Thursday, July 1, 2010

Size doesn't matter or does it?

Here I am at 13.6 weeks pregnant with baby #2. I'm huge! I look 18-19 weeks pregnant. I know, I know.. 2nd pregnancies you get bigger faster, but still! I would like to think it's due to the fact this baby is measuring so many days ahead. We have a little porker taking residence in my belly. And I want him to keep going, make me big and fat and uncomfortable. I'll be the happiest uncomfotable pregnant women on this Earth.
(cheesy smile, huh?)
I COULD point fingers at this guy for the growing porker. Imagine this guy in the fetal position 26 years ago. He was 10lbs and 24" at birth and now is 6'6" and wears size 18 tennis shoes. But IF that was the case, how was Nolan SO SO SO SO tiny? Makes you wonder how things all come together. We never once thought we would face such a thing like IUGR with my husbands size. He's freakishly huge! LOL
He would SO kill me if he knew I posted this pic. And yes he is on the unmade blow up mattress, I was making too much noise getting ready for him to take a nap in our room.

So I would like to say, so far so good. We have 2 battles we are wanting to overcome.
#1 IUGR
#2 Pre-e/HELLP

Looks like we are heading in the right direction with #1. Too bad #2 can show up anytime, anywhere, unpredicted and take things away from you so fast.

I just have to cling to hope that all these things are just one more light shining on the big finale. Bringing a healthy baby home, in our arms.

24 comments:

MissingYouAlways said...

you look great!!!

I am a day away from being 10 weeks and I look like I did when I was pregnant with jordan at 18 weeks

Im praying for you and baby! grow baby grow!

Mackenzie's Mommy said...

Yeah I'm showing a lot too. Oh well, I'm like you...I'll do whatever it takes to get this baby here alive & healthy. It's kinda nice to be showing though...makes you feel more pregnant while you're still early & not feeling movement.

Mrs. Mother said...

You do look great. I am sending so many positive thoughts forward for you and your rainbow baby.

Thanks for telling me about the doctor in Nashville. I saw Dr. Speer, who at that time was in with Dr. Fortunato and Dr. Lombardi. They were wonderful.

Jaime said...

Do you ever take a bad photo?! Lookin' grrrrreat mama!

xo

Ronn said...

Do you still use the contact email on this site. I'd like to send you a private message if so.

Jess said...

I am so happy for you! I hope you have an easy, uncomplicated pregnancy. You and your husband are in my prayers.

belle said...

you are beautiful!!! my hubby was also well over the 10 lb mark at birth ..... it does make for a larger baby! i'll take big and healthy every time.


praying for you and this precious rainbow every day.....

Lauren said...

you look GORGEOUS!

Brie said...

I love your bump! Gorgeous as always.

Tracy said...

You look AWESOME!!!!!

Carolyn said...

You look beautiful!

Lisette said...

You so beautiful (as always)... Praying for your growing baby.

ryansmom said...

You look so adorable and happy. Sending positive thoughts and praying IUGR and PreE stay away. Hugs.

Sara said...

You look great and so happy!! Sending you lots of prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy. Thinking of you and your family always.

Maggie said...

You look great!

Jess said...

Ashley, you look great!

Jill said...

Ashley,

You look BEAUTIFUL! As I got to your blog and this picture popped up, I *immediately* started to cry, you look beautiful and I am so happy for you. Its not an easy road one bit, but I am here for you!! I would love to be able to talk with you more often! Because I have SO many fears and worries, but in the end, it wont help. I too am amazed at my size, but I also keep telling myself that you show sooner they say with 2nd pregnancies. You are just glowing!!

Lauren said...

You are so cute in that picture! Miss you!!

Mama Hen said...

Great picture! Funny picture of hubby! I am a new follower! Come visit Mama's Little Chick when you can! I hope you have a great 4th of July!

Mama Hen
www.mamaslittlechick.com

Saffy said...

You are positively glowing! :) All the signs so far are looking fantastic - great news that baby's growing well - go the lovenox and brilliant medical care :)

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Diana said...

OMG you look AMAZING. I love how beautiful your hair is - I miss my pregnant hair. So think and full!

So many thoughts and prayers. I was just talking to my SIL to be about you yesterday. She found your link on my blog, said she sat down, read all your posts and bawled from beginning to end. We are keeping up on you together as you go through this journey.

Thanks for sharing it - btw. :)

Mrs.F said...

You look adorable!

Busted Kate said...

You look gorgeous!!! I wish I had that bump already. Just beautiful, congrats!