Wednesday, December 23, 2009

All I want for Christmas is a small person to walk in front of me and hold up my belly

I guess my all cake diet is paying off at last. I am now five pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight, all of it gained in the last four weeks. Funny, it's only five pounds but I feel HUGE.

Maybe because I am. I am 24 weeks pregnant but measuring at 33 weeks. I'm developing my own gravitational pull. If you value the lives of your smaller children and pets then you'll want to keep them away from me. If they come too close they're likely to be pulled into my orbit. Need photographic evidence? Ok, you asked for it.

Oh, did I mention that being pregnant makes me forget how to put on make up and not look like I've been spending the last 6 years in a root cellar?

Otherwise the pregnancy is going well. My blood pressure is fine and my cervix is long and closed. And you know the old saying: As goes the cervix so goeth the world. Or something like that. Anyway, all is right with the world my cervix.

Now I just have to figure out ow I'm going to get through the rush of the next few days. I still have shopping to do, presents to wrap, a house to clean and food to cook. Honestly, these days I get worn out just climbing out of bed so I'm not exactly sure how I'm going to get it all done this year. Combine my surging hormones and a healthy dose of the Christmas spirit and I spent most of the last five days on the verge of laughter or tears, alternately hating and loving every person on the planet. I'm creating some fun holiday memories for everyone around me.

I doubt I'll be blogging again before Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and that you don't get snowed in. Unless of course you WANT to get snowed in and in that case I hope you get snowed in for days. Or at least until you Christmas cookie supply gives out.

Happy Holidays! (I'm not one of those people who gets all pissy about holiday greetings and demands that everyone enjoy hearing "Merry Christmas" this time of year. What's the point of wishing someone a "Merry" anything if your entire point in doing it is just to shove your personal beliefs down people's throats? What's so wrong with "Happy Holidays"? I mean, I say "Merry Christmas" to people I know celebrate Christmas but otherwise I try to be more sensitive to what other people might be thinking about the whole deal. And apparently parentheses make me ramble on.)

One year ago today Frosty got some.


Shannon said...

You look fantastic! I'm pretty sure I was that big at 24 weeks with a single baby so I think the fact that you are carrying two is pretty amazing. Then again, I was frickin' huge! But I truly hope that you will be able to manage without being too terribly uncomfortable. It's hard to avoid and I'm sure it's much harder with 2 babies. Hang in there!

susan said...

I have often fantasized about having a little cart I could push around in front of myself while resting my belly upon it.

Did you get one of those giant pregnancy pillows yet? Makes a huge difference with the sleeping comfort, at least for me.

limo hire said...

Have a safe and wonderful holidays...
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Stimey said...

I know there were words in this post, but mostly I just stared at your beautiful picture.

...and I just realized how crazy and stalkerish that made me sound. (Put it in the "File to give the police when Jen disappears.")

Karen said...

Wow, you look beautiful!
Where is this root cellar and do they have openings over the winter break? I'd love to book an appointment.

Brahm said...

Ha ha... "gravitational pull"... what a great post!!! And you look great!

CharmingDriver said...

Holy shitballs, you are beautiful.