Monday, June 16, 2008

The belly.

I have always taken belly pictures, every two weeks, throughout all my pregnancies. I really don't want to put up a new post every two weeks, badgering you to look at them. So to make it easier, I made a sidebar picture link.

The sidebar picture will show my latest belly shot, but when you click on it, it will bring you to my "belly comparison" page. This page has all the bellies, side by side, week for week, all on one page.

It's just one of those things that I don't want to have to reiterate every two weeks. Nor do I want to thrust it in your face, whether you are IF or not. I think it'll make it easier this way. One, you'll know it'll always be over there, but it won't be an "in your face" type of thing. Click on it if you want, or don't. But it's something I have always enjoyed looking at (myself and other people) and I definitely want to continue.

Depending on feedback as I get bigger, I may just change it to a link so there isn't an obvious pregnant belly on the page all the time. We'll see.

28 comments:

Jewels said...

Yay! I love belly pic's.

You were bigger with Allison than with Ella, do you know if thats normal? You sure are a cute pregnant Mamma, and you bounced back so well, do you even get stretch marks?

Monica Fayth said...

I think it's interesting how much more quickly you got a belly with #2 than with #1. I love the comparisons though.

Jendeis said...

Thank you so much for being the most considerate person in the whole world. I'm thrilled that you and so many other lucky IFers are pregnant; when I'm in good spaces, I will make sure to scroll down and check the belly comparisons. :)

nancy said...

Jewels - Yes, it's totally normal. BUT ... those pregnancies were close. The farther apart your pregnancies are, the more "normal" size you will be.

Jendeis - :) Thanks for seeing that's what I'm trying to be, even though I am keeping up with my life as is.

Michell said...

Love the belly pics. Just wanted to say thanks for the card. I got it when I got home from my trip today and it was so nice to receive.

Michelle(haydensmama) said...

WOW! You were so much bigger and got bigger fast w/ #2! How cute!!! That's a great idea Nancy! Wish I would've done that w/ Hayden!

The Captain's Wife said...

Can't wait for the comparison. You are smaller this time at 8W than you were last time...looking forward to 10 W!

BTW LOVE LOVE LOVE the tatoo! Such a tough mama...lol

~*JaYmE*~ said...

Awww too cute!

Morrisa said...

You are too skinny! Wait until you see my "belly" pic, you probably shouldn't eat anything first! And thank you for pointing out that my title for my blog was wrong, no I do NOT want to go backwards, only forwards!

Earl Gearl said...

Great idea Nancy! I love belly pics, too. I think pregnancy is beautiful.

BethH6703 said...

Glad to see the belly is back!

Based on the development btwn Ella's & Allie's pregnancies, I'm betting you pop big time over the next 2 weeks!

And can I tell ya how lovely the funbags look! (So not in any creepy online stalker-ish way.) Seems you've got yourself a side-by-sude comparison on those, too! LOL

Topcat said...

Nancy. Seriously .... you are one SMOKING HOT MUTHAFUCKA!!!!!!!!

And I'm not even gay.

I am so freakin' happy you got pregnant. (I have serious boy vibes, by the way.)

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Kaci said...

YAY! I've been waiting for this. I remember watching you grow with Allison, after "meeting" you on JSO. I love belly pics :)

Sarah R said...

Yay! I can't wait to watch it grow.

Amber said...

Too cute Nancy! I LOVE a pregnant belly!

Martha said...

Cute belly shot and beautiful tattoo. Thank you for articulating the ignorance of clinicians re.IF. I've been a nurse for 26 years and the analogy to HIV/AIDS is spot on. I'm trying to do part to educate people and bring it "out of the closet".

Deb said...

I like the pics - neato. It is cool to be able to compare, and OMG #2 jumped out huh? I will say, however, your boobs didn't seem to get bigger - or is that just an optical illusion?

Alison said...

What a cool chart thingy! I love belly pics and will be checking on you!

Mrslady1975 said...

I love the belly shots. I especially love the drawings you used too! ;)

Em

Katherine said...

OMG--you are one buff biatch in that picture. You look better now than you did before Ella! I'm jealous, because at 13.5 weeks, I'm looking like like a major lard ass. Not yet really looking pg--just big and mushy. NOT CUTE.

Our family is complete said...

That is such a great idea. I love the stick figures. They made me chuckle.LOL I can't wait to watch that belly grow. :)

Amy

Jen said...

You are so brave to pose in your bra. I've got waaay to many lovely lady humps to even bother. Can't wait to see the progression!

docgrumbles said...

Hee hee - the tan bra makes it look like you are naked at first glance!

And I could never look at preggo bellies when not pregnant myself! Heck, I still get resentful even though I am technically in the club! Your RE and staff are clueless!

Jaime said...

Hey Nancy, I am not sure if you remember me, but I just wanted to pop in and say Hi and that I remembered you from the boards and such and I am so happy for you...congrats on #3!
Jaime

Toni said...

I love pregnant bellies and it especially touches my heart to see it on you. I can't wait til it gets big that's my favorite!

KatieM said...

Yeah, you totally look kick-ass!

Rita said...

like the belly. keep the pics rolling. ;-)

**susy** said...

awesome!! i want a page too! lol.. but i don't have anything to compare since it's the 1st. w/ the IVF bloat i developed i already started taking pics, :blushing: i thought of doing it on the sidebar too. i can't wait for all pics to be there so we can compare all 3 bellies.