Sunday, August 31, 2008


Yesterday afternoon at a BBQ I was sitting with my sister and some of our friends discussing another woman who is due to have her baby within the next week.

Well, I said "She is really pregnant..." (to someone who didn't know she was pregnant at all) and, then my sister looked at me, smiled and mentioned something about how I just used the exact phrase that I complained about on my blog.

Hmmm, so, I guess I am 100% BUSTED.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

I feel like I have been body snatched, and I'd like to have my body back please.
I don't mean my stunning pre-pregnancy figure, because trust me, there wasn't one.
But, the end of the 7th month and starting the 8th now have become more and more difficult physically.

I have:
More constant back aches, pelvic pressure, abdominal pressure - all things that are normal for this stage in the game --
Its harder to breathe sometimes.
Things are all squished up against one another inside, where they do not belong.
Getting up quickly? HA!
Moving quickly? HA! HA!
Sleeping comfortably? HA! HA! HA!
The list goes on...(but I'll spare you)

I have loved the experience of carrying a baby - I have never wished otherwise, however, looking ahead, knowing I still have until the end of October makes me just really want my own body back, so that my organs can go back to their rightful places inside my body.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Really Pregnant?

Just a little food for thought. What exactly does it mean to be really pregnant?

I only ask because lately I've had more and more comments stating that I look "Really Pregnant" now. (If you are one of those people who said that to me, don't be upset - I'm just thinking about it since I've heard it many times!!!)

I know, I know, it means I'm HUGE ......HUUUUUUUMONGOUS... basketball size belly... but I just think the terminology is funny. Hearing "you look really pregnant" amuses me because even though I am almost 8 mos pregnant - but I have been really pregnant since I got that positive result on the pregnancy test! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mood Swings

My husband, being unhappy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods. We've discovered that when I'm in a good mood, it turns green and when I'm in a bad mood, it leaves abig fu*kin' red mark on his forehead.
Maybe next time he'll buy me a diamond.

hahahahha it was too good to resist. I think its a great joke! :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

3.7 lbs

Today we had a routine doctors visit, but we did have a special bonus - another ultra sound!
The ultra sound was scheduled to follow up the earlier concerns with Baby E's heart.
(Remember, the 20 week appointment when the doctors found a light spot on the heart and sent us to a specialist??) Well, even though the specialist had deemed everything to appear healthy, my doctor decided he'd feel more comfortable just keeping an eye on it.

GOOD NEWS -- that "light spot" has totally disappeared- therefore there is NOTHING else to worry about in regards to this once stressful subject!

Baby Boy E is growing strong and healthy - and he is already 3.7 lbs! YES - 3.7 lbs!!!

Reality check time: Since I'm already 30 weeks - the baby will be here by the time 10 more weeks is over, at the lastest! (10 weeks = 2 1/2 months) EEK!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shape Shifting

Thats the newest craze in pregnancy, didn't you know? Now, body parts can shape shift!

Last night Baby E was moving all over the place. When he finally settled down he got nice and cozy in the right most section of my stomach - almost to my side. As a result, he created a nice big bulge off to the side of my body - looking like my stomach shape shifted! I found it quite funny, but Mr. E found it a little more weird, and gross than I did. Of course I had to try and coax him back into the middle so my body wasn't off center - but it was funny while it lasted.

Oh, I can't wait until the body parts really start poking out - wonder what it'll look like then!

And, a few 30 week update shots for you! (No shape shifting is taking place in these photos):

Thursday, August 14, 2008

From the Classroom of A Pregnant Teacher

Working with young children is ALWAYS an adventure, especially when it comes to the things that fly out of their mouths. You just never know what phrases they may spit out, what stories they may tell - in general, you can never prepare for those little gems that they utter to make your day.
I have found that some of the most innocent and humorous statments I've heard this year have all been in regards to babies and my pregnancy.
Now I would like to share few of those gems I referred to earlier.

1) Early in my pregnancy one of my students was trying to sit in between my legs on the floor of the gym. Since he's not always as gentle as one would hope, I simply said "Just be easy. You have to be careful of the baby in there (as I patted my tummy)". He looked quite perplexed and replied "Baby? You're NOT a baby"!. I said, "No, I'm not but I have a baby inside of me" so, he looked at me for a moment before saying "What are you sick or something?"

2) I was sitting near a table where two of my students (a boy and a girl) were playing. The boy patted my belly and asked "Baby in there?". I told him yes there was a baby in there. That's when the girl got up and walked over towards me. She stared at me, then at my stomach, back up at me and back down to my stomach. She then asked "Where's the baby?" So, I pointed towards my bump and said "the baby is in here" and she started to tug at the bottom of my shirt and actually search for the baby in question.

3) My good pal, the little boy who decided I must be sick if I had a baby inside me often asked me to 'listen' to his belly to see if its full (after lunchtime). So, one day after I put my ear near his stomach and declared how full it was he told me he wanted to listen to my belly.
As he put his ear up to my stomach he said "I hear it! I hear it!" I asked him what it was that he heard. He told me "I hear the baby. And he's eating!" Already amused, I decided to push this a little further and asked "what is the baby eating?". Well, this young boy stared at me with a look of disgust - as if it were unheard of that I wouldn't KNOW what the baby was eating. He looked at me a moment longer and said "Uh, he's eating the bones!" (Oh, silly me for not realizing my baby was eating my bones! LOL)

I'm sure that there will be more of those moments to come as I continue to grow and expand throughout the last couple months of my pregnancy!

Friday, August 8, 2008

My Growing Baby Boy...

At 29 weeks Baby E is now the size of a squash! A squash? Ok, well maybe could have selected a more common, less spherical piece of produce to compare the baby with... but regardless my baby is over a foot long now and anywhere from 2.5 - 3.8 lbs! I just really doubt that he's a 2.5 lb ball hanging out inside my uterus -- something with a little more length may have made the comparison a bit better.

According to
Baby’s energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though -- as you’ve also probably noticed -- they don’t necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments.