Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday Pregnancy Report


I just read this post at the Larger Family Life blog, and I think it's a great idea!

So, it's Wednesday, and though I'm near the end of this pregnancy at 30-ish weeks, (my little ticker in the sidebar needs readjusting...) I think it's worth blogging about. :-)

Here are my caveats:

1) I don't do bare belly pictures.
As a woman pregnant with my eleventh child, does anyone seriously want to see my majorly stretch-marked stomach?! I think not. ;-D And even if someone did, sorry folks, I don't want to share! :-p

Stick-in-the-mud I may be, but I'm putting my foot down on this issue. I'll leave the adorable belly pictures to much cuter, more svelt women, who are early in their baby bearing years. *wink*

2) There will most likely be no ultrasound picture to share. I'm having another home birth (YAY ME!!!), and I just don't feel like it's necessary for this birth. This will be the first pregnancy without an ultrasound, but I'm okay with that.

3) I'll try to stay upbeat, but as anyone who's ever carried a baby for nine + months knows, those last few months can be interesting, to say the least. I'll give fair warning in the title if my post turns out to be a whiny rant! LOL!

So, for today's pregnancy update:

  • This Monday afternoon, I went to meet a midwife that I'm feeling pretty good about using for this birth. Her name is Stephanie, and she has a great blog attached to her business website. I like that she's a woman who speaks her mind, and she has some pretty amazing insights into homebirthing and the principles behind it. My favorite post of hers is all about Mothers' Instincts, and I think a lot of you out there would really appreciate it! (Home birthers or not!)
  • Baby is getting BIG. And, as with every pregnancy, I look at my sweet husband and ask him if he thinks I'm bigger this time than with any of the others. And, wise man that he is, he says "No. You always ask that," with a smile, and I go about my daily business. (He may be right, but I still feel HUGE!!!)

  • My biggest craving this pregnancy is.... (drumroll, please) cold cereal. Hmm. Not sure what that says about me. I mean, even ice cream has taken a back seat to a mouth-watering bowl of Cheerios. *drool* (You think I'm kidding, right? Nope.)
  • Baby Names: I'm stuck in baby boy name land, and can't seem to seriously consider any girl names. So, I'm wondering if this is an indication that the baby is definitely a boy, or if I'm just tired of deciding on little girl names, seeing as how the last three were girls. Besides, I got to use my favorite baby girl name of all time for #10. :-) I'm not sure why I'm doing too much thinking on this; it's Russell's turn to pick the name. (Though I do get veto power, of course.)
  • False Labor is going strong, as usual. And, as with other pregnancies, blueberries seem to really get them going. Weird, huh? Especially since blueberries are craving #2 this pregnancy. Maybe this old body knows that it needs to keep my busy uterus in good shape for the big day. (Hence, me making blueberry lemon muffins this morning. ouch.)

So, there you have it. You're all caught up with another pregnancy! Aren't you glad? ;-D See you for a new update next week!


  1. How fun! I don't do belly pictures either; at least not the lift-up-the-shirt kind. I was joking to a friend that nowadays my belly looks like a balloon that's been blown up and deflated a few too many times.

    Good luck with the next 10 weeks!

  2. I love your update! I'm right there with you, craving the cold cereal (I just ate through a whole box of raisin bran today... uh oh!) and feeling the false labor. Good luck not going crazy these last 2 months!

  3. Christina: That is the PERFECT description of my lovely belly! LOL! I am sooo using that! *hee*

    Jessi: What is up with the cold cereal thing, huh? It must be our June due dates, right? LOL! That's too funny! (I'm going through the raisin bran, too...)

  4. So about the cereal: maybe you are going to have a baby like my brother Brett (awesome, I might add), who also had an addiction to cold cereal. We used to joke that he is so tall because he ate so much cereal!

  5. Misha: Now that would be cool. He is a great guy! And a tall person would definitely be handy around here... All because of Cold Cereal. Who knew?! :-D

  6. I have been eatings TONS of cold cereal this pregnancy also! And I did it with Macie too! I think I go through about a box every 24 hours:)

  7. I had the Cheerios craving during my last pregnancy as well! Actually mine was the Trader Joe's version of Cheerios and I was going through a box every 2 days! That particular craving kept on while I was nursing. Now I can hardly eat them =( Maybe I overdid it ;)

  8. WOW! That's so funny, Julie and Michelle! :D I guess we could start a support group for pregnant women who crave cold cereal. Awesome!!! (She said, as she finishes snarfing down a bowl of cinnamon Life cereal.)


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