August 12, 2012

preg belly monday // week 37


so this is what they meant when they said that being pregnant in the summer is the worst absolute time to be pregnant. especially 9 months pregnant. because it is. it is horrible. 

this weekend was so damn hot. so sweet of summer to show up, really. we spent saturday in the pool but even being out in the direct sun was a little brutal for this belly. and then, yesterday, we were supposed to go to the beach. i showered, put on a bathing suit, a cover-up, sandals and just as we were about to walk out, i laid down for a second on the couch. and then...that was that. 

i felt a breeze, i closed my eyes and decided i wasn't moving from that spot. 


eventually, we got around to unpacking almost all the boxes in the garage. this, though my day was horrifically hot and draining, was ultimately more satisfying than any beach day. i am going insane in this half-life of not yet feeling settled, of still living out of boxes. so any progress is good progress. 

so, this week is official full term week. a FULL TERM bunny! 
we've come a long way, baby. 

this photo is not flattering in any way but hey man, this is real life shit.  

not much to report this week except for increased discomfort. it's hard to get up, sit down, roll over, get dressed, get undressed, bend over, walk, sit, lie down. yeah, it's just not much fun. and of course, the swelling started recently. some days the feet kinda, sorta resemble my real feet. some days my ring will go on and off easily. but most days, i'm sporting clown feet and fingers. it's an adjustment. i kinda just miss me. and i'm looking forward to meeting river and to reintroducing myself to myself. 

it's hard to go through so many changes over such a long time; you forget what it was like just to be yourself. 

one thing i've been trying to do is give away old clothes as i unpack everything but now is not the time. now, when i can only wear 10% of my wardrobe, i don't have the best judgement on what i should and should not keep. so im keeping it all and filling up every closet in this house. how we ever fit all our belongings in a 2 bedroom/1 bath is beyond me. and it was just over a week ago. oh, life. 

one constant in these last months has been lots and lots of movement from little bunny bear. and every time i try to capture it, he takes a break. i've taken that to mean that he will be just as stubborn as his daddy. but i was able to grab a few rolling rivers this weekend, for your viewing pleasure. 

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xo

22 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you have had to deal with all this heat!! But you are absolutely adorable and it has been so fun to follow your little one. Shouldn't be too long now :)

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  2. HOLY COW. That was the weirdest thing I have ever seen. Yes, I have never seen that before. WHAT. I'm so overwhelmed. Your pregnancy makes me happy and scares the bejesus out of me. Also, I'm aware I'm now saying this on a weekly basis, but you are so goddamn attractive. I love it! It's great! Good luck with the house and the whole being pregnant thing! X

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  3. how can you say that picture isn't flattering...you look beautiful!

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  4. 2 things: When you're done cleaning out your clothes, can you come do the same with mine?? And 2: I can't believe the baby moves like that. I totally thought I was watching a scene from Alien. Thank God River will come out so much cuter!!!

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  5. you're the cutest! and how rad/creepy does it feel when the baby moves like that. He is getting ready to break free!! ;)

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  6. holy fuck that is some insane footage!!!!!!! I love it! He was really rockin and rollin in there, eh?? Awesome. Awesome possum.

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  7. oh lordy, girlfriend, do I love you for this post. totally agree on all points: I'm ready to be myself again; it's fucking hot; I don't remember what it's like to just be comfortable; it's REALLY hot; nothing fits; can't wait to meet this kid already.

    also - River's movements are the bees knees! we seriously have some stubborn boys on our hands... Ronin will not move on command. so much for teaching him tricks and having him perform for strangers. psh.

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  8. It was miserable hot this weekend so I feel your pain. You're almost there!!! How exciting! you are as adorable as ever.

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  9. You look WONDERFUL! The heat is the worst, I'm so sorry it has shown up in your neck of the woods. It's gross.

    My stomach resembles those crazy motions, too. Are you getting those weird pinches way down yonder? Where you're kind of like, "Holy hell, please don't punch me there?!?"

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  10. Just happened upon your site and so glad I did. I cannot imagine being pregnant in the summer. I can barely stand the heat in the first place. But you look absolutely lovely and I applaud you for...being pregnant! And still really funny and looking put together. I am sure that is easier said than done. I'll be back, again and often. Best of luck <3

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  11. You are so cute! I am really glad that I found your blog. I am 30 weeks pregnant, and luckily, the heat hasn't bothered me at all at this stage. I feel for you!

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  12. Not gonna lie...shit's creepy.

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  13. Wahooo! Party in yo' stomach. :)

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  14. Love love love the video! Yay for full term baby! It's getting close! It's been way too hot. I've been standing right in front of the ac unit for days and the second I step away from it? Sweat city.

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  15. omg i loved that video, babies are soo amazing. this is why i have a degree in child development with a concentration in early childhood and work with infants and recently went for infant toddler montessori training =) i loooove babies!!!

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  16. OMG that video is amazing!!!!!! Also, you look so great Vicki! :-)

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  17. he looks like he is having a pary in there! it is weird and yet exciting and i have this to look forward to :)

    and i hope it cools down a bit for you.

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  18. I can't believe I'm just now finding your blog! I feel like we have the same brain lol. Everything you wrote in this post I have felt, been feeling and been blogging/whining about lol! Hope your little nugget comes soon!

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  19. I'm due October 9th! It feels so close yet so far away!!

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  20. You look amazing Vicki!!! And I LOVE the video - human life is just incredible and such a miracle.
    x

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  21. Awww that video just made me miss being pregnant ! Little crazy babies !
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  22. seriously LOVE the video of your little one moving around. I have one just like that from my pregnancy! Thanks for sharing

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