Belly Update: 39 Weeks

July 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Today marks 39 weeks of pregnancy… So obviously, the whole 3cm & 80% effacement last week didn’t spell imminent labor. However, the second I sat down to write this, I had a contraction — but I’ve been getting one or two of them a day for the past few days. Yesterday’s doctor’s appointment didn’t really tell me anything new since I declined the optional internal exam to spare myself the discomfort, and my doc didn’t […]

While I Await Labor

July 13, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Please allow me this time to engage in some self-indulgent blather. After months of wearing nothing but elastic-waist pants, tent tops and generally unflattering garb, I have had it. And let’s not forget the fact that I have been unable to put on normal shoes for the past three weeks — damn this sweltering sauna-like weather! My poor sausage toes can’t tolerate anything much more than cheap flip-flops. Plus, it’s been MONTHS since I stepped […]

Home Stretch, Literally…

July 6, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Ever since I knew I was pregnant, I’ve had this tiny seed of an inkling that the baby would be born before his due date. Perhaps it was my keen psychic powers at work, because today my doctor confirmed that I am already 3cm dilated and about 80% effaced. He was actually pretty surprised. Before I freak out and run to the hospital, that doesn’t exactly mean that I’m going to go into labor any […]

Belly Update: 37 Weeks

June 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Woohoo! Today is the first day of my 37th week. Which means that today the Sprout is officially full term. Now we just have to wait till he’s ready. I am very impatient, but obviously, I have no choice in the matter. :) Plus, I am so freakin’ sick of maternity clothes! I squeezed into this non-preggo shirt this morning, and figured I was good to go. On second thought, it might be a little […]

The Belly Show

June 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm

As the space in my uterus becomes smaller and smaller, my tiny tenant seems to be getting more and more rambunctious. ┬áTo me, it’s a visual reminder that life as I currently know it will be forever changed in just a few short weeks. While his vigor makes me giggle, it’s definitely a sobering feeling. The more he moves, the more I realize that some day soon, he will have to come out! … and […]

Belly Update: 34 Weeks

June 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm

With 6 weeks left till the Spout’s due date, I’m trying to get mentally prepared for the event and subsequent Mommyhood. It still makes my brain reel. Aaah! I’m definitely looking forward to it with cautious excitement. I can’t wait to meet this little alien that likes to poke me in the bladder and makes me giggle when he recoils from my prodding hands on the belly. Is he ticklish? Anyhoo. Somehow, I don’t think […]

Belly Update: 32 Weeks

May 28, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I realized it’s been a month since I posted a new belly shot. I can’t believe the difference a month makes. The Sprout is really getting big, and his movements totally amuse me. Sometimes I feel like he’s going to break out like alien. Mike can finally see the belly move, which I’m sure makes him happy. I know it was a source of frustration for a while. I’d say, “check out the belly!” and […]

Belly Update: 28 Weeks

April 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Well, technically tomorrow begins 28 weeks, but whatevs! I’ve been slacking on the belly photos here, I know, I’m sorry. I’ve been preoccupied as you can imagine. And for those of you who complained that there were no pictures with my face in them… Here you go. So the pregnancy commentary continues: Someone came up to me on Sunday and said that she and her mother were discussing how I don’t look pregnant in my […]

Attack of the Cute Monster

April 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

One thing (among many things) I wasn’t prepared for with this pregnancy was the barrage of “you’re so cute” comments. I mean, I was well aware of the imminent unwanted tummy touching, and potential unsolicited commentary from strangers, but this has completely thrown me for a loop. Maybe it’s because I have yet to really balloon, and I just look like I’m smuggling a basket ball. At 24 weeks I have only gained about 14 […]

Half Way Mark

March 6, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Apologies for being rather silent here lately. I’ve been swamped with work, freelance and George’s cancer (update post on that to come). The weeks are just flying by and I don’t know where the time is going. I’m half way through this pregnancy already and I just don’t know when I’m going to find the time to do all the preparing I need to do before this little one hatches. :) Probably should overcome my […]

Because you asked

February 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I’ve had some people ask to see progress of the baby belly, and until now there really hasn’t been much to see. I present: weeks 10 thru 17. This last week I’ve definitely seen some growth, but I think these pics are a little misleading; especially since I usually wear looser clothes to conceal the bump. The most remarkable transformation so far has got to be the boobs… GOOD LORD, THE BOOBS! That’s all I’m […]

Mommy and Me

January 30, 2010 at 1:20 am

All this talk of new babies in my family has got everyone on a baby craze. One of my cousins just had a baby just before Christmas. Another cousin is due in April. And then, of course, there’s me in July. And finally, a close family friend is due in June. Apparently, we all jumped aboard the baby train around the same time. So in preparation for upcoming showers, Mom started digging through her pictures […]