Been a while since I’ve posted bump-update photos, so here we are.. I left off at week 16 and that feels like about 4 years ago that I was that small and comfortable. Ha! Welp, here we are starting a week 18 (I think we must have missed week 17 somehow??
This is my favorite shirt to wear right now because it’s so comfy and makes the bump really obvious. I should have worn this one in every picture from the get-go for real progress shots! Next time?
Starting to feel really giant, knowing there’s still up to 10 weeks to go at this point… I’m actually on the 31st week now but haven’t taken a photo. But I am definitely feeling pretty huge and the backaches / ligament pain are starting to make me pretty cranky. Seriously, it’s not the hormones that are doing me in, it’s the back pain! I have a TON of energy but no physical stamina to get everything done on my (self-induced) to-do list. It’s making holiday-prep and baby-prep a bit challenging.
However, lots of really cool things are going on like lots of baby kicks and movement, Braxton Hicks contractions, and my weirdest-by-far pregnancy symptom, which is that my leg hair has stopped growing. It’s been a month or more since I’ve shaved, which is really convenient timing, albeit a really weird thing!
To those moms who feel like pregnancy makes them hotter, I envy you. It’s a daily struggle to not get down on myself and go anywhere that isn’t completely mandatory (work). But, it’s going great and I have little to complain about at this point. It’s hard to believe that I’m nearing the end (though based on my belly-size only it doesn’t seem possible I’ve got more growing to do!). Looking back on week 8 makes me want to build a time machine and kick myself in the butt for feeling fat.