Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Baby Bumpin' {16 weeks}

Three posts in less than one week!?  Holy cow....what has gotten into me?  I suppose that's what happens when you "conceal" your pregnancy for 17 weeks.  I'm left with lots of catching up to do.  I know that many of you were expecting the "next" post to reveal the gender of our little bubs, but you will just have to sit in suspense a little bit longer!

When I was pregnant with Charlotte we snapped the first "official" belly picture when I hit the 16 week point.  Well...I have since surpassed the 16 week mark with Baby #2, but thought I would share the picture that we took that day!  

16 weeks with little Miss Charlotte - I remember thinking "wow, I am finally starting to LOOK pregnant."  HA!  It just looks like I ate a big dinner!

 16 weeks with Baby Ritchie #2 - Yup, there is definitely a baby in there, but I'm proud to say that at 16 weeks I am still rockin' my skinny jeans (we'll see how long that lasts!).  I feel like I'm a little "rounder" this time  Yes?  No? 

There are a few (obvious) differences between the two pictures above that I should point out:

-Location, location, location!  Matt and I have been in our rental house for 5 months now.  I figured that the owners of our old place wouldn't like me showing up to take monthly pictures in front of that door, so we were forced to pick a new spot.  What a better place than at the end of a hallway with a picture of my 1st little miracle right over my shoulder.  There ended up being a glare on the glass in this shot, but I know that she's there...and that's all that really matters.

-I've switched directions!  After looking through all of my "Baby Bump" pictures from Charlotte, I realized that I my LEFT side is my BETTER side.  I'm crediting it to more hair covering my giant Bogler forehead.  

-I have a head this time around!  Not sure why we opted for JUST the belly in the first 16 weeks.  Weird.  Maybe I looked like I had just rolled out of bed and didn't think it would make for an attractive picture.  Who knows! 

-I'm wearing glasses (FYI, I wasn't wearing glasses in the headless picture).  I won't go there.  This is supposed to be a happy post and glasses definitely do not equal happy for this girl.  GGGRRRRRRRR.

So there you have it - Me and our little 16 week avocado-sized baby.  


  1. Congrats! I am guessing you are having a little boy! I can't wait for the reveal! I keep checking back to your blog!