I have been trying to get good belly shots from the side, so you can see and appreciate just how big I am getting, but Homestead Mama has been working late and I can't find the tripod. So this dark, not-so-clear photo is the best I could do alone for now.
I have ~5.5 weeks left to go (excuse me - holy shit! I have been thinking 7+ weeks!) and Monita/o will do most of its bulking up in that time. I feel impressive and fecund. I really love this.
I took my navel ring out when I first started IVF with all the ultrasounds - didn't want to interupt the equipment. I popped it back in to see if it would still go, and it did. Took it right out again, as my belly button has become very shallow, and the LAST thing I want to do is catch the piercing on anything. It is a vestige from my youthful rebellion, installed back when it was risque and a novelty. I'm not sure I'll ever wear it again. We'll see how my self-image holds up to two kids, diapers, no time for the gym, etc.