Why I’m Not Pregnant

Reason Number 3,452
on why I am not currently pregnant with Baby #2:
Because I like to be able to tie my own shoes.
and breath.
and sleep.
and people who are only 4’11 should not have to
birth 8 pound babies.
UPDATE: that scar on my tummy is from a scary mole I had to get surgically removed while 5 months pregnant–lovely.
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Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. gudielgirl says:

    awwww you made such a gorgeous prego girl!!!! πŸ™‚ you could totally pull it off again πŸ˜‰ lol
    and baby W is such a cutie!

  2. Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... says:

    Bahahahahahaha! I LOVE your reasoning. But, Hey! At least your stomach didn't look like a wild banshee took to it ;D
    Be thankful (hugs)

  3. Tara @ FabuLESSly Crafty says:

    Awwwwww! I love preggo bellies, and yours was adorable!


  4. Miss Tapia says:

    I'm 4'11 too and I was barely able to walk when I hit my 8th month. haha

  5. Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs says:

    Ok, good reasons! But you must know that you are probably the MOST adorable pregnant woman I have ever seen! You are gorgeous and your perfect little prego body is just too beautiful!
    I am not having any more babies because when I get prego I get a terrible disease called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Its miserable, and the biggest symptom is terrible non stop itching everywhere! πŸ™
    Ive had 3 babies, endured that terrible disease everytime. It was totally worth it! LOL But I DO NOT want to go through it again! πŸ™‚ Im done! haha

  6. Mejia Mamma says:

    ahhhhhhhh you're SOOOo flippin cute! That belly is like, the ONLY place you gained weight…LUCKY!!! Every other piece of you is still bitty! I love pregnant bellies…I miss mine, but definitely in no rush for baby #2 either!

  7. Ashley @ Little Miss Momma says:

    Just for clarification, I gained a whopping 42 pounds–HOLY COW! and it went EVERYWHERE–my legs just don't look as big as they really were because my tummy was so HUGE! It's amazing I could stand up.

  8. I too am in no rush to get knocked up again. My stomach still flaps in the wind…when that's all cleared up maybe I'll consider it…

    You make a lovely preggo, btw.

  9. Danielle Bartran says:

    I'm guessing you've heard it a million times but you are ALLLLL BELLY!

    And I'm jealous! I'm 30+weeks now and you couldn't even tell…(I mean I can) but most people don't realize it or are completely shocked when I say I'll be having a baby in 10 weeks. I want a big huge round belly….it's just taking SOOOO LONG! So I think you're lucky & look wonderful with that huge belly.

  10. Oh my gosh. You are so little and your poor tummy got so big!

  11. Ughhhhh, I am 5'0", 38 weeks preggo and I swear my baby must weigh 15 pounds! I can't breathe, sleep, eat, bend over, or move!

  12. ilene @ muchloveilly says:

    oh wow! you still look gorgeous even preggo but yeah…i can't wait to have kids one day but i def want to skip the preggo part. is that possible? πŸ˜‰

  13. ilene @ muchloveilly says:

    oh wow! you still look gorgeous even preggo but yeah…i can't wait to have kids one day but i def want to skip the preggo part. is that possible? πŸ˜‰

  14. Mindie Hilton says:

    Oh you looked great but I understand how you feel. BTW I also know how you feel with the spots. I just finished my 10th biopsy to remove dangerous spots. No fun. I have one that I am not looking foward to pointing out to the doc since it is well bicini line area, nice. lol

  15. Elizabeth says:

    Awww! I think you look amazing! So cute! πŸ™‚

  16. oh I remember those days, lol. Yea I like sleeping on my stomach : )

  17. Girl…that is a gorgeous tummy! Be proud of what that beautiful 4'11 body of yours can do! πŸ™‚

  18. californiadreamin says:

    Oh woa! Yeah you were allll belly though girly. You still looked gorgeous!

  19. YES!!!! I love another momma who isn't afraid to show off all her pregnant belly glory! All 5 ft. 3 of me pushed out almost 9 pounders too….TWICE. I think you should go for round 2!

    Now my question is how did your tummy stay so nice and tan? GORGEOUS!

    Back in the day, I posted my entire bump timeline here:


    ~Brianna~ (Sincerely, B)

  20. Nena Nadine says:

    Love the photos. And how healthy you look in them. I can't wait to look like that. Though I understand why you don't want to again.

  21. hotpantsβ„’ says:

    I looked pretty similar both times except I've got a few inches on you. I'm 5'5.

  22. Free Pretty Things For You says:

    Oh! SO GORGEOUS!!!
    how many babies do you realistically want to have?
    Ariel is enough for me lol

  23. Free Pretty Things For You says:

    Oh! SO GORGEOUS!!!
    how many babies do you realistically want to have?
    Ariel is enough for me lol

  24. Yay, I won! I'm SO excited! And by the way, I think you look amazing!

  25. Andrea Hale says:

    I randomly came across your blog and now added you to my list. πŸ™‚ Love your ideas! Thought this was funny because I am lucky enough to be the same height and even more lucky to have 8 pound babies too! Ugh, it's not very fair if you ask me. lol P.S. I'm on #3..call me crazy! πŸ™‚

  26. Sadie Jane says:

    Really Ashley!?…4'11!! Holy mother I can't even imagine!! You are a doll for pregnant as always!! I don't blame you girlfriend pregnancy is flippin hard stuff but all so worth it!

  27. jamie @ kreyv says:

    You know what's not fair, though? You still look totally cute and skinny. I mean really, look how little your bum stayed through your pregnancy!

  28. You totally look gorgeous!! I dont believe that the 42 pounds went everywhere. And even if it really did (lol) you have the cutest lil preggo belly. I love it! You must have Baby #2 pronto πŸ™‚

  29. Congrats to the WINNER! OH MY GOSH Ashley, you are the cutest preggo girl EVER!

  30. Ashley, your tummy was HUGE! I just stated the obvious…but I think you'd look cute pregnant.

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  31. I had no idea you were teeny tiny like me! I am also 4'11", here is a link to when I was 30 weeks with my second! Way bigger the second time around so I don't blame you for waiting!! http://bigsislilsislove.blogspot.com/2010/02/oh-my.html

  32. Anonymous says:

    You were an adorable pregnant girl!! Who are you talking to in both pics?? πŸ™‚


  33. Holy Watermelon Smuggler!! Now that is a BIG beautiful belly! I'm a new follower and love your wit and honesty…you make me smile daily and I look forward to your new posts! Thank you and keep them coming! xoxo

  34. I was big like that pregnant too! I am 5'6 and was constantly being asked if I was due any day now at 6 months. Then if I was having twins. Baby 1 was 8lb 13oz and baby 2 was 8lb 10.5oz. The worst, no maternity shirt was long enough the last two months of my pregnancy. I had to go out and buy the super long tanks from Old Navy, they were the only thing that covered my massive belly.

  35. Cindy Bultema says:

    What fun, beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  36. Katherine S says:

    A very good reason! πŸ™‚

    Also- a 5'0" person should NOT give birth to a 10Lb 2OZ baby ( That was me! ) πŸ™‚

  37. LP aka A Crafty Southern Chick says:

    I only have 7 weeks to go, this is my first, and let me tell you…I never thought I would miss tying my shoes…or heck, being able to see my feet!!!

  38. Look at you!!! OMG!!! Sooooo cute!

    Ummm, you're only 4'11?! You.Poor.Thing.! Good thing that lil' man of yours is such a cutie πŸ˜‰

  39. Erica @ Acire Adventures says:

    Wow! I guess it's probably your height that makes it look that way, but that was a big baby bump!

  40. Mandy's Creative Corner says:

    Love your adorable prego pics! And the reason's aren't arguable πŸ˜‰ Pregnancy's hard even for a 5'10" girl too! LOL.

  41. My goodness I thought you had twins in that belly! You are so so adorable and gorgeous. I looked pretty miserable when pregnant lol. I thought my belly was enormous (I am a petite as well) but you won!!

  42. I can relate! I am 5'2" and my third baby was a nine pounder!! YES, I am done now. I am definitely not a fan of being pregnant, but I sure love my kiddos! :0)

  43. I'm just happy to have found another adult woman blogger that is 4'11''. Hallelujah! lol. πŸ™‚

  44. You might have felt bad, but you looked fabulous! Seriously, I'll bet from behind people couldn't even tell you were pregnant. But it is nice to be able to put your own socks on! πŸ™‚

  45. ashley, i love your page! you and your husband look like such a perfect match, and yes, just like everyone else said- pregnant looks good on you! im scared of what it will look like on me, because im basically waiting for the chance to have the excuse of "im eating for two" haha πŸ™‚

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  46. I am not disgusted by your belly but it makes me cringe because it was so huge and it looks painful.

    This is another reason to not have a baby and just keep my furry ones!

    Yikes! I don't think I have ever seen a belly that big, you were definitely all baby!!!

  47. Jayna Rae says:

    You are one of those lucky gals who is all baby and doesn't gain an ounce anywhere else. You look super cute, but more importantly super uncomfortable at that stage of pregnancy. The uncomfortability is worth it though, isn't it?

  48. MyDearJenn says:

    Girl we REALLY had the same pregnancy body! I'm 5'2 and had a 9 pounder with no weight gain but in my belly! I totally feel your pain!

  49. Lol. You are so cute pregnant though! BUT, I don't blame you for not wanting to do that again haha! =) Glad I stumbled across your blog!

  50. OMG I can totally sympathize with you on that one. Im 5' 1" on a good day and all my kids were over 8 lbs. one neary 9 lbs. I have stretch marks 3/4 an inch thick and several inches long πŸ™

  51. Country Wings in Phoenix says:

    Hi Ashley Sweetie…
    What a gorgeous post. The photos of you are absolutely precious. You are definitely all baby sweetie.

    Love your blog. So happy I blog hopped around this morning and found you. I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower, and I can't wait to see what you share next.

    Please pop over and say hello. I would be thrilled to have you follow my blog as well. I love meeting new friends and sharing our day to day lives and crafts and ideas along the way.

    So lovely to meet you Ashley sweetie. Have a glorious Sunday. Country hugs coming your way, Sherry

  52. Mariel Torres says:

    you look sooo cute pregnant!

  53. While I have to admit you look beautiful pregnant, these pictures just re-convinced me why it was a GREAT idea for hubby to get "snipped" this week. lol

  54. Jamie Rubeis says:

    Totally feel ya on that one…BUT you are like the cutest pregnant girl ever AND Baby W needs a little brother!

  55. Are you really only 4'11"? And you looked fabulous! Glowing! Where's the face bloat the rest of us had?

  56. Holy moly, girl! That pregnant belly is no joke! Somehow you manage to make it still look cute! Haha!

  57. Lexie Loo & Dylan Too says:

    That's too funny! My mom is your height, and that's exactly how she looked pregnant!

  58. Lexie Loo & Dylan Too says:

    That's too funny! My mom is your height, and that's exactly how she looked pregnant!

  59. Chasey and Cash says:

    That's the cutest pregnant belly ever! I absolutely LOVED being pregnant…I especially loved my basketball!…but I'm 5'8" and only went to 31 weeks with my daughter…and 36 weeks with my son…So…I kind of got off easy in the pregnancy department!

    Go for another one…..you can have someone else tie your shoes! πŸ™‚

  60. f e l i c i t y β˜‚ says:

    You are such a cute expecting mommy! No matter how big the belly, you still have that beautiful glow! πŸ™‚

    I swear that's what I'm going to look like when I'm havin' babies. I'm 4' 11" as well, and a measly 95 lbs. My babies are going to double my weight!

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  61. Ashley, you are SO CUTE pregnant!

    All your post pregnant pictures of sweet little Baby W and cute, little petite you give me hope that I won't be pregnant forever……and maybe, JUST MAYBE, I can be small again like you.

  62. Kyle-Michelle-Kaylie says:

    you are my favorite blogger. I follow quite a few blogs. and i get so sick of them and their "perfectness" you are awesome and real and funny. and i love that you commented on my blog one time, i totally feel like we know each other even though you probably don't even remember haha!

  63. Mama Kat says:

    I have never seen a cuter pregnant lady…you owe it to America to get pregnant again.

  64. I like them on facebook!

  65. I like the "splash of color with ruffles" dress πŸ™‚

  66. I follow your blog πŸ™‚

  67. i'm petite too, though my babies were smaller. so i completely understand!!!

    i'm your newest follower (thought i was already following…oops)

    also, wanted to tell you that i got my denim button up shirt from American Eagle…but it was last year i think. GAP has one but it's not quiet the same…


  68. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    Oh, wow.. and STILL super adorable!!

  69. coolkids says:

    OMG! You are only 4'11? You were totally cute but man that is one big belly for one baby! LOL. Both my kids were only 6 pounds 8 oz and 7 pounds 13 ounces but long 21 inches. The big belly is worth it though!

  70. Oh my goodness! I got huge but my baby was only 7lbs and I am 5'4". Wowzers. I'm working on number 2 right now…and my first is 3. They say developmentally as long as they aren't 6 years apart they will bond and love each other:) (as if they woudn't otherwise..lol) Take your time and you'll know when your ready…if you're like me you'll cry and be totally hormonally unstable and your husband will think your nuts…hehe.
    PS! You looked so totally cute! (jealous)

  71. Brittany @ Boots and Pearls says:

    Oh my goodness! You are so cute pregnant!!! You were all belly!!! πŸ™‚

  72. I have a feeling that I will be looking somewhat similar to this when I eventually have a bebe! But you look so cute =)

  73. Lauren T says:

    I know this is a year late-but i’m 7 months pregnant now and I love those jeans!! Where are they from (if you dont mind me asking…) BTW-you were a super cute pregnant momma!!

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