5 (almost 6) weeks pregnant, May 7, 2011, waiting for first doctor's appointment; in the meantime, enjoying our little secret at a friend's wedding
9 weeks pregnant
10 weeks -- At the time, I think I'm starting to show. Hahaha. How silly.
12 weeks -- the tiniest bit of definition begins
13 weeks -- solidly in the second trimester, I start to have a more legitimately rounded stomach.
15 weeks -- hiking on Catalina Island in Los Angeles
16 and 17 weeks -- in Buenos Aires, Argentina
20 weeks -- August 15, 2011, one day before turning 30. And, we found out that day it's a girl!
21 weeks -- This is when I think I "popped."
22 weeks -- Maternity clothes start to look normal on me. And, it's back to work for a new school year.
24 weeks -- The beginning of "is that a small soccer ball attached to your stomach, or are you legitimately pregnant?"
25 weeks -- Hiking the black diamond in Deer Valley, Utah at a friend's wedding.
27 weeks -- Can't touch this.
29 weeks -- Back at U.Va for a football game and an important onesie.
34 weeks -- Heading to Thanksgiving dinner!
35 weeks -- Belly button is officially an outie.
37 weeks -- Officially full term! Thought I could deliver any minute. How silly.
38 weeks -- Home from the shower my newspaper students threw for us.
40 weeks -- Thought this had to be the last weekly shot of my pregnancy. How silly.
41 weeks -- January 11, 2012. Done.
Total weight gain: 30 pounds
Belly button definitely out in the home stretch
No stretch marks! I did not use any lotion on my stomach either.
Only a few days of ankle swelling.
Shockingly few, if any, spider veins.
Thank you, genetic code.