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Pregnancy «

About 35 Weeks

That’s about a month or so to go for those of you who haven’t done the counting-the-weeks thing.

28 Weeks

Morning Chat

Me: “How do you think it’s going to be after the baby is born?”

Samantha: “I think it’s going to be hard because there’s going to be a baby in the house and there hasn’t been a baby in the house in five years.”


I wanted to title this post WTF, but as this is a family-friendly blog and all…

Anyway, this picture from Babble has really been bugging me. In fact, in the few weeks since I signed up for their pregnancy e-newsletter - titled “Your Pregnancy Guide” - each of the “Your Body” pictures has been entirely annoying.

What woman at 21 weeks pregnant looks like this? No one I’ve ever known. Certainly, I don’t.

She barely even looks pregnant to me.

I’m just glad that this photo makes me mad, rather than sad - or worse, envious or some other sorry sort of negative feeling about my body.

What do you think? Is this an accurate depiction of a woman’s body half-way through pregnancy? Is this the ideal we should be measuring ourselves against? Is this image dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn babies?

Halfway There

This week marks 20 weeks.

It’s amazing to me how quickly - yet how slowly - the time has gone by. This pregnancy has been so different from my first in every way that I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by this. And after battling morning all-day sickness until just recently, I should be happy it’s going so fast–right?

Somehow, I feel like I’m missing out on something though. What it is, I’m not sure.

What about you? Did your second (or subsequent) pregnancies seem to go faster than your first? If so, why do you think this is?

In other news, IT’S A GIRL!!!
We’re so, so happy.


Profile (chin tucked to chest, legs above)

Lips, Nose, Arm Above Head (arm on left of image)

Lips, Nose, Arm Above Head (arm on left of image)

Feet (crossed)

Feet (crossed)

A Most Wonderful Christmas Gift

Baby Pecota at 8 weeks | Expected August 1, 2011