Bump, Bump

Yesterday was Eddie’s birthday. I don’t have my mind sorted out yet about how in the world he could already be four, so I can’t talk about that yet.

What I can do, is travel back in time with you.  Back to my days when Eddie…and Charlie…still called my uterus home.  When they used my organs as soccer balls.

Two summers ago, when we were trying to get pregnant with Charlie, my friend, Shell, did a link up called Rock the Bump, so I showed everyone what I looked like pregnant with Eddie.

She is doing it again this year, so I thought I would do a bump comparison of sorts.  You can watch the ever-changing picture/decoration behind me too.

 

And so it begins.  I look so much more excited and not so tired while pregnant with Eddie.

And so it begins. I look so much more excited and not so tired while pregnant with Eddie.

Six months...poking out a bit more with Charlie.

Six months…poking out a bit more with Charlie.

 

Oh dear. I was just not good during my pregnancy with Charlie. It's like I am wearing that antenatal depression right out there.

Oh dear. I was just not good during my pregnancy with Charlie. It’s like I am wearing that antenatal depression right out there.

8 months is apparently the month where I give up. Also? HOT MESS.

8 months is apparently the month where I give up. Also? HOT MESS.

 

BAM! 9 months! I start to resemble a person again...but only because I know the end is so darn close!

BAM! 9 months! I start to resemble a person again…but only because I know the end is so darn close!

The night before Charlie was born.  I am READY!

The night before Charlie was born. I am READY!

I think the moral here is that you are more tired with the second pregnancy because you have the results from the first pregnancy running around under your feet.

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Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a high school English teacher, college adjunct instructor, freelance writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.

Comments

  1. I love your smile. And your baby bumps!

  2. Every pregnancy I had seemed to suddenly be real noticeable when I got the positive results. Like the boys said well we can’t hide now can we and boom out went my belly. You were too cute in both pregnancies.

  3. I love how you give up at 8 months. I’m pretty sure I gave up long before then.

    I find it interesting how you notice looking tired in the second pregnancy photos. For me, I see a confidence in those ones, whereas your pregnancy with Eddie does look a little more excited, but also a little unsure too. Especially that first photo! It is great.

    • Oh I was totally unsure with Eddie. After two failed pregnancies, I was waiting for the other shoe to drop with Eddie…but it never did, and here he is! With Charlie I knew what to expect, but the pregnancy was still difficult. And I was chasing a two-year old and working full time. I was TIRED! Ha!

  4. Oh, that is so, so true. Even more so with #3 and #4!!

  5. That second one pretty rough for me too. Sheesh. I envy all of those pregnant women that make it look easy.

    • There was nothing easy about getting pregnant, staying pregnant, being pregnant, or getting UNpregnant at the end for me. I tend to stinkeye all the women who have easy breezy times of it all.

  6. you are seriously one of the CUTEST pregnant girls I have ever seen. SWEET!!!!
    xo

  7. You still look good!

    I will agree that subsequent pregnancies are so much harder! Also… the older you get the more difficult it is. I swear I was wore out before the day was over when I was pregnant with Andrew.

  8. Oh I TOTALLY agree. I was exhausted during my second pregnancy, but I think that’s because I had a toddler I was chasing all.day.long!
    Still, you look great!

    • Me too! Chasing a toddler while pregnant is SO HARD! Plus I was working fulltime as a teacher as well. I longed for naps the way some women long for chocolate or roses.

  9. It is funny because you do look more joyful the first time around. My daughter was 20 months old when my son was born, so I get that #2 fatigue.

    • HOLY COW, WOMAN! I held a fresh baby a few weeks ago and had a little pang for another one. Then my 15 month old crawled up next to me and the feeling IMMEDIATELY went away.

  10. I did the same thing in month 9- like wow, this is almost over, I can make a sort of attempt again!

    Thanks for joining in!

  11. Okay, your bumps are really cute but I also envy you because you are one of those people who can have your hair any length and look great! :)

    • I’ll tell you a secret, Elaine…I REALLY hated my hair that short. Like HATED. It was Ok while I was pregnant, but after having Charlie, I immediately wanted it long. Not just for the pony tail, but also because my face just wasn’t cut out for short hair…especially with the post-baby extra pudge.

  12. Love the comparison! I noticed the same thing in my pregnancies. My first photos were all “Look! I’m pregnant!” and the next time around it was all, “Take the damn picture.”

    • HA HA! That is about it. I actually said during one of these, “come on, Cort. This is not your first rodeo with a camera. Just take the picture.” He was not pleased with me.

  13. I can’t believe it has been 2 years since the first Rockin The Bump! I was lucky enough to get to meet you when you were first pregnant with Charlie and yeah, you were tired :)

    • YES! Oh my God, Poppy. I was so effing tired at BlogHer two years ago. I was so excited to see all the avatars from my computer suddenly grow feet and have voices, but aw geesh…I was almost too tired to react. And yes, can you believe that was almost TWO YEARS ago already?

  14. Soooo cute. (And is it too early for me to feeling the “done” thing at 14 weeks? Yes? Yes. Probably.) Happy birthday, Eddie!

    • I was pretty much done the entire way through with both pregnancies…but I remember 8 months being some sort of point where I just felt huge and there was just SO MUCH TIME LEFT.

  15. TheNextMartha says:

    I love how you have those pictures. Also, you look more experienced the 2nd time around, not tired. :)

    • I like where your head is on that. More experienced. Except I know you met me during my first trimester with Charlie and there was no other way to describe me other than tired. :)

  16. You have a very happy smile in almost every picture at least :) I was a giant person the entire third pregnancy – I only wish I’d been able to appreciate how much easier it was the very first time (as far as not chasing other kids around, not how easy it was on my body). I love your bump pictures!

  17. Oh man, by the end of my third I’m not even smiling in the picture. AND I was on the way to the hospital when I took it- you’d think I would have been squealing with joy, but I was just ready to get him out!

    Great pics, all of them!