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I loved that my first pregnancy coincided with having this blog.  It’s been a pleasure sharing my bump outfit pictures with you as well as what’s been going on with my body through the 40+ weeks carrying my Baby #1 (not sure how many more will follow at this point, but will keep you posted, HA).  Even cooler are those charts out there where you can track your bumps’ size by fruits and veggies, the one I used was from The Bump.  You guys have always been so encouraging, sweet, and helpful with your kind comments throughout it all.  I can honestly say that I kind of miss my bump already, especially since my belly is like a slab of dough with stretch marks all over it… but having my baby on the outside is truly amazing.

And because I love lists… here are some things I am excited to be able to eat/drink again:

- raw salmon sashimi (or any raw sushi for that matter)
- crackers with brie cheese, goat cheese, feta cheese… all of the cheeses i couldn’t have
- sangria (and other mixed drinks)
- Quizno’s sandwiches (since some had deli meat)
- medium rare steak
- cookie dough (made with eggs)
- sunny side up eggs (where the eggs are runny)
- diet wild cherry Pepsi

P.S. Remember when I had you guys Guess My Due Date and I said I’d send a prize to those who guess the correct date?  Well, Jenni Austria Germany was the only one who guessed it right (Dec 28)!  So girl, send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll mail you a little something when I get the chance!  :)

P.P.S.  The winner of the Salvaged Strawberry $25 credit giveaway is Kayla from Love Sparkle Pretty!  Congrats girl!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!

Which weeks bump outfit is your fave?

What foods did you miss the most when you were pregnant?

46 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Erin
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    Week 34 is my favorite. I love how fashionable you were throughout your pregnancy.

    I haven’t had a baby yet, but I am going to miss all of the things on your list when I do.

  2. Dancing Branflake
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    I love this! I love this sweet collage and to see your growing belly. I can’t believe I’ve been her through it all. So fun!

  3. abby
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    I wish I did this throughout my pregnancy, but I guess I lacked appreciation of being pregnant back in the day. I regret not taking any pictures. I guess if and when I get pregnant with my second child I’ll know better. It’s awesome seeing charts liek this! you look absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Miki
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Awe, it’s so cool to see the progress of your bump! I think my favorite outfit is the last one ;).

    Happy midweek Sandy + family!


  5. ElleSee
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    It’s so much fun to look back, isn’t it? I was so excited to be able to eat certain foods again…the first date my husband and I had, I order a delicious medium steak…mmmm!

  6. ilene
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    eeeek! cuuuutest post over! #34 is my fave!! can i just hug your neck?! i love you, friend!

  7. Gussy Sews
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    oh no — cheese is off-limits when you’re pregnant? tell me that’s a lie!

  8. Andrea
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    You are so good at styling a baby bump!!
    It should be your job:)

  9. kelly
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    I miss subs as well…Jimmy John’s especially!

  10. Amanda {feast.fashion.faves}
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    this is a great timeline of your pregnancy!! LOVE IT!!
    and awesome list of cravings :)

    Tweet Me!

  11. Kileen
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    You styled that bump so well! I love seeing how your belly grows and great job documenting everything on the blog. I’m definitely missing sushi the most right now while I’m pregnant!

  12. Alison
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    You are so cute :) I love that you were dedicated enough to take pictures every (or most) week! Maybe I will do that when I have another one. I mean, probably not since it will be my third, but maybe! :)

  13. Maddy
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    You were the epitome of stylish throughout your pregnancy! You looked beautiful throughout :) I hope you frame this!!

  14. Kate
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    That is just the cutest thing and seriously not helping my baby fever! I’m so ready to be preggo again!
    Love all the fruit comparisons, I remember your post when he was the size of a mango…that was my fav!

  15. Jessica
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    I like #21 and #28. your beautiful :)

  16. honeymyheart
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    it’s so cool seeing your bump grow! and hooray for being able to eat all of those foods again! it will definitely be hard for me to avoid a lot of those.

  17. Elle Sees
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    adorable! you should make a flip book or something.

  18. Krysten
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    I think my favorite is week #34. But you look lovely in all of them Sandy!

  19. Jozen
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    I love how you put all your photos together!! So cute!

  20. tabitha
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    I love that I discovered your blog when I did. Now that I’m pregnant I love seeing other blogs go through the same thing I am. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. :)

  21. Sarah-Anne
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    Wow, I cant believe I’ve known A ever since you announced your pregnancy! Time flies :) How you mangned to look SO cute while prego is awesome!

  22. stephanie
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    gah!!! i love this! wish i would have done it. so so precious.

  23. Lori
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

    You’re so cute in all the photos! I’m so happy for you! And I would die not eating some of those foods! LOL. Good thing I’m not pregnant!

  24. Carly
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

    Hi Sandy! Just wanted to let you know that I tagged you in a fun little game on my blog. :)

  25. Tamara Nicole
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    You are so adorable prego! My fave is the green outfit:-) Congrats again and hurray for sangria!

  26. skippee
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    soo cute! you’re so fashionable~~! so awesome you can eat all your fave foods now!

  27. Blair
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    Were the eggs just an aversion? Totally ate eggs the whole time sunny side up! Yum! I think only the whites of eggs are dangerous when raw… And medium rare stake… Ate that too! And all those cheeses! (pasteurized of course)

  28. Kayla from Love Sparkle Pretty
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

    AWWW I love your 40 week photo! Such a beautiful glowing mommy-to-be :)
    P.s. I took photos like this with fruits during my pregnancy! I will get them up on my blog (right now they are in my FB) and I will send you the link when I do :)

  29. miny
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 2:11 am

    love your outfit and hair for week 37!

  30. sewpetitegal
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 5:34 am

    Love the compilation of bump pictures! They are just so sweet and you look lovely in them. I had gestational diabetes so I missed so many things like rice, pasta, pop, etc!

  31. Suburban Sweetheart
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    Wait. You can’t have CHEESE when you’re pregnant?! Oh, boy, this will be a problem for me some day…

  32. anh
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    love the pics. when i get preggers i’m def doing the same thing!

  33. alyson
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    aww, what a sweet recap! enjoy all those foods. I remember majorly missing sushi.

  34. Nelah
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    Congratulations, i had not visited in a few weeks and now your little bundle of joy is here. I wish I dressed as well as you or Yvonne at SimplyYvonne. You ladies looked all cute when prenant.

    I missed sushi most because i used to be such a hardcore sushi fan. Thought i would die from not being to eat any. Strange enough, I no longer wanted sushi ever again after that.

  35. Holly
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    These photos are so awesome! You will love getting a chance to look back on them! :)

  36. Jacki
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    Isn’t it so nice to be able to make a virtual scrapbook?! I hope whenever I get pregnant this yr or next yr, I will be blogging more so I can capture the moments like you’re doing. You’re such a cute and fashionable preggi mama, btw!

  37. Karena
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    Sandy it has been many years since I was pregnant with my children. I CAN tell you I never looked as fashionable as you do in these images!

    Art by Karena

  38. jasmine (adamalexmommy)
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    you had such a fashionable pregnancy! love the maxi-dress look, and love the various belts you accentuated your beautiful belly with. :)


  39. AmandaRunsNY
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    Awww, so cute that you have a history of your pregnancy to remember it by.

    I like the dresses in 24 and 24…but I’m a sucker for a good dress, so I’m biased.

  40. Shea
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    And you were such an adorable pregnant lady too! Thanks for sharing it with us, and enjoy those runny eggs and yummy cheeses!

  41. erika
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    loved this little bump collection… and so sad to see that when you’re pregnant you can eat brie cheese? oh dear… i may never be pregnant! ;)

  42. Cindy
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    I loove runny eggs! That was the only thing I missed when pregnant. Haha. You were so good about taking weekly photos! I couldn’t even keep up with my bi-weekly ones. ;)

  43. Amy
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

    What a gorgeous momma you are! I only hope to look half as precious and stylish as you did. Cutest thing ever.


  44. gaby
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    Woooow, this is sooo beautiful! :-)

  45. zwmhxl
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 5:12 am

  46. bre dale
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Amen! I can’t wait for those foods again too :) Loved your bump progression, thanks so much for sharing! xoxo

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