Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Critical Mass

OK. So apparently blogger just doesn't want me to upload a "small" version of this picture. After two days of trying, I guess I'll let you all see me in a medium size. (Lord knows how large it will be if you click on it.) Anyway, for those who have been anxiously waiting, here is the much-longed-for picture of my belly. You can see the wonderful stretch marks that started appearing about a month ago. And believe it or not, that's still an inny you see; it's not an optical illusion.

Enjoy it while you can, because this will most likely be the last image of me you see. 37 weeks, 6 days and counting ... there will be pictures of Boba before you know it! Maybe you'll see a corner of my face or my hands or something, but I can almost promise no more pics of me. I think we'll all be the better for it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Party People

So it's not a much-hoped-for belly shot, but at least it's an update. This picture is from the baby shower Gloria and Danielle threw for me. It was absolutely fabulous. Pictured are great friends (front) Nicole, Jayne and Teresa and (back) Laura, Cara, me and Joe. The favors were the best - Baby Burger M&M's!! (Don't worry, Mom, we saved you some.) We received tons of wonderful presents and can't thank everyone enough for their generosity and support.

Everything is going well. We're in week 37, with an induction scheduled for sometime in week 39, so only 2 weeks left! I can't believe how quickly the past eight months have flown by. And no, I'm not ready for it to be over. Because right now, when I eat, the baby eats. (S)he can go to sleep whenever (s)he wants. I don't have to worry about crying or changing diapers or midnight feedings. Really, the pregnancy is easy. OK, so I can't wait to sleep on my stomach or back for a whole night. But at least I'm sleeping!

But don't get me wrong. We're incredibly excited. And scared to death. But I'm pretty sure that's what everybody goes through. At least that's what I keep telling myself.