Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Growing Belly

Dear Pickles,

When I found out that I was pregnant, I had a the grand idea of taking shots of my growing belly each week.  Though the idea was good in theory, it turns out that I am really bad at remembering to do it.  Despite that fact, I'd thought I'd share with you the progress you've been making so far with the photos I do have.

7 Weeks7 Weeks
7 Weeks - You are the size of a blueberry.

8 Weeks
(Mommy forgot to take a picture, so daddy was my stand in.)
8 Weeks - You are the size of a kidney bean.

9 Weeks
9 Weeks - You are the size of a grape.

10 Weeks
10 Weeks - You are the size of a kumquat.

11 Weeks11 Weeks
11 Weeks - You are the size of a fig.

19 Weeks19 Weeks
19 Weeks - You are the size of a mango.

So why all the constant comparison to food?  Well, that's what all the books we've been reading have been telling us.  And it's been kind of neat seeing the foods in the grocery store and "seeing" how big you are.  It's still been hard for me to imagine that the sizing is accurate because my belly looks WAY bigger than the food for that particular week.

I know daddy is really excited to see you.  At night, he likes to stroke my belly and talk to you.  Sometimes he even flashes a flashlight on you, hoping to get a response.  (He's been waiting for you to move around in there.)  Because we haven't felt you move at all, we imagine you reclined on a Lazyboy watching television and rolling your eyes when you hear us on the outside.  When we imagine this, we both agree that you are your father's kid.  But we know you will move around on your own time, and, when you do, it will be such a special gift for your father and I to experience.

Continue to grow and be healthy, my little mango.  We love you lots.




  1. Loving Dad's Hand-o-Modesty in the pic!

  2. Hahaha. Me, too. Is it weird that I am jealous of the shape of his belly? It's so ROUND.


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