When we first found out we were going to have a baby, I was totally motivated to take nice pictures every week so we could track the progression of the belly. We found a wall, we got out the fancy camera and for 3 whole weeks, we took pictures. And then life got busy. My husband was on call several Sundays in a row, which was when we were taking the pictures. The tank top I had been wearing in the pictures was dirty, etc etc. We just…stopped.
I knew I was going to want to keep track of the growth of the baby and belly over time and so my belly documentation stopped being fancy pictures and started being iPhone pictures. Many of them involve me making very strange concentration-y faces. Others are blurry. They are not the finest pictures I’ve ever taken, but I love looking at them and seeing how quickly things went from ridiculously small to holy cow I’m smuggling beach balls.
For the sake of time I certainly didn’t include every week, but I know that when I was early in pregnancy I’d have loved to see the progression of the belly. I couldn’t wait to go from looking like I had eaten a large meal to notably pregnant. And you’ll see the week that happened, it’s pretty obvious.
Without further ado, the belly, from start to (almost) finish.
It seems to me that 25 and 34 weeks were my biggest growth spurts. What were your biggest belly growth weeks?