Thursday, March 1, 2012

25 Weeks Pregnant: Belly Shots

I have finally resorted to the obligatory self-taken pregnancy picture!  Face a mirror, camera in hand, snap a shot.  Granted, no flash, but you get the idea.  It was a pleasure to have my toddler join me for some of these (he's in many more shots, crawling through my legs, hanging on, etc). 

At this point, I love that I have a nice round genuine, obvious pregnancy belly.  Every time I go out, I receive comments from strangers--an employee at the local hardware store talks about how his wife is due at the same time, a neighbor offers to push D's stroller up the hill for us, a delivery man brings our food up the stairs to our apartment, women in classes we go to ask how I'm feeling, stores we shop in ask when I'm due, give their insights into having a second child.  Luckily, I have no "a stranger just touched my belly" stories to share.  Apparently that happens to a lot of women (everyone seems to have a story), but either due to the tri-state area I live in, or the vibe I give off, strangers refrain from touching my belly.  They know their boundaries, but still, they are warm and kind, and they do make me feel special to be carrying this awesome little boy inside of me.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I love your belly! Really, you are quite cute, and so lucky to have such a 'basket ball' baby. And I'm definitely grateful that even strangers you encounter are helpful, careful, and interested -- you and every other pregnant girl deserve it.