Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Belly

So, here it is.  The picture of my 35 week belly. It's impressive, no?

This is how I feel about it:

I feel huge.  As one of my friends so accurately put it, when I'm pregnant my WHOLE  BODY gains weight.  So, my arms, face, booty, thighs... all bigger.

Thirty pounds is a lot, for me.  I can feel it.  I can see it.  But I've come to peace with it. It doesn't freak me out as much, and I think I know why. 

Right now my plan of attack after I have the baby is to join a gym and go to a class.  I really thrive on classes, with the loud music and everyone working together.  I'm not so good at exercising by myself at home; meaning, I just don't do it. ;-)

Anyway, I am so super duper excited to meet Miss N (we picked a final name!!! It fits!!!) and snuggle her, nurse her, dress her up in cute little pink outfits.  I am hoping she comes a bit early; it certainly seems like my body is getting ready.  I think I get checked at my appointment next week, and although I don't expect to be dilated or effaced (I NEVER AM) I do hope that things are getting soft and ready.  Is that TMI? Sorry if it is. :-P

I slept much better last night and am feeling LOADS better today. 

I hope you all are doing well and that summer is in full swing wherever you are!


  1. Hmm, Nellie? Natasha? Nizelda? Natarina? Just sayin'

  2. I know you said "N: but what about Sawyer? Melissa? Christina?
    Anyway, it has been a while since you posted and I hope you are doing great. Getting very close now. Fingers crossed. xo, MB
    PS my name is mary elizabeth and I have always loved elizabeth, lizzy, beth, eli, all great nicknames, you have to be careful with what a name can be shortened to