For those of you who don’t know, I’m fairly tall and have always been thin. Those genes just run in our family! When people started finding out I was pregnant, many made the comment that I’d probably have a very small “baby bump” and not show for awhile.
Looking down at my thin abdomen, I doubted that. Where was the baby supposed to go, after all?
My mom, who is built much the same way I am, had a “bump” right before 12 weeks. It was noticeable enough that one of her coworkers, who didn’t yet know she was pregnant, asked someone if she was. I guess when you’re thin, a little pot belly is obviously not due to food.
Well, here I am, 11 weeks along, and I definitely have a baby bump. It’s not enough that anyone else would probably notice (except my husband and family who know me well), but it’s definitely there. I just didn’t have a pooch that big before…especially not one that was hard and I couldn’t “suck in”.
Here’s a pic from right around 6-7 weeks along to give you perspective. Sorry it’s not very good…this was before the camera my sweet husband gave me for Christmas. It also was a not very good self portrait. hehe!
I fully intended to be faithful about taking pictures every week, but it seemed kind of silly when I had nothing to show yet. Plus, the more I thought about it, it’s a little bit overkill. As baby grows, however, I’ll be sure to update you on my growing belly!