19

Dec

18 weeks, 7 days

18w7d-A
18w7d-B

it’s amazing how quickly time flies.  I can’t believe that in just one week and one day I’ll be halfway through my pregnancy.  and I’m just starting to have a little bump!  I love that I’m finally showing but I think it’s still small and kind hovers around that point where it could be mistaken for a big beer gut or being really full from dinner.

I bought a Bella Band last weekend and man… it’s a lifesaver!!  I don’t quite need it for this pair of jeans because they ride so low but I’ve definitely put it to good use with other jeans and cords.  I’m really hoping that I won’t have to purchase too many maternity clothes, however some of my dresses with defined waistlines have already been folded and put to the back of my closet.

tomorrow morning we go to my mid-pregnancy anatomy ultrasound and there we’ll get to see if we’re having a boy or a girl!!  we’re so excited to find out but honestly I’m most excited to see our baby again. he/she has been kicking so much, it’ll be fun to watch as he/she wriggles around on the screen while I’m feeling those little taps.  this will be my third and I’m guessing my last ultrasound until he or she is born!

Comments:

  1. 19

    Dec

    Claudia said:

    Look at you! You are so pretty! And honestly, nobody can look at your belly and think that it is a beer gut! You silly ;)

    At first, I didn’t want to get maternity clothes (or regular clothes that fit) but it does feel good to get new clothes…40 weeks can be pretty long.

    I hope that your baby is less shy than mine and you will see if it is boy or a girl. Sometimes, there is another ultrasound at 33 weeks but it is mostly if they want to see something specific before birth.

    Have fun tomorrow :)

    • 19

      Dec

      alyson said:

      thanks Claudia!! I’m thinking I might check out Old Navy or H&M to see if I can find some inexpensive blousey dresses that aren’t tooooo maternityish. I’m noticing that the hemline on some of my dresses just won’t be “work appropriate” for much longer. ;)

      • 19

        Dec

        debbie said:

        sometimes target has cute maternity clothes (i’ve bought some there before and i’m not even pregnant!)

  2. 19

    Dec

    Natalie said:

    you look adorable! and i love the new baby blog!

    congrats again:)

    nat

  3. 19

    Dec

    Amy Nieto said:

    I can’t wait to see the baby again!

  4. 19

    Dec

    wow! you make pregnancy look REAL good! And I LOOOOVE your new adorable little blog!

  5. 19

    Dec

    Jess Moore said:

    oh my goodness!

    alyson.
    i am
    so
    damn
    excited
    for you!

    you are
    gonna be
    SUCH an
    awesome mom…
    i can’t wait!!!

    eeeeee!!! xoxo

  6. 19

    Dec

    Sasha said:

    aww how cute!!! So Excited for you guys. Cant wait to meet the little one

  7. 19

    Dec

    franny.glass said:

    you look amazing!!!! i went through the whole rebelling-against-maternity-clothes thing too (and i actually never bought maternity stuff for my bottom half) but those maternity shirts just can’t be beat. target! you’ll be glad you did. not yet, but later anyway :)

  8. 19

    Dec

    Brittany said:

    you look lovely! I saw you at little winter and would never have guessed you were pregnant! i hope all goes well with the ultrasound and you can see all the important parts! can’t wait to hear!

  9. 20

    Dec

    Kelly said:

    awww!! so adorable : )

  10. 20

    Dec

    carina said:

    you look terrific! I found your blog today and I was so happy to have spent a hour looking through your wonderful and inspiring work! thank you! -nonchalantmom

  11. 20

    Dec

    Julie said:

    You look so adorable..it must be such an amazing feeling!

    Julie xo

  12. 20

    Dec

    Amanda said:

    So cute! Believe me, there will come a time when that cute belly just won’t fit in your shirts anymore. And when you think you can’t get any bigger, you will, somehow! I second the old navy advice. Also, Motherhood is great for t-shirts if nothing else.

  13. 20

    Dec

    Masha said:

    You look so beautiful and happy! And so stylish I must say – I love your top! :)

  14. 20

    Dec

    katie said:

    hey there! this is so exciting! mil felicidades!

  15. 20

    Dec

    Siri said:

    There is no way anyone will think you have a beer gut/ate a huge dinner. It’s definitely a baby bump!!

    • 20

      Dec

      alyson said:

      aw, thanks Siri! I’d like to think so too. ;)

  16. 21

    Dec

    blythe said:

    i’m at 28 weeks and just finally busted out my first pair of maternity pants on sunday. some old navy jeggings with not the whole belly panel, but the elastic waistband thingy to be exact (and for only $17!). i’m telling you, it made a world of difference. i’d been deadset against maternity clothes, but dang if i don’t feel better! i got a belly band as well, but am paranoid that my pants are going to retreat down my legs at any given moment. in any case, old navy, gap, asos, target and forever21 have some ok maternity stuff on the cheap. i’m with you though, if i can buy a shirt or dress i can wear now and belt later in my normal size, i’m doing it. only a few more months to go!