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The fear of shrinking
15 and a half weeks
Especially for those about two of you who told me in the comment section that they loved seeing belly pictures -and of course for our own documenting of the process- I'll try to do some regular belly-updates in the next months. Currently I'm especially driven to do that to disprove my rather irrational fear that my belly in fact is shrinking instead of growing: last week I found myself in front of the mirror observing my belly far too often worrying about that. Wasn't it much bigger yesterday? Shouldn't it be growing instead of shrinking? Helmut thinks my nagging about my fear of shrinking is rather ridiculous (and I guess it's true that it's one of the most irrational fears you can have when it comes to pregnancy! ;)), but personally I can't wait till I have one of those huge bellies that you just can't deny...
Doing the shampoo/shower gel-advertisement-thing... (well, only without the shampoo, without the shower gel, without the bikini, without the palm trees, without the beautiful bounty beach, without the bright blue sky, without the perfectly curated hairdo, without the tropical rain shower... anyway, but with the belly! ;))
I guess I have to admit that on these photos I don't seem to be shrinking... It'll probably only be a matter of time till I wish I were shrinking!


Emma Angel on 2010-07-03 15:24
You are right there, you will get to point where you wish you were shrinking. It is completely normal to worry about the size of your bump, I know I did but it all worked out fine. Take care x
ingrid on 2010-07-03 17:22
Hej Nina, you look amazing!
Lisa on 2010-07-03 20:01
Je snel zeg! Weet je zeker dat geen tweeling is? Dusse, no shrinking at all!
Leuk he, zwanger zijn!
Marieke on 2010-07-03 22:05
Leuk hoor! Ik heb bij mijn eerste kleine wekelijks een rondje gedraaid voor de camera (voor, zij, achter, zij), om zo een filmpje te kunnen maken van mijn groeiende buik. Nu is m'n tweede ondertussen al geboren, maar dat filmpje is er nog niet ;)  Conclusie: Baby's zijn veel leuker dan filmpjes maken. Succes met je zwangerschap, geniet ervan!
Kathryn on 2010-07-04 04:42
You look gorgeous! The last 4 weeks. The last 4 weeks are... troublesome. Nothing fits, you can't eat, you can't breathe, none of your clothes fit ... ;) It's worth every second though!
Cecile on 2010-07-04 09:44
You look fantastic! Enjoy it- you are going to have so much fun shopping for your little peanut!
raichel on 2010-07-04 11:43
you look great!
Nice pictures and enjoy all this!!
Octavie on 2010-07-04 11:51
De foto linksboven is mooi, zo gelukkig! Je ziet er mooi uit!
Anna on 2010-07-04 21:05
Ja je ziet er echt heel mooi uit..het is niet mijn gebied van expertise maar horen irrationele angsten ook niet een beetje bij het zwangeren? Rare dingen die hormonen ;)
Mila on 2010-07-04 21:53
Je ziet er echt prachtig, stralend uit!
helen:) on 2010-07-05 04:37
You look gorgeous!... and not shrinking at all! Love these progress report:)
Lisbeth on 2010-07-05 09:00
I am so happy for you! Children are such a blessing and you look lovely;o) 
Marloes on 2010-07-05 11:03
Man, wat een prachtige buik!!!
Surya on 2010-07-05 20:13
Hi Nina, you look fantastic! I enjoyed every minute of my pregnancy - as I see you are too - we are blessed to have this beautiful experience... and the little angels to follow!
fleurfatale on 2010-07-05 21:42
you look very very pretty, enjoy your pregnancy!!!!
jana on 2010-07-05 23:59
Hi Nina, you look wonderful! So beautiful. I love these photos. We went through a similar process and waited "only" a year for the baby. Now we have 1, 5 years old Marie. This is from Jana from CZ, I guess you won´t remember me anymore, some time (years?) ago you were writing some philosophy paper, and I was strugling with one too. I am also 27, also a student, but hope to finish really soon :). Good luck with your baby, school and everything. J.

ourlittlelovenest on 2010-07-06 03:55
Nina, your tummy is so beautiful and it is definitely not shrinking.  (Sadly, my tummy is larger and I am not even pregnant.  I am working on fixing that though.)
I am sure you won't let your fear take away from the fun of carrying your little one.  You are so naturally beautiful.  I love the photos.  It will be wonderful to look back on for memories' sake.  I wish I had of taken more baby belly photos when I was pregnant. Wishing you the best! xo
hinke on 2010-07-06 12:22
haha ik kan je nu al vertellen dat je dat inderdaad gaat wensen, alhoewel de herinneringen aan mijn dikke buiken maken me toch altijd weer een beetje week.... veel genietplezier!
read me... on 2010-07-06 19:06
read me... on 2010-07-06 19:08
I can't believe it's so long since I've had time to catch up on my blog reading... this is wonderful news Nina! Many congratulations... I have just 5 weeks to go!!
daan on 2010-07-06 23:04
Wat ben je MOOI!!!!
MUS on 2010-07-07 08:34
nina je ziet er stralend uit! 
fijn genieten!!
thereza on 2010-07-07 12:48
congratulations Nina! i'm so happy for you :) been catching up on your posts, your blog is always a joy and full of wonderful things to look at. you look beautiful and glowing with the lovely, lovely belly!
deborah on 2010-07-07 16:07
You look fantastic!
Rachel on 2010-07-07 22:04
Het is al een tijdje geleden dat ik op je site was, en nu ik terugkom blijk je zwanger! Proficiat! Heb alle 'gemiste' posts even teruggelezen en vind je verhaal over de lange weg tot de zwangerschap heel eerlijk, mooi en taboedoorbrekend. chapeau.
En nee, je krimpt vast niet. En als je dat wel doet: wees blij! Die baby die groeit wel hoor. Die zorgt wel voor zichzelf. No worries. Be happy!
PS ik kreeg een paar weken geleden een prachtig bordje van jou voor mijn verjaardag. Ik ben dus nu een trotse bezitter van jouw werk en ben er superblij mee!
Kristena on 2010-07-08 20:50
You are completely adorable!  And you very well might have shrunk a tiny bit because the first weight you gain with pregnancy isn't the baby.  You look perfectly healthy though!  Thanks for sharing your experience.
Fenke on 2010-07-13 08:48
i had the same thoughts - and still have. every time people do not notice immediately that i am pregnant (i wear a lot of loose fitting clothes, i have to admit), i am actually kind of offended. funny, when you think, that it used to be the other way round, pre-pregnancy!? on the other hand it means just my belly is growing, and the rest looks still like before and that feels good, too :-)
Wien on 2010-07-14 09:58
Terug van vakantie en word getrakteerd op deze mooie buikfoto's, je ziet er mooi en blij uit Nina, prachtig!
knofje on 2010-07-19 15:56
Gefeliciteerd! Vooral de doucheshampoopalmboomreclame foto doet 't hem. Helemaal.
Een hele fijne zwangerschap gewenst!
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