Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

14 Oct

Big Announcement:

For the past two weeks, this blog seems to have been all about birthdays, poetry and head colds.

Here’s the Big Announcement:


This is a photograph of me, pregnant with Spud:

Here’s one from a different angle:

Things don’t get much bigger than that.  

Actually, that’s a big fat lie.  Whales, mountains and my chocolate stash are bigger.  Spud is bigger now (upwards, not outwards).  My ego is bigger (because you keep saying nice things to me even though strictly forbidden).  The tissue pile in my bin is bigger than the tissue pile in the tissue box (still milking it).

Lots of things are bigger.  Including my stomach, sixteen years on.



45 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Big”

  1. eof737 October 14, 2012 at 07:57 #

    You looked wonderfully pregnant… 😉 The short hair is a surprise… Your tummy is expected.😉

    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 16, 2012 at 16:17 #

      My hair has only been long the last few years.

      • eof737 October 16, 2012 at 16:31 #

        You wear long hair well… I like the longer length plus the color is pretty too.😉

        • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 16, 2012 at 16:32 #

          Thanks. Mousy brown is all the rage amongst the greyly challenged:)

          I have enjoyed our afternoon chat but I really must take the dogs out now. They are casting reproachful looks at me…

          Bye, and let’s do this again sometime:)

          • eof737 October 16, 2012 at 16:39 #

            Bye and love to the dogs too! Great chatting with you!:-)

  2. vivinfrance October 14, 2012 at 08:42 #

    Love the dungarees (and you, of course)

  3. katharinetrauger October 14, 2012 at 12:24 #

    My doctor told me a pregnant woman is like an old balloon — it’s easier to blow them up each time you repeat. Grrr.

  4. jmgoyder October 14, 2012 at 12:30 #

    You are a marvel. I love the pics.

  5. mairedubhtx October 14, 2012 at 13:12 #

    Those are good photos of “big.”

  6. laurieanichols October 14, 2012 at 14:02 #

    That’s a great interpretation of the Big challenge, glowingly pregnant. You look so young with short hair. I had my hair very short for my second pregnancy as well. Short hair does make one look younger, I just had a thought about cutting my hair but I banished it. It seems that you are starting to be on the mend, have a nice cup of tea and continue clearing out your head of all the bad stuff with the tissues.

  7. terry1954 October 14, 2012 at 14:28 #

    the saying here is you carry big and high for a boy!!!!!!!

    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 16, 2012 at 16:20 #

      I was definitely big, not sure how high, but I had two boys. :)

      • terry1954 October 16, 2012 at 16:30 #

        i didn’t realize you had twins, i am sorry, i don’t know what part of that blog i missed

        • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 16, 2012 at 16:31 #

          Haha! No, two pregnancies, two boys! Sorry about the mistake but thanks for the laugh😀

          • terry1954 October 16, 2012 at 17:29 #

            hey!!!!! i am the one who made the funny today!!! give this girl a bozo button!!!! hehe

            • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 16, 2012 at 17:47 #


  8. Al October 14, 2012 at 15:34 #

    That’s some chocolate stash you must have! I assume it’s mostly Maltesers.

    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 16, 2012 at 16:22 #
      • Al October 16, 2012 at 16:26 #

        Hi Tilly Bud. Your comment did not come through. I noticed that happened on another person’s blog too. You may want to check your comment settings. I don’t want to miss a single bit of your wit and wisdom!

        • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 16, 2012 at 16:28 #

          Hmm. Thanks Al.

          Erm…how do I check my comment settings, exactly?

        • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 16, 2012 at 16:28 #

          Wait a minute – you noticed that happened on another person’s blog…are you stalking me?

          • Al October 16, 2012 at 16:37 #

            Well, since you have 224,000 stalkers..er..I mean followers, I’m bound to run into you somewhere else.

        • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife October 16, 2012 at 16:28 #


  9. SchmidleysScribbling October 14, 2012 at 16:38 #

    That’s not your stomach silly, that’s your belly. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award, although I have no idea how to get it. I noticed Al had it on his site. Perhaps you can steal his. Dianne

  10. gigihawaii October 14, 2012 at 17:44 #

    Yup, pregnancy does that to you, even me! I still have a pot belly!

  11. Janet Williams October 14, 2012 at 19:38 #

    Very impressive indeed!

  12. kateshrewsday October 14, 2012 at 19:46 #

    If I start to look at pictures of me pregnant, I get the vapours, Tilly. You are a courageous woman.

  13. Three Well Beings October 15, 2012 at 04:45 #

    I don’t even know if I have any pictures of me pregnant! If so, they are buried deep in some drawer. I loved yours!:-)

  14. Patti October 15, 2012 at 05:51 #

    The print on those overalls is pretty big, too.

  15. benzeknees October 15, 2012 at 08:25 #

    I have been guilty of compliments lately, but please don’t revoke my Maltesers privileges!

  16. Hattie October 15, 2012 at 23:32 #

    I got super huge both pregnancies, and my daughters did too. They got thin again, though. I didn’t.

  17. bluebee October 16, 2012 at 15:13 #

    That must have been an award-winning spud!

  18. Grannymar October 18, 2012 at 19:29 #

    There is a special glow about you in the photos above.

  19. Perfecting Motherhood October 19, 2012 at 02:37 #

    Wow, that’s quite impressive! Are you sure there was just one baby in there? :-)

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