Crossing Over

I’ve finally reached the point in my pregnancy where I look undeniably pregnant. And not like I’ve eaten one too many Krispy Kremes. My belly has officially “popped”, and people don’t hesitate to ask me when I’m due for fear of possibly offending the non-pregnant fat girl.

I also reached the point where I decided that Enough Is Enough and I took out my belly button ring. It was poking out more than it had before I got knocked up and it looked very teenager-ly. I knew that it had to go at some point, and although I’m not sad about it going, it is weird to no longer have something that was attached to my body for the past 6 years.

It’s also weird that I suddenly LOVE being pregnant. I complained about it so much in the beginning, but now, the tables have turned. And I think it has to do with the fact that I look pregnant. It finally sunk in that this is real and that there is a baby in there! I love the way that my belly looks now. I honestly think that I look better than I ever have before. I feel so proud of my body because my baby is growing inside. Oh, I’m getting emotional. Sorry. I will leave you with the words of Liza Elliott-Ramirez of Runway Moms: “Pregnant women are sexy”!

*Oh, and by the way, there is an 18 week picture on the Baby Bump page!


Cake Wrecks

I found this hilarious blog named “Cake Wrecks” which shows pictures of cakes – made by professionals – that go horribly, horribly wrong. Misspelled words. Inappropriate use of quotation marks. Creepy cakes that look like babies butts. And pregnant women’s bellies. Oh, and life-sized replicas of the bride in her wedding gown. If you have some time, you should go check it out. I promise that you will be rolling on the floor. Just remember, these caked were decorated by “professionals”.

Busy, Busy Me

Monday was the start of my 8-week-long job as a substitute for a teacher on maternity leave.

Monday was also the day that I realized that I made a HUGE mistake. Why did I agree to this? Eighth graders are horrible. They are loud, lazy, rude, and disrepsectful. Well, most of them are.

I am also more exhausted now than I was in my first trimester. I think I was spoiled by sleeping in until lunch time every day. Waking up at 6:00 in the morning is not for me. In the afternoons when I get home, I immediately change into my pajamas and snooze on the couch for a few hours.

But it’s only for 8 weeks. Or 7 weeks and 1 day now. Minus the 3 days that I have to take off for appointments.

And it sure does make the time go by a lot faster.

But I honestly don’t know if I’m going to make it.

Baggy & Saggy

I LOVE maternity clothes! They are so incredibly comfortable that I doubt that I will ever wear “regular” jeans again. I can see it now.  “What Not to Wear” will be knocking on my door in two or three years, forcing me to give up my empire-waist tops and my pants with elastic waistbands that go up to my chin.

But on the other hand, those comfy pants give me a baggy, saggy butt. Why do maternity pants have such big butts? Is my butt really going to get that big? I think it’s big enough already!

Semi-Crazy as a Loon

Am I the only person who thinks that Sandra Lee (from Food Network’s “Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee) is completely insane? Seriously, the woman is way too cheery and enthusiastic. It’s almost scary. And she must have an unlimited budget for the show. Every day, her kitchen has a different color scheme. Each and every appliance, utensil, gadget, and serving dish are different from one day to the next. And let’s not forget about the curtains and the rest of the decor. If one thing is green, it’s all  green. Or all blue, or all yellow, or all pink. It’s a little much, in my opinion. And does this woman drink all of these cocktails that she concocts? Can we say “alcoholic”? Now it’s fine to have a drink or two if you’re having a party (which with Sandra Lee there is always a party), but it’s every. single. day. I wonder how her liver is holding up. Oh, there’s one last thing I almost forgot to mention: the “tablescapes”. Does this woman not have anything better to do than shop at the craft store and then spend hours making personalized place settings and name cards? Give me a break. Who has time for that? Oh, and of course the tablescapes match the rest of the color-scheme-of-the-day. Of course.

Just thought I’d point that out. You know, just in case you weren’t aware.

Get This

I have almost exactly enough prenatal vitamins to last until the end of this pregnancy.

Every day when I take my vitamin, I look at the bottle and convince myself that yes, the level has dropped since yesterday. One day closer!

Am I weird, or what?

I can also tell you how many days are left until my due date (162. The ticker to the right is wrong), how many days until the BIG ultrasound (22), and I have my calendar numbered, in days left and how many weeks have passed, and I make SURE to cross off each passing day. But I am guessing that those things are kinda normal for a pregnant chick.

Unlike my vitamin bottle obsession.







 I found this website called Wordle that lets you make a word collage out of words that you type in, or it will choose random words from your blog. Neat! This is a Wordle that I made from potential baby names at the moment – most of these are bound to change between now and then. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know!