Finally — here is a picture of our bellies…

With less than three weeks to go, Susan and I have finally grabbed a shot of us with our pregnant bellies. It has taken us so many months to finally get a photo for two reasons. First, Susan and I both loathe getting our photos taken. Second, since I am usually the one taking photos, there is never anyone around to take a photo that includes me. (And I am too lazy to use my tripod.) But, today I asked my friend to snap a few shots of us.

So here we are – 37 weeks pregnant. (Susan is on the left.)

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Susan is a couple days short of 37 weeks, but her dates were just an estimate from an eleven week ultrasound. Last week she measured at 38 or 39 weeks and her baby is significantly bigger than mine. So I think she will be the first to have her baby.

My baby on the other hand, is a tiny thing and I am consistently behind in my measurements. (I have even had to have extra ultrasounds to check her growth.) This is quite funny considering that my son Jackson is a giant and Susan’s daughter Julia is so tiny.

But I am sure once my baby gets out of the womb, she will catch up super fast. Perhaps she is smaller because in early July, after failing one value on my Gestational Diabetes test and being diagnosed as carbohydrate intolerant, I became strict with my diet. To this day, I have not let one sip of juice pass my lips. But for the last few weeks, since I found out she is so small, I have been relaxing my diet quite a bit – even enjoying some desserts!

As for how we are feeling – we are tired!!! Par for the course I suppose. Both of us are really having a hard time keeping up with our work and with getting ready for our babies. We wanted to be all caught up with our work before the babies arrive – but that is so not happening! We are as behind as always.

Susan’s kidney stone is staying put lately – thank the Lord! Hopefully it won’t move until she has delivered her baby and has had a bit of time to recuperate and be with her baby.

It sure has been an experience being pregnant together. And I can’t even imagine the chaos it will be when we both have newborns! But we are so grateful and we are praying that all goes well and our girls arrive safely.

Comments

  1. says

    Oh, my goodness you both are so tiny!!! I’m huge at 30 weeks — isn’t it amazing how every baby grows so differently, even those of twins!

  2. says

    I cant get over how fast its gone

    Id be careful if I were you it may be you that ends up with that extra weight not bubs

    Praying for you both and your girls

  3. brandy walleshauser says

    i’m so jealous. i’m only 7 months and i’m bigger than you. both my girls were big. so i expect this one to be too. cute pic

  4. says

    You guys are making me sick! I’m only 29 weeks and I’m as big as a house compared to you!! According to the ultrasound on I had on Monday, my little guy is already 3.2 lbs, so I think I’m going to have a big one… at least that’s what I’m going to keep telling myself to convince myself why I’m so big :-)

    You do look great though…. looking for to news of the girls’ arrival soon!

  5. says

    Y’all look fabulous. What a treasure to share this experience together too. Have we heard baby names yet? Can’t wait to see whose sweet girl makes the first entrance!!

  6. Laura W says

    Wow, I think I was that big at about 20 weeks! lol But I had no excuse :), since my baby was also small. I also had to have extra untrasounds to check her growth. That was fun, though, to see her lots!! She was 7 lbs 5 oz at birth, and at 19 months she is still just over 19 lbs. Small and healthy, and easier to carry around for me. 😉 tee hee. Good luck both of you!

  7. says

    You both just glow. I cannot believe it is only 3 more weeks! What a blessing to be sharing these pregnancies. I cannot imagine how excited Jackson and Julia must be.

    Can’t wait to see the babies, know all the details, names…everything! I’m excited for you both.

  8. says

    Beautiful pictures. What a precious occasion to be pregnant together. This is a picture to be scrapped =). Boy, I wish I looked as good as you two do. I probably look as big as you, but am only 28 weeks! Ouch. Now it is my 6th and I had some extra weight before, but still….. I hope you both have safe deliveries.

  9. says

    What a great picture of the two of you! I bet you can hardly wait till the girls are here!

    My sister and I were pregnant together – 10 weeks apart. We had the best time together!

  10. says

    Just proof that every pregnancy is so different, isn’t it? You ladies both look absolutely lovely. There is something so beautiful about a pregnant Mama, whether she wants to embrace it or not. It’s just an amazing and blessed time of life!

    Blessings for the duration!!

  11. Jodi Elizabeth says

    You two look sooo cute!!!!!!!!!!! What fun to be pregnant at the same time! :) Hope you have healthy babies and wonderful births! Please post pictures as soon as possible … we all will be anxiously awaiting!

  12. says

    You all are tiny. I only gained 20 pounds but started out a bit bigger. I was pregnant with some close friends but I can’t imagine how fun it would be to have a baby at the same time as a sister.

  13. Michelle says

    It would be so cool if they shared the SAME birthday — maybe Susan just needs to keep hers in a bit longer so yours can grow a tad more. All the best!

  14. says

    You two are super cute pregnant girls! And I think it’s even cuter that you are pregnant together! How fun!!

    My girls both measured small and are just the right size now!

    It’d be fun if you went into labor at the same time!

  15. says

    That is an absolutely adorable picture of the two of you!!!!! I am amazed at how small you both look! I know you are tired and probably very uncomfortable, but you are soooooo close! Hugs, blessings and many prayers for a safe and healthy end of pregnancy and delivery!

  16. says

    You both look FABULOUS!!!

    I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone (quickly for me, at least!). Seems like only yesterday you broke the news – lots of ups and downs, to be sure. We were all holding our collective breath for awhile, I think.

    WOW! I can’t wait to hear the news. Woo-hoo!!

    (see, since I already have three, I am living vicariously through all the pregnant bloggers – and there are A LOT of you!)

  17. says

    Janice…Susan…

    You will be SO GLAD you have this photograph! I KNOW it was effort for y’all…that you resisted doing it, but I’m so glad you did (have you read your comments? they’re fabulous :) ).

    I cannot imagine the joy in sharing pregnancy with your sister AND living so close together; if I was ever going to envy something about someone else, this would be it. My sister has always lived at least 3 hours from me (since marriage), and we just don’t get enough of each other :/. So glad the two of you do!

    Y’all are going to do great…relax now, however you can find a way to do that… Latah? Not so much time for relaxing.

    Y’all are precious…just precious :).

  18. says

    You both look fabulous and have the beautiful pregnant glow! I’ve got some great recommendations for baby safe products on my blog like the “All Natural Pacifier”….no chemicals, artificial stuff or parabens…. I’ve been forwarding this info to spread the word to all of my pregnant mamas!

    More Info at:
    http://itsabelly.typepad.com/the_itsabelly_blog/

    Note:
    These pacifiers are made of pure, natural rubber, with no artificial colors, chemical softeners, parabens, PVC, or phthalates AND they have no crevices or openings where bacteria can get stuck in them because they are made in one piece!

  19. says

    Wow – you all are just soooo nice! Thanks for all the encouraging comments! :)

    As for us looking tiny – we just look small in that picture. My belly looks bigger in other shots. And in other shots we look much chubbier! But thanks for all the compliments. :)

    Angela – Susan is the one with the glasses. I got laser surgery three years ago. Boy do I LOVE life without glasses or contacts!

    Yes it is fun being pregnant together – it is just not good for our stores or this blog!!! We just can’t keep up with the workload and with both of us in the same “boat” we can’t cover for each other as much as we would like to.

    We will post pictures of the babies as soon as we can. We are MUCH better at getting pictures of our kids than we are at getting pictures of ourselves!

    Thanks again ladies – you all are too nice. :)

  20. says

    Ohhh, you both are so beautiful!!! And those tiny lil’ bellies 😉 It’s hard to believe you are both 37 wks!
    Wishing you all the best in the next few weeks, hoping you can rest up as much as you can. Enjoy these last few weeks, even though I know it is hard.
    Sooner than you realize will you be holding those lil’ precious ones in your arms!

    Best wishes,

  21. says

    Great picture! I think it is marvelous that you two (sisters) are having babies due the smae time…AND they are both girls! That is so great! I agree, take more photos…your girls will love it! Best wishes for great deliveries! God bless you richly~ thanks for your blog reads…it is fun!

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