I totally wasn’t going to do it.

I’ve been bummed this week that we aren’t pregnant…again.  So I was certainly not going to go back and look at myself all pregnant with Eddie.

And I wasn’t going to look at the pictures that people posted either.  I was bitter at the bumps.

But then my friends started to have babies and announce pregnancies.

And I may have given in and peeked at some baby bumps.

There may have been swooning and melting.

I realized that all these bumps?  Are inspiration!  This is what I want!  I want to be pregnant and all bump-y!

So here I go…linking it up with Shell and her ROCKIN’ THE BUMP Link up! (which reminds me to also rock the vote for some reason…huh).

So come with me down memory lane as we remember what it looked like to grow a new Sluiter….

People?  This is what I look like NOW.  I wish it was because there was a baby in there.

And yes, we started with five months because I just looked fat until then.


five months pregnant
not waving…just telling you I am five months pregnant


Next we have the six month photo…


six months pregnant

getting bigger...which makes my butt look smaller. #win


my hair is about to get awesome…and then horrible…and then awesome again.


seven months pregnant

yes, that is a hair clip holding my shirt tight. and the funny thing? I thought I couldn't get any bigger.


why did my butt look better at 7 months pregnant than it does now?

Sigh…moving on…


eight months pregnant

dear god why did Cort let me do the 8 month shot looking like THIS???


Why yes, I epitomize classy.

And the last month shot…I ROCK those flowers…


nine months pregnant



This is really not the last shot.  I would be remiss if I didn’t give you the shot of me three days away from delivering the boy…..


nine months pregnant bridesmaid

guess what we did before Eddie was born?


Yup.  I was a bridesmaid for my sister-in-law, MacKenzie.

Three days later?  Eddie was here.

It must have been my booty shaking on the dance floor…


dancing at nine months pregnant

notice the lean in Cort had to do.

…or something.

Now go check out more cute bumps.

I will be over here…rubbing my tummy on my computer screen for inspiration…

…or something.


About Katie

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 middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. You were a gorgeous preggo! I love that teal shirt which you had to clip back (inspirational move). And your rocked that bridesmaid dress. ROCKED.

  2. Gorgeous! Love the shirt that’s clipped back! Also? I may steal that idea. Ahem.

    You rocked that bump!

  3. You look fabulous! I can’t believe you had to be in a wedding right before giving birth! So enjoyed seeing these pics. 🙂

  4. I agree with Alison- you are gorgeous!!! So glad you linked up with Shell…I am still searching for SOME kind of pictures with baby. Such a huge momfail that I don’t have them readily available! 🙂

  5. You are so darling! I love the wedding shots!

  6. Yup. You looked great! That floral shirt… I’m not sure what I think about that! I’m guessing that the only time someone could wear it is while pregnant! LOL!
    But seriously… you looked great even 3 days before giving birth to him at the wedding.

  7. Love the bridesmaid one! And I’m sorry baby #2 is being slow. Praying for y’all.

  8. Oh, Katie…I love it!! So glad you linked up. And you did rock those flowers….AND the bridesmaid’s dress!

  9. You are so cute it’s almost too much! 😀 Love the one of your bump poking out amongst the other bridesmaids!! Precious!

  10. Love all your awesome preggo pix! I’m coming out with mine tomorrow and we are eerily in the same color at a wedding.

  11. You looked so happy pregnant and what a cute idea to hold fingers up for the month you were in each picture.

  12. I totally thought you were waving! You look adorable the whole time, even with messy hair.

  13. I love the pictures! You looked great! I can’t believe you were in a wedding 3 days before your son was born! Crazy!

  14. you are so cute when pregnant! And you just reminded me to take more bump pictures. I rarely take any for some odd reason.

  15. Very cute!! Do I spy Trisha in that second to last picture??

  16. You make a cute pregnant lady, Kate!

  17. every picture is ADORABLE!!!! gosh you were SOOOO CUTE pregnant!!!

    I am sorry that this wasn’t “your month” my friend, but it’s coming….my prayers will be working soon.

  18. Girl… That flower shirt? LOL

    You looked great pregnant. Thinking happy pregnant thoughts!

  19. You are an adorable preggo

  20. Beautiful pics! Sending lots of fertility thoughts your way.

  21. Sweet jebus you are adorable.
    So so cute!!

  22. You are freakin’ ADORABLE! Love the bridesmaid photos—you were so brave, but you totally rocked it, Katie!

    Sending you baby dust and lots of hugs!

  23. You are so cute and I love it. It will come to you again momma. Sending baby dust your way

  24. So stinkin’ cute! Glad you clarified about the 5 and not waving cause that’s totally what I thought you were doing. 🙂 Hang in there, the baby thing will work itself out!

  25. I love the floral shirt! You were an adorable pregnant mama.

  26. You looked so dayng cute! And I’m sure it was the..uhh…dancing that got things moving 🙂

  27. You are adorable and the BEST sport in the entire world to be a bridesmaid.

    My best friend got married three weeks before my due date. And her dresses?

    Were purple.

    I didn’t want to look like Barney (and we were broke) so I wore a hand-me-down red maternity dress and sang at her wedding instead of being a Bridesmaid in purple.

    (even more embarrassing in retrospect. I was the Tomato that Ate the World. and sang poorly.)

    You, though, are gorgeous in your dress.

    I just hope MacKenzie didn’t claim you could “wear it again.” All brides say that. And no one ever does…right?

  28. I never looked this beautiful pregnant. I’m so glad you showed off even though it was a tough month. I’m sending out lots of fertile energy your way! {{HUGS}}

  29. JDaniel4's Mom says

    You look wonderful. What cute clothes!

  30. I gagged in laughter when I hit the bridesmaid in a row photo! It looked so shocking yet cool how your bump stuck out when all lined up!

  31. You are so cute, love those flowers and that shot of you in the row of bridesmaids.