• http://www.datingisweird.com Serial

    Oh, c’mon. Call it Blanket. I hear that’s toooootally a gender neutral name.

  • http://something.com Anonymous

    Feeling bad…so open the comments and let everyone worship you. Seriously, you could smile.

    This’ll make you happy.


    dumb ungrateful unsmiling twit.

  • http://indylex.blogspot.com Alexis

    Holy crap, I am almost 20 weeks and 3 times as big as you!

  • http://thedailymind.com/happiness/6-ways-to-beat-depression-during-the-winter-months/ The Daily Minder
  • http://www.katieeverbody.blogspot.com Katie

    Oh, how I wish I could transport you here to LA, where it was 88 degrees today. Are you sure you guys can’t move back? Houses are crazy cheap right now. Heck, ours is nearly $100,000 less than it was 2 years ago when we bought it. Times are great here! Wait, who do I hear crying? Oh, that’s me. Sorry.

    Hang in there…

  • http://www.bitchingbeauty.com bitching beauty

    hey there–as pissed as you may look, you still look beautiful. i just wanted to say that my blog (which is very, very pathetic and sorry-assed compared to your all-powerful blog machine) has given you an award. i, myself, was given the award and was supposed to pass it on to 10 blogs I enjoy reading–dooce was the first to come to mind. you probably won’t give a shit about the award (unlike me–I went all out and celebrated when I got it)… but i hope at least it makes you smile (either because it’s really retarded or because there’s something nice knowing that little people out there like you…we like you–we really like you).

  • Daisy

    We are going in for our ultrasound on Friday too! I am due on the 23rd of June. My daughter refers to our baby as Cheeto Galaxy, yep..I think princess anything would have to trump ours at this point lol

  • marty

    mercy; its cathartic to read your comments; its only cold for a short time. remember that cold weather kills the bugs. just slows them down here in south carolina. and 52 can feel extremely cold also. and just fleeting sun. hoping for a hearty healthy babe for you. smile, its a great time to be preggers.

  • http://puanani-puanani.blogspot.com/ Puanani

    On the bright side, you could have been in sunny Mexico with Maggie…Plus, you look so wee for 18 weeks. Lucky you.

  • Jackie

    Heather, I have been faithfully reading your blog for about a year now without commenting on a single post. I don’t know what compelled me to comment on this one, but I have to say…I think you’re lovely. Truly. Please don’t ever stop writing this blog, it has done more than you will ever know.

  • The Cake Lady

    Dude, my husband knows that face. Its the “everyone I know is pregnant except me, so why’d i sell my business to get pregnant if every time I mention gettting pregnant you squirm ” look. We live in Virginia where they threaten snow every other day and it doesn’t happen. It is suppossed to be -10 degrees Friday and I swear to God if it doesn’t snow when it is that freaking cold I will hurt someone. Seriously. If it is that miserable I would like a reward. Like the pleasure of throwing a snow ball at unsuspecting by-standers. Or my husband.

  • http://www.d3voiceworks.com d3 voiceworks

    it’s sunny, warm, and full of blue skies in slc today! Hope you got out a bit. i’m on my way, with fozzie the dog.

    how about ‘little head’? that’s what the 5 y.o. wants to name luther (only our womb name).

    cheer up. i’ve got hemorrhoids from all this extra weight on my ass. ugh.

    and it’s a ridiculous word to spell.

  • Liz

    Re: bummed out mood: it might be the moon too… it’s supposed to be closer to the earth than usual & it was just full… it’s working it’s moon voodoo on you!

    I’m also in SLC so i feel your pain about the dreariness. this is about the time of year where i have to drive to evanston just to get out of the inversion cloud!

  • Rachael

    Best. Pregnancy. Photo. EVER.


  • sj

    I’m very much hoping you’ll have a boy because, as a mother of two boys, I really need someone to point me to online retailers and/or Etsy shops selling toys and adorable clothing for boys. :)

  • http://www.traveladriatic.net croatia

    You look great, but please take some smiley pics :)

  • Kathy

    Congrats on the baby and the belly looks great, but what about Leta’s monthly newsletter? Last one was December 11. Horror of horrors are you falling into that trap when the second babe comes along and no more letters, no more pics, baby book pushed aside, mementos are thrown in shoe boxes to scrap book later…say it isn’t so!!!!!!

  • http://domestiquette.net Wendy

    Blech. My favorite part of moving away from northwestern New Mexico – getting away from the cold, dark, snowy darkness. It seriously affected my brain and moods.

  • http://scrabblestungun.blogspot.com Carm

    I love the nickname for baby. When my friend Michelle was expecting we were at a loss for what to call the wee one until he/she was born. They were folks who wanted to WAIT to find out the sex of the baby. I could not do that, I don’t think. But a few friends decide we should try to come up with a nickname using product names or random things like that … I can only recall someone suggesting butter bean and me thinking “cinnabon” and we almost died when my friend Sarah, who was flipping through a magazine looking at ads, suggested “hummer.” :) Oh well. Congrats. You look lovely and I’m glad you are feeling better physically. May you have sunshine soon!

  • http://scienceandstilettos.blogspot.com/ M

    i know exactly how you feel about winter blahs and i’m not even pregnant. and i live on the coast. it’s just january. but i’m sure the pregnancy has something to do with it in your case ;)

    too funny about prince(ss) aurora!


  • http://www.meettheboyles.blogspot.com anabelle

    I have one of those lamps.. its actually a bulb.. my MIL got me last year for Christmas.. it’s in my side lamp next to the couch and it makes such a huge difference. I feel like I have a lighted window pouring sunshine down on my face…. it honeslty makes me feel so much better. It’s called a full spectrum light or something like that… well worth it! :)

  • Kandi

    Hi, Your so beautiful. Then again, I think all pregnant woman are divine! It is so cool to have two of my fav’s pregnant at the same time and the same time along. T gave you a mention on her blog, something about you have an apple and she is carrying a melon. lol. Please don’t punish us nice commenters (your very own suck ups!) by closing comments and go ahead and make fun of the haters if you want like you used to. Your awesome and your baby is going to know he/she made you miserable, pictures or not cause I am sure you will let stretch know. hehe.

  • Jess

    The orange juice thing: we struggle with that all the time (and then I silently cry when my son spills half of a $7 jug of oj on the floor when he finally succeeds). But, does anyone else curse at the spaghetti sauce jar when they can’t open it? It makes me so mad to think that if I lived alone, I’d never be able to open a jar. Who designs these male-dependent devices?!

  • http://www.iambossy.com/ BOSSY

    When Bossy was pregnant with her second baby (during a bleak February), she went camping for a week in Florida at a campground that went from manicured lawn tent site to white palm-tree sand to The Gulf of Mexico.

    Bossy pronounced she wasn’t leaving until the calendar said April — and she didn’t. She slept in a one-person tent with her 6-year-old son for a month of fresh avocados and citrus!

  • Jessica

    boo freak’n hoo.

    as someone who follows your blog AND has had major fertility issues AND lives in the great white north (so i know something about waking up in the dark and having the sun set at 4:00 pm)…. boo.

    honestly, i was happy for you when i found out you were pregnant. unfortunately, your progressive photo updates of your belly and the consistant sour look on your face turns me right off. boo.

    i am due to have a baby this saturday if all goes well, our other child is 7. yes, 7. 7 long years of struggle and sad times and if i even THOUGHT about going where your face and attitude go in those photos i would be the most ungrateful person on earth. boo.

    get it together. i personally think you are better than that, or whatever you are portraying.

  • http://forgingahead.wordpress.com Kathleen

    I give my husband that exact same look! Must be universal.

    Come visit SF – we’re in the midst of really weird summer weather kind of week.

  • http://openmouthinsertfork.blogspot.com susan c

    I won’t taunt you with reports of Southern California temperatures in the mid 80s ’cause I’m sure you know all that.

    Frankly, I’m longing for some cool nights, a hearty pot of stew and a fire in the fire place. But, for your sake, I’ll hope for blue skies, sunshine and warmth for your Feb. visit.

  • Joolieblue

    Just from the pictures, I’m guessing this is a Princess Aurora you are growing. Just saying.

  • http://www.beyondprenatals.com Debra – Beyond Prenatals

    Many women, especially pregnant women, are deficient in Vitamin D. Besides for the fact that your growing baby needs vitamin D to have healthy bones/teeth/brain growth, vitamin D might also be related to Seasonal Affective Disorder (Winter blues). The VitaminDCouncil recommends: “If you suffer from depression, get your 25(OH)D level checked and, if it is lower than 35 ng/mL (87 nM/L), you are vitamin D deficient and should begin treatment.”

    The amount in your prenatal vitamin is almost definitely not enough (which prenatal do you take?). Check out that site for more info, I also hope to post about this soon. It is becoming a really important topic for pregnancy, lactation, and children.

    Good luck! Debra

  • Spattie

    My older sister thought it would be an excellent idea to name my Spatula. Boy or girl, didn’t matter. (She was three.)

    My parents thought it was hilarious, and now I have a large collection of spatulas.

  • http://preteenstoddlersandnewbornsohmy.blogspot.com/ jennielynn

    Nice to know she’s flexible.

  • Spattie

    My older sister thought it would be an excellent idea to name my Spatula. Boy or girl, didn’t matter. (She was three.)

    My parents thought it was hilarious, and now I have a large collection of spatulas.

  • http://www.livinginmyintegrity.blogspot.com Lisa

    you could move to seattle and NEVER see the sun!?!

    just a suggestion. :) xoxo

  • Spattie

    Double posts are awesome!

  • Jessica

    My Gram let my 4-going-on-5 cousin Ava name the new kitten. Yes, now Gram has a kitten named Princess Aurora!

    Oh, and I am not the bitchy Jessica from comment #65. Did she even READ YOUR POST? Ooops, sorry ’bout all those caps =/

  • Kate

    Hey, not everyone from Boston sounds like Leo in The Depaaahted or Amy Adams in Gone Baby Gone. Just sayin’.
    Also, I have to disagree with the theory on boy vs. girl. I had the exact same pregnancy twice and I have a girl and a boy. But I am all for finding out the sex, picking a name and mentally preparing for the little man or gal. Rock on Heather, you look great.

  • http://tao-of-joe.blogspot.com/ Joe

    You look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Heather!

  • Beth

    Try to look a little happier, Heather. Afterall, you can afford a $78 diaper bag (in your daily style section from a couple of days ago) in this economy when others are wondering if they will still have their jobs next week or be able to pay their winter utility bills.

  • http://www.hauspa.com Mrs Smith

    Another shout out for the Vitamin D and Vitamin B. My dermatologist told me to take the D regularly now that I’m slathering on the sunscreen. I’ve had a couple of “bullets” (as my kids call my cancerous mole scars) removed too. Seems the sunscreen keeps out the Vitamin D as well as the UVA/UVB rays, which is why so many are people are vitamin D deficient these days.

    You’re looking great these days, even with the scowl…

  • Anonymous

    I figured out why you aren’t smiling. You’re NOT the valedictorian of pregnant bellies :P I’ve seen beer bellies bigger!

  • http://heidirenee.blogspot.com Heidi Renée

    My favorite princess is Aurora, too.

    My spam trap words are Aimee Tomlinson. There’s your name right there. See what Leta thinks.

  • http://www.giovannadiaries.blogspot.com Giovanna Diaries

    What do you have against Boston accents? Don’t worry, I take no offense. I’m originally from New York.
    Anyways, first thing I thought when I saw that pix was, boy she’s not having a good day. Winter blues suck! I get them all the time.
    But I do know a good cure: A trip to Aruba.
    If only I wasn’t petrified to fly.

  • RoseBelle

    i’m definitely not pregnant and i wish i was that thin now :(

  • andie

    Maybe you should let Leta have her way if it’s a girl. Friends of mine recently had a baby and named her Aurora. They call her Rory. So cute!

  • http://idroppedmybonbon.blogspot.com mpotter

    here’s hoping the sun will come out tomorrow!

    you and aurora look just fine. good luck at the dr.
    nice to know leta is welcoming the possibility it could be a prince.

    personally, i like stretch. better than my brother’s idea of calling his unborn “cletus (the fetus)”

    much luck to you.

  • http://chanellie.com chanel

    how in the hell? @ 320 comments? But anyways, you look like you’re having so much fun!! (lol) At least your hair looks good.

  • Anonymous

    You can afford it, so get a damn light box, and don’t knock it until you try it. If it doesn’t do it for you, sell it on craigslist, or better yet donate it to someone in need.

  • Kelly

    I’m Tasmanian, and I suffered from the same thing when I lived there. And Tasmania doesn’t even get snow or minus temperatures.

    So, I moved to Queensland, Australia (state where the ‘best job in the world’) is currently going. It’s sub tropical, blue skies and invariably gorgeous.

    And… then I went on anti-depressants, which I’m still on.

    The weather makes a difference, definitely, but it may not be enough of a difference to throw in the towel and move elsewhere.

    Regular holidays are the key! Come to Queensland, it’s summer here and lovely. Just bring the prozac.

  • amy

    When my SIL was pregnant with her son, her daughter (my niece), who was 4 at the time, named the baby “Clickery”. No one knew where that name came from, even she had no idea, but she was adamant that she would soon be a baby sister to “baby clickery”.

    Now his name is Owen. Once he was born “Clickery” was never heard again.

  • Terri

    The big question is not if you’ll find out, the BIG QUESTION IS: Will you share the information after you find out????