with this pregnancy i am fascinated by how rapidly my belly has been growing and i wish i could make it stop! already i am way-hey bigger than i was with my other pregnancies, obviously, because there are two babies sharing the space. but seriously i can’t imagine my belly stretching THAT far to accommodate them! i already feel like i want to burst!
i am 21 weeks this past wednesday. with each of my other four pregnancies this is around the time when i started telling people that i was pregnant. in the past, i have been pretty small as far as pregnant bellies go, so at 21 weeks no one could tell yet that i was pregnant, but i was to the point that it would become obvious very soon! i was able to announce that i was pregnant along with the gender of the baby.
actually, with noelani, since she was our first pregnancy i was just so excited to be pregnant that i told my mom the minute i got a positive pregnancy test. with kale’a we decided not to tell anyone for as long as we could get away with it. i liked it that way because the pregnancy seemed shorter without people constantly asking me how i was feeling, etc. i didn’t get sick, so that wasn’t a pregnancy give away, either! when others didn’t know i didn’t feel as pregnant. it was also fun that no one knew.
so, with kawena and mahea i opted to kept it a secret until we could announce the sex at the same time, though we didn’t actually announce mahea was another girl until about a month before she was born.
well, as you can see with these pictures, not telling until i was 21 weeks was NOT an option!
17 weeks + 4 days 19 weeks 21 weeks
because i am feeling so big i was curious to see how i compared to my last pregnancy picture that i took with mahea. so, here i am at 21 weeks this pregnancy and 34 weeks with mahea (she was born only 4 weeks after this was taken at 38 weeks):
wow! not much of a difference, and considering there is 13 weeks growth between the 1st picture and the 2nd, i am in trouble. oh man! my poor, poor belly!
so there you have it. the latest pregnancy belly update. i am almost to 5 months now, only 4 more, hopefully less, to go!