9 months of pregnancy baby bump

Ode To Jim / 42 Weeks Baby Bump

For 41 weeks and five days I wobbled around with a bump. Or at least: a bump that grew bigger every week.  It’s strange carrying a baby in your belly. I’d be happy to tell you what it felt like for me.

Dear Jim, by now you are 9.5 weeks old … it seems so recently that I fought against my tears when we first saw your heart beat on the monitor when you where only eight weeks old and your daddy jokingly called you a “clump of cells”. That I proudly showed the waitress at my favorite eatery a plum, to indicate how “big” you already were that moment. That I couldn’t sit straight up, because you took up all the space in my torso. That I woke up at 4 every night, because this was the time you started moving in my belly.

What I didn’t expect during my 41 weeks and 5 days of pregnancy has become a reality: these weeks went by so fast. Above all: I miss my baby bump. Holding my belly, gently stroking it, your reaction when dad came home and ‘played’ with my bump, talking to you and singing you rap songs.

I felt you for the very first time. Very gentle, like a butterfly fluttering through my belly.

As you grew, we were able to feel you better and better. While I drove back home from a modeling job in France I felt you for the very first time. Very gentle, like a butterfly fluttering through my belly. You were 15 weeks old, mom fanatically rapped to a song on the radio, the sun was low in the sky. What a special moment!

You rolled over, curled up and seemed to want to reach out to dad’s face.

From inside the womb you really responded to our touches and voices from about that time on. We sang you rap songs; yes, the dirty ones (shame on us!). Your reaction was priceless: you rolled over, curled up and seemed to want to reach out to dad’s face, which he was holding just above my belly. Such a strong, powerful boy you already were!

Then there were your hiccups that we clearly felt and your heartbeat dad heard when he lay his ear on my baby bump.

Dear Jim Nelson, I loved carrying you in me!

42 weeks of pregnancy, from the 3rd until the last month (1 week before delivery), in a row:










(c): Minke Kroeze


Tijd om met zwangerschapsverlof te gaan! (c): Minke Kroeze
(c): Minke Kroeze



There he is, my little apple of my eye: Jim Nelson at 9 weeks:






Q: How have you experienced your baby bump? Do you miss your bump?


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  1. Wat ben je toch een mooie vrouw en had je ene pracht buik.. En wat is Jim Nelson een lief kindje.. 🙂
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  2. Wow, 42 weken, ik voelde me met 35 al mega (wel van twee, maar goed ;-)) Wat ben je weer snel in shape zeg, super knap!
    Ik mis mijn buik heel soms, maar dan meer de 20wekentijd, daarvoor en daarna niet 🙂
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  3. Mooi geschreven Angela. Ik voel echt wat je schrijft. En wat ben je toch een prachtvrouw, krijg het er warm van!
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  4. Ja wat miste ik mijn buik. Ook bijna 42 weken gelopen bij de eerste. Bij de tweede voelde ik me al net zo leeg. Gelukkig mogen we het nu nog een keer mee maken ?

  5. Ons meisje is nu 7,5 maanden oud en ik mijn buik nog heel vaak.
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  6. Ik miste mijn buik ook ontzettend in het begin! Wat een dropie is het 🙂
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  7. Aww.. such a cutie is he! I hope you are enjoying your time with your sweet little boy!
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  8. Super schattig die laatste foto . Hij lijkt wel echt op jou vind ik .

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