Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Ever Expanding Belly- Week 13/14

Well, here they are, my belly pics! It doesn't seem like much of a difference from the last pics, but I can confirm that my belly is definitely growing little by little. Pretty much I can measure the growth by how far I can zip my pants up.
The amazing thing is that my belly varies in size throughout the day. In the mourning I barely can make anything out, but as the day goes by it seems to miraculously grow and by bed time it is huge. My pilates teacher told me that when she was pregnant her belly would grow throughout the day too. So weird! She also had an aversion to vegetables like broccoli, just like myself. I wonder why that is?
This past weekend I purchased my first pair of prego jeans at a maternity store in the mall. I love to shop, but shopping in a maternity store is no fun. Not because everything is huge, but because nothing looks good on and most of it is butt ugly. I am definitely going to have to do my research on cute maternity boutiques in Seattle, otherwise I am going to be wearing dresses my whole pregnancy.
Other news is that we are probably going to move. Not from Sequim, but from our current residency. We've been having complaints by neighbors about our dogs going the bathroom on the grass. Our duplex does not have grass, so I have to take them for walks around the neighborhood. Of course I pick up any droppings, but this neighborhood is full of old people who have nothing better to do, but complain about everything. I swear I live in the movie Cacoon.
However, this is not the only reason why we want to move, we also have noticed after cleaning out our third room that there is not much room to grow. Our garage is stuffed to the rim. I mean literally, we had to hang shelves from the ceiling. Plus it would be nice to have a house with an enclosed backyard for the dogs.
We found a craftsman style house down the street from us for rent this past weekend and it is too cute. It has an enclosed back yard and lots of room to grow. We put in our application tomorrow and hopefully we will get it. Yeah, can't wait to move! Well sort of...


  1. Such a cute belly! I know there has got to be some cute maternity boutiques in Seattle, I am sure you will find some cute stuff.
    Good luck on the move and keep me updated on your new mailing address you soon to be birthday girl.

  2. Back in the "dark ages" maternity clothes were even "awfuller". I made my own. If you get desperate enough, you can get your sewing machine out. The house sounds promising. Hope you get it.

    Love, "Nina"

  3. I bought a lot of my maternity clothes at Gap. I thought they were pretty cute. You may want to try it. The house sounds great! I hope you get it!
    BTW...I can totally tell your bump is growing!

  4. I made some of my maternity clothes, too. The tops in the stores were referred to as "hatching jackets" in those unenlightened days!

    Love, Aunt Jo

  5. Hi Ashely! You are so tiny! My sister and Cara are preggers right now, so I'm watching them grow too. My sis is 20 something weeks now and she is really starting to feel the "growing" and told me the same thing about being smaller in the morning! So cool! Hope you are well!-Chelsea