Post # 31
@chastenet: “Holding your stomach is a way of communicating with your baby.”
This! It makes me feel more connected to my baby. I’m about 18 weeks right now and I’m not feeling any movement yet, so it’s kind of like a reminder that something’s in there. I don’t do it in public…yet, just when I’m sitting on the couch and feel like I’ve been ignoring the baby:)
Post # 32
@tobemurphy10: One thing I think we do need to remember is that you only see the pics that are printed! The publishers could be choosing these pics because they emphasize her pregnancy, when in fact, they may only represent less than 1% of the time she appears in public.
I’ll bet if a pack pf photographers followed you around all day, every day, they would capture you in some unflattering pics also.
Post # 33
I hold my stomach all the time – manytimes without thinking about it. I sometimes feel embarassed about it and have seen people looking at my hands on my belly. I started doing it without really being conscious of it until my dad pointed it out one day when I was visiting (he’s a judge and said he had a pregnant lawyer in his courtroom who had her hands on her belly the entire time she did her opening statements and it reminded him of me lol). I don’t think I could stop even if I wanted to.
Post # 34
I’m 31 weeks pregnant and I hold my belly a lot, sometimes I dont even realize I’m doing it. Anyone who has been pregnant will understand.
Post # 35
It’s been years since I was pregnant but I’ll bet I was a tummy holder/toucher. I don’t see anything weird about it.
I just did a Google Image Search on Jessica Simpson to see pregnancy pics. She’s not ALWAYS holding her tummy. Did you all see her halloween Mummy costume? Cute!
Post # 36
@dookie32: It also backfired when Kim Kardashian announced her divorce on the same day. Jessica’s news was a blip on the cover, not the cover photo. I’ve never really liked Jessica since her divorce. I’ve always been Team Nick. She just came off as spoiled and selfish from what was shown on Newlyweds. I watched Nick and Vanessa’s wedding and practically was in tears, because it felt like an ordinary couple getting married happily. Jessica’s engagement and pregnancy feel way too much like media stunts for her. There’s something insincere about it that I can’t put my finger on.