Friday, October 31, 2008

23 Weeks: Am hardly showing at all, apparently.

Oh.My.God...

LOOK HOW BIG YOU'RE GETTING!

How far along are you? Are you sure?

Maybe you've got twins in there, AAAAAAHAHAHA! *knee slap* But seriously, are you having twins?

You're so big, you're going to get huge. I mean, you won't even be able to drive, I bet.

You must be getting so uncomfortable. Wow. Poor thing.

Woah. Hide the food! She must be hungry!



You know...I am pretty hungry. Go away before I eat you with french fries and a side of ranch.

I wonder what it is about the business of making babies, and carrying babies kangaroo-style, that makes people lose their damn minds? Like, why do people think it is perfectly appropriate to comment on your sex life or your newly massive girth?

Is it ever OK to ask someone if the bothered to brush their hair this morning? Or if they brushed their teeth because HOLY HALITOSIS! I'd just like to know.


Here are my 22 and 23 week pictures. They are of terrible quality; I really need to step it up in the photography department. I'm going to skip my usual commentary so as to avoid the appearance of begging for complements, but will say that I've gone from about 15 nonmaternity top options, to about 4. This baby is growing, that's for sure!

22 Weeks:



23 Weeks:




I had my 24 week appointment today. It was blissfully boring. Just like I like it.

Someone asked if we liked our glider/rocker...YES! We love it! It is so comfortable and soft. Obviously, we haven't used it for nursing purposes yet, but it seems like it will be perfect.
Baxter and Milo give it 4 dewclaws up.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen. I read often but don't comment much. Last year, a 5'1" friend was pregnant. I think you may have mentioned before, and it's true: there is nowhere for baby to hide when residing in a woman who is small in stature. Good luck with dealing with the comments. Give 'em hell!
Jeanna

Stacey said...

You look fabulous! I am just a week behind you and feel big too, but since I stand a whopping 6'3" I tend to not look as big as I feel. After 7 years at playing the infertility game though, i am enjoying every little growth of my bump:)
I wanted to ask you about your chair. Is it from babies r us? It looks like the chenille one I want to order from there. My husband insists that we sit in it first so here we come babies r us!

Jen said...

Stacey -yes, it is from BRU. We thought about getting the cream one, but were worried about stains. Brown does match poop stains, after all...

Aunt Becky said...

I laugh because I understand. I'm 5'5" but most of my height is in my legs. Which means I have no torso. Which means that at 26+ weeks, I'm large and in charge.

I've been fortunate to avoid the twins comments, but I can imagine how pleasant they must sound.

Mmmm....French Fries.

Brooke said...

You look so cute! For some reason when you become pregnant everything about you becomes public: Are you going to nurse? How much weight did you gain? You have how much time left? Oh my you poor thing. You still haven't had that baby yet? People are idiots.

Rach said...

Hey, guess what??? Babies grow which in turn makes your belly grow. OMG, imagine that! People crack me up. I am hidden at home on bed rest, so I haven't gotten those comments yet, but I wonder sometimes if the people that visit me question in their minds weather or not my hair has seen a brush or why I am wearing the same clothes as last time they visited. I am sure it has nothing to do with the limited time I am allowed to be vertical or that at this point, the safety of my child really is the #1 priority in my life and not my appearance. I have to agree, pregnancy = a drop in IQ for some of those people around you. And boring appointments are awesome.

alison said...

Hello holy pink room! :) I love it! You look fantastic. I'm secretly jealous of your belly... being 5'10" it's taking FOREVER for cletus to pop out. Apparently you and I should have hit the happy medium of 5'6" or so, but I think we'll take things just the way they are. ;) *hugs*

JenM said...

I like the sneak peek at the dresser, but could we see the crib too please? :-)

I haven't started getting any weird comments yet. People at work are commenting when they see me if they catch a glimpse of belly poking out, but in a nice way. Now, as someone actually having twins, I get the nicely worded, "Do twins run in your family?" question that is awkward if you don't want to share about IVF.

People are just dumb. You knew that.

Jen said...

Don't take it personally. My belief is that no one has any idea what a normal sized stomach is supposed to look like. I've measured exactly on track the whole time and I still get those "oh you are enormous" comments.

Rebecca said...

I'm 10 weeks pregnant with twins and the other day my mother told me I looked like I was 4 months pregnant. Nice.

Emily said...

Wait! You're not nursing yet?

haha!

Happy 23 weeks!

ka1t_lyn said...

Yay for boring appointments. I like your week pictures, it's nice to see the porgress! :)

courtney said...

Hooray for boring OB appointmeents! You look adorable, and who in the world asked you if you brushed your teeth? If they ask you that again, tell them you don't remember and then breath on them.
Okay, that's gross. Sorry I brought it up.

Emily said...

Hey, Jen... Although I don't post comments too often, I've really enjoyed reading your blog. I'm five weeks ahead of you and I totally feel your pain. I saw my father in law last night and he told me he couldn't believe how big I'd gotten in the two weeks since we'd seen him. Awesome... Then he proceeds to tell me that my doctor really should talk to me about my diet, particularly my salt intake (I LOVE salty foods). I know he means well, as do most people who make those comments, but I am so sick of it and can only imagine it's going to get worse.

Good luck... And thank you for making me feel a little less alone through all of this!

Shila said...

I love the pictures and I love the dogs!! You look great!!! I can't believe how fast it is going by!! Your little princess will be here before you even know it!

andrea said...

hi milo and baxter! you are so cute..

anyway --- apparently the same people must be around both of us. you know, the ones who keep saying - you are really big already there HAS to be more than 1 baby in there.... you should really have your dr check again...

i just smile and say ok... when really i should say - damn stop calling me fat and stupid!

you do look great though!

Anonymous said...

You look adorable! I'm very happy for you.

When I was pregnant, people eventually stopped asking when I was due because (being a relatively small woman with what turned out to be a 9-pound baby) I was GINORMOUS and apparently they thought if they asked, I'd give birth right then and there. Which sometimes I would have liked to do, just to be spiteful. :)

Mrs. Higrens said...

You do look adorable.

May I suggest a caption for the first picture you posted? "Former Infertile Whore. What's it to you?"

And a glider rocker without the exposed wood and blue country look fabric? Fabulous!

Missing Her said...

You are adorable. You look sooo YOUNG!

Elle Charlie said...

I think you look great!

People do say awful things. In general. Pregnant or not. I find they say awful things when it comes to being unemployed.

I love gliders! Glad yours is comfy!

be said...

My favorite thing was when perfect strangers would come up and pat my belly in the grocery store...THEN go on to ask all the waaaayyyy too personal questions while you're still in shock that someone you've never met would actually be patting your belly. Good times!!

Thanks, by the way, for your humorous blog. You've helped me remember the fun times being pregnant as we move forward on our journey through secondary infertility.

Enjoy your belly, it is the one time when you'll be happy to have a big one to show off!!

WiseGuy said...

You look beautiful...Congratulations!

alicia said...

it is strange how ppl lose their minds around a pregnant women...like i don't get how they think its ok to touch a pregnant womens belly, when they are strangers, thats just sooo creepy!

you do look so awesome though, I can't WAIT to have a belly like yours, mine is poking along here, but hopefully will be catching up soon!

C said...

Oh yes, I remember those lovely comments! One girl working at a register couldn't believe how big I was at 7 months along. "My sister is due any day now, and she's not as big as you!"

Yeah, well, your sister must have a freakishly small baby. Just ring the damn Doritos.

Mary said...

You are awesome and so is your blog. And I'm cracking up because our baby-girl-in-progress (23 weeks) is nicknamed Biscuit. Maybe you and I should team up to start a bakery.

BTW, I am the same height as you and quite similar of belly. I know what you mean about feeling a little too round, so let me share what my husband said when I compared myself (negatively, obvs) to pregnant Heidi Klum: "You look adorable. She looked like a boa constrictor who swallowed a deer." Yay, short pregnant people!

PS: The red top rocks. Where is it from?

Kim said...

Jen,

I am short too and when I was pg with Elise, people asked me if I was sure there weren't 2 inside.

Um, I am 5'0 Elise had no where to go but OUT. My baby belly entered the room a good 10 min before I waddled in...

Anyway you look fantastic! :)

KBear said...

Hey, I just found your blog through a blogger friend.

I'm 22 weeks this week, and I feel huge too. It apparently depends on a number of things: which way the baby is laying, whether he's across or up and down (mine prefers across, making me look huge!) how big you are and how much room you have. If you have a longer torso, and are carrying higher, you tend not to show as quick. when you are like me, 5'1 barely, short torso, and carrying very low, you have nowhere to go but out.

the gyno was telling me all this. It's really neat if you think about it. I feel like a blimp though!

I just thought I would comment before I started reading from the beginning!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

OK, so when you 1st posted a picture of the nursery wall color, it didn't strike me as shield-your-eyes-neon-pink like you described it. But in this picture with you standing in front of it? It almost looks like you're in Cartoon-Land :) I think Cupcake will just love it.

Congrats on 6 months! You don't look big to me at all. (But I'm already married. Hands off.)

Jaci said...

I love your puppies! They look so cuddly.

I think I am in awe of you. Work, school, husband, puppies, pregnancy, and blogging? You must be superwoman.