Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

pregnancy update

No need for me to do a pregnancy photoshoot, some of the world's best sculptors and painters have been using me as a model. . .
Thank you, Anonymous of Willendorf, Nnamdi Okonkwo, and Fernando Botero for making me feel beautiful.

You may also like to know, that I am now 34 1/2 weeks! That is 3 days past when I had Lucy! Feels like a big relief and a great accomplishment. It also feels a lot different than last time. . . First of all, I was pampered and coddled in bed from weeks 30 to 34 with Lucy. Now, I'm bending down and getting up and down off the floor and picking things up and chasing a toddler and it's hard work! I also haven't lost all that fluid, so I feel much MUCH bigger than the first time around. I'm outgrowing all my maternity clothes! I've broken two bras! My right hand and arm have been going numb in the mornings and my feet and ankles look like balloons at night. I have horrible heartburn. My undershirts roll up all day like Gus Gus on Cinderella. . .

But even with all that, I'm so excited and thrilled to be pregnant and can hardly wait to meet our baby girl in just a few weeks! And I can't help but think every day I can keep her in utero means less likelihood of ending up in the NICU. Bring on the stretch-marks, we're just aiming for a full-term, big, healthy baby.


katherine said…
great update jul. glad you are well, even with all the bending and things you have to do! i am so excited to meet your little one soon!!
Kellie said…
You are too cute. My girlfriend is just like you. Her other two were early and she's due in a few weeks and she has one leg that is double the size of her other. She's also having another gil.
I wish you the very best in delivery!!
Mary said…
I'm glad you're doing well, despite the pregnancy woes. Get some rest (yeah, right!) and take care!
so so funny. i love the reference to gus gus.
Don't you just love being pregnant!!!
Don't you just love being pregnant!!!
KMC said…
That's great! I have that problem with my shirts too AND my pants rolling down. Wait a minute....I'm not even pregnant! Congrats twice.
missy said…
I think that first statue looks more like me when I'm pregnant. I know that feeling too well. I'm glad it's your turn.

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