Sunday, May 27, 2007

Big Honkin Belly

Well, I don't normally like to post photos of myself - especially now when I'm feeling so enormous. But I haven't posted anything in such a long time, I thought I should let my blog friends see what I've been up to lately, which really only consists of growing a baby and not a whole lot else.

I'm now at 33 weeks gestation, so only 4 more weeks until my mat leave begins and then the baby can come out anytime after that. (Please, not before!) I'm impatient to finish work so that I can stay home and nap everyday, but I don't think I'm quite ready for the reality of it all. Thank goodness there is 9 months to prepare the mind and body for the pain of childbirth as well as the huge responsibility of bringing another human into this world. It still overwhelms me from time to time, but the excitment of meeting this new person still outweighs all my anxiety. I think we'll get through this just fine, although I must admit, I would be an absolute basket case if it wasn't for the wonderful father-to-be who has doted on me since we learned about our little Cleatus. I am an incredibly lucky woman.
I am still present in the blogsphere, reading up on all my favourite blogs. It's just that I'm usually so exhausted by the end of the day, that commenting regularly just hasn't been possible. But I want you all to know that I am reading up on your posts during my lunch breaks at work and I'm loving all the creativity that is going on around there. You are all inspiring me daily, even if it isn't reflected here on my blog. I hope to join you all again someday soon!

7 comments:

cruststation said...

Hello there Sally, you look so happy :) I can imagine it must be so tiring carrying the heavy belly around and having to work at the same time, but it'd all be worth-it! Aww, you'll be meeting your little one very soon and I agree with you that the 9-months preparation time is a blessing :D Hope you're doing well.X

Love Squalor said...

oh! beautiful you! and the mighty baby looks so cute already! you're right, there is nothing that can quite prepare you for everything that is about to happen - just enjoy these last few weeks. big hugs!

Harry Tournemille said...

Hey Big Belly Momma. I think you should do a post on the inventive ways you try to sneak in a nap or two wherever you are.
But yes, you do look fine. And there is much more excitement to come.

island jen said...

You look wonderful!
I agree with previous posters, get many naps in... nap nap nap.

it will be 18 years before you are able to get a decent sleep again.
Keep up the good baby growing!!

julie said...

Hi Sally - you're looking lovely - wish I'd been able to find such a gorgeous top when I was pregnant. Hope the next four weeks fly by so that you can get in lots of naps, relaxation and generally enjoy the last month of being pregnant. I don't think anyone is ready before the baby arrives - it isn't something you can get to grips with through second-hand experience but it sounds like you've got the best dad-in-waiting at your side and you don't need much more than that really! looking forward to 'meeting' mighty small xxx

faun said...

i can't wait to see! i'll be watching for an update :)
hope you are well and baby, too!

ween said...

hi you, it's my first time here & from malaysia. I was just as 'enormous' especially for my first child. Although then I was complaining about it all, now that my first is 2++yo I must say I miss it all. Being pregnant is miraculous...