Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The belly...why so interesting?

The other day I had 5 friends ask me if I was showing yet. This was odd as I have not had anyone ask about "the belly" since I found out I was pregnant. I thought maybe I was looking pregnant and not just like I had gained some weight and people were wanting to see "it".

When I was pregnant with Cole I hid my belly, I covered it with my hands when we were out to ensure noone touched my belly. Especially strangers..... Tim had to beg me to get professional pictures done at 37 weeks. I am so glad he did, I look back at them in awe and Cole loves to see where he came from. Now I wish I had taken more throughout the pregnancy, a documentation of the growth... Near the end of my pregancy I rarely left the house, not because I was embarassed about my belly but the clothes were tight, I was tired and most likely the hair was a bit oily and unkept!

This is my last pregnancy, I think... well I'm pretty sure it is since we have no frozen embryos and I can't see myself at 35 going through another round of IVF. So here is hoping in a few weeks when we have an u/s and genetics testing that all is ok and I can relax and enjoy this pregnancy!

So I may post some belly shots along the way......starting with this week. 12 weeks pregnant with twins and loving it! I was on my way to the gym and thought what the heck....

I have spoken to a few friends who told me that in the first 12 weeks the babies take every nutrient from you and most of your weight gain starts after week 12. I'm not worried about the weight as I know I can get it off later. My biggest worry is not eating enough or not eating enough of the right nutrients. All I know is that I eat ALOT. Eating is a full time job for me and it takes a while to prepare my food for the day each day. Tim laughs as I honestly travel with my buffet.... I never know when we will be home or out and I like to be prepared.

So there you have it! Do me a favor and look back at your maternity pictures and smile.... it truly is an amazing gift we have as women to be able to do this.


  1. still a hottie. :)

    can't wait to follow along in your journey!

  2. Smoking hot! I love baby bellies, I don't know why, but I think it's that magic of what's going on inside. Such a miracle, each and every time.

    It's so neat that there are two babies in there! I swear I was twice the size at 12 weeks with one, those rock hard abs of yours are amazing!!!

  3. You are looking great!

    I took me 2 pregnancies to realize I should stay in shape while being pregnant! Sometimes at the end of the day I look like I'm 6 months preggers...but I'm NOT! I've lost all the baby weight and more, but does the saggy, streched, ugly extra skin ever go away??? or should I save up for a tummy tuck??? I guess I'll just have to make peace with my tummy and call it my "trophy belly!" It did after all house 3 beautiful boys!

  4. You look great! Get used to clothes not fitting my friend because I dont think even a mumu would have covered my big baby belly with the twins. Our bodies are amazing, thanks for reminding me of this, I'm off to look at my pictures, is it posible that it has almost been a year?

  5. I think you should take TONS of pictures. You're right, it's an amazing beautiful thing that we get to do! : )

    And TWINS, WOW! I just clued into that the other day after you left a comment at my place. That is SO exciting Cheryl!! Double congratulations!

  6. You look great! Congrats to you and thanks for the vote of confidence regarding my very first half marathon!

    Best wishes!

  7. I have enjoyed reading your blog.
    I am new to the blog world, but have seen the miracle of the blogging community and prayer in the last two days. Hope you will stop by my blog and pray for little Maggie.

  8. Hey, Cheryl, I was reading Jen's blog and then took a peak at yours. Congratulations on the twins!! How exciting. I'll stay tuned to see your growing belly. I LOVE pregnant bellies and would kiss Jen's every once in a while (over her clothes!). Geoff and I have Caleb and Justin for the day and my cheeks hurt from grinning so much. It's great being a Nana. Love to you and Tim and Cole. Joey