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November 16, 2009

A big week . . .

Filed under: Personal, Pregnancy — Tags: , , , — llcall @ 5:36 pm

on the baby front!  Wouldn’t it be cute if I posted a picture of my big ole baby belly so that the title of this post had a double meaning?  Well, as soon as I get the old-school film developed, I will (lag time ranges from 1 month to 1 year).

Truth be told, my belly isn’t all that big considering I’m entering my third trimester this week.  It feels huge to me, but I’m still routinely getting comments about how small it is.  As well as some only sort-of compliments from Neal, like this one from last week:

“I’m surprised that you’ve really only gained weight in your belly.  I thought you were gonna balloon up all over the place.”


I almost can’t believe we’ve made it to 28 weeks.  It feels like an eternity since we had our first prenatal appointment at 8 weeks and things weren’t looking too good.  We honestly didn’t think we’d be here 5 months later.

So where is here?

  • Two more blood tests this week to see how my body is faring
  • Then, another ultrasound on Friday to see how baby girl is doing (if I could stay strapped to one of these machines all day everyday, I would–I wish watching her move around was my full-time job.  Alas, my full-time job is actually fighting with–and then (mildly) cursing–insurance companies.)
  • Finally on Monday, we sit down with the midwife to find out all the test results and see where things stand

All things considered, I’ve actually been doing pretty well for the last three weeks, just the typical pregnancy stuff and less of the insanity-inducing itch.  It makes me feel pretty hopeful about what this week will bring.  Of course, we hope that they tell us everything looks great, but I think even more so, we want to start making some plans about what’s going to happen from here on out.

Wishful thinking?  Maybe.  I’ll let you know in a week . . .



  1. With every week, I get more and more excited. Which seems impossible b/c I was already SO excited when I first heard the news!

    Comment by kei02003 — November 16, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

  2. Good luck this week! We will be thinking of you 🙂

    Comment by receli — November 16, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

  3. Haha, Neal, Neal. And mildly cursing? I don’t know that I believe that. 🙂

    Comment by Elizabeth H — November 16, 2009 @ 9:46 pm

  4. Yea. Less itching. This is exciting news.

    Comment by Audrey — November 17, 2009 @ 1:39 am

  5. Haha, I love it. Stephen laughs at me for never getting tired of looking at my belly and I agree its too bad there aren’t full time jobs of watching our babies’ movement in ultrasounds. sigh.

    Comment by Rachel — November 17, 2009 @ 10:09 pm

  6. Matt now talks to me occasionally in “whale”, thanks to Finding Nemo. He started over the summer and I told him he wasn’t allowed to do that until I was great big. I guess I’ve hit the great big stage… although I’m sure we haven’t seen anything yet. 🙂

    Comment by Sabrina — November 17, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

  7. woohoo for decreased itching! yay for little baby lindsay!

    it’s so funny cause i get that “you’re so small for 6 months” comment ALL THE TIME too.

    Comment by Soo — November 18, 2009 @ 1:10 am

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