February 26, 2007

Third Trimester Perspective

You see a pregnant chick with five weeks to go...

I see the pathetic remnants of my feet.







You see stairs...

I see a trip to the E.R. with one clumsy step.










You see a charming patch of flowers...

I see something sprouting out of my belly.









You see a driver's seat...

I see a convenient Heimlich maneuver mechanism.










You see a home office...

I see the N.W. quadrant of my keyboard.









You see dirty dishes...

I see FOOD!











You see a two year old starved for attention...

I hear something - but it was probably just my imagination.









You see shoelaces...

I see the reason why I can't leave the house.








You see a swimsuit...

I see options.










A Perfect Post – February 2007 Thanks, to Vicky at The Mummy Chronicles for this distinguished recognition!

27 comments:

Lindsay said...

Right now, at 20 weeks, I find this post hilarious. But in a few months I don't think I'll be laughing anymore.

The Wiz said...

Hilarious. So stinkin' funny. But, truly, you don't look that bad. I know you feel it, though, I know you are feeling it. Longest five weeks of your life. Here's hoping you go early.:)

Jamie J said...

For what it's worth, you look no where near 35 weeks. You look pretty dang good. But I know that last 5 week feeling...Hang in there! You'll have your baby soon!

Toni said...

Sarah, you are too much! My stomach was bigger than that at 3 months!! Driving was the worst for me- Could barely reach the peddles with my toes or the steering wheel with my fingers!But if BK was calling, I was so there!

Lisa M. said...

I remember standing at the back of the grocery store... looking at my husband, and bursting into tears.. when he inquired about my delirium, and I just sat there, sobbing. I can't walk anymore I said, there is NO way I can get to the parking lot.

I love your cute shoes.

chronicler said...

very good perspective analiysis! We're two weeks and counting with the new grandson. I'm off next week to Virginia!

Suzie Petunia said...

Well, hello cutest pregnant lady in the world! You are teeny tiny. Are you sure there is a baby in there? Maybe you're just bloated...

s'mee said...

You see a bathing suit, I see a hankerchief.

waaaaaaaah! : (

Samantha said...

Ah. I see what I have to look forward to. You look great though!! And I already thought about how lucky I am, in one way, that I will be very big pregnant during the summer b/c I won't have to tie shoelaces. I feel like I am going to be like 3 times your size based on where I am now, but it turns out I don't look nearly as huge in pictures as I feel. Anyway you look really cute. But I already can see why pregnant women are like GET THIS THING OUT OF ME by the end. It gets pretty uncomfortable. And I'm only at 22 weeks. But I'm pretty sure it's worth it, yes?

cruncha said...

Hey, why is it that the first nine months of your child's life are infinitely shorter than the nine months of pregnancy? I've done it 4 times, and I am baffled by it every time.

kibler said...

Great, I have a lot to look forward too!
Kibler, 16 weeks...

Tam said...

I've never been pregnant but my best friend is 7 weeks right now, I showed her this post and according to her, " Is that what I have to look forward too?!"

The look on her face was priceless. Thanks for the kodak moment.

Adrienne said...

Awww... I agree with the above, you're a cute pregnant lady (and really, you do NOT look enormous.) I'm guessing you're ready to have your body back, though. I have a friend who was very, very pregnant and as her due date approached, her doctor said "Hmm... You know, I think I may have underestimated your due date, I'm thinking you might have two more weeks." I think she actually hit him.

Bex said...

I have to say that you barely look pregnant. You are so tiny!!

acte gratuit said...

I feel your pain! It doesn't help that my husband thinks it's just hilarious that I let out a moan every time I have to bend, reach, roll, or basically move at all. But it's dang hard to maneuver around a bowling ball stuck to your front!

Heather O. said...

Yeah, you need to just burn that swimsuit. The bonfire will make you fell good. Plus, you can bring marshmallows and roast them on the flames.

Sarah said...

Thanks for your kind words, everyone! I'm sorry to vent my pregnancy frustrations on the blog but I figure one little post about how much is stinks having a head stuck in my pelvis won't kill anyone.

I carried Penny really tight as well and was really hoping that this pregnancy would just be "out there" so I wouldn't have to worry about it but this one is jammed in there tight as can be. Makes for an easier silhouette but I have bully my lungs to expand with every breath.

It's funny how much bigger pregnant women always feel than look.

So here's to all you other pregnant moms out there - lets all agree to eat ice cream tonight at 10pm to commiserate as one.

Melissa said...

Sarah - loved this post! Pregnancy is such a fun thing. I think you look fabulous... I gained 50 lbs with my last pregnancy... I KNOW I looked as fat as I FELT!

Clyde said...

I'm not pregnant anymore, I'm grateful that my due date was this past November :) But I'm more than happy to help you with the ice cream idea... Can I add a few toppings and an slice of warm rasberry pie?
You have a good reason to fill your tummy with anything with a lot of calories (now, because later on no excuses for after-midnight snacks), in my case it's just some kind of nice family-related support-system thingy.
You're very welcome!

Th. said...

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You really are one of the best.

Amy said...

I always thought it was funny while I was pregnant that people were constantly offering me food. "Have some more pie; you're eating for two!" "Let's order double appetizers because of the pregnant lady." The irony was that my large uterus squished my stomach to about the size of a pea. I couldn't eat huge quantities of food. Mind you I'd be hungry again an hour later, but no matter how appetizing, there just wasn't room for that extra piece of pie AND the baby.

Suzie Petunia said...

Ah! It is 10:06 pm! Am I too late for the ice cream party? Gotta go... getting ice cream...

I carry mine high and tight, too. Do your ribs ache like mine do? I've never found another pregnant woman who understands this pain. It feels like my ribcage is being spread, or like a backache but in my ribs. Oh, and my back aches, too. Wah, wah, wah. I only have 5 more weeks to whine about my discomfort. Then I get to start whining about sleep-deprivation... Why do we have babies again??... I forget...

AzĂșcar said...

HAH!

Suzie--I don't always carry high and tight, but a couple weeks ago this little guy figured he would try to go LATERAL for a few days. Ribcage to Ribcage. Pleasant was I.

Here's what I find strange: bumping the belly into everything. Knock-boom-slam.

Here's what I hate: sciatic nerves.

kaff said...

Sarah, you are totally convincing me to never have kids! I don't know if that is an option anymore, but I'm still scared! Can you babysit like I baysat your plant?? Its a fair trade, I swear :) Love you!

Rachel said...

Sarah, this post is awesome.

Lianne said...

You look so not ready to have a baby in 5 weeks! Very funny post! I've missed reading for a while... but I'm back!

1stdaughter said...

Sarah, I can sympathize, I have exactly 9 days and who knows if that will happen....I can't wait to be able to put my own shoes on again and not beg my husband to do it for me.