Butterflies in my belly

As my husband says:

“Your belly is bigger ever day”.

…and he is right. It is getting bigger! Like crazy!

It seems to me like I am much more “bigger” than I was while pregnant for the first time. I remember that it took me FOREVER to have a visible pregnant belly. Now it just happened over night! One day I went to sleep and the next day: “OMG! I look so pregnant!!!”. Seriously!

From what I’ve read and heard it’s normal. And it’s normal to feel the baby’s moves sooner. What actually is truth in my case. I was about 16 weeks when I felt those familiar butterflies inside my belly. For me they are the best part of the pregnancy. To be able to feel those moves… it’s really something that can’t be described.

This pregnancy as well as the first one have been pretty much an awful experience. Physically and mentally. I am really jealous of those women who say how an amazing time it was for them. I can’t say that at all.


In additional we got so lucky with our number 1 than I am so afraid we might have run out of luck and there will be nothing left for number 2. She’s been such a great, sweet and easy-going kid it’s just hard to believe.

btw, yes… it’s what you think it is: she’s eating doggy food while the dog is waiting for her turn. On the other hand instead of take that food away I had such a fun time watching it and taking photos.

Even if she actually is a very independent and doesn’t want much of our attention in times when she needs it or wants it she gets it. In a few months it’s going to change and I have no idea how I am going to deal with it. I am a little scared, I guess.

In addition I have no idea how she’s going to share her time in front of my camera with the new baby. You can imagine I’m going to photograph that Little Stinker like crazy. That’s exactly what I had done when our Number One was born (I still do.lol). I started on the same day she was born.

OMG! It seems like so long time ago. She was so tiny! and she was smiling all the time.

Today, she has no idea that in a few months her life is going to change… . When I think about all those changes and new challenges in front of us I get new kind of butterflies in my belly and those are not that pleasant šŸ˜‰

At the end I know that it’s not going to be that hard as I think it will… . I just need to relax and take it easy… . No sense of stressing out those pregnant cells of mine even more than they already are . šŸ˜‰

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21 responses to “Butterflies in my belly”

  1. I’m sorry it hasn’t been easy for you – you do look beautiful.


  2. such lovely photographs; and, such a beautiful child. all well wishes and positive energy sent your way. thank you, kareninkenai


    1. thank you for such a sweet comment.


  3. Such a cute girl! Hope you’re having a great week….


  4. Those are great photos! I’m in the last 4 weeks of my 4th pregnancy, and with both #s 2 and 3 I worried about how #1 and 2 were going to handle things. (For different reasons.) However, I will impart this uh, not necessarily comforting wisdom: the rule of 6s. The first 6 days, the first 6 weeks, the first 6 months are the hardest. In that order. After that everybody will be settled in to new routines and a new family dynamic.

    I’m also very sympathetic to your difficult pregnancy. #3 was really rough, so much that I had to really impose will upon myself to do it the 4th time. And this time, I’m pretty sure I can’t do it again.


    1. thanks for the advices. I think that in my case I’ll be done (being pregnant) after my second one is born… .


  5. I love how you documented this pregnancy. Not log now…


    1. thank you for your comment and stopping by!


  6. You look beautiful pregnant (spit spit for good luck). And I can understand pregnancy being difficult. Those movements are too amazing though.

    Btw, your little one has gotten so expressive and becoming her own person much more lately. I wish you all lots of luck. 2 kids are more work but so worth it. You will find your new rhythm.



    1. thank you, Kasia! When I first got pregnant I thought I will have 3 kids at least. Now I am not so sure about that. I feel like I’m done. btw, not so looking for the time of getting used to to the new rhythm šŸ˜‰


  7. You look great! I love the picture of your daughter’s curled toes. I’m scared of having a second one because my first one was so good too.


    1. I wasn’t ready for this pregnancy…, but I am happy that my kids won’t be so far apart. That’s what I always wanted: kids very close to each other


  8. You look stunning! I never looked so cute as you with my pregnancies. And your worries will still be there until the baby is born. People survive having more kids all the time. And then even go on to have more! šŸ™‚ It will be a wonderful adventure for you all!


    1. thank you! my husband always tells me how great I look pregnant… [sigh] I do not feel that way, though.
      I totally understand people having/wanting more and more kids. they are really not that bad.lol


  9. Beautiful photos. I was one of those women who pregnancy was not the best experience for me. Everything will work out when your new one comes. I felt the some way when I had twin boys and my daughter was only 3. I was so worried about how things would turn out. She did great with them. They were her babies also. Blessings to you.


    1. Thanks Rochelle! I’m just worried that our daughter is not old enough to understand the existence of our Little New One. I know she will be a little jealous so now I’ve been thinking about ways how to make her feel ok, safe and still very important. Will see how it works in real life when our new baby comes.


  10. Great b&w thanks for linking up this week!
    They’ll be great friends (at least at first LOL!)


  11. What a BEAUTIFUL set of photos. I hope you are surprised by how well your transition goes. I was worried too – but I got an awesome piece of advice from my sisters mother in-law – she said “babies are tougher than you think – keep the siblings together – they both like it” so I would let me oldest (who was only an 18month old baby at the time) “hold” her baby and pat her baby and we didn’t really have any issues with jealousy. It helps that newborns sleep a lot at first!

    I have struggled with prenatal depression (is that the right word?) I’ve never had post-partum (thankfully!) but have always struggled, more or less, during the pregnancy. At least it will be over soon, right? And it will all be SO worth it.

    Thanks so much for linking up!


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