growing the next sluiter

When I was about 20 weeks pregnant with Eddie, we started taking monthly belly shots.


I remember thinking I looked huge.  HA!  Little did I know!

So this week, during my 20th week baking Charlie in the oven, we thought we should probably get going with the belly shots.


I am trying REALLY hard not to see all the “before pregnancy” weight that was put on this time.

I am trying to ignore how everything “filled out” faster this time.

I know part of it is that this is after a 10 hour work day.

And I am slouching.

And my shirt is pulling funny.

And…well…I am overly critical of myself.

The truth is this:  I am growing a new member of our family.

And that is both beautiful and miraculous.

I need to be easier on myself.

I can worry about the weight in six months.

For now?

Grow, Charlie, grow.