Twenty Eight

Today marks 28 weeks into this pregnancy and wow...still hard to believe that I am here. Me...7 months pregnant. Me...going to have a baby in September. I've learned many things along the way. I've been flooded with advice, comments and suggestions. Here's a sampling... 

Sleep now - What does this mean anyway? It's not like you can bank sleep. It's like saying "Don't eat this year because an all-you-can-eat-buffet is opening up next June". Plus, who says that I'm sleeping now? I may be a congested ball of heartburn, nightmares and back pain so this kind of thing just adds insult to injury.

I hate that name - Really? Oh okay, then they won't name him that. Nobody cares that a boy named Bob took your chocolate chip cookie in grade two so please don't lift up the tarp covering your mental baggage. On a similar note, if we want to name our baby Banana or Kleenex just nod and say "nice".

Should you be eating that? - The entire world wide web is filled with people embellishing myths and half truths to scare the crap out of pregnant ladies. So unless I'm about to accidentally snack on lead paint, please don't say anything and let me eat.

You looks so big/small - Remember when you were a teenager and you didn't want to be unique in any way? Well pregnancy is the same and nobody wants to be told they look huge or teeny because it just scares them. Anything different from other pregnant women = weird = giant freak baby or creepy peanut baby.

I think though that one of the most important things I've learned is how to love beautifully and unconditionally...

Those lips! The funny thing about this picture is that Adam does exactly the same thing with his hand when he sleeps

I'm so in love with this little man!


  1. I totally agree about those "advice" givers. I've been asked so many times if I'm having twins that I'm somewhat self conscious about my body. My weight gain is right on target, and I'm measuring normal for a singleton, so I don't think I have anything to worry about! I love those pictures, he's going to be a cutie for sure!

  2. I can so relate to a lot of these. I'm so excited that you're able to experience the pure joy that is beginning to love the life growing within you! What an amazing gift. As for the advice givers- they'll be out tenfold once there is a baby on the outside- where are his socks? How do you feed him? Does he STILL take a pacifier? You LET him watch television? You actually use the word NO with him? Is that organic? I don't mind some well meaning advice, sometimes it's helpful- but the busybodies at the grocery store deserve a slap in the face :)

  3. I am guilty of telling woman I know how small they look for being so many months pregnant. I had a friend that blogged about how she would like to hear how beautiful she looks. Now every time before I say something, I stop and say you look beautiful.

  4. I am keeping all of the above in mind for when I do get to be a preggo lady, too funny!

  5. Your son is adorable! And you hit the nail on the head with all the well-meaning comments. Loved this post!


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