I took this photo with the old camera, the Nikon Coolpix 990, moments before we left for the hospital on the second day of February. Leta was born the next morning.
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Thinking (and totally freaking out)
Not yet on a first name basis
Reading into things
Wow! I think you looked amazing for the day before giving birth. You look like you didn’t gain an ounce anywhere but in your belly. But you most certainly look emotionaly ready to get your body back.
no stretch marks! lucky gal.
What a beautiful image. And what a precious moment to capture!!
You can tell that Leta’s birth is imminent…the turkey timer has popped out ;o)
Your hair is so fucking cute!
God, I only hope I look that good when I get knocked up.
I agree with Julia, except I looked like that at 10 weeks.
Using the belly as the tripod: brilliant.
Gawd, I loved the poop story. I feel bad because it sounds awful but you told it so well. Hey, I’ve gone to the hospital just because I had gas.
I remember that look as well..lol
Will you please post a picture of ‘The Avon Sales Leader’ sometime?
Oh gawd the story of C cracked me up! I’ve not had it that bad but then again, I eat spicy food. Around here, they say, it’s not hot unless it burns you twice!!
As for your charming photo…it’s quite obvious you are ready to introduce your precious angel to the world…either that or the Big Bad Motherfucking Poop is being sassy witcha.
You looked mad, hehe. “Get this baby out of me, now!”
um, how big is that light switch on your wall?
I don’t know really how the hell I came across this website. I just typed “Poop in my ass” and you were the first link that came us. Who knows quite what to say about that…..
YEah, anyways I have a question. My girlfriend always says that being pregnant makes you poop constantly. And that, on rare, special occasions, on the operating table, a smellier, darker hue, bundle of joy comes into the world along with your baby.
Is this true?? Can you answer my question.
Haha, what’s the monstrous switches for?! They’re like.. HUGE, huh.
Gee, I wonder if the lightswitch could be close to the camera, giving the illusion of a larger size. Dur.
Your face says: “Get this baby out. NOW!”
Love your website!
You look so young. In this picture. Like somebody swiped some little choirboy’s pretty head and stuck it on a pregnant woman’s shoulders.
I recognize that look. That’s the “9th month, 3rd trimester, my feet are swollen, my back hurts, I have to pee 10 times an hour, and this baby better get outta me right now or I’m gonna stab my husband” look.
I was that huge at about 30 weeks. You look fantastic for about-to-be-giving-birth.
oh, i know that feeling ALL TOO WELL!!!! you look SOOOOO ready!! that is actually how i feel right this very second, i go to the hospital tonight to have our 2nd daughter!!!
I totally remember that look as well. But I think I was that huge way before 40 weeks. I wanted my son out long before he decided he was ready to arrive. I think you look awesome for practically in labor.
I agree with Ange, except I looked like that at 20 weeks. You looked terrific, but DEFINITELY ready to get that baby out!
Love the composition with the light switches.
i am tall and skinny,too, and i sure hope i look like you when i’m 40 weeks pregnant.
That is a gorgeous photo. Lovely composition and light as well as very adequately capturing the if-this-baby-doesn’t-come-soon-I-will-remove-it-with-a-kitchen-utensil look. I know that feeling well. People were wisely a bit afraid of me for the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy. I was ready to kick in the shins the next person who told me that first babies are always late.
Man, you look so thrilled!!! *snort*
Ha! Little-bellied woman! Unfortunately for me, my body not only embraced the fetus but swelled to dynamic proportions around it. And then the child had the nerve to weigh 8.5 pounds and he was 3 weeks early. I must be built for breeding or something. Gross! Anyway…you look grrreat!
You look thrilled. Haven’t not had any kids, I can only imagine the feeling. Ready for another one?
Ha! This could be an illustration to match my journal entry from the morning of the day my water broke:
I must look huge. Or maybe just tired. I say this because all of a sudden everywhere I go people stare at my belly and about a third of them say “Oh, wow. When are you due?”
I’m pretty sure I hear pity in their voices.
As we often say in Australia…. “Love yer Guts”
You are so lucky to have pictures of your pregnancy. I recently found out I can’t get pregnant. I’d love to be so uncomfortable! And wow, just knowing what a sweet little surprise that was waiting in that belly!
“Portrait of a woman who gets up twenty times a night to go pee”
Oh man. I think I’m having flashbacks, now. Hee.
heehee.. you look SO PISSED OFF
*pokes you in the belly and waits for the giggle*
Ok, that was just wrong. Sorry.
I remember that look, that day for me as well. No matter how awful I felt, the excitment overpowered the rest.
That lightswitch is huge! Oh, wait.
hah! You look SO ready for it to all be over!!
You tiny thing! Here I am at 34 weeks and every time my husband walks by he says “wow, your belly is huge” and I reply with “that’s because I ate our baby”. Not only can I not see my feet, I can no longer see our cats when they rub up against my legs.
All I do is eat, sleep, and pee.
Ahhh…the miracle of life!
Oh, gosh, I just opened this in school. Hope nobody thinks I’m looking at something that should be blocked by our school’s internet security thing.
So impressive. Whenever I take self portaits of myself, they end up being all blurry with the weird lighting and the fat I hide in regular photos all hanging out. As for the photo itself, you can see that you’re ready for Leta to get born, but man do you look awesome for 40 weeks.
My god, you look like what I looked like at 30 weeks. You remind me of one of those celebrities who you would never know was pregnant if not for the little bump. Skinny bitch.
You look ready to be done with the whole mess.
I have that look and that belly now and I am only 32 Weeks pregnant Lets just say I have cursed you many times before since you seem to have carried beautifully and this being my first….I resemble a beached whale!!!!!
Kara, that is hilarious. Yeah, I couldn’t tell which cat was rubbing my legs when I hit about 34 weeks or so, either. I had to wait for them to walk away, cause I sure wasn’t bending over to check.
And to think, at that moment the rest of your family was still wondering whether you were really going to name your daughter Fawnzelle La Bon MarchÃ© Armstrong.
I have a very important question that I don’t think has been addressed on your site.
DID YOUR BELLY BUTTON GO BACK IN!?!?!?
I’m at 20 weeks and I can see the bottom of my belly button for the first time in my life. Outies skeeve me out (sorry outie people) so if yours didn’t go back in, I’m going to have to prepare drastic re-belly button positioning measures…
I wish I was at 40 weeks…
You can tell by the look on your face how ready you were for Leta to be born, but Heather, you look absolutely beautiful in that picture.
jeah, unfortunately i just know i will never look that great when i’m pregnant..but i love a baby-belly like that. not in a creepy way. just in a “i’m-27-and-ready-to-have-one-myself” way. hope that’s all right ;o)
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