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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Last Time Around...

I had a moment earlier this week that made me extremely grateful I have been documenting this pregnancy weekly on the blog. Even if no one else reads it, I'll be able to go back to it & remember the timeline of events, how I was feeling, and the major milestones as they occurred. I didn't do that with Ella - I didn't have my blog at the time & barely posted anything on FaceBook or Instagram. The updates that are there are few and far between, with practically no detail. So, I found myself scrolling through my Outlook calendar on Tuesday afternoon trying to figure out how far along I was in certain pictures so that I could compare. 

Thankfully this wasn't too time consuming, as apparently, I took all of 5 photos the entire time I was pregnant with Ella. That, or I've done a phenomenally good job of destroying them all since. Either way, I can't find more than five. I think that says a lot about my self-confidence at the time. I knew I wasn't being healthy & I must not have been thrilled with how I looked. Or maybe I just wasn't as self-absorbed back then... 

But anyways, I was looking for a photo of myself at 27 or 28 weeks for comparison purposes & actually found this one... 

It's of Eric & I at the Diaper Party our friends threw us when I was 27 weeks along. It was also the same day of my first baby shower & I remember being really tired but wanting to be there to say thank you to everyone. {And those shorts... yeah, I still have them & tried to put them on to see if they fit. They fall off right now. }


For comparison purposes, this is Eric & I at our nephew's birthday party last weekend, when I just happened to be 27 weeks. I can't tell a huge difference in my stomach because I was wearing a loose cardigan in both pictures, but as far as my thighs & face. Well, I felt pretty good about myself. The picture validated the fact that I'm making the right choices this time around & that it's paying off. 




At 31 weeks, I had my maternity photos done. My wedding photographer was looking for someone to help her out & I agreed to do it with her in the same park we had our engagement photos done. I actually love these photos because they capture just how happy I was. But when I've been looking back at them, I thought they were taken at like 34 weeks right before I had Ella. Nope - 31 weeks. And let's not even talk about the belt.... I have no idea. 




And then there's this gem from 32 weeks pregnant, with my sister at my Bliss family baby shower. Oh wow... that's all I have to say is wow. The dress is awkwardly short. The belt, apparently I really liked that belt, but OMG - why did my sister let me wear that? 




Ok, this is a big rambling mess. But after all my "detective work," I wanted to document just a little bit of the timeline for myself. It was a lesson learned in nutrition with a fairy tale ending... 

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