Monday, August 20, 2012

Some New Things (And My Usual Awkwardness)

Happy Monday!

Last week's break from blogging was just what I needed, but it's great to be back! I spent a lot of time chasing after my speedy 8 month old, who's new favorite activity includes crawling in between the various furniture blockades that I set up around our house. He's a sneaky one, I tell ya.

Nicholas and I out to dinner. He LOVES being in the highchair, as if you couldn't tell.

I was also able to spend some time praying about the direction of this here little blog. Though God is still shaping things, I'm excited about a few new features that will be coming to Life of a Pint-Sized Mama. And in order to give all that I can to my family and friends, and to this blog, I will be posting a little less frequently - but I feel that will enhance the quality of each post. I hope and pray that this space on the internet will encourage and bless you!

A new feature that you've probably already noticed is my new blog design! I have been SO very excited about this. One of the women who I really look up to in this blogging world is Jessi Connolly of Naptime Diaries, and she is responsible for the spiffiness of my blog. Thank you Jessi! I feel that this new design represents me well, so I'm happy to share it with you. (There's still a few in-post kinks I'm working out from my switch from Wordperss, so bear with me!)

Also, yesterday was my blog's half birthday! (It's weird to call it a half birthday, I know.) Life of a Pint-Sized Mama began February 19, as an idea that popped into my head during a sleep-deprived early morning feeding. My heart was to share about the unique life I live as a 4'8" tall mama; I'm so happy that the Lord has allowed this blog to become even more than that. Thank you for coming along this journey with me! I have learned a ton through this experience, and met some amazing people. Thanks God for the unexpected blessing that blogging has been.

In honor of that morning six months ago, I thought I'd show you the first post I wrote. I promise it is short, and I can almost guarantee that it will be slightly disturbing. Here goes:

From my very first post:

This is what happens to you when you're 4 feet 8 inches and you have a completely normal sized baby. Most people, including myself and my husband, thought there was no way that my belly could possibly grow anymore, but it did! The photo on the right was taken at 37.5 weeks and Nicholas didn't come until 39.5 weeks. So my alien belly was even bigger than in these photos. I am kind of glad there is not documentation of that.

You know that whole fishbowl theory, when they say that a baby will only grow as big as there mom is? Wrong. I am the proof.

2 weeks before Nick was born

5 weeks before Nick was born


I hope you enjoyed seeing my ginormous preggo belly.
Have a wonderful Monday!


  1. youre belly looked like you stuck a ball under your

  2. new[est] follower.

    stop by sometime.

  3. Hi!
    I am linking up with you from Melissa's blog, I look forward to keeping up with your blog.

    Natalie x

  4. You were so cute pregnant! You have the MOST adorable son, too! Stopping by from the GFC Hop! Loving your blog. Say hello to your newest follower from Texas! I'm so excited to read more from you.

    If you have time, stop on by my blog and say hello!
    Ali @ All Things Pink & Sparkly

  5. Hi! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Come over and visit me whenever you get a chance! :)

    Aw! Cute photos! It does look a giant beach ball under there though LOL. :) During both my pregnancies, my belly never got 'giant' like other women I'd see, I got kind of sad of it LOL

    xoxo ♥ Shar

  6. such a cute bump!

    Have a wonderful week! Stop by and say hello! :)

  7. what a cute bump!!

    Have a wonderful week! Stop by and say hello! :)

  8. My belly did the same thing when I was that far along.. Just stuck out there like no one's business! Love it!

    I'm your newest follower from Melissa's blog hop! Come say hi if you get the chance! :)


  9. Newest follower via the gfc blog hop :) look forward to reading more of your posts.


  10. Your baby is sooo cute. :)

    I am one of the co-hosts on the GFC hop. I came by to say hi and to follow. If you have a moment and would like to, you can visit me here The Things We Find Inside


  11. I'm a new follower! Found you on a linkup! :)

  12. i LOVE preggo belly pics!found u thru the GFC follower hop at naptime review and now follow thru GFC!

  13. congrats on the blog half-birthday! Your son is adorable :)

    Hi from your new follower Heidi

  14. New GFC follower from the gFC blog hop. Hope you can come by for a visit at Thanks!!


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