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I Was Hoping I Wouldn’t Have to See It

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

But I was unlucky. I just (gag, TMI alert, warning!) lost my mucus plug today. I have to admit that I’m a little freaked out, beyond the grossness factor. It was a real, physical sign that one day really soon, I am going to go into labor and there will be no turning back. I’ll have to go to the hospital and birth a child and then come home with it and try not to kill it. Holy. Crap. It also can mean labor is coming really soon, but I’m choosing to subscribe to the “hey, you could still have weeks left!” school of thought. I know I said I was uncomfortable and over it, and I am, but I have a lot of things left to do!

Let’s focus on harmless, happy things! I had my second shower yesterday, it was so much fun. My mom’s friends did an amazing job. It had a bumblebee theme (of course!) and there were gorgeous flowers and delicious food and so many gifts that I was almost embarrassed. This baby and I are so spoiled! There are actually gifts spilling out of the nursery. Everyone has been so generous to us! I think we literally have everything we really need except for the diaper pail and the bottle set. It was such a fun time, so good to see all my old friends and my mom’s friends… overall, just a really great day. My mother-in-law flew out from North Dakota for it and stayed with us. We had a really good visit, I was a little nervous about how grouchy I’d be, but it turned out to be a fun time. (Full disclosure: I may not have been the best hostess at times, since I was preoccupied with the important questions, like “who is sneaking into my room at night and beating me in the crotch with a baseball bat, and how did I miss it”.)

I promise I’ll post shower pics as soon as I get some from the girls, but here’s my 35 week (well, I guess I’m halfway through my 36th week) belly pic, from the day of my shower.

Still growing! (I promise I don’t look that tired in real life…)

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32 Weeks: I Am Hugenormous.

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

That’s a technical term, hugenormous. Learned it in med school.

To show you that I am not even a little bit kidding…


Yikes!! I’ve been having a growth spurt lately, or baby has, or whatever, but still. My belly sticks so far out in front of me that I’m starting to become afraid that I’m going to tip over when I stand up. I wake up in the middle of the night and whichever hip I’m laying on has either become numb or is in severe pain. People tell me this is from staying in one position for too long. I am not fooled… I know what this is: I have gotten so fat that my body is literally crushing itself under its own weight.

Okay seriously now. You may have noticed that the belly pics have become far less frequent… this is because I hardly recognize myself when I look in the mirror, and I don’t like it much. Yes, I know the rest of my body looks mostly the same as it used to, but I still feel like my face is puffy and my arms and legs are chubby and so on and so forth. I could obsess about it forever, but instead I choose to avoid mirrors… and cameras!

Sigh. I’ve posted about this before, and yes it’s all in a good cause, but sometimes when I’m having these growth spurts I get pretty down on how I look these days. It doesn’t help when my brother tells me things like “you shouldn’t eat so much if you don’t want to get so fat” when we’re eating lunch together. Ugh. You should never say anything like this to a hungry, hormonal pregnant woman who is only/still several weeks from her due date. It might make her cry hysterically for over a half hour, not that I did that or anything. Hrmph.

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29 Weeks: Maternity Photos

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Well, Tyler and I have been snowed in for the last couple of days, so we’ve been passing the time by organizing the nursery (pics soon, it’s almost done!) and taking a few amateur maternity pics to remember my hugeness by…

I wanted to take them before I got too enormous and bloated, and before any stretch marks developed (I know they’re coming, I just don’t know when)… we don’t want to scare anyone, now do we? Seriously though, strangers have been looking at my belly and saying “awww, how exciting, a Christmas baby!” Fortunately, I have so far restrained myself from following this up with a nice big Christmas kick to the shins.

Happy holidays to everyone!

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25 Weeks

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008


Here’s me! My first belly pic taken by someone other than myself. Sorry for the bad quality, we are camera-less right now so Tyler took it on his iPhone.

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Happy V-day To Me! (I Mean, Us)

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Well, I’m about half a week late on this, but Thursday was viability day for baby. At 24 weeks, fetuses (feti?) are officially considered viable outside the womb, so happy V-day to my little boy or girl!

Here’s what I’m looking like these days…


Apparently the baby is having a growth spurt, because I can see a huge difference between this pic and my last one at 22 weeks… even though I learned at the doctor on Saturday that somehow I only gained a pound this month! (Obviously, this gives me free reign to eat ridiculously massive amounts of food for the next month. Mmmmmm.)

So, viability… objectively, it’s an exciting milestone, but honestly it scares me a little bit because my classmate’s wife had that baby at 24 weeks sometime back in June, and the poor baby is still in the hospital. I guess seeing what they’ve gone through with such a tiny preemie really makes me think, wow, this is for real now. I’m actually at a point where this baby could be born and survive– with a lot of medical help and heartache. Don’t get me wrong, though, I am excited and relieved to be here safely at 24 weeks and counting!

Not much else is new here. I have one more week of school left and then we leave next Tuesday for North Dakota to visit Tyler’s parents. I can’t wait!! I’ve been in school since the end of July without a break, so I really, really need this time off. And I was lucky enough to get fabulous in-laws, so I can’t wait to see them either.

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