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I’m running out of steam…missed last week because I just didn’t want.
The first trimester, you are exhausted. Second trimester is fine.
This last month has been really kicking my donkey. It’s a good thing I’ve been put on bed rest for the past 2 weeks.
It isn’t as bad as one would think. I have the phone and laptop. I can’t imagine what this would have been like without those two.
A few more weeks to go!

(This was posted a week + later than when I took the picture…just didn’t want to mess with the uploading.)

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As I said, I’m on bed rest now. It’s only the second day so it’s not so bad. I’ve gotten a lot of things done on the phone or by email. (Yes, I was a wee bit annoyed with the people on the other end…but that’s neither here or there.)
I think my belly looks lower now. (the picture was taken a couple of days ago…just now got it downloaded.)
It is truly amazing how your skin can stretch to accommodate the baby. Just when I think there’s no way…it grows again.
I can’t wait to meet him…in a month. Want him to ‘bake’ a little bit more.
I wonder what he will look like? What his personality will be? Will he be always cold like his momma? Or always hot like Daddy? Will he be an artist like my family/relatives? Will he be good with his hands like his daddy’s side?
I think I wonder more and more about this now that the time is drawing closer to the due date.
I can’t wait!

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Week 35b- Belly Picture
Week 33- Belly Picture

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I totally missed last week’s belly picture. It was my first week back to work with the kids. I was SO tired.
I’m really starting to look and feel pregnant now. The stomach is stretching out more and more. As of right now, I don’t have stretch marks. But I told that to a friend. She said, “Yeah me, too…until the last two weeks of the pregnancy. THEN I got them.” So I am not counting my chickens just yet.
The most annoying part is that I am constantly hungry AND full at the same time. Noodles take up so much room…but I have the pangs of hunger. When I do eat…and eat one too many bites, I am SO uncomfortable for hours. It actually hurts.
Speaking of hurting, we have a soccer player. Fortunately his head is down below, but he’s constantly kicking my ribs…almost like he’s trying to get footing there to move around. I do enjoy watching him turn. It’s fascinating and completely weird at the same time.
Oh, btw, have been having Braxton Hicks contractions for about a month now. Normal…but for a few days I was having them one on top of the other.
And the swelling. I have Vienna sausages for toes! AND I can leave indentation marks on the top of my foot! Very sexy. Not!

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It amazes me, yet again, how much skin will stretch.
I no longer have an indentation where my belly button used to be. I figure in a few weeks, the ‘turkey popper’ will pop to let me know I am almost done.
As of now, I don’t have stretch marks…but maybe that’s because you can’t see it until you lose the baby pooch. One friend said that she gained 100 pounds with NO stretch marks because she used olive oil religiously. I still have the ‘special oil’ I purchased so I’ll keep that up because it seems to work. But maybe someone else will want to try the olive oil technique.
I saw my OBGYN yesterday for my (now every 2 weeks) checkup. Apparently, Noodles is gettting bigger. In fact one cm bigger than my time would indicate. (That means he’s 2 weeks ahead of when he was conceived.) Does that mean we have a lineback in our future? I just hope he doesn’t have a huge head!

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I have about 2 and a half more months left.
I don’t know if I mentioned this before…but one doctor said I am one week ahead of what the first doctor said I would be due. So I might actually be 30 weeks today. But to keep it uniform, I’ll title my belly pictures by the original time line.

I’m getting more and more uncomfortable as the pregnancy progress.
If I am either laying on my back…or sprawled out on the couch, I can’t seem to breathe very well.
I still get heartburn to end all heartburns. (I lean over to pick up something, I get heartburn!)

AND right now in Dallas, we are the hottest place in the States other than the Mojave Desert. Yeah us.

I am SO ready for this pregnancy to be over.

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I think as soon as I posted Week 27, I started to expand at an increasing rate. I know I am pregnant…but now I FEEL it. I waddle when I walk. My belly catches crumbs, liquid, or whatever I need a temporary place to rest it.
Noodles is moving around A LOT. My friend was telling me she read somewhere that the amount the baby moves means your baby may be that much more intelligent.
If that’s the case, Noodles is the next Einstein. 🙂

2 months and a half to go before we meet Noodles. Exciting AND scary!

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I can’t believe how fast time has flown by. (Actually, it’s 27 or 28 weeks…depending on which doctor.)


I didn’t think I was ever going to get to the 3rd trimester…and here we are.
I just took this picture a few hours ago. May have unintentionally held in my tummy…because isn’t that what “they” always tell you to do? (Which is why, I was told by my belly dancing instructor, that American women aren’t as fast at picking up the rolling moves of belly dancers as others…even American men pick it up faster! We’ve gotten so used to ‘holding it in’, we are very uncomfortable with letting it all “hang” for those big undulating movements. Guess it makes sense. I’m just curious to know what American men she’s seen belly dancing. And do they have to wear those scarves with the dangles on it.)
Digressing again.

I know my belly has far surpassed my top, but in this picture it looks about even…and smaller than 2 weeks ago. I KNOW that’s not possible.

I’m getting more and more uncomfortable. The temperature isn’t helping by getting to the century mark. Of course the heartburn is getting worse.

Ah, the joys of being pregnant! )


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