Wednesday, February 09, 2011

{Pregnancy Pics}

Do I dare even post these? 

Kind of awkward to post individual shots of myself...

But considering this is the caboose in the Pettingill-baby train, I wanted to document my pregnant self before the baby bump takes over my body.

So I am throwing my shyness concerns out the window. But don't worry...there aren't any bare tummy shots below. I have to draw the line somewhere!

I feel blessed to have been able to carry a baby 4 separate times in the last 10 years.

It truly is a blessing.

And even though things are starting to get uncomfortable and the the 'bump' has definitely grown tremendously even since these shots, I find myself treasuring it. 

The little (and big) kicks, the baby hiccups, the 'shelf' of a tummy to rest my arms or plate on, watching your body change to accommodate this tiny human life, the questions from strangers, the love and concern from family, the excitement of my other children, and the anticipation of this little one joining our family in May!

A 40 week pregnancy feels like an eternity while you are carrying the baby, but then seems like such a snapshot in time looking back. 

And I want to remember it.

I handed over my camera to my sister who has the photography bug like me.  She did a great job! And I just finally got them all edited yesterday.

And what better place than sunny San Diego? These were taken a few weeks ago when I was 25 weeks.

We took some shots of my cute sister too...she is due 5 weeks ahead of me.  So we had to get a shot of the two of us together! We looked like a baby-making family in San Diego ...with 2 newborns and 2 pregos.  But I guess we kind of are right now!!  Lots of babies means lots of cousins!



Becca, Bryce, Ty and Caden 6:02 PM  

Those are great pics! You and your sis are what people wish they look like while prego!! Can't wait for him to arrive!!

Andee (+ Kelly) 6:14 PM  

Very cute!! I didn't want to take any either. But you're right, you've got to document! And way to go with the high heels! That was NEVER an option for me!!

Erica 6:45 PM  

They turned out great!! Love them all!! (And did you take prego pics of Reese too???)

Reese 7:40 PM  

Cute cute! My fav is by the green doorway. We are getting closer...

Camille 7:45 PM  

Love how they turned out! You look gorgeous! Can't wait for this little guy to make his entrance!

Jen I 4:18 AM  

You guys are so cute - and tiny! Good idea to take pictures now. I'm at the end realizing I should take pictures - and I'm just past the cute point now. :)

Dan and Anne 5:41 AM  

So cute and small Rochelle! Can't wait to see more prego shots and then shots of this little guy. :)

thehalvs 9:40 PM  

You are so adorable! Not surprising really. Good luck with #4!

The Poe Family 11:06 AM  

You guys are both beautiful pregnant ladies!!!!!!!

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