Wednesday, October 6, 2010

31 Week Bumpdate

When I was a kid, I remember playing a twisted version of hide-and-go-seek at my mom's house, wherein no matter where I hid, I would just squeeze my eyes shut tightly and proclaim "If I can't see you, you can't see me!"

I'm pretty sure I was about 12.

But that's neither here nor there. I always won, is the point.

Actually the point is, I'm pretty sure I'm playing a variation of this game with myself every day now, only now it goes something like "If I can squeeze my ginormous belly into it, it must look good!"

And I'm not winning.

On top of that, my mom and brother are not around to knock me into reality when I bust out of the closet each morning with a sadly misguided goofy grin on my face, proud of myself for stuffing two people and an extra dozen pounds into another size small regular-person shirt that's being stretched within a thread of it's life.

It's just not cute, people.
Not. Cute.
And I'm realizing I got the memo a few weeks late..

My husband, bless him, would never tell me not to wear something I pick out or that I look like a puffalump.

He has, however, taken to calling me "biggun" but that's a whole other post and counseling session unto itself. We're all about the nicknames at our house- appropriate or not. I won't tell you what I've started calling him.. but it rhymes with Cubby Racer.

So what's a girl to do?

I'm still mysteriously dead-set against walking into a maternity store and my few attempts at choosing something from the preggo section of Target have left me feeling dead inside.

I'm at a loss, so I'll move on to the actual bumpdate now.

31 Weeks **

How far along? 31 Weeks
Weight Gain: Really not sure, but from the growth I've been feeling in the last few weeks, I'm going to guess 12-15 lbs
How Big is Baby? 3 1/2 lbs
Maternity Clothes? See above rant.
Stretch Marks? Nooooooooooooo! :)
Sleep: Not great.
Best Moment of the Week: Feeling Tiny Dancer bounce around while her daddy sounded off on his Sunday night topic of choice. He tends to go up a few decibels when conversing about politics and whatnot, and baby girl loooooooves it. :)
Movement: Oh yeah. Cartwheels and all.
Food Cravings: Not much. Still like my strawberry limeades once or twice a week.
Gender: girly
What I Miss: I'd really love a glass of wine. Also, I'm not as sprightly as I used to be.
What I'm looking forward to: A teeny tiny precious newborn
Symptoms: Large-ness
Emotions: Pretty good. Getting excited and I CANNOT believe she could be here in 6 or 7 weeks!

** Despite photo evidence to the contrary, I am NOT, in fact, wearing a full-body black leotard in this picture.


  1. Oooh! Look at your new signature! Do we need to make a road trip to Stillwater? You know they have a maternity section there...odd considering the population.

  2. you are so cute! you look fab--and hello! your belly is tiny! i never buy maternity clothes b/c i honestly have never found any that are cute! I just squeeze my belly into the same few shirts that still look decent, and wear my belly band:) we are on the home stretch girly! can't wait!!

  3. 3 things:
    1. You are hilarious!
    2. You look adorable - even if it was a catsuit, you could own it.
    3. How are you 31 weeks?! Has this pregnancy gone by as fast for you as it has me??

  4. Ok you have the tiniest bump I've ever seen! You look amazing!

  5. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I'm having a pretty great giveaway on the blog I hope you'll stop by to enter! :) Talk soon, Artie :)


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