Tuesday, November 07, 2006

By popular request…


Okay everybody. Here you go. I've been resisting posting a pregnant Denice photo because, well, I've hated every picture ever taken of me, except for the one I use for my blog profile. I always think I'm looking pretty good until someone takes my picture, and then I think UUGG! Does my chin really stick out that far? Did I forget to put make-up on this morning?

Plus, until last week I didn't have much of a bump to show off. I mean, there was definitely one there, but if you didn't know me and know that I was pregnant, you would probably just think I've packed on quite a few pounds lately.

But then two weeks ago I was absolutely RAVENOUS for a week and ate everything that crossed my path, and my stomach expanded exponentially overnight. Honestly. I wore the same pair of pants two days in a row, and on Thursday they would cover my tummy, but on Friday I had to wear the big band under my tummy because they wouldn't even come CLOSE to covering it.

So now there is definitely a good-sized bump to show off! And after scaring her yesterday, Gracie moved around so much that I think she changed position. I used to get kicked up high on my right side, but I've been getting kicked much lower and on the left side since yesterday morning. And I have this really hard round spot on my right side that kind of sticks out that didn't use to be there. I've been trying to decide if it's a bum or a head, but I don't know which. How do you tell?

I have to say, I'm having so much fun being pregnant. I've been really lucky to have a very easy pregnancy so far. I didn't throw up once, I've only had one cold that I had to suffer through without any medication, my back doesn't hurt yet and my feet only get a little bit swollen if I forget to get up and walk around a bit while I'm at work. My rib cage hurts a little at the end of the day, but it's not really enough to complain about. I've gained more weight than I would like, but fortunately I love to exercise so I know I can work that off later. I've still got 12 more weeks to go though. Maybe check back and see if I'm still this positive in January!

Until then, it's just so much fun to rub my tummy and talk to baby. And I'm starting to get really impatient about seeing her and getting life started with her. I know 12 weeks is still quite a way off, but like our new and very young reporter said this morning, "the weeks sure go by faster when you work at a newspaper!" And they really do. You are working so hard on such a short deadline that the days just fly by and you wonder where all the time went. So when I say I've only got 12 weeks left, people chuckle, but it feels like barely any time at all to me!

5 comments:

T. said...

Damn it, Denice, you are one of those pretty, glowing pregnant women.

Life isn't fair. I blew up like a Goodyear blimp and couldn't stop puking for months at a time. And let's not talk about how much water my face retained...

But in the end it was worth it.

But I still hope your ankles puff up. It is only fair....

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! The pregnant pics! You look amazing and I'm glad you're having one of those amazing pregnancies. I had one just like it - I was much bigger than you are now. Of course, that would have had something to do with having an 11 lb baby too.

As for the crankiness and all the bad stuff, it'll probably happen all in the last month. That's when you swell EVERYWHERE and no position is comfortable.

Enjoy this easy pregnancy - if you have another one you may not get so lucky!

Tracy

Martina said...

You look beautiful! I'll have to try and come up before Christmas and we'll do lunch! (our last quiet lunch minus children together!)

Cindy said...

I think the absolute same thing about every picture ever taken of me, except on my wedding day. Although you do look very beautiful and have the glow that I had written off as an unreal phenomenon.

Mom101 said...

From one big preggo to another, I think you look absolutely peachy. Although now people will expect us all to post our photos. Grrrr...