7.8.10

Still Pregnant

Today marks the longest I have ever carried a child, 39 weeks, with nary a contraction in sight. I am tired.

Also, very uncomfortable and big footed.

Random strangers like to accost me in public places to tell me I'm "ready to pop". Aaron tells me I'm missing a golden opportunity to mess with them. I should stare confused and say,"What? What are you talking about?... Oh, I'm just fat. Thanks for pointing that out." Or, even meaner, "It's cancer."

Also, you know that thing that some people like to do, where they turn their head sideways and eye your belly before confidently declaring what your baby's gender will be? Usually the people who do that are pretty evenly split, girl or boy. I have not had one person this pregnancy declare that I'm going to have a girl. I wonder if they are all right, or all wrong. I lean toward wrong.

We don't know what we're having, obviously, we have never wanted to find out. "Oh, you like it to be a surprise," people usually say. If Aaron is around he says, "Surprised!? Oh no, I don't want to be surprised. Boy or girl, that isn't a surprise. Not human, or mixed race, that would be a surprise. I don't want that."

I finally packed the baby bag today. I forgot how tiny newborn diapers are, and clothes. SO CUTE! I'm gonna have a baby soon you guys. I almost forgot with the trying to get ready for it and all. Whoot!

5 comments:

  1. So exciting. I both love and loathe the last days of pregnancy. Glad you're excited...how special...a brand new babe.

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  2. It would be interesting if we both go on the same day, just on opposite sides of the globe. I feel your pain, I really, really do. May we both go soon and keep our sanity!

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  3. Cancer. . . ha ha, I have thought about saying that too!! Never was brave enough.

    And we also like "surprises." (gender wise, I mean.) When people ask if we know what we're having, I like to respond "I think it's a baby, but it *might* be an alligator." ;)

    Good luck and hope your next post is good news!!

    (this is purple moose, but it's not letting me post under that account. grr.)

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  4. Ahava-that would be kind of cool if we did. :) I'm hoping you go soon.

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  5. Woot! Carrien I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to welcome you to the four kids club! It's FUN here! You BRING the party with you wherever you go when you have FOUR kids! I wish the best for you as you and your family prepare to welcome your newest member! I hope your delivery is smooth and calm, and I hope your sweet baby is perfectly healthy!

    Blessings,

    Julie in Austin

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