Full term and fabulous

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Yeah, ok, so not really. When the OB asked how I was feeling today, I told him I felt like an irritable, sore gummy bear. And it’s true! I have very little patience. My pelvis is coming apart in places. My belly is so big I can’t reach my feet to tie my own shoes and I’ve officially got two chins.

So here we are, nine months and twenty pounds into our pregnancy. My rings still fit but just barely. I haven’t been able to breathe out of my nose for at least the last three months. I am SO. OVER. IT.

But damn, my hair looks good. So there’s that. (I took this pic this morning. If you compare it to the one I took a couple weeks ago, it looks just about the same, which kind of cracks me up. I have A LOT of purple maternity shirts, yes?)

Almost done

And the little guy seems happy to bake away in there. He measures up around the 77th percentile now, a sizeable jump from the 47th percentile last month. According to the ultrasound, he looks a lot like Homer Simpson – which totally explains the cravings for donuts and beer.

Anyway, now that we’ve gotten our twin blizzards out of the way and my husband is officially forbidden to travel anymore, I do declare that we are ready to have this baby. Not that the declaration influences him one way or the other, of course. I think he’ s perfectly content to continue harassing my rib cage.

But really, Baby Homer, anytime is fine. Mom and Dad are ready to meet you. Big Brother is beginning to think Mom is lying about there being a baby in her belly. Aunts and uncles and grandparents and cousins are looking forward to tickling your toes and snuggling you – and several of them are even flying all the way up here to do so!

Your friends from all over the world, the ones who read this blog and comment and keep your mom sane through everything, they’re ready to see you too. They’re ready for Mom to stop whining about being pregnant and just post baby pictures already, dammit. They’ve even sent gifts for you – outfits and toys and this beautiful, handmade blanket from sweet Jennifer who writes Just Jennifer and lets mom sit at her lunch table on Twitter from time to time.

blanket

You are already so loved. See you soon.

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12 Comments

  1. jackiepcross says

    You look great! Really… you do. It’s amazing how fast someone else’s pregnancy goes by.
    Any day now we’ll be here looking at cute baby pictures!

  2. Yup, you’re big and ready! I’m so glad you like the blanket. It’s 100% cotton and therefor washer and dryer safe. I mean, of course, for a baby and all. :-D

  3. Mamaintheburbs says

    You look beautiful!! So excited for you and your family! Can’t wait to see baby pics!

  4. You might be the cutest pregnant lady I’ve ever seen.
    I’m not kidding.

    I was a mess.
    (Not that I’m the barometer. Sheesh.)

    Good luck with those last few moments of baking.
    Your oven’s done brilliantly already.

    XO

  5. Aunt Jan says

    You amaze me! You have handled the last 2 weeks with what appeared to be ease. We are excited to meet the new little one. I look forward to hearing his sweet little voice shouting, “no, My iPad” very soon

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