18 weeks- baby bell pepper

drumroll please.......... today britton and i finally decided upon our little boy's name. (if in fact there is a boy in my belly). we are now equipped with names for both a boy and a girl and so we are officially ready to find out exactly what we're having. (only one more week to go!) i couldn't be more excited!

as for this week's photo: i swear i'm looking more and more pregnant. i almost feel though, that since all these skirts of mine hide the belly so well... that it's hard to see exactly how big i really am. next week i promise to wear something more form-fitting. i think i have the perfect little number in mind... (hopefully it will still fit!)

for those of you who are wondering- here's a few of my prego wardrobe secrets. i pull my skirts up to the smallest part of my body. they are supposed to sit soooo much lower. but if i can get it zipped, than i rock it. to make it look legit i wrap a nice belt around my waist and voila! you've got a cute prego outfit that was never meant to be worn by a pregnant lady. i've spent less than $75 on maternity wear. i'm pretty determined to keep that cost low. i'll do a more specific post about "what to wear" here in the near future. but for now- behold the bell pepper. at 18 weeks, my baby is 5.5" and boy, is baby a'grown!

this photo gives you a little bit of an idea how that belly of mine is popping! :)

now for a fun change... i just so happened to be hanging out with a great friend of mine while i was carrying the bell pepper around in my purse. she's recently acquired a fuji-instax and had to take some polaroids. i love these.

thank you Kaneischa for the polariods!!! BTW... today is her birthday. and she is so deserving of everything fabulous in the world! happy birthday kj!!