thoughts on daily life within our family of SIX....each child in her own phase of childhood....

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

30 Weeks

I have to say that I love this picture. Not because of wonderful quality or great composition, but because it makes me look smaller than most pictures (gasp!). And smaller than I feel. At 30 weeks, I am the kind of pregnant mama that people ask, "Are you sure it's just one?" (And who ever said that was a polite kind of question, anyway???? It's somehow akin to HOW MANY children do you have?)

However, I can understand wanting to ask that question, because at 30 weeks, I am also the kind of mama that feels like I am packing a bowling ball in my belly. Not just an air-inflated basketball. And I can no longer bend over to pick up a dropped pen. No siree, dropped pens just stay dropped until a more slender member of my family comes along. I am trying to walk most days, but it is a completely forced effort. I just want to sit. Don't really want to lay anywhere because of terrible indigestion and ribs that threaten to pop at any moment when I lay on my side.

Despite all of the complaints, however, I know that in just a few short weeks, I'll be holding our new baby girl in my arms and wiping tears from my eyes. This will all be worth it. And tomorrow, I'm one step closer to her...I'm having an ultrasound and will see her beautiful face. Will post pictures as soon as I can.

Now I am actually 31 weeks along.

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Grampy said...

Wonderful picture. And congratulations.

Shelly said...

Lovely picture. I never really got into having my picture taken pregnant and sometimes regret it. I think it is such a beautiful time.

Erica said...

Yeah....I am so excited for you all!! Do you have a name picked out yet??

Katrina said...

Beautiful photo! You look great. I'm sure the next nine weeks will pass quickly and before you know it, you'll have to change your handle to "mamatuthree"!

word verification: canklic, as in "When I was pregnant, my ankles went canklic right away."

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Beautiful picture!

Membership Required said...

I remember feeling that way and getting those comments too. Or how about this comment "any day now huh?"
Enjoy, enjoy is all I can say other than you look beautiful! What's the word on the name for this baby?

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I just came over to see how you were doing! You look GREAT!! Your butt is (way) smaller than your belly, and girl, that's all that matters.