11.29.2011

helloooo 37 weeks.

as my friend amy commented on this picture "that is one belly".
you betcha.
it's one large and in charge belly.
growing by the minute.
(i will be 38 weeks on thursday).

i'm basically in that "i'm so done with this" stage of pregnancy.
do you know that stage?
i don't want to complain, but at this point, life is way uncomfortable with a ginormous belly.

there have been quite a few nights this past week where i thought i was in labor, only to have it stop---which is way discouraging.
i always tend to deliver early with my babies, but just you watch.  this one will be totally different, and i'll probably deliver 2 weeks late.  (everything about this pregnancy has been different--including getting pregnant itself--how did that happen again?)
2 weeks late would equal a 12 pound christmas baby.
sooooooo not what i want.
BUT, i do want this babe to come when it's good and ready, and if that means i wait till i'm 42 weeks, then that's what it means.
i'm coming to terms with it.
and in the meantime, eating lots of chocolate to deal with it.

37 comments:

  1. I so appreciate your positive, albeit difficult, approach to the possibility of your baby being overdue. I get so sad and frustrated when women WANT to deliver early. If only they could understand what it's like to spend 6 weeks in the NICU with a preemie, they would relish those last, uncomfortable weeks. I wish I could have been huge, miserable, and waddling!

    Also, on a completely selfish note, I love seeing your giant-belly pics. Keep them coming and enjoy the chocolate!

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  2. hang in there mama! :-) praying for a smoothe delivery when lil babe is good and ready!
    hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday with the fam!
    xoxo.

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  3. eat all the chocolate you want. you so deserve every last bite.

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  4. i love your belly!
    you are adorable. : )

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  5. You look beautiful! Pregnant looks good on you! Can't wait to see this little babe! maybe he/she will have blonde hair! :)

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  6. you are all baby!

    you look great, but i totally sympathize with that end of pregnancy is-it-over-yet feeling! jesus cares about all the little things, even worries about when baby will finally make his/her appearance. i was "late" with both of my last two, 3 days and 8 days, respectively...but i was sustained and you will be, too! of course, chocolate doesn't hurt, either!

    hang in there. as you know, it's all worth it. =)

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  7. I SO know that stage. A little too well.
    Hang in there!

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  8. you look wonderful!
    such a beautiful mama.
    i'll be praying for a smooth delivery{and quick, too}!
    xoxo

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  9. You are lookin go-oood, mama! Hang in there, waiting for Baby Anderson to come in her or his own time, will be so worth it. :)

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  10. Those last few weeks are killer! But, you might as well look fab in the process, and you do my friend! Hang in there, prop your feet up and have those sweet kiddos of yours play a fun game called 'rub mama's feet'. Ha!

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  11. girl - that belly is the only thing you have gained! Lookin mighty fine my friend :)

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  12. you look amazing! you are sooo tiny! I bet you can't even tell you are prego from behind! Can't wait to meet another beautiful Anderson baby!

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  13. Hey roomie! You look wonderful! Keep up the good work growing that baby :) I can't wait to find out who is in there! Merry Christmasseason and much love!

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  14. Would it help you to know my 10-lb baby boy was a week late and the fastest of deliveries?! like 1/2 hour of active labour...out like a rocket!

    You look ADORABLE. You are the epitome of what people want to look like pregnant - ALL BELLY!!

    Enjoy the guilt free calories for a while longer! so deserved.
    The kiddies must all be a buzz!

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  15. My almost ten pounder looked just like that...he looked like he was laying straight out. Great delivery, pushed him out fast. Many blessings on your delivery and your wait...you have the right attitude!!! :)

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  16. You look great! Will be praying for your family! Hang in there Mama!!

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  17. OH my goodness, that is a belly! How does the rest of you stay so small?!!

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  18. Good luck!! Praying for you. You look beautiful and I think its a boy!!
    -Shabree

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  19. LOVE it!! rock that belly.

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  20. That belly deserves it's close up! You look beautiful. That baby in there is beautiful too!!

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  21. i so know that feeling... on my 4th and last pregnancy i thought i was in labor for 6wks... according to me i was but i doubt that is how my chart reads... my 85yr old neighbor reminded me the decision to come into this world would be her biggest one she would ever make... hope it goes quickly for you..

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  22. You are so cute! Can't wait to see pictures of your new little one!
    redemptionisbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  23. love your ginormous beachball!

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  24. So cute but so big. Only the belly that is. Probably because you are so tiny. Good luck to you and Little
    Anderson.

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  25. EMILY! I think that is the biggest i've ever seen your belly. And i think it's absolutely crazy that the rest of you has not grown at all! Ugh! But at least we know where all of that chocolate is going....straight to your baby bump!
    Anxiously awaiting a birth day!!
    Love you,
    Jenn

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  26. Happy and Round. And lovely.

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  27. look at those arms! that chin! girl you look great! that belly doesn't even look real LOL! Kinda like a ball.
    Not much longer. Those last few weeks are rough. Your uncomfortable. Can't sleep & just want that baby out of your belly & into your arms!
    I'm excited! :)

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  28. I feel you. Am coming up to 36 weeks and puffing up BIG time. All puffer fish like. Sleep? A thing of the past. Buuuut -- hang in there mama! We can do it ;)

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  29. So cute, but seriously you are all bump! Is that thing for real?:)

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  30. a-dor-a-ble * cute polka dot top :)

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  31. Love your attitude. And you look awesome. Your belly just looks big because you're so tiny! You're rockin' it.

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  32. you lookmlike a very pretty planet ;) huge, but beautiful! and nothing wrong with eating chocolate :) have a great week!

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  33. Love it! That belly is so beautiful! I really don't like the pregnancy thing much, but I'd do it over and over again for these sweet babies. How amazing these little lives are. Okay, off topic... what I meant to say is that though pregnancy was not my favorite, I did love the little wiggles and waves along with just the amazement that my belly could grow like that! The awesomeness of that is the beauty of God!

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  34. totally delish. my early Dec babe turned out to be a mid-Dec babe...poor him!!
    hope yours comes soon and easily and smallishly and joyfully X

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  35. Im so behind in my blog reading but had to sneak over to see the belly ;) You look amazing. Hooray for full term! Any day now happy healthy baby wishes and a quick and easy delivery for you!! Can't wait to hear your news!

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