35 weeks

May 24, 2011

Pictures can’t really do the torpedo belly justice. It’s just so much pointy-er in real life. But you get the idea.

I’m tired, friends.

I hit a wall this week. An end of pregnancy wall I had forgotten was coming. (It blows my mind how we can forget exactly what this feels like.) (I suppose we have to or we may be less likely to do it more than once, huh?)

My belly has droooped waaaay down and I have this sense of urgency, to get things done, all the nesting things. But my energy level is completely not allowing the nesting things to be done and Ryan is out of town for work and I’m tired.

Just call me whine-y whinerton.

My family and friends are convinced I’m going early this time. I don’t know. We can’t know these things. I know I look different, but I attribute that to my stretched out self (Asher was 10 lbs 10 ounces and my muscle wall is…um…wide open. heh.)

Yesterday my Dad mowed our lawn and my mom brought over lasagna. It’s funny how you can feel THIS grateful for people helping you. I do. I don’t know what I would do without help and I’m finally ready to not think I’m weak if I accept it or even ask for it. We all need help.

The boys love Nanny and Bapa.

You can see why…

 

They got to “help” with the yard work.

My parents, our boys, our nephews and Ryan and I also went to Lego Kidsfest this past weekend. I have some great photos from our time there. That place was pretty mind-blowing in all its Lego glory. The kids were in a very happy place and I loved watching them.

It was my 36th birthday. 36 brings me closer to 40 than 30 of course and I couldn’t figure out if I cared or not. I don’t think I do. Life keeps getting better while I watch my children grow, so I don’t think there’s any reason to hate aging too much. My wrinkles are art anyway…mostly.

And these people are too….totally,

 

 

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KELLY V May 24, 2011 at 8:40 am

Happy belated birthday Heather!!!!
It was great to see you and your torpedo (man, you are NOT kidding) this past weekend! Home stretch!!!

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Andrea (Lil-Kid-Things) May 24, 2011 at 8:45 am

Aww you look great! I just wrote my 32 week complaint post yesterday. I SO feel you. I think I am going to go early too. I had Oscar at 39 weeks and he was 11lbs. Hoping this one with be oh I dunno at least in single digits :-) Hang in there!!
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lissa - shrinking jeans May 24, 2011 at 8:45 am

that belly is amazing!! hope your birthday was great!
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Michelle May 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

Happy Belated Birthday!
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Candy May 24, 2011 at 9:23 am

Dang, those boys of yours are adorable. Art, indeed. You’ve earned the right to whine. Go for it. Can’t wait to see your precious daughter!
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SoberJulie May 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

Happy Birthday Mama!!!
You look fabulous and I feel like I remember the exhaustion, that feeling when my body was rebelling against my mind’s ideas. I just couldn’t get things done anymore…I am so happy and excited for your family!
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Elaine May 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm

36 is over the hump to 40, I thought the same thing when my birthday came around. FTR, I thought you were younger than me. And, you are, by a couple of months! ;-) It’s gonna be a WONDERFUL year for you Heather, I just know it!

Rest up Momma, you’re almost there! :D
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Melanie Jacobson May 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Uh, I believe you because that’s already pretty dang pointy. I love it.
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ka-Lee May 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Are you interested in requesting teachers for next year? They are due May 27, Friday. Just thought I would let you know. I know you have nothing else goign on;)

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Jamie @ Six Bricks High May 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Happy late birthday! Hope it was wonderful. How nice to have the grandparents close by to help out. I’m sure you are so grateful.

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Amy @ Never-True Tales May 24, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I’m sneezing just looking at those photos! And you look great; I always wished I had the torpedo belly. I had the marshmallow BODY instead.
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Kazzy May 25, 2011 at 12:44 am

I can’t wait to see photos of her lovely little face. best wishes.

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denise May 25, 2011 at 6:30 am

Maverick. First, happy happy birthday to you, my fellow Gemini. And that preggo belly. Oh lady…I know I’m stating the obvious here but there’s a baby girl in there and she’s yours and she’s coming and oh my goodness I’m living vicariously through you and i’m sending big hugs.

xoxo

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cheairs May 25, 2011 at 7:22 am

Beauty in the belly and beauty in the wrinkles too…….enjoy the nesting!!!!
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Becky (Princess Mikkimoto) May 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

Happy belated birthday sweet lady! Can’t wait for the baby girl to enter this world. We need some baby girl in these times.
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TheKitchenWitch May 25, 2011 at 8:15 am

Happy Birthday, Miss Delicious. I love you.

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Kristen @ Motherese May 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Happy belated birthday, beloved mama of just about 3. I hope the next year brings you all the joy and love you can handle. And then some.

I love this line, by the way: “My wrinkles are art anyway…mostly. And these people are too….totally.” Mostly and totally. Yeah, I get that.
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