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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Week 33

I wish there was a way to prepare Maddie for the tornado that is about to hit her life in a few weeks. When I look at her adorable, unsuspecting little face I feel guilty. How can I do this to her? How can I take away her place as number 1?

Thoughts such as this are what have filled my mind as I conclude my 33rd week of making a baby. Our lives as a family of 3 are going to change in a way none of us can imagine.

Good thing Maddie loves poop!

At this point I'm feeling absolutely gigantic. It's hard to do everything. It's hard to sleep. It's hard to roll out of bed. It's hard to put on socks and shoes. It's hard to lean over and wash my face at night. It's hard to paint my toenails (but I did it!). It's hard to go to work every day. It's hard to do the laundry. Basically, everything that involves bending in half is hard and I don't like it.

I'm also done with the appetite thing. I no longer wake up famished, but I do need to eat a good breakfast. And then I need to eat two hours later at work. Followed by a lunch break a few hours after that. Then I can handle waiting to eat again until I get home. The problem with that is the lack of free time at work to take care of eating and peeing when my body tells me it's time. I look forward to the day when I can eat when I need to and empty my bladder when I need to without having to take one last phone call or deal with one more email. That day will come, right? To be replaced with the day when I eat room-temperature meals one handed and have a fan club follow me into the bathroom because what's more fun than bugging mama when she pees?

I know what's more fun than bugging mama when she pees- feeding poopy diapers to the dog! I dread the day I have to deal with that. But, it's a rite of passage when you have an inside dog and an inside kid. I'll try to remind myself that it's just the baby's way of bonding with Maddie, which is obviously a big concern of mine.

Who am I to deny my kid/dog such an experience?


  1. i was looking through some archives of mine last night for my post, and ran across a few of our "baby moon" trip, and saw a picture caleb took of me on the floor, having to take a break after putting on my shoes. i totally get it! :) seriously hard stuff. it's weird to remember that, because it sort of seems like a dream, that it didn't happen, which is weird because during it, it TOTALLY felt like it would never end.

    it will! i promise!

    also, love the blog. :) i hate dealing with all the background issues, i know it's a huge pain, and i just wanted to say, it's fabulous. :)

  2. Oh my word Livia, I laughed out loud when you wrote about having a fan club follow you into the bathroom and bug you while you pee! Ha ha! How do you know about that when your child isn't here yet?? Oh I wish Eva would leave me alone!

  3. Oh Liv- I know how you feel! I felt like a beached whale at that time. I didn't ever wear socks because it was too much work to put them on and I was like panting after everything. OY! You're so close, boy I'm excited for you! Remember when we went to lunch like a year ago and spoke of babies? Now look at us! Livin the dream...well maybe not so dreamy but yeah... haha!

  4. You are so cute and tiny!


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