Sometimes I feel like the slowest baby bump grower ever. I read this article the other day on a woman with “Baby Bump Jealousy”. She was 5 months along and couldn’t help but compare her large, round, very pregnant-looking belly to all the other little belly’s she saw of women in the same month of pregnancy. I kind of found myself relating to her and her “bump envy”….only in the opposite. I always had this idea in my head that when you find out you are pregnant, you automatically “get a belly”. In my case, that was far from the truth. 5 months later and still no one has any idea that I have a little person growing inside me. The worry wort in me resorts to thoughts of…”Is everything ok?” , “Is my baby growing the way it should”?, “What if something went wrong?”. It is definitely not small because of lack of nutrients. My appetite has been ravenous. I know I can tell a big difference in the shape of my stomach, but I kind of wish other people could tell a difference too! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten the, “Oh please, that is my belly after a burger.” I mean really, what is the fun of being pregnant when no one can tell, right!? This is why every check up I have with the doctor is a HUGE source of comfort for me. To have the them feel my stomach and tell me everything looks good, and to hear the baby’s loud heartbeat helps to reassure me that my body is doing just what it should be doing and growing at the pace that is normal, for me. I get a little smile every time I feel a small kick or punch (which happens about 10 times a day already!), wondering what acrobatic movement is going on this time. I know, it is silly to complain about not having a big belly. Especially knowing when I get a really huge one, I am sure I will want it to be smaller! I suppose we all need to accept our different pregnant shapes and sizes and enjoy the miracle that is taking form within us! But in all honestly, I am looking forward to LOOKING pregnant! Maybe by month 8! haha!
I can hardly stand it, but in just a few days I get to find out the sex! I could have found out much sooner, but I decided to just wait it out and go when the doctor would be 100% certain. It has been a true test of my patience to say the least!
SOOOO….What is your guess!?! BOY or GIRL!!? Either way, I will have all too much fun shopping!! All of the images below you can find with links on my PINTEREST. Verdict coming soon!