Wednesday, February 8, 2012

on being 28 weeks pregnant.

Picnik collage

baby girl.

these pictures of you in my tummy are gonna start slowing down due to the double chin i've got going on and the fact that at times i think my butt is bigger than anything else on my body. 

every day around 3pm i crave french fries. i'm working reaalllllll hard not to eat any. every blue moon i give in. 

i also crave dr. pepper like no one's business. i allow myself one a few times a week. 

i eat tums like they're going out of style. except i HATE them so i have to plug my nose when i eat them.

my 3rd trimester has brought some real exciting things my way:
-extreme exhaustion
-a deep hunger that never goes away
-restless leg syndrome all night long.
-lower back pain 
-i walk like an old person due to the hip malfunction i've got going on.

basically, i go through a lot of ben gay and use a heating pad like i'm 92.

the good news is that:
-i stopped craving candy - which is amazing. 
-i started on the nursery...and i must say that i am mighty excited about it. might be my favorite room in the house.
-i haven't had to go to the bathroom every hour yet. which is a miracle in itself. 
[refer to this post from being pregnant with miles if you'd like a good laugh]

i think it has been just within the last few weeks that i actually realized that i'm having a baby in 12 weeks. i've almost blocked it out of my mind because i'm honestly still terrified and nervous about how everything is going to look now. but every day i get more excited and every day i feel more ready. isn't that how its supposed to be? i think that's why God gave us 40 weeks to prepare.

baby girl....i love you even when you kick my ribs.
sorry that big brother sits on you sometimes.
you probably need to get used to it.

18 comments:

  1. oh, i love it!! you are so cute pregnant! i don't think i ever looked that cute.

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  2. well, how adorable are you!! you look fab.u.lous, momma!! man...I don't miss ANY of those things...how quickly you forget the not-so-flattering/oh-so-uncomfortable stuff about being pregnant when you have that sweet angel in your arms! I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat :) you're on the home stretch!! I cannot wait to see pics of your sweet lil' girl! xoxo

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  3. baby girl! i cannnot wait for you to have her. mostly so the ben gay & tums can go away- but man i can't wait to see you be a mommy to a girl too. her room is gonna be so pretty & i'm anticipating lots of cute baby girl clothes. p.s. i read the pee post & died. i love you.

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  4. You look so cute! I really need to take another bump pic.

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  5. i had restless leg syndrome with samuel.
    BRUTAL.
    i'm sorry you have to deal with that.
    i think you deserve an extra dr. pepper because of it.
    xo

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  6. yeah...you're amazing. I give in to all cravings. i'll be paying for it later i'm sure. and call me a little late, but i just discovered the wonder of tums. yes they taste horrible, but oh the comfort they bring.

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  7. awwww. i'm so excited for you. love that you maintain a sense of humor even during the miserableness of pregnancy. i was so miserable with story but i tried not to let that on too much!! you are so cute!

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  8. i crave french fries everyday too and im not even preg.

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  9. i crave french fries everyday too and im not even preg.

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  10. Tums saved my life. You look great ok give yourself a break.

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  11. You look SO adorable! Sorry you feel like you are 92 :)
    Can't wait to see nursery pictures!

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  12. I could only eat the yellow and green tums when I was pregnant with Zoe. The other ones made me gag. Pregnancy is so weird.

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  13. only 12 weeeeeeeks?!!!

    oh, and we want nursery pics. stat.

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  14. tee hee. i love your pictures. they are funny and cute, just like you:)

    i love tums. they are so delicious like candy i can't believe you plug your nose.

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  15. You crack me up.
    Diet Coke was my drug.
    And Siracha sauce.
    Not much has changed.

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  16. have you ever tried the minty tums? idk. the fruit ones get old. can't wait to see the nursery. you'll post pics, right?
    <3

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  17. Put a bar of soap under your bottom sheet (the fitted one) at the end of your bed. I swear it works for RLS. CRAZY, but it works. google it. You can thank me on twitter if it works! :) ME = ash! :) shhhhh. Don't tell anyone!

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  18. Put a bar of soap under your bottom sheet (the fitted one) at the end of your bed. I swear it works for RLS. CRAZY, but it works. google it. You can thank me on twitter if it works! :) ME = ash! :) shhhhh. Don't tell anyone!

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