Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bump Watch

I love to document things.  I have 17+ page Microsoft Word documents for each of my girls that documents all of their milestones and funny things that they do and say.  I have an Excel spreadsheet that tracks every medical appointment for my family.  I have baby books for each of my girls.  I made many Shutterfly photo books documenting my pregnancies and the first years of Ava's and Sidney's lives.  I just started doing Birthday Interviews with the girls.   I don't trust my memory so I love to document all of the important things in my life.  

Another thing I have documented is my pregnancy bump.  Every week starting at week 13, I shower and do my hair and put on make up (a big effort) so that Tim can take a picture of my rapidly growing baby bump.  I can remember when I was pregnant with Ava and I was so excited for my bump to grow.  I wanted it to be HUGE and it didn't seem to happen very quickly.  For example, here is a picture of me at 16 week pregnant with Ava.  I look like I had a big lunch:

 And here is me 16 weeks pregnant with baby #3:

Notice the giant bump that I have now?!?!?!  My mom tries to make me feel better by telling me that "I'm like a balloon that has been blown up twice before.  It's much easier to blow up a third time when it's been stretched out twice before."  The balloon analogy makes me feel better for about 5 minutes, but I can't help but wonder how this balloon will ever shrink back to its normal size!  

Regardless of how I feel about my bump, I am super excited about this tiny baby!  I can just picture my little family of five - me, Tim and our 3 least that's what I'm picturing.  We won't actually find out if the baby is a girl or boy for a couple more weeks.  Ava just told me that the new baby's name is going to be Andrew so maybe she knows something I don't know...One thing I do know is that this baby loves veggie omelettes, caffeinated (gasp!) lattes and Oreos.  You do what ya gotta do, right ladies?

What are some of the memories that you document for your family?

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Jenna{Mommy in Manhattan} said...

you look great with baby#3. You are still tiny!

Jenn said...

You look amazing! I wish I looked that cute. Congratulations! We can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl.

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