Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Introducing the BUMP....

Ladies & Gentleman...Boys & Girls:

I am officially introducing the BABY BUMP! Yes it has unfortunately, finally arrived! (actually it has kinda been popping out the last few weeks I was just wayyy too embarrassed to reveal it before I was at least 4 months pregnant lol). So yes, I have been trying my very best to cover the bump (which I have gotten really good at!) but I am not sure how much longer I can keep it concealed so here ya go...

I must say that I have NOT embraced the baby bump as well as some pregnant women do. It could be due to the fact that I am MUCH LARGER than one of my BF's who exactly as far along as I am :( (you know who you are friend!!!) Or it could be the fact that I did not imagine myself showing until I was at least 5 or 6 months along. But unfortunately, I now can not button 4 pairs of jeans (the rest of them button just great! As long as I lay on my bed, suck in and use my husbands pliers to insert the button into the hole lol) not to mention the fact that I only like about 5 shirts in my closet :/ I use to be one of those girls that wore the FIRST thing they tried on in the morning. I did not have to put on a million things before I found the "perfect outfit" I just wore whatever I saw. Ummmm that has totally changed!!! Unless I am wearing my pink sweats ;) I have to try on at least 3 or 4 outfits and I am usually still not satisfied with the end result...but oh well I guess that's pregnancy for ya!

I am blaming my early bump on the the fact that I am only 5' 2" tall and I have quite a short torso, so there is not really any where for my growing grape fruit to go... (or so I tell myself!). I can boast on the fact that I started this pregnancy at a mere 104lbs but I am not going to disclose my new total body weight!!!! hahah Well, since I am only 4 months pregnant and I have another 5 months to go I better suck it up and learn to love this growing bump of mine ;)

But let me leave you with a little bit of advice...If you see me or any other pregnant women for that matter please do not say things like : "Wow you are really SHOWING" or "Oh my gosh you have gotten sooo BIG" or "I can't believe how HUGE your stomach has gotten" And yes, believe it or not I have already heard ALL of those things and I am just 16 weeks along!!! We emotional, hormonal, pregnant women do not like to hear the words: big, huge, large, growing or even showing in any sentence that is pertaining to our new bodies! We prefer statements like: "I can not even tell you are pregnant" or "You are still so tiny" or "you are just beautiful and glowing" Even if you have to lie a little bit, go ahead we don't mind... I PROMISE :)

Well...I better get going, it is about time for another Palmer's Cocoa Butter application on my bump! I don't care if they say stretch marks are genetic I am going to lather this bump with Cocoa Butter 3 times a day for all 9 months!!! At this growing rate I need all the Vitamin E, Collagen & Elastin I can get!

I will be back next week & I will be announcing the gender of BABY ALCALA :)



  1. You look gorgeous!!! Embrace it while you will miss it when it's gone :)

  2. Oh my gosh Sherry, you are so cute! You are no where close to "big". In fact you are at that adorable stage that makes me want to get pregnant! Kidding...kind of :-)

  3. LOL thanks @Amy and @Nicole haha your next! Just drink the water there seems to be a BABY BOOM (at least in Texas) haha

  4. Hi Sheri,
    I found your blog through Becky and I am LOVING it! I went to Master's with you in Phoenix for a year back in...2004? Anyways. I found out I was pregnant a couple weeks ago (I'm 7 1/2 weeks) and I am LOVING reading what's to come. I know all pregnancies are different but it's so much fun to get insight and see how your experience is.

    Thanks for blogging, I'm truly enjoying it! Hope all the best to you and your growing family!

    Oh, and by the way, you look FABULOUS!


  5. Awww thanks Kimberly! & Congrats to you :) It is a fun roller coaster of a ride xoxox