Belly Pictures and Weight Gain

Posted February 7th, 2009 by Sarah

I wrote this post at 9 weeks but never uploaded it because I couldn’t get the pictures to work. My workaround is that I posted the pictures to my Flickr account. So here is the post and the pictures. I will take more pictures today. 12 weeks 4 days!

So believe it or not I have been holding steady for a couple weeks. I gained 4 pounds pretty quickly and I have not put on any weight since. My belly is growing though! Here is a picture from the front of weeks 4, 5 and 9 (taken today). Tuesday will be the start of week 10! It is hard to believe that I am in the last part of my first trimester! I will post more pictures. Aaron thinks that you can get a better idea from the side view. Anyways, I am still in all the same clothes, and everything still fits great. It is a different kind of weight gain. Feels like an insane amount of bloating and that is about it! I am sure there is way more to come.

I am still very tired! It is hard work building a baby. I am sleeping 11 – 12 hours a night. Sleep feels great too. At first it was odd getting up 2 or 3 times at night to go to the bathroom, but I am used to it now and can almost go to the bathroom in my sleep. Well not in the bed in my sleep, but I can get up and go and get right back to sleep.

This week I really want to see the inauguration. It means alot to me to stay up for it. I am hoping Aaron and I can have a little Obama party. I hope to stay awake for it! It will be cool to tell my baby one day about the historic election year of their birth. It will also be cool to tell my kid one day that I found out about being pregnant in Chicago during that whole fiasco. I bought my future kid a Chicago key chain for that story.

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