I only have a few belly-growth snapshots from my pregnancy with Vicki. I took one at 19 weeks, 24 weeks, 30 weeks, and 36 weeks. Actually, I had my husband take them. So, here's the side-by-side for 24 weeks with baby #1 and baby #2.
Definitely carrying higher! Maybe that old tale about baby boys is right?
I'm not totally sure how much weight I've gained. We don't have a scale at home, so I don't know where I started before I was pregnant. Sometimes when I feel froggy, I get on the scale at my husband's grandmother's house, but it's about 45 years old. It shows that I now weigh the same as I did at 24 weeks with Vicki. I started off lower with her, and gained a lot more than I have thus far with Todd. My midwives also don't have a scale. They ask how much I weigh at each appointment, and when I tell them I don't know, they just ask if it feels like I've gained weight! (Uhhh, yeah.) Love it. Unless I experience a sudden, very large gain, accompanied by severe swelling, they don't think that amount of weight gained is really significant for pregnancy. It's sort of just a "well, the more you gain, the more you have to lose after the baby . . ." type attitude.