Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bump Watch 2008, 27 weeks, 2 days

I've been waiting until I was sure that all the recipients had them, so now I can finally share with you the awesome invites the lovely justJENN created for my baby shower that she's co-hosting.

Check 'em out here.

Are they not the cutest little things EVER? Seriously, above and beyond what I expected. Friends and family keep telling me, "Your invitations? Unbelievable!" and "Have you seen your invites? They're AWESOME!"

Yup, that's justJENN for ya.

When she offered to host my shower, I told her that I'd only let her if she promised not to go crazy-go-nuts... 'cuz that's what she does. She is so detailed and Martha-esque.

Since my in-laws have the perfect place for parties, I suggested that she co-host it with my mother-in-law there. (My MIL is also quite the party planner.) That also minimizes the crazy-go-nutsness from justJENN, hopefully giving her more time to focus on her own sublime madness that she has going on.

I'm so very excited! And this is only one of the two fabulous showers being thrown for me!

In other pregnancy news, I'm feeling pretty good these days, despite some heartburn. (Tums are my new besties.) Oh, and I totally thought I'd escape this pregnancy thing with minimal stretch marks - I had two tiny ones that popped up about a month ago. Despite my constant slathering of special lotions, the two tiny ones are now accompanied by a ton more lil' buddies. Bastards.

It's actually no big surprise. I know you can't really prevent stretch marks - it's all about genetics, etc. I was just hoping the lotions might minimize the impact. And I'm prone to them anyway. I got a few when I had a growth spurt between jr. high and high school (4 inches in one summer - yikes), and when I lost weight for the wedding. Whatevs. I won't hold them against Em Dash.

Friday I'm doing my glucose screening, praying that I don't have gestational diabetes ("a high blood sugar condition that some women get during pregnancy"). I have a tiny bottle filled with syrupy pink stuff in my 'fridge that I have to drink down an hour before getting my blood drawn - unlike Mrs. Mogul, who lucked out with Orange Crush instead for her glucose screening. I'm not anticipating issues with the pink stuff, simply because I'm a sugar fiend, but because I'm a sugar fiend I'm a little worried about the results of my screening. Think un-sugarfied thoughts for me Friday afternoon!

And now it's time for my not-quite-weekly belly pic. Thank you to everyone who comments, both on blog and via email, about my pics. I take them as a fun record for myself, but I like that peeps seem to enjoy my progression.

27 weeks, 2 days

Today a new co-worker asked me how far along I was. She said I hardly looked pregnant. Really? I thought that my pregnancy waddle gave it all away. I told her that if not for my giant boobs, perhaps my baby belly would look bigger in comparison.

"Shut up, Fatso! I don't have a pot! I have a bit of a tummy, like Madonna when she did 'Lucky Star,' it's not the same thing...Pot bellies make a man look either oafish, or like a gorilla. But on a woman, a pot belly is very sexy. The rest of you is normal. Normal face, normal legs, normal hips, normal ass, but with a big, perfectly round pot belly. If I had one, I'd wear a tee-shirt two sizes too small to accentuate it." - Fabienne, Pulp Fiction

32 comments:

  1. well, I know I drunkenly commented on your giant boobs over the weekend, but yeah. They are really, really huge! But glorious. Your belly already looks bigger than it did on Saturday! Em Dash is growing quite nicely.

    Good luck with the glucose screening. I failed both times I took it. I got orange soda the first time and flat "sprite" the second time. Both were gross, so I'm sure the pink stuff isn't any better.

    That is the cutest invitation EVER, BTW.

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  2. If you think you're waddling now, just wait a few more weeks! I'll be sending good thoughts your way for the test on Friday :o)

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  3. What time do you go to bed?! Your post is from 12 am. Do we have to worry about you getting enough sleep?:)

    Also, I don't know what your new co-worker is thinking because you look very round and beautifully pregnant. Maybe she didn't know what you looked like before - since she's new?

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  4. Good luck with your glucose test!

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  5. oh those invites are just too CUTE! You are lookin good!! :)

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  6. justJENN is nuts. and rather genius. amazing invites.

    at least your belly isn't sticking out further than the boobs yet? that's happening to me, and i'm not even preggo.

    sending you lots of non-sugary vibes!

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  7. WHOA you look so pregnant now. Very cute!! I remember tasting the glucose stuff when my mom had my brother. It tasted like coke but reduced to a thick flat syrup. Good luck, I'm sure you'll be fine :)

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  9. Oh gosh -- you are too cute! You're getting so close to being done, woman, do you realize that?? Exciting!

    I don't know if the new co-worker's comment bugged you or not, but those types of comments are sure getting to me lately! I guess I'm not happy either way, because I get irritated when people say "you're not even showing yet!" AND when they say things like, "Hey chunky! How's the baby?" I'm just never happy, haha. (By the way, one of my co-workers said that last one to me a few days ago...yeahhh.)

    You look great!

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  10. invitations are adorable! lucky mom, lucky baby!

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  11. you are so adorable with your baby belly! i can't believe a coworker actually thought you hardly look pregnant... unless you wear baggy clothes to work?
    oh, and the invite is amazing! she's super creative.

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  12. those invites are precious! i love it.

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  13. You look amazing! The invites are really really cool.

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  14. The invites are awesome; justJENN is very talented. You look adorably pregnant. Your coworker must be blind, right?

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  15. I am obsessed with those invites. She is one talented lady!

    And you certainly look pregnant!

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  16. Invites are totally adorable. And you look great my dear!

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  17. oh, how i love those invitations :)

    you look adorable! i loved taking weekly belly pics, too.

    good luck on the glucose test. hey, you know how much of a sweet tooth i have, and i didn't have GD. i know you'll be fine!

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  18. I chewed a lot of regular-flavored bubble gum after I ate and before bed when I was pregnant with the Goose. It helped me keep the acid at bay :-) Good luck...

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  19. Those invites are the cutest things ever! Great job JustJenn!

    I love that you are taking pics of your progression, you are looking great!

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  20. those invitations are so adorable!!

    such a cute lil mama!

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  21. How was the test?? It's not so bad right? Anyway, you went to blogher? tell me about it! Was it just a nice place to hang? BUMP Looks lovelY!!!

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  22. I love, love the invitations. They are just so you!

    And I too, have ridiculously large boobs. I remember how excited I was the day my tummy got bigger than my boobs. You totally look very round, feminine & pregnant though! Absolutely beautiful!

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  23. Those invites are amazing! For the record, when I met you in person, you looked like a beautiful, healthy pregnant women who had the glow of pure joy. Good luck to you and Em-dash on Friday's test.

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  24. You look so great! And so do those invitations. Nice job JJ! :)

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  25. your invites are SO CUTE!!! JustJenn did a fabulous job.

    awww i love the baby bump pics! keep them coming :) :)

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  26. The glucose test isn't bad at all, imo. I failed it with Lila and had to do the three hour test...passed that by the skin of my teeth, and they made me go on the diet anyway. It really wasn't too bad, so if you do fail you'll be OK. If I can do it anyone can :).

    I think you look great, but you definitely look pregnant, lol. People and their crazy pregnancy comments!

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  27. Cutest pregnant girl, ever. :)

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  28. Looking good, girl! I had GD, but controlled it by counting carbs. Kind of a pain, but not biggie. You'll be fine either way!

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  29. Those invites are so cute! You look great!

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  30. I love JustJenn's work - she's my favorite. I know you're going to have an awesome shower.

    You look great!! I can't believe you only have 87 days to go. I'm sure it doesn't seem like it to you; but it seems fast to me.

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  31. Amazing invites! I'll cross my fingers for you tomorrow :)

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  32. Those invites we so cute!! I loved them! I have a feeling the shower is going to be awesome! I can't wait! Hope all went well at your appt!

    Separately, I just realized that you have Sumo pics on Flickr Did you go when they were in town recently? I heard it was really fun! :)

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