What am I gonna say

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Do you ever have moments in your life where you pause and think, holy cow, how did I get here

I specifically remember, being about 20 and looking at the missionaries and thinking, WAIT A MINUTE, you guys were always so old and wise. Ha, now they look like little boys and I pray that they'll be able to handle all the challenges ahead of them.

Pregnancy is another one of those moments for me. I walk past a mirror and see my belly and think WHOA, hold the wagon! Since when am I old enough to be pregnant, and how can I maintain a semblance of my fashion and personality?

I must admit...

I am not one who loves my body pregnant.

I enjoy having a flat stomach and fitting into cute clothes.

I have a hard time not comparing myself to other preggo friends.

I generally don't care to post weekly updates on the growth of my belly.

I also am not sad that I don't have many pictures to document this period of my life.


My family is so supportive, and has sent fun maternity clothes, and I think I owe them a fashion show. Also, in an effort to embrace my body exactly how it is and just be grateful for the strength of my body. Here's my update:

6 months ish
15 lbs gained
(if i continue at this rate, about 15 more expected)

(***Disclaimer: Cary is a terrible photographer apparently... I didn't realize it would be so difficult to zoom in or not chop off my legs, but i guess not :/ and I will post the pics anyhow)

This is the point at which I realize, how comical cary's photography skills are so I might as well have fun with it.

This shirt looks huge, but it's actually more flattering with the black shirt underneath because it's a sheer fabric.


Rebecca McDermott said...

you look cute. nothing to worry about

Heather said...

Thank you so much!! I didn't realize the shirt was sheer... oops.... and from the picture on the website the dress looked like it was a high enough V that you wouldn't have to wear a tshirt under... I was trying to avoid multiple layers... oh well :) But they do look cute, so you can continue your fashionista ways for the remainder of your pregnancy :)

Heather said...

Oh... I forgot to mention that I was hoping the black and white dress would be worn with your awesome turquoise heels... a la Heidi Klum :)

DeeAura said...

AH!! I love that little black and white dress on you! SO CUTE! All of them, actually, but that black and white one I just love. And...hahah...I love that you just embrace life. And Cary's photography skills... ;)

Whitney Brown said...

You look so ADORABLE!!!

Kaley said...

I think you look fabulous. I know that doesn't change the way YOU feel, but just so you know...not everyone is looking at you thinking you look like a fat lard.

jessamyn said...

You look AMAZING! and yay for pregnancy and the misery that it brings, lol. I gained 40-50 lbs with Johnny, so you're doing great.

Cary said...

I am a great photographer! and Dee i will happily do your wedding pictures at a discounted price.

Joanna said...

You are such a cute pregnant girl! I hope I look that good!

Curtsay said...

I do the same thing. Sometimes I walk by the mirror in the bathroom and go "WHOAH!" because I half forgot that I was pregnant. I also have a skewed vision of what I think I look like vs. what I actually look like!

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