January 21, 2010


For all its annoyances, I have been enjoying being pregnant.

On occasion I find myself impatient, just wanting her to get here already so I can meet her.  But most of the time I'm perfectly happy being right where I'm at.  I like having her inside of me.  I giggle when I rest the laptop on my belly and she starts kicking at it, like "Hey, it's crowded enough in here without you smooshing me!"  I like feeling her wiggle and tickle and move, even when it hurts.

And yet, I have never heard a mother wistfully say that she misses having her child inside of her.  It must be that much more awesome to have them on the outside, because I think I will kinda miss it.

We will never be as close as we are right now, when we share a circulatory system...

(Yep, I finally went and got maternity photos taken.)

Posted by: Sarah at 09:06 AM | Comments (17) | Add Comment
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1 *Gasp*

That is LOVELY! 

Posted by: airforcewife at January 21, 2010 10:14 AM (uE3SA)

2 Yay!  I am so glad you are doing so well and enjoying it!

Posted by: wifeunit at January 21, 2010 10:19 AM (4B1kO)

3 GREAT pic!  I can see the smile on your face...and she looks beautiful

Posted by: Laura, A Military Mom at January 21, 2010 10:19 AM (oLHZ3)


That is a wonderful picture!  

I'm surprised you've never heard anyone say that. I LOVE LOVE LOVE being pregnant. I have terrible pregnancies (I get so sick the entire pregnancies I have NEVER gained a single pregnancy pound, I was on bedrest for 19 weeks, etc.) and I would do it again, if another baby were in our futures.

Having them in your arms is amazing. I would choose that over being pregnant, but there are times when I miss having them inside me. It's the single most amazing thing I've ever done.

Posted by: Amber at January 21, 2010 11:05 AM (facQk)

5 I wonder what the other photos in your session look like.

I've never seen a pregnancy photo like this one before. So simple and effective. And reminiscent of iPod ads, even though you don't own one!

Posted by: Amritas at January 21, 2010 12:52 PM (+nV09)


What a great picture! 

I LOVED being pregnant both times and find myself missing it once in awhile.  I enjoyed having my kids 'all to myself' tucked away inside, feeling all of the elbows, kicks and flutters.  Now that mine are 14 &12, I'd like to put them back in so it will be quiet around here


Posted by: Jen in NY at January 21, 2010 03:40 PM (VpUT1)


Oh, FABULOUS picture!!

 . . . I think I've only heard mothers wish the baby was back inside, when it was to keep the baby safe and protected from all the dangers of the world . . .

Posted by: Lissa at January 21, 2010 04:55 PM (eSfKC)

8 Sarah, I've got to admit, my first pregnancy I felt a bit like I'd been invaded by a parasitic alien. Of course, I was also clueless. I'm glad for every day I got with our second little one. I'm so glad you're able to enjoy this time. *So* glad. . . .

Posted by: Lucy at January 21, 2010 08:16 PM (YNvUz)

9 I think you're right, having them on the outside sort of overshadows what pregnancy was like... but I do remember distinctly how odd it felt after my daughter was born, almost lonely!

Posted by: dutchgirl at January 21, 2010 10:24 PM (Yg8bq)

10 I missed being pregnant, and having to share the babies with the World, for 9 months, they were all MINE

Posted by: awtm at January 21, 2010 10:37 PM (MEke+)

11 Beautiful picture!  You look serene and happy and huge! 

Posted by: Mary at January 22, 2010 12:03 AM (/hR4y)

12 Okay, you're totally that skinny preggers chick in my labor class! I'm jealous as I stare at my big buddah tummy. Biyatch!   Kidding!!!!

Posted by: BigD78 at January 22, 2010 05:54 PM (W3XUk)

13 I miss being pregnant. I miss the "secret" that my babies and I had. Only *I* knew when they moved, kicked, hiccuped, etc. unless I chose to share with others. I miss knowing that, for 10 months, they were mine and mine alone (there's that only child attitude shining through). I miss being pregnant. So much so that I would be willing to consider being a surrogate for someone who needed one.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at January 22, 2010 08:33 PM (2vZeF)

14 Love the picture. 

I do miss being pregnant sometimes, when I get irritated that I have to "share" the kiddo with somebody.  When she was first born, I'd watch her move around and think how just a few days ago, I'd be the only one who knew that she'd done anything. 

Posted by: Ann M. at January 22, 2010 08:41 PM (+GQ3g)

15 I am envious of what you have, with your husband, and a child on the way...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at January 22, 2010 10:27 PM (vqKnu)

16 Great picture. It reminds me that I once worked with the daughter of a cellist who, before she was born, used to kick (audibly) the back of her mother's cello in orchestra rehearsals. She grew up to be a cellist as well!

Posted by: Piercello at January 23, 2010 11:34 AM (ALcm4)

17 I go away for a couple days and all these good & photogenic posts pop up!  This photo is great! 

You will treasure these photos.  I wish I had thought to do something like this where it was more artsy.

Can't wait to see all of these. 

Posted by: Guard Wife at January 23, 2010 12:27 PM (5hZjj)

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