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.