ashley's autonomous belly


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a.self-governing; independent; subject to its own laws only.
b.pertaining to an autonomy.
2.having autonomy; not subject to control from outside; independent: a subsidiary that functioned as an autonomous unit.
a.existing and functioning as an independent organism.
What I like about Ashley's pregnant belly is that its sort of like a chameleon.  An ornery chameleon trapped inside a rubber playground ball.   A chameleon - because sometimes you can see it, and sometimes you can't.  

I'll show you what I mean.

Big Belly 
Big Belly on the Colorado College Campus

Big Belly in an art installation that smells like a swamp.

No belly in an art installation that smells like a swamp

No belly in the Fancy Pheasant Antique shop

No belly in an antique nightgown.

Big Belly in a lovely outfit.

I always tell Ashley that you can't tell she's pregnant from behind - and there's the empirical evidence.  Some of you have asked for belly pictures - and there you have it.

Ashley - sorry in advance for the nightgown picture.  I couldn't resist.


Alison said...

Yeah for belly pictures! Ashley is the perfect pregnant lady! Her but didn't spread all huge, and she's all glowing with baby love! SO HOT!

Thanks guys.

bird on the lawn said...

i adore the nightgown. i do.

david said...

its a huge turn on.

; )

ashley said...

It is the perfect Christmas morning nightgown! And as David pointed out, it was so spacious and comfortable.

Thanks mom!

david said...

very comfortable. i was jealous. i wanted one. like the oldschool gentleman who used to rock gowns. and those pointed caps. what was the deal with those?

MiaKatia said...

I agree, Ashley looks amazing and glowing!! The chameleon belly is adorable. And I covet the night gown. I think I will add it to my never ending wish list.

Dawn D. Lion said...

Aw, Ashley looks adorable, that's all I have to say. Yay, enjoy pregnancy b/c its over before you know it.

Serena Cherry said...

The nightgown pic is priceless! He is definitely growing!! I can't wait until he joins us! "Join us...or die" I hope you get that joke. I'm not trying to sound weird and cryptic.

Liz said...

Ok... so what you're saying is... that Ashley is one of those lucky people who doesn't get super bloated and fat all over when she's pregnant. She's lucky enough to just look like she has a little basketball under her shirt.

Women hate women who look like this when they're pregnant. Me, I've never been pregnant. But I'm almost positive that I have one of those bodies that will just become obese. People won't even know I'm pregnant, they'll just think I'm huge. And I'll probably even STAY huge after I have the baby. That's just the kind of luck I have.

If Ashley wasn't one of my best friends, I would hate her.

david said...

yes, that's what i'm saying liz. i'm glad that she will stay on your good side.

i know that joke serena...
i know that movie like the back of my hand.

"where's your mate, the one they call little?"

"he died, last winter."

betsey said...

Ashley is VERY lucky. She looks adorable with her perfect round tummy.

I remember when I was 7 months pregnant, I ran into a friend who thought I was 3 months pregnant. I remember thinking "this is what you think I look like all the time?!?!?" Cause, I was NOT an adorable pregnant lady with a perfect round tummy like Ashley.

It is a good thing that Nora was worth it.

Jeremiah and Hillary said...

Ashley looks like every woman wants to when she's pregnant. GORGEOUS!!!

tawni said...

Hi guys, its Tawni Franklin from the old UCLA ward! I just stopped in to see what was going on! Congrats on the upcoming birth! Exciting times!! Ashely, you look AMAZING. You actually make me sick :) I tell everyone that it should be illegal for me to carry children. I swear everything got huge on me. I gained close to 60 lbs. My nose even got HUGE and swollen. You, my dear, are so cute and tiny. Maybe you can just carry all my future children for me ;)Actually, since you look so dang cute in your seven jeans you have inspired me to do a "what not to look like when you are pregnant" blog post and Im going to post pics of me! This is going to be fun. Again, congrats guys! David, you are one lucky man but you know that already :)