Monday, July 8, 2013

Belly Pics

To my dearest Mary Harper, 
God willing, may you have the joy of enjoying pregnancy(and food during your pregnancy) as much as I did.  This will not be the most glamourous time in your life, but yet one of the most joyous!  I pray you do not feel pressured by society to think you are "too big", nor shall you EVER once feel ashamed of your growing belly!  Please do not feel the need to post pictures of every meal you eat, in hopes of approval from your peers or talk about how much weight you have gained...or not gained.  You should be reading about how to raise your child instead of worrying about such silly things!  Every child is a gift from God sweet girl.  Remember to take care of yourself and eat well while you carry God's child.  However, a splurge of ice cream or even some chocolate is not going to make you "fat".  I am fearful of raising you in this crazy world we live in, but know that with God's grace you will be amazing in every way!  Remember to always be comfortable in the skin you live in.  God made you that way and he wants you to love yourself!  If your ankles swell, or even your face.  That's ok!  He will give you the mommy glow to go with it.  Be proud and thankful for!        

18 weeks

21 weeks

25 weeks

26 weeks

30 weeks

32 weeks

33 weeks

33 weeks

39 weeks
(the morning Mary Harper was born)

Well, I didn't get as many belly pics this go round as last time, but you can definitely see the progression of Mary Harper's growth.  We are so thankful for this precious child and the joy she has already brought our family!