Her Bad Mother

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

29 Weeks

My current profile. Which resembles what, exactly?

a) A clutch of environmental protest balloons?

b) The dark side of the moon as depicted in velvet geek art?

Or, c) Alfred Hitchcock's silhouette?

And, should I be disturbed that I have ten-plus weeks to go and already have the proportions of massive helium-inflated objects, the fifth-largest natural satellite in our solar system, and a dead, obese film director?


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Blogger Unknown said...

I feel your pain! At 28 weeks, I'm there with ya.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oops. Pregnant lady brain and I commented as the wrong person!

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

31 weeks over here. We are all starting to look like the dark side of the moon, I think...

10:23 PM  
Blogger Major Bedhead said...

Second (and, in my case, fifth) pregnancies always seem to be HUGE and ROUND and ohmyGAWD-like. I felt like a house with my last pregnancy. So, not much of a consolation, but at least you're not alone. Is that any help? At all? No? OK, how about some chocolate?

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 34 weeks and can't fathom being any bigger than this! I'm bigger now than I was at the end of my 1st pregnancy. My profile looks like that of the principal in the Archie comics!

11:00 PM  
Blogger flutter said...

seriously? So cute.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think your silhouette is beautiful. I regret not taking photos when I was pregnant. I was so self-absorbed and worried about my size. It would be nice to look at a photo now and try to remember what it was like to be pregnant. (We're trying, but it's not working. Ugh. Whole other story.)

Those ten weeks will be over before you know it. Hang in there! :)

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss being pregnant. There was no one to scream in my ear when I said no!

12:30 AM  
Blogger nonlineargirl said...

From my limited experience, you look fairly right on target for 29 weeks. At a baby shower this weekend, the showered woman (at 34 weeks) looks barely pregnant (she's very tall and broad shouldered) while a (third-trimester) guest (very thin) looked like she was going to pop at any moment. Both women feel like the freak, of course.

1:02 AM  
Blogger JCK said...

Your silouhette is awesome! The Proud, The Pregnant!

I'll do the survey soon.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

Hitchcock-ian, I'd say...

(But only because it makes me laugh to think of you doing an imitation of him!)

Oh puh-leeze don't name that teeny little guy Alfred.....

7:12 AM  
Blogger motherbumper said...

I just tried typing out the Alfred Hitchcock presents music but it just didn't work. BUT considering you always make a cameo in your posts, I'm going for dead director. Oh wait, you weren't looking for "oh you can barely see your wee bump" comments, were you? In that case, oh honey who can tell when you are wearing black?

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look fabulous!

8:03 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I'm only at 25 weeks and I'm equi-huge. Woof.

But? You look lovely!

8:52 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

I still haven't taken any pictures, because I'm almost afraid to know how big I am with seven weeks to go. People keep asking when I'm due and then looking surprised when they hear it's basically two months away. I'm thinking this is not bode well for what I actually look like right now...

I'll do the survey when I'm not at work. When the research is done I'd love to see a follow-up post about her conclusions.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Nice belly! Seriously. I grew all strange and never had that nice in the front belly.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you look beautiful, and only ten weeks to go.
I regret not having more pictures while I was pregnant. I delivered Jeffrey at 29 weeks and in all the pictures I have barely looked pregnant.
Plus better an Alfred Hitchcock belly than an Alfred Hitchcock baby. right?

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

catherine i'd go with the velvet moon art its retro and kinda cool looking and i think your belly is awesome and beautiful LAVANDULA

10:39 AM  
Blogger KG said...

1. I'm scared of my next pregnancy because you look so much bigger so much sooner.

2. Why don't they make maternity clothes for women in their third trimester? The maternity clothes just don't seem to be big enough.

3. I vote for Option C.

11:06 AM  
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11:20 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

I think you look just womanly and voluptuous and goddess-like.

Ten weeks may sound like a lifetime to you, but here I am thinking "Ten weeks? That's it?"

So there's that.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

i think that belly is gorgeous lady!

Running on empty

1:00 PM  
Blogger Laural Dawn said...

OMG - I would never have thought to compare your preggo belly to a clutch of environmental protest balloons.
I do see the similarities ... in a good way!

2:03 PM  
Blogger 7aki Fadi said...

Sorry in advance but I find this post hilarious! HAHHAHAHAHA

2:40 PM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

Having seen your bump in person recently, I can attest to its cuteness.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Cara said...

I feel your pain. I wore a purplish/blue sweater the other day and my husband thought I resembled the Violet from Willy Wonka (the original) after she ate the candy and blew up. I still have 6 weeks to go, he will have to roll me into the delivery room.

3:36 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Pah. I'm already ridiculously huge at 12 weeks. Ack! With pumpkinpie, I got so pregnant, I outgrew a lot of my maternity clothes. She was normal sized, but apparently I was carrying around a LAKE - the nurses were astounded, honestly. I lost all 50 lbs in fine time, no worries. You'll get there and be just fine, Alfred. Meanwhile, may I call you Hitch? (JOKE! I JOKE! NO HITTING THE OTHER PREGNANT LADY!)

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're so cute. And my pregnancy was so long ago, I can't even remember what it was like. I'm guessing you FEEL like Alfred Hitchcock, but you have a much nicer rack. ;-)

8:25 PM  
Blogger Amy Jo said...

I think you look lovely! That is an awesome shot. And for my vote, I'm going with Hitchcock. Not because you look obese, but because I love his films just as I love your writing!

Gah, that was quite gushy, wasn't it? Sorry. I'm in a somewhat different hormonal situation.

8:39 PM  
Blogger josetteplank.com said...

Thank you. That large balloon thing coming out of the car's rear end will certainly show up in my dreams tonight.

11:07 PM  
Blogger stephanie said...

Well when you put it that way, it does seem...well. But I think that silhouette is outrageously sexy beautiful - it screams I HAVE HAD SEX, PEOPLE! No one has to know it was 29 weeks ago...

And at least you're not proportional to the first largest natural satellite.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I still feel so much instant affection for that form. I know it's easy for me to say, currently not with child, but you do look lovely.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing as Mom101-29 weeks already? You'll be having WonderBoy in no time! And your belly looks gorgeous, just think that there is a whole PERSON in there! Go, go, goddess-mama.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

As I sit here and eat peanut butter out of a jar spread on an apple, I feel your pain at 25 weeks. Second pregnancy and I'm a freaking house already.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No - you look like the Venus of Willendorf, a fertile godess!

12:10 PM  
Blogger ewe are here said...

You've just reminded me why I really don't want to do this again.

Hang in there... home stretch!

6:12 PM  
Blogger tulipmom said...

Your silhouette is just beautiful.

I am 34 weeks tomorrow. But here's the interesting thing .... NOW people tell me I look great for being so close to the end (not sure if that's a compliment but I'll take it) whereas at 28 weeks people couldn't believe I had so much longer to go. "But you look so HUGE!"

And I have to echo law student mama's question about the maternity clothes. All of a sudden I feel like I have nothing to wear. Do I really need to buy MORE maternity stuff NOW with only a few weeks to go?

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel your pain - at 16 weeks the second time around I feel the same as I did around 25 weeks last time! You look great, though!

11:03 PM  
Blogger SM said...

B for baby? B for boy?

11:18 PM  
Blogger Monster Paperbag said...

it looks like my papa's profile.. he really should cut down on the beer..

12:10 AM  
Blogger gwendomama said...

you look way hot.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to rub that bump.

The big one. I'll try to refrain from the two little (or not so little...snicker) ones. But I can't promise.


4:13 PM  
Blogger The Estrogen Files said...

Well... At least you know it will get better soon. I'm thinking of the rest of us who look a little, uh, fluffy in "real" life - not just pregnant life! Whatever - just enjoy it while you can!

10:01 PM  
Blogger jenB said...

your belly is incredibly beautiful. gorgeous.

2:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your silhouette is beautiful. Perfect for belly pics.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

That is a perfectly round baby belly, just right for 29 weeks. You look like a goddess with that beautiful shape!

I'm still in shock that you only have 10 more weeks to go. Where did the time go?

10:26 AM  
Blogger mo-wo said...

Sorry I am so weak on comments. I have no real excuse.

But tell me [more].. are you going to do this?


12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, it's awful, but I am so glad to know that someone (at 29 weeks) is as miserable as I am. Yuck. I am halfway dying for this to be over, and halfway freaking out over the idea of having a newborn AND a toddler. Nice to know I'm not alone!!

10:20 AM  

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