15.1.09

Kinda pregnant.

So I haven't talked much about being pregnant lately. I still am. And well things are going good. The first little while I was super sick, then that turned into massive headaches/migrains depending on the time of day. I finally had my cure all massage by my beloved orthopedic massage therapist, who took care of my headaches, and now I can think again!!! I feel like I have been without my brain for so long now, and I am sure my kids have wondered too! So hopefully I can be a 'Happy Mommy' again. I am now 20weeks and counting! I had to upgrade to preg pants today, sad. I can still wear my regular jeans, I just can't sit in them! I have an ultrasound next week so it'll be fun to see this little guy again, he certainly is an active one! I'll post a clip from our 3-D peek. Other than that I am feelin good and enjoying that I can still do most things. I haven't yet begun to slam my belly in any doors, I just bump it from time to time, finding that it meets my husband for a hug before I do! So here are some bump pics. I never did the progressive pics with the others, so I told myself, last chance, do it!


37 comments:

Karen said...

I so wish I had taken photos. Guess I will have to have another.

Erin K said...

You are entirely too cute!

I am totally offended that you look that cute with three kids and one is a tiny one and 20 weeks pregnant. Nope, not fair at all!

No, I'm teasing, but seriously these are the cutest pregnant pics ever. Your whole family is beautiful.

meaghan.p said...

alright... no fair, your stomach is ADORABLE. I wish I could look as cute as you all around! Love the tummy, love your "self portraits" and wish I could look that good when I take a picture of myself, dang you are cute! I am so jealous of you having another little boy, I would LOVE just one! Maybe next time... not to soon though

Katie said...

Cute belly. You look really tiny though especially since this little one is number 4. It's fun taking belly pictures I think, even though I don't really have much of one. lol. I have a feeling this is going to be a super duper cute pregnancy for you!

DaddyO said...

Looking very cute.

Loralynn said...

Cute pictures! You are a very pretty pregnant! Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Ranisa said...

TOO CUTE! I wake up the next morning looking like that! No kidding.....well okay just a little...I do look like that at 10 weeks.

Lindsay Pratt said...

Did I know you were having a boy? Congrats! Cute pics! I took progression pics up to about 6 months. At that point I started feeling less cute and more huge! :)

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

You look wonderful and super cute! I am glad the migraines are subsiding and hope you feel fabulous for the next twenty weeks!

The Rae Family said...

YOU MAKE ME SICK! You already have three kids and I don't see a single stretch mark! you look beautiful!

Kritta22 said...

sO STINKING CUTE!!

I'm sorry about the first part of the pregnancy...no good. Isn't it amazing what massages can do!!??

I'm so glad you are feeling better!

Whatcha working on now?

Collin said...

OK, it is borderline disturbing that on your FOURTH child you could be that small at the 1/2 way point. Good for you. Look great, glad you're feeling better.
-Mandi

The Taylors said...

cuuuuuute belly!

Phillane E'lee said...

I agree with Collin, no fair but congratulations on baby number 4. My best friend was tiny like you. me, they had a wide load sign on my front and back. LOL
Sorry about the migrains I get them too and never thought about a massage to cure them. Might have to give that a shot.
Have a great day.
Hugs,Pea

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

You're ADORABLE Liz!!! Love these shots!!

Kelly O. said...

Okay--I used to be cute but then I had kids and I just figure I'll get skinny and cute again when we're done building our family--now I'm jealous and suddenly want to diet like crazy so I can be this cute when I get prego again!
Congratulations!

Lisa said...

So cute!

I never took progressive photos either. Looking back, I really wish I had. To be honest, there aren't a lot of pics of me pregnant at all.

Lisa said...

Those are great pictures! I agree with everyone else in saying that your belly is adorable. Your skin is so tight and perfect, I am totally jealous. I did the progressive pics when I was pregnant with my last child - which turned out to be children - two girls. My tummy got pretty big!!! They are now 11 and I don't know how anyone can NOT have twins! They are so much fun! Keep up the good work!

Barnes Family said...

Congrats Liz, you look great! I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!

Sarah said...

Liz, you're adorable! I think I'm just a few weeks ahead of you and I am looking so not that cute! And I'm only on my third kid! :) You are so tiny and look so good and I love that you posted the pictures on your blog. Such a cute idea!

Stephanie M Larsen said...

So, cute! I always do a photo shoot too! I love pregnant bellies at this stage they're still so cute!

Anonymous said...

I am So in love with your belly. It almost makes me want to order myself one...almost.

Anonymous said...

that was me who was in love with your belly...just to clarify :)

nicole

Amelia said...

So where are you hiding this baby, I still see nothing? :o)

You're too stinkin' cute!!!

Thanks for the comment on my blog, just made my night!!

xo~Amelia

Dorienne said...

You look beautiful Elizabeth.

Sherri said...

Congrats Elizabeth!! I didn't know you were preggie! Good luck! What great pics!

Christy said...

You look great Liz! I didn't do progressive photo's either, but your pic's made me wish I did! I hope you are going to post all your tummy shots.
: )

Devita said...

No way! You look adorable. You are beautiful and cute. I think it's baby girl. :D

mumovearls said...

Ok... first I would like to say That you are entirely TOOOOOO Cute Prego! It's not fair... but it kinda makes me want to get pregnant again... if only I looked like you!

Hey did you send that little Package in the mail? I still haven't gotten anything...

Sorry I have been gone so long it was great to catch up on your blog!-Nena

Valerie said...

I agree with everyone. You are so cute. We just had a new grandson. I actually have his first bath posted on my blog. I wish you many blessings.

Martha anne said...

Liz!! Long time no see! I didn't even know you were pregnant!! Thats so exiting, your little bump is so freaking cute!!

Cheryl A said...

Holy crap, you look fantastic! And you have how many kids?

Ashley Dawn said...

Um, THAT'S NOT EVEN A BUMP!!! You're too cute. I love that you're taking your own pictures....haha. You look awesome.

Anonymous said...

You are cute and your family is so blessed.

Just wondering...have you asked yourself who was the audience for that picture? Obviously you are small. Did you need all these people to tell you this? Did you think about how bad writing that to you would make them feel about themselves?

And why did you made the negative comment about being in the maternity clothes so many pray, long, and weep for in the 20th week of your blessed 4th turn? Is it possible you could post that and not think about other people's feelings? People trying to conceive, trying grow healthy babies, trying to get in shape...

All these people are nourishing you and your ego. Maybe it is time to think about how you can feed others with those same good feelings.

Anonymous said...

Mom said:
Liz, I love the fresh look and approach you took to these shots- clever, creative, and utterly You!
Doesn't hurt that you look adorable to boot!
Have to admit I feel so proud of you for enduring all the migraines, numb legs and shooting pains and still maintaining a cheerful outlook and disposition.

For Anonymous-
It sounds like you are in a great deal of pain. I am so sorry for your struggles. I hope things will get better for you. I know that it is very painful to read and hear about other people's babies and pregnancies and even the slightest little complaint seems like an affront when you would personally give anything to be able to be in their shoes.
As Elizabeth's mother, may I share with you that she is sensitive to the struggles of hoping and pining for a baby? She has been there.
She also has immediate family grieving a recent miscarriage and immediate family who, having watched everyone else get pregnant and have babies while she waited hopefully and was continually disappointed, is now newly, joyfully and FINALLY expecting as well. The Saviour invites us to mourn with those that mourn and we do. We also rejoice when we can.
The balancing act it takes to address the emotions of everyone is a challenging one. We grieve with one, we are relieved for another, we celebrate with a third. And that is within our own family. There is great sensitivity to each, and particularly from Elizabeth.
If you knew her, you would know that she goes to great lengths to be thoughtful and considerate. Would you have her deny her experience? Are you sure that her reason for posting is to show others up? In point of fact, it is for her interested friends and family who live at some distance who want to follow her pregnancy.
Her commentary is positive and upbeat, for some this also gives them hope as they welcome another pregnancy in an expanding family that they too can manage it.
In fairness, she does make it look easy- it is one of her gifts to be naturally organized and pulled together, she has beautifully behaved children and a lovely home, and enough creativity to make even her own mother jealous!
Perhaps sharing some frustration or discomfort is her way of letting her readers know that it isn't all rosy every minute, that she too has challenges, aches and rough moments.
I hope that it helps to hear a bit of 'inside track' on Liz. She wouldn't hurt you or anyone for the world. I truly hope that you will be blessed with comfort and peace as you go through your own difficulties. I want you to know that you wouldn't find a better friend or support than ELizabeth as you face your own challenges. She 'gets it' far more than a simple blog post might reveal.

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

to anonymous,

I am sorry to hear that you felt hurt when you read my post. I think what my Mom wrote above might help you with some of those feelings.

I don't control what others see when they read my post, or what they choose to comment. However like everyone else I can usually use a boost from those that care about me. We all have struggles and we can't possibly know what others are going through, But if we treat others with optimism and essentially like our saviour would treat us, I think that we would all be in a better place.

If you would like to e-mail me and talk about your feelings or you just need a friend. I would be happy to respond to you.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth@lizzyanne.com

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

Dear Anonymous,

I am Liz's sister in law. I'm also the person in our family who recently experienced a painful miscarriage. I can tell you that Elizabeth is and continues to be one of my greatest supporters through this experience. She's been sensitive, loving and concerned about my every feeling. If you knew her personally, I know you would find a true friend and champion in Liz. She is like that with everyone in her life.

Knowing her as I do, I can tell you also that she would never post something to belittle or make someone else feel less than they are. She's the person who always reaches out, and gives from her heart...all of the time!

I am grateful that she is posting belly pictures and sharing her personal pregnancy experience (both good and difficult) on her blog. I don't live in the same city, so I'm one of the many family members who seek out this information and keep coming back for our daily dose of Liz.

I am sorry for the pain you are going through. I understand how certain things can hit you when you're going through difficult times. I hope that I can assure you however, that in this instance you were mistaken by the intent and nature of her post. I hope you will come back and share your story, we'd love to support you in any way we can. :)