is he! He thinks my pregnant body is hot. He is actually always coming up to me, rubbing my belly, and commenting on how much he loves it and how sad it will be when it's gone. That is way more important than some insensitive woman and her thoughtless comments!