September 10, 2008

All the pretty pictures...

***Warning - loads of pregnancy pics ahead.....

I mentioned being behind in posting photos in my last post, so at long last I am getting them up here.

But first, a pictorial that somewhat explains why I posted so little in August and makes me look just a little hardcore. This is what I was up to...

I wasn't kidding about the bathroom remodel....The first picture shows where our old shower/tub used to be, the second is where our old toilet and floor were, the third shows the disaster that Mr. Spicy found when innocently trying to replace some drywall around the skylight - years upon years of water damage had reduced much of the wood to dust, and the last picture is of me donning my "protective gear" - eye goggles, and the most intense breathing apparatus Mr. Spicy could find to protect me from the dust and fumes. His language of love often leads him right to the hardware store, what can I say?

But, we finished it! Mostly! And wouldn't you know I haven't even taken any finished photos yet? Probably because I still have flashbacks whenever I walk into that room now.

On a happier note....I have a months worth of belly pics to unload on y'all, and also a very cute ultrasound picture, hold onto your hats folks, here we go:

18 weeks

(this is the first time I saw a pregnancy photo of myself and was truly shocked. I just didn't *feel* like I was showing that much. My internal image and external images just were not matching up. Also, it made me feel a bit vulnerable to look so obviously pregnant - which surprised me, a lot.)

Now, here are just a few of the gorgeous pictures that MB took of us at 20 weeks...... if you would like to see the whole slideshow, email me and I will send you a link to it. If you would like her contact info - I can give you that as well. She's truly amazing and gifted. We had so much fun with this shoot and it has left us with visible images of a time we really want to savor and remember and hold onto. Plus, she just made us look really good. I can't say enough about how special this was for us, so I'll just share a couple images.....

20 weeks

And here is what our little Poblano looked like at about the same time:

20 weeks and 2 days

Isn't he gorgeous?

On a side note: We do actually have a name for him already - I am just still debating how much personal info I want to put out into the world wide web. Thus, the headless belly shots, and the code names. I have a highly "google-able" name and so I have tried to be pretty careful about things so far...but I am debating how much it really matters? Do any of you have suggestions, opinions, ideas about this issue?

And last but not least, here is how I look today at 22 weeks:

And.....that's all folks! (for now, at least) I still cannot believe I am 22 weeks pregnant. But Poblano reminds me pretty regularly now with his squirming and wiggling. What a wild wild ride!


Lori said...

Awwwww. Such great photos.

My feeling is keep some things secret. You never know who might be Googling Poblano someday. You can always let the cat out of the bag later, but once it's out, it's out.

On a funnier note, did you read this? It's one of my favorite posts about blogging and kids.

annacyclopedia said...

So lovely, Spicy. It seems like it's happening really quickly since I haven't seen pictures in a while. Although maybe it doesn't feel that way to you!

I agree with Lori - it's better to keep things private. Once things are out, you can't go back. I do wish I had been a bit more careful in real life about who I've shared our story with -not that anyone has reacted badly to my face, but it's just that it then becomes completely out of my hands, and the opportunity is there for people to gossip about it. And it's really going to be my child's story to tell, if and when they want to. I've not been super careful on my blog either, although I've tried somewhat to keep identifying details out of my posts. In a way, I know what you mean - how much does it matter? And I sometimes sort of feel like que sera, sera. So I guess I'm a bit waffle-ish on this, even though I agree with Lori.

poppy.f.seed said...

so great to see your pictures! You are carrying in your stomach/chest only, it seems! :)

as for the privacy thing, it is up to you, of course. I decided to keep mine private, no real names, etc, and then my brother wrote a comment using his full name!(I asked him to change the username). I feel protective b/c some people can be judgemental.

Anonymous said...

The pics are great hon! You look amazing. I am so glad things are going well for you. Sorry I haven't been around much but you read what is going on with me so I know you understand. I would LOVE to know baby's name so drop me a line if you can.

nancy said...


And don't worry about keeping his name secret. I'm used to being out on the web for too many years, so hell, I'm easily found already. That's why I'm comfortable doing it. I can't go back in time and be mysterious!

HeidiM said...

Quite the breathing apparatus! I'm sure the resulting bathroom looks great.

MB's pics are really beautiful and sweet!

I want your desire to savor this time to rub off on me, you have such a positive attitude, whereas I'm a big grump. ;)