July 3, 2011

on the baby belly (33 weeks)...

thirty-three weeks.

Things I'm loving:
  • I'm finally getting comments from strangers about my pregnancy. A few weeks ago I received my first comment from a sweet lady at the laundromat. It made me so melty. I love how a baby belly can make complete strangers act like friends! And, in general, I've received such sweet and encouraging comments from people. I have yet to experience any unwanted contact from anyone (over-eager hands on the belly and such) and actually like when friends want to feel my bump. I don't mind it at all. I almost want to say, "Do you want to touch my stomach?" when people are talking to me. I know, I'm weird.
  • Jay has been super-sweet lately. He'll kiss me and my belly good-bye when he leaves for work in the morning. And aside from the cankle puns, he's done everything he can to make me feel appreciated, pretty and not ridiculous (even when I am ridiculous).
  • The wee one is moving a round a lot, as always. I have no doubt I'm going to miss this once she's born. Her little movements comfort me so much.
  • I have two baby showers to look forward to this month! One will be a coed shower, which I've always wanted to have. I know it will mean so much to Jay to have the time to celebrate impending fatherhood, too! And I'm so thankful to have such sweet friends to take the time to plan these showers for me. What gems they are.
  • With only two weeks of work left to go, I'm truly looking forward to actually crossing items off my to-do list. Hospital tour, setting up the baby nook, washing baby clothes, reading the rest of my baby books, writing thank-you notes, birth class (maybe?), and doing ridiculous things like organizing the garage and re-caulking the bathtub.
  • Apparently people love giving pregnant people food. This fact makes me happy beyond all reason. What? You're going to offer me half of your ginormous cinnamon roll? WELL, OKAY. IF I MUST.
Things I'm worrying about:
  • Sweet mother of mercy, THE HEAT. I have no words. Only emotions. Violent emotions.
  • What if she comes early? What if there are complications? What if my water breaks when I'm at work (30 miles from my hospital)? What if, in a fit of sleepy, grumpy, overheated rage, I end up murdering my neighbors because their ridiculous dogs bark non-stop for approximately 5 hours every day?
  • Figuring out insurance (I will have to change to Jay's next month). If there is any sort of lapse between insurance coverage, I'll just be sitting in an ice bath meditating for several days, making sure this child does not try anything crazy before I'm fully covered. Seriously.
People are right when they talk about how fast the last two months fly by. Before I know it I'm going to be sitting in the hospital, holding my daughter in my arms and wondering how something so perfect didn't even exist one year ago.

28 comments :

  1. Yes, but while you're actually IN the last two months they don't seem to fly by at all! At least not for me, every day drags!

    The food thing is awesome. Everyone is like, "You have to feed the baby!"

    Now, when will you be sharing her name with us??

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  2. So excited for you and Jay. We're playing Baby Bingo and I am more nervous than excited at these very early days!!

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  3. "What if, in a fit of sleepy, grumpy, overheated rage, I end up murdering my neighbors because their ridiculous dogs bark non-stop for approximately 5 hours every day?" <-- OMG. Literally LOL-ing at that! Ha!

    You are so gorgeous and gahhh, I love your belly bump! So cute!

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  4. You are the cutest pregnant woman in humanity, and this post made me want to laugh and cry at the same time. I'm so excited for you!

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  5. You look absolutely perfect and adorable! Can't wait to meet this baby. xoxo

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  6. this post made me laugh! good luck on your baby belly! (oh, and i'm ♥ing the outfit.

    ♥ purply pink me (dot blogspot dot com)

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  7. Such a gorgeous outfit! You are seriously an inspiration. ^_^ I love that you're getting comments on the baby belly! Should I ever become pregnant, I'd love that. People touching me without permission? Not so much. But comments, yes!

    And YAY for baby showers! How exciting!!!

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  8. You look gorgeous! Take a deep breath and remember, everything will work out!

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  9. Crud, I was doing great until that last line. Now I'm crying. You're evil. And also, the best dressed pregnant lady I've ever seen!

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  10. It's been great reading about your pregnancy...it reminds me how I felt with my first. You look great!

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  11. I didn't receive any unwanted touching of the belly from complete strangers, and people I knew almost always asked before feeling my bump. And I liked that they wanted to touch my belly. It's not weird.

    But I always laughed when someone would barely rest their hand there, afraid they would hurt me. I would push their hand in, and they would pull it back and have a heart attack.

    Also? My husband loved pregnant me. If it were up to him, I would be perpetually pregnant. When I felt the least sexy, he thought I was the sexiest. I guess that's better than him being repulsed.

    Man, I never comment on your blog, and now I suddenly can't stop typing! This is embarrassing...

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  12. Love this post. Love your lists. So excited for you!

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  13. You look adorable in those photos. So happy for you!

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  14. That outfit is the cutest. You make pregnancy look adorable, lady. :)

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  15. Love these posts because I feel like they are a little window into my future :)

    I can't remember, are you going back to work? Is that why you're switching insurance? If it makes you feel better I've had to do that a few times and it seems like it usually goes smoothly and even if there is a glitch they will cover things retroactively if you have the right paperwork from HR.

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  16. Oh wow you really do have that 'glow' they talk about. I love reading your post about impending motherhood and I just know that you will be fantastic! x

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  17. Seriously could you be any more beautiful? I had NO sense of style when I was pregnant. I was not a pretty site. You, however, look stunning and adorable. Next go around I need to dress like you.

    xoxo, ashley

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  18. You look great! :) Very glow-y.

    I'm jealous you are able to change insurance during pregnancy! Everywhere we looked, pregnancy was considered a 'pre-existing condition.' California is progressive in some very helpful ways!

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  19. I don't know if you are planning to nurse but paging through a breastfeeding book (The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 2010 edition) or stopping by a local La Leche meeting just to listen is IMMENSELY helpful. Pregnant Mama's are always welcome :)

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  20. You are so beautiful! I have never seen pregnancy photos where mommy is radiating so much joy and light from within.

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  21. This is precious! I'm a few weeks behind you with my son. I hope all continues to be peaceful and fun for you. And I love the title of your blog!

    ~Becky

    http://sparklescribbles.blogspot.com

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  22. You look beautiful! And that outfit is just darling. Love that dress! And the cardigan! Hope you have a wonderful time at your baby showers & good luck figuring out all of the insurance stuff. XOXOX

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  23. you are just the cutest pregnant woman ever! seriously you look so happy and adorable in those pics, i love it. and cannot wait to see you in person so soon, it's been too long!

    also yay for all the babyness and the sweetness and just yay all around, i'm just so happy for you, haha.

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  24. Look at you! You are so pregnant and so beautiful! I can't believe you're 33 weeks already! It seriously does fly by. I'm so happy for you and excited to see what the next few weeks hold!

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  25. You make me laugh.
    Sorry to tell you though, I would probably not be one of those people who would give you half of a cinnamon roll. I mean, it's a CINNAMON ROLL!!
    Loved your post!

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  26. Can I just say that you're pretty much the most adorable pregnant woman EVER? Because you are. And you look so happy! And the food thing? So true. One of my co-workers was pregnant last summer and fall, and we spoiled her (and her baby!) rotten with all the food and goodies we gave her!

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  27. BEAUTIFUL PREGNANT PHOTOS!!! :)

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