I shared my belly progression with Caleb and I’ve been pretty good about remembering to do it this pregnancy too. I really want to make sure I document things this pregnancy as I did with Caleb and that will hopefully trickle into taking pictures and writing down milestones like I did with Caleb. I hear a lot about the “second child syndrome” where you don’t take pictures or keep track of things and I don’t want to do that. There are practically zero pics of my sister as a baby (actually, I think I’ve never ever seen a baby pic of her) and she was the third so I want to make sure our youngest has all the same documentation as Caleb does. So, here goes…
You can see below that I forgot to take a pic in week 24. This is one of my favorites pictures though, so I threw it in. I love that Caleb loved snuggling my belly and his sister kicks every single time he sits/lays on me.
My 37 week pic looks really similar to my 37 week picture with Caleb. You can see that my belly is a lot higher/bigger this pregnancy (I carried Caleb low the whole time). My belly button never popped out with Caleb and it has been a full outtie for some weeks now.
I’ve gained a total of 25 lbs and I gained about 18-20 lbs with Caleb. Fortunately, most of my weight is in my belly. I’ve had a number of people comment about how I don’t look pregnant from behind so that makes me feel good– though my waddle does give it away. I even had one student, who apparently discussed with her friend that I should be carrying a boy because my “belly looks like a boy is in there and [her] friend should know because her mom has had 6 kids”. It’s so funny what people think about a pregnant belly.