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Pregnancy picture – 15 weeks

I want you to know that this post almost didn’t happen after I got a good look at my belly. But what the heck.

This is me at 15 and a half weeks:

Next time I won’t crop out my face, but I’ll also make sure I don’t look insane.

Side story: I have a friend who had a baby boy in July 2009. We work together and I was really excited when she got pregnant. She’s one of the nicest people I know, she’s really smart, and she’s beautiful. I’d hate her if she just wasn’t so dang nice! Another reason I would hate her if I could is because she has no tummy, no pouch, nothing. Her stomach is CONCAVE. That should be reason enough alone to shoot darts out of my eyes at her when she’s not looking. So when she got pregnant, it actually took a while for her to show. One day she came over to my cubicle all excited and was all, “Look! I’m showing a little! I just have to sit down and see how my tummy has a little pouch now?!” I laughed and laughed and laughed, and when I could finally catch a breath, I said, “Honey, that’s called NORMAL. If that’s your pregnancy showing, then I’m pregnant too.”

I still laugh over that because she was so freaking adorable about it. And yes, her stomach is back to concave.


Nothing really new to tell you about this pregnancy. It’s about as symptom free as they come. I’m at 17 weeks now (almost half way there), and I haven’t started to feel the baby yet. I think that’s just cause I don’t know what it feels like. I don’t really have any cravings, and while I look like I’m showing a bit in the picture, the little pregnancy belly I have could easily be mistaken for a muffin top. I thought I gave up awkward body images when I got out of high school, but I guess not.

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32 Responses to “Pregnancy picture – 15 weeks”

  1. Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) ()

    See, now this is why the “mark all as read” button in Google Reader is a very bad thing … it makes you miss important posts, so that when you see posts like this one in your reader, you feel like an idiot for missing such wonderful news.

    A very long-winded way of saying CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how very exciting!!!!


  2. Veens

    Oh yes, nxt time don’t cut out of your face. How did your friend get back in shape just like that?! wow!
    I hope you have symptom-free and safe pregnancy and delivery as well.


  3. Lisamm

    Awww cute. No need to show your face.. I know it’s you because your upper arm is pink!! I’m sure you know redheads should always wear sunscreen 🙂

    I bet you’ll be feeling the baby really soon.. I was 18 weeks the first time and it could have been mistaken for gas, ha ha. It felt like a flutter.


  4. Beth F ()

    Awwwww — So glad everything is going smoothly. You sound so happy.


  5. Helen ()

    Great photo and attitude! Pregnancy is a wonderful thing and we should let our bodies do what they need to during that time. I didn’t feel movement until about week 20 and also had a really easy time of the whole thing: no cravings, no pain, easy labor. I wish you the same!


  6. Jenn's Bookshelves ()

    How adorable! I didn’t take pictures of my belly when I was pregnant with either of the boys. I really regret it!

    I’m glad to hear your pregnancy is going smoothly. It’s a wonderful experience, one I will treasure forever!


  7. nikki ()

    I hate that period when you know people are looking at you askance and wondering ‘is she pregnant or just getting fat?’ Don’t worry, it’ll pass soon and you’ll have strangers asking you how far along you are, if you’re having a boy or a girl and all sorts of other intensely personal questions.

    FWIW, I think that’s a great belly.


  8. Michelle-RedHeadedBookChild

    I am way behind on commenting, I think, to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!How exciting! When I was pregnant you couldn’t tell I was from the back, but when I turned around a had a belly the size of 3 basketballs it seemed!


  9. zibilee ()

    Aww, that little baby pooch is so wonderful! I am so happy for you and happy also to hear that you are escaping some of the more negative aspects of pregnancy. Please take good care of yourself and that little one. I love to see the updates and hope that things continue to go well for you!


  10. Melissa Sarno ()

    Yaaay! I’m so glad to hear that you and hey baby are doing well. I think you look great! A girl I know is about 5’11 and skinny as a rail, when she said she was pregnant and showing, I thought maybe she had just eaten a burrito for lunch.


  11. Sandy

    I took a video of my stomach right before I went to the hospital with my son. When you get to that stage, just be warned that the visual can be shocking when you go back to look at it later!


  12. Ti ()

    I didn’t show until the 7 month mark. This infuriated me because no one gave up their seat for me, I could not wear maternity clothes at all without looking stupid and when I had mad food cravings I just looked like a fat lady gorging. It was depressing!

    I showed earlier the 2nd time around but it didn’t look like a baby belly, it just looked fat.


  13. Jen - Devourer of Books ()

    Definitely easy to mistake the baby movements for just normal belly rumblings. Even now my muscles will twitch or something and I’ll wonder if some of the times I *thought* I felt Daniel even when he was bigger I was just making it up.

    Also, once you *do* start feeling your little one move, enjoy it, because it is really bizarre not to have that feeling anymore once you give birth.


  14. Kristen ()

    15 weeks already? I think I had that pooch 6 seconds after conception. Actually that picture looks like my belly now after dinner at Taco Bell. ::sigh and smile ruefully:: Enjoy the rest of the pregnancy!


  15. Michelle ()

    Yay Trish! You’re adorable in so many ways. Enjoy this wonderful time – it is so precious (like the baby you are carrying). You might not feel movement until 22 weeks or so, but once you feel it, you’ll never forget how this very special and unique “fluttering” feels. So glad to hear that you are having an easy pregnancy so far and keeping my fingers crossed that things will remain so. Maybe you’re one of those ladies who are “just meant to be pregnant” 🙂


  16. Amused ()

    Yes show your face so we can see your pregnancy glow! Glad it’s all going so smoothly!


  17. JHS ()

    That is so cute! Very happy to hear that things are going well . . . as Michelle said, you’ll know the baby’s movement when you feel it. I think it’s instinctual. And as time passes — and you long for the days when your belly was the size it is in that picture because you can no longer see your feet or tie your shoes — you will definitely feel the kicks.

    My oldest was like a mule!! One night I was sleeping with my stomach against my husband’s back. The kid was kicking so hard that hubby woke up yelling at me to knock it off. I just looked at him and said, “Ah, that’s not me.” He stared at my stomach in disbelief . . . and has pretty much been looking at #1Son that way for the past 23 years.



  18. Samantha

    Have you seen Dark Maul’s (Star Wars) face? That was my tummy during the first pregnancy.


  19. Michelle


    You look fantastic 🙂


  20. Lisa

    Those first baby movements are like having a little butterfly in your stomach. Sounds like the pregnancy is going great–yea!


  21. Debbie's World of Books ()

    Congrats again! Glad you are having an uneventful pregnancy so far. Believe me you don’t want a crazy one 🙂


  22. Natalie ()

    How exciting! Congratulations ????? ?????


  23. Natalie ()

    Grr Those were supposed to be butterflys at the end of the sentence, not question marks!!!!!!


  24. Trish ()

    Oh you are a brave soul. I’m still at that “did she drink too many beers last weekend” stage, so no pictures for me yet. Though I have to say, I’m loving the little gut I have.

    When do you find out what you’re having? We find out on the 29th and can’t wait! Also can’t really feel baby moving–at least I don’t think so. Everyone describes it so differently!


    trish Reply:

    HA! I’m loving my little gut too, even though it could pass for a beer belly!

    We find out the gender the day before Thanksgiving! It was going to be the day after Thanksgiving, but I called and asked if I could get an appointment just before. 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear what you’re having!


  25. Teddy ()

    You look terriffic. I would like to see your face next time, for sure. Have any good dougnuts lately? LOL!


  26. Gayle ()

    I am a bit behind on your blog, but catching up – and CONGRATULATIONS! What’s your due date?


  27. Frankie

    Ahhh! What a sweet sight. Enjoy this time. It’s a miracle:) And then you have all those wonderful baby books to read with your child. so much fun.


  28. Regina

    Cute little tummy Trish! I think I started to feel Eddie around 19 weeks if not later. I felt sooner with Sophia but that’s because I knew what to expect. Just hope you don’t have one like Eddie. He decided my bladder was a punching bag.

    Can’t wait to hear what you’re having. Let me know so I can make him/her a quilt! I haven’t had a chance to make any baby quilts yet!


  29. Anna ()

    You’re looking great!


  30. Jennygirl

    Oh you are too funny my friend! i think you look fine. I worked with a girl who was pregnant but was rather plump to begin with, so it was like, “What? you’re pregnant? due in a month? get outta here!”

    As long as you eat as well as you can and not pig out, I think you’ll be fine. I’m not saying no ice cream ever, just not the whole half gallon 😉 I’ll have some for you in spirit.


  31. Stacybuckeye ()

    You are very brave. I could not bring myelf to show my bare belly! I hated that middle time of pregnancy because 1) still had morning sickness 2) wasn’t big enough for people to realize I was pregnant and I thought everyone just assumed I was packing on a few pounds and 3) didn’t realize the best part was yet to come- feeling the baby kick and then move. I love Gage, but him coming two weeks early robbed me of that extra time of feeling him hiccup and twist and turn. Enjoy it!


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