To the Halfway Point (and beyond)

About 8 weeks  ago Jason and I started taking belly pics to document this pregnancy. I’m a little shocked I’ve passed halfway point and am well into my 22nd week. Here’s a look back on the last 2 months, along with some notes I wrote along the way.

14 weeks

After weeks of talking about doing belly photos we finally got around to snapping our first set. I swear my belly is bigger than it looks in that photo. Just ask my pants.

14 weeks

16 weeks

Supposedly some women can start  to feel their babies move this week. I keep thinking I feel something, but it’s usually just my stomach grumbling for more food. This weeks random cravings included Cap’n Crunch cereal. Specifically with crunch berries. I’ve maybe had this cereal a handful of times in my life but suddenly they were the only thing that would do.

16 weeks

18 weeks

Baby is definitely getting bigger, but still doesn’t want to let its movements be known. My energy is returning slowly, and I’m making my way back to the gym occasionally . But boy do I like my couch. Jason and I refer to it as my “perch” and there is bound to be a Sara sized dent in the cushion by the time this baby is on the outside.  Please ignore mama’s crazy Duiven eyes in this photo.

18 weeks

20 weeks

It’s a boy! Suddenly this shit just got real. I find myself spying on any boys I see in public wondering exactly how old they are and what my son will be like when he’s their age. My son. Wowza. It is a concept that I am still processing a bit. I’m realizing I was more mentally prepared for a girl even though I had the intuition to think that it was a boy before we found out. I am a girl! I had sisters!  I have NO reference point for boys. I’m guessing we’ll have lots of toy trucks and dinosaurs and video games. Ohmygodpenis. Mostly I just can’t wait to meet him.

22 weeks

In the last week I’ve suddenly become very aware of this little person moving inside me. Jason even got to feel a kick (or jab or head butt or something) for the first time the other day. It was very exciting.  I mostly don’t feel much until I settle in on the couch or in bed, but when I can pay attention to the rumblings it’s a lot of fun. Now that I have more energy I’m starting to enjoy this pregnancy thing a little bit. Even if my walk is becoming a waddle and I get winded while cleaning out my fridge.

Week 22


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14 thoughts on “To the Halfway Point (and beyond)

  1. Aw, you are adorable Sara! Best of luck with the pregnancy! You are going to be a great Mom. I have 2 boys and I wrote about them recently (linked), plus you can search my archives for posts about my pregnancies and births.

    • Thanks Leslie! I’ve been a fiend for pregnancy blogs lately so I’ll definitely be fishing through your archives.

  2. Rah Rah!!!! I’m so excited for you guys… you look GREAT & “glowing” is a good look on you 🙂 I love this blog, great idea… it’ll be fun you to look back on someday! Your expressions written here are so much fun to read… keep it coming. xox Gritts

    • Thanks Gritts! Your new nephew is beautiful. I hope everything else is going well. We should get together sometime and catch up.

  3. This made me so happy and so sad! So happy because–babies! So sad because I always assumed I’d be near you during this amazing time. i love the chalkboard, btw. xoxo

    • we can try skyping and i can show you the belly in all it’s glory. the internet makes the world smaller:)

  4. You look adorable and is his name Jonah? Can’t wait to see you this weekend?
    I am soooo happy for you and Jason.
    love ya,
    aunt dawn
    great idea to blog–really fun to read.

    • Thanks Aunt Dawn. Jonah is a friends’ new baby (her grandma commented earlier). I’ll be there this weekend with bells on!

  5. This just brightened up my day. I love you and am so happy for you! Keep the updates coming, and I know you’re going to be the most wonderful mother a son could ask for. I’m more than willing to help out with the trucks, dinosaurs, video games, nerf guns, water balloon grenades, tree forts, and climbing things that seem insurmountable…you always were there with me :). You are beautiful and radiant, and I can’t wait to see you in a few (7) short weeks! Love you!

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