So, in case you guys hadn’t heard, Home Town star Erin Napier is pregnant. Erin and her husband Ben are great people, so this is really great news! And the Napiers aren’t hiding their first pregnancy Home Town Season 2–which premieres on January 8th, 2018–meaning we’ll all get to follow along during the journey. This is very generous of the Napiers, and also really great news for their many, many fans.
However, Erin recently shared a pair of photos from the first day of her third trimester, and those many fans were shocked to see that, well, Erin doesn’t really look different. At all. It’s actually pretty shocking. Yes, some women don’t have prominent baby bumps–but these Erin Napier pregnancy photos reveal basically no bump at all:
In her most recent journal entry, Erin described the scene one more time, again expressing mystification over baby Helen’s seeming refusal to show. “I remembered today is the first day of my 3rd trimester,” Erin wrote. (A quick note: the day in question was Saturday, October 28.) “I am exactly 7 months pregnant and took a photo to remember it. I don’t know why Helen isn’t really showing still. I’ve gained 20 lbs. and feel great, so I’m grateful, but expecting my big belly to appear any day now.”
And the day before, Erin wrote about a day spent with a “team of…photo and editorial professionals from HGTV Magazine,” who “somehow managed to make [her] feel good about [her]self” despite the aforementioned 20 pound weight gain.
But even that weight gain is completely invisible to the social media observer! Basically, what we’re saying is that Erin Napier looks impossibly unchanged for a woman who’s seven months pregnant, and if she’s worried about anything at all to do with her appearance, she definitely should not be
For comparison’s sake, here’s a mini-gallery of Erin Napier pregnancy photos, courtesy of the wonders of social media. Based on the third trimester declaration above, it would seem that Erin’s due date is some time in mid- to late January; this photo, then, was taken when she was approximately five months pregnant:
And this one at roughly four months:
This one at about three months…
…and this one after about two months:
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It seems that Erin’s time in front of the camera will soon be put on hold, though–she recently spoke of maternity leave:
Judging by she and Ben’s frequent updates, though, it sounds like filming for Home Town Season 2 is just about finished. And remember: you can watch this whole lovely story unfold when the show returns Monday, January 8th, 2018 on HGTV.
(Photo credits: Erin Napier pregnancy photos via Instagram)