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FIFTEEN WEEKS

Posted on: Tuesday



At only 15 weeks in, I am already in perpetual awe of what this body of mine is capable of. My belly popped one day (a few weeks ago, actually) and seemingly never stopped.  I feel like I can see a measurable growth every day, and it just seems so fast.  At this rate, I don't even want to think of how big I'll be in 6 months. That's actually a lie- I think about it all of the time. Because the thing is, I'm kind of excited to see where this pregnancy takes my body. I'm really truly fascinated by woman's ability morph into a transformative baby oven and to create and grow life.  And, truth be told, I kind of love being pregnant.  Of course it helps that somehow, with both of my pregnancies, I curtailed the dreaded morning sickness (I had just a hint of it this time for a week or so, and to all of you ladies who got it bad: bless you bless you bless you!).  Last time around, I was a bit fearful of the weight gain and the stretch marks and the permanent changes that come with giving birth. But this time, I've not an ounce of fear. Every morning I wake up and look in the mirror, and I realize how confident, beautiful, and strong this little baby growing in my rounded belly is making me feel.  Wherever this pregnancy takes me and whatever changes it brings, I know that it is more than worth it.  I know now how quickly these 10 months will go by, and I am so grateful to be on this journey once again.

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  1. You look great! I'm in the last trimester of my first pregnancy, and I, too, love being pregnant. I'm constantly in awe of my body, which is such a better feeling than the typical self-consciousness that I think most women feel most of the time. It's definitely making me appreciate my body and not think so negatively about it.

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    1. Congratulations! And good for you for being so positive! I tried so hard to ward off the self consciousness the first time around, but I was still concerned and scared about weight gain and all the rest of it. This time is so much different!

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  2. Beautiful post! So happy for your family <3

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  3. Such a cute baby bump!

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  4. Your bump is getting big!! I cant wait to find out if it is a boy or girl!! How exciting.

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    1. right?? so big, so fast! I am counting the days until we find out.

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  6. All of my sisters had the morning sickness when they were prego and I'm praying every day to have a good pregnancy (whenever I'll have babies:)..) And yes, you're right, I'm amazed of our capacity of growing life in ourselves. God knew women will cherish the pregnancies and babies as the best gifts ever.

    God bless you and your family!

    PS: I love New York City. My husband and I used to live just 40 minutes away from it. Now, we've moved to PA, just a little further away but I think we'll still visit NYC anytime we have the chance. :)

    Have a great day!
    Vio,
    www.namiscribbles.blogspot.com

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    1. My sister had it bad too, twice. They say every woman is different, and every pregnancy is different, so I didn't know what to expect this time. But regardless of what happens, the sickness is temporary, and so worth it!

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  7. I was so concerned about the weight gain and the way that my body would change. But when I birthed a healthy baby I suddenly didn't feel guilty anymore about the weight I gained. Same with the 2nd. You are SOOOO blessed to not have the morning sickness (why do they call it that, it's all day sickness!!), I had it SOO bad.

    Are you going to find out what you are having?

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    1. So sorry that you had to suffer!

      I know that I am lucky and am so grateful to feel well. This time, I am really not concerned about weight gain and all of that. Its pretty great to just stay focused on being healthy and letting my body do its thing. People even tell me that "its the second baby that gets you, that steals your figure for good!" (so nice, right?), and I am still not at all concerned. We should all be proud, I think, of what happens to our bodies in order to bear a child.

      We are DEFINITELY finding out... I can't wait. At the beginning of October I hope to know if its a little he or a little she!

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  8. A lovely photo and your bump is lovely. I am 17 weeks with my second and feeling all the same emotions as you- I feel so blessed to be on this journey again.

    Katie
    www.mummydaddyandmemakesthree.co.uk

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    1. Wow, congratulations! We are almost the same amount of weeks along!

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  9. wow your bump is amazing! Im nearly 17 weeks now and desperate for mine to get properly going! I love your blog, its so incredibly down to earth and got me really interested in home birthing. I look forward to reading it every week.

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