I started taking weekly pregnancy photos by trimester pretty early on this time; around 7 weeks. Since I was only 7 months out from my last pregnancy, I didn’t have to wait long to show. Also I tend to get really round, really fast.
I love seeing the progression shots of others as they document their weekly milestones, so I’ve been (trying) to take one each week since then and I think I’ve only skipped two. Which seems to be pretty amazing considering I have the worst follow through on ideas in the history of womankind. Pregnancy has not made that any better.
I rounded up all my weeks; 7-27 so almost all of first and completely all of second trimester. What cracks me up is how big I thought I was and now realizing that was nothing. I’ve still got potentially 12 more weeks to go – belly shots may be of me lying in bed at some point unable to roll over. Seriously people. Wait till you see my 28 week roundup later on with a full body shot.
Here I am, some with Bella and some just alone as it’s a lot easier trying to get a clear shot without a wiggly preschooler.
Weekly Bump Progression: My Pregnancy Photos by Trimester 1 of 18
Pregnancy Photos by Trimester - weekly pictures of one mom's journey through her pregnancy from 7-27 weeks and counting.
7 weeks 2 of 18
Quite honestly, I was a bit nervous to start taking these again. It was hard to look at the ones from my last pregnancy that ended at 19 weeks. But now I'm so glad I did anyway.
9 weeks 3 of 18
My husband had just left for military school 1,700 miles away for 2 months and I was already exhausted.
10 weeks 3 days 4 of 18
I love this shirt and the tiny bump.
11 weeks 5 of 18
Bella had just started to understand the baby was inside my tummy, one not two this time.
12 weeks 5 days 6 of 18
What a cheesy grin. From both of us! I have to giggle at how I felt SO huge here.
13 weeks 4 days 7 of 18
Here Bella ran through the house chasing our dog as I snapped a shot. We were on our way out.
15 weeks 4 days 8 of 18
A blurry pic that reminded me to clean the mirror fairly soon. I was so sick in these weeks, and had just gotten the cerclage put in.
16 weeks 6 days 9 of 18
Still no clean mirror. Still cheesy smiles. Sam was home from military school, things were moving along, I wasn't feeling any better but it wouldn't be long.
17 weeks 4 days 10 of 18
It looks like I'm out to kill someone here, but really I'm not. I was packing for Blissdom - hence the giant mess behind me.
19 weeks 5 days 11 of 18
This week was huge for me - passing the date of the loss of my twins. I felt like I really started "showing" more here too.
20 weeks 5 days 12 of 18
Halfway there! A huge weight of anxiety lifted off me this week, I'd made it just that much further.
21 weeks 13 of 18
We took Bella to see a life sized Curious George this week, I was exactly 21 weeks.
22 weeks 3 days 14 of 18
New tops and new hair. After a day at the spa I felt like a million dollars.
23 weeks 15 of 18
I love this shot of us. She truly was this happy about the picture being taken and getting to feel the baby.
24 weeks 5 days 16 of 18
One of the last weeks I was able to squeeze myself into this shirt I love. We passed viability and walked in the March of Dimes that previous weekend.
25 weeks 6 days 17 of 18
By far the most comfortable shirt I own. It was a hand me down from a friend and I wish it wasn't so deathly hot here so that I could wear it a bit more.
26 weeks 6 days 18 of 18
Made it! Second tri is over and onto third tri. Everything looks good, we know it's a boy, I'm hanging on - and it's so, so strange to have a normal pregnancy. Strange but incredibly wonderful.
Photo credit: my own
Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and a baby boy on the way on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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