Chad, Jessica, Jet and Aijiahlyn

Friday, March 27, 2009

Belly Pics....CAUTION!

This first photo is for Karen. Here I am, charging the ipod so I can have a SCHWEET run/walk with my doggie after work. It's always among the best parts of my day. My ipod has the weirdest mix of music for working out, but it gets me movin' and groovin', and that's all that matters. We're talking Disney, Opera, Salsa, 80's rock, and oodles of gems.....HEAVEN!

So.....BELLY PICS. I'm at 6 months now. OH MY GOSH. I'm HUGE, people! I didn't think I looked this big in the mirror. The stupid camera had to make me feel like a cow! Seriously....when I look down at my belly during the day, it doesn't seem that big, and sometimes I'll catch my reflexion or shadow, and think, WHAT? I'm not that big! Why am I having such a hard time accepting my belly? I should be proud of it, but for some reason....I don't want people to see it. Why? Well, I don't really have a choice, so either I embrace it with all its glory, or I feel like a heffer. I choose PLAN A! I've never thought a pregnant lady looked bad, they just look pregnant. Pregnant ladies are beautiful! Why am I having such a hard time believing that personally? I think other pregnant ladies are beautiful, but why don't I feel like it? It's not like I'm going to stay like this forever. At least it's not showing in the cheeks yet. Oh dear, who cares? I need to get over it. Who cares, Jessica? It's not a big deal. Moving on.

So, first I took a pic in the white/red dress, and I was shocked by how big the belly looked, and I thought, it's just the dress. So I put on the black one. Yeah, it wasn't the dress. LOL. Okay, now I'm starting to laugh at myself. So, aside from feeling balloonish, things are going great. I feel good. I'm getting good exercise with Dakota, and am enjoying it. I can feel the baby kicking. He's always awake when I'm watching American Idol....interesting. I'm eating really yummy food....as in healthy, yummy food. I got a new cookbook full of healthy recipes. I was so sick of going through my recipe books and having to pass on TONS of recipes because 1 cup of mayo, or 1 stick of butter in one recipe is DISGUSTING! I won't eat that! I love the Food Network, and the food that looks the most appealing to me is from Ellie Krieger's show, Healthy Appetite. It looks so much better than the food with tons of oil and butter and cream. She keeps it light, so you can actually enjoy the ingredients, instead of masking them in fat. I'm having a tough time with the baby room....so....it's kinda non existent as of now. I just don't know what I want it to look like. So, that's that. Lata'

15 comments:

OREGON SOUTHWORTHS said...

Your belly bump pics are cute! You are definitely a GLOWING prego woman! :)
Thanks for the support on possibly applying for Biggest Loser. I think we're gonna work on the video this weekend. Any hints or ideas my creative friend?!?!

E and J said...

I think you look fab! you are really going to want these pictures when the baby comes! So cute! You really are one of those cute ones! I don't know of any of my friends that feel skinny or cute during pregnancy. I think it just comes with the territory. Good job incubating that cute little guy!

Emily said...

If you want I could come and stand by you...that would make you feel better! We're about the same amount along and I am about twice that size and LOVE the creamy, buttery food. And I always will.

You look great!!! But as long as you're feeling great, that's what really matters. Those dresses are adorable. I have the hardest time finding cute maternity dresses!

Carina & Dan said...

Jessica maybe you don't believe it but you are a darn cute pregnant lady. I mean it...totally adorable! You don't look huge at all. You look healthy & just the right size.

Archambault Family said...

I think your belly look BEAUTIFUL! I love pregnant bellies. You look tiny. Don't feel huge, that will come in the last month or two, LOL! Keep posting the belly pics, you will want them in the future to look back on. What about ultrasound pics I wanna see those too!

Danielle said...

Okay- you do NOT look like a balloon- you look gorgeous! SO cute! I love those dresses! You look like those gorgeous adorable pregnant women that make you think, "Oh, I'm excited to be a cute pregnant woman". Seriously. Love it.

Hailey Liane said...

Oh my heck you have the cutest klittle belly! It has grown so much since i have been gone....YAY I love you lots and you look BEAUTIFUL!

Karen K. said...

You look beautiful! You are not big and even if you were it wouldn't matter. That's your BABY in there! That's his little house--his own little private temple! See? What an honor and a privilege it is to have that responsibility. You do not look like a heifer! Good grief. Enjoy this time. You look wonderful!

Lindsay Marchant said...

You have such a cute belly Jess. Some people (ME ME ME) would give anything to look that cute. I really do look like a heffer cause I have the extra stuff that is not from being pregnant too!! Please...embrace it! heehee

Goss Family said...

You really look great for being that far along! Really one that makes others think, "I hope I look like that!" I totally understand your feelings though--I went through the same thing when I was pregnant... but it sounds like you're doing everything right. ;) Just enjoy it while you can!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Oh my gosh Jessica, you look so hot in those pictures! More than that, you look so gorgeous, and beautiful, my goodness. The first one of your face- you look gorgeous- and the full body- you look so beautiful, You just look beautiful! not even cute, but beautiful. WOW. Like, i would frame those pics. I told my mom how you felt big, and she said all pregnant women feel that way, that everyone else thinks you look so cute, but YOU the pregnant person feels ugly and big. So- I guess it's just normal! But Jessica- I wish you could see it- you are so beautiful! OK- so I want to walk every Saturday with you- BUT- this weekend is general conference so we're headed to the coast to watch it there. But I want to go next week, i want to make it a weekly thing. I love you!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

Oh- and I love that red and white dress!!!!!!!! It is so cute! I love both dresses!

Sarah Peterson said...

HELLO! You look SOOO dang good pregnant! I think your belly is about the cutest thing I've sceen in a long time! REAlly, you are too cute. And not big at all, just pregnant!

Brandi Clark said...

Sweetie, you are most definitely not huge!!! I was as big as you when I was 4 months prego. If that weren't bad enough, people kept asking me if I was having twins because I got so big. I wanted to cry, but like you said, pregnant women are beautiful, and your belly is just the baby getting bigger...not you deary. Healthy baby=happy mommy!

srh_rn07 said...

Hey I am glad you are on here! Wow congrats on the little one coming soon! That are so much fun and so worth all the work. And you look so cute pregnant.