• http://jimaiemarie.blogspot.com jimaiemarie

    you look AMAZING for 30wks…omg, me at 30 wks?? SO not a pretty sight. I THOUGHT I looked ok, the 2nd time around but after seeing this picture of you? yeahhh, not so much. Thanks for that ;D

  • http://www.blushinghostessentertains.blogspot.com Blushing Hostess

    I admire your stamina to travel so widely at this point. I too ate a lot and a wide array of oddities during this recent pregnancy and I was concerned about what would happen afterwards. I was back in my jeans two weeks later – the second great little thing that happened to remind me to pay no mind to the exhaustion. Be well, The Hostess

  • Anonymous

    Wow! You are front page on AOL.


  • Christian

    You look beautiful! I am so glad things are going well for you – the book, the pregnancy. You are a wonderful person who gives so much (helping us moms more than you know, as I always say). I am glad you get some time at home to relax.

  • http://speedypeapicker.blogspot.com Amy

    I think you’re onto something Heather… my diet consists of sugar, sugar, some cheese and bread, but then usually more sugar and I can’t put on weight! Everyone has been telling me that I am withering away but I can’t do anything about it!

    You look gorgeous!

  • http://lannaleemaheux.com/ Lanna Lee Maheux-Quinn

    I think you look tiny too! Eat more cupcakes! You look fabulous.

    I finished reading your book last week – beautiful. I’m trying to get pregnant right now, your book does give me pause! Ha.

    Thank you for sharing your story. Your honesty and humor – honesty with humor – is a gift.

  • Christy

    Hilarious post Heather!! I wish I could have been at your LA book signing. Thanks for the laughs today. BTW – you look absolutely fantastic. I know this may sound a little stalker-ish, but I took a pic of you into my hairstylist this weekend so I could copy your cut. I LOVE it! (I was so bored with my hair and couldn’t explain your cut as well – so I brought your pic with me). Turns out she is one of your readers too and she knew of and loved your posts. Who knows – you may be the next Jennifer Aniston of the hairstyling world. heheheheh!! Thanks for the cool hair!

  • http://www.millatimes.com Milla

    i need to try this sugar diet. also, love the B&W. it almost gives you markings like coco’s. ;-)

  • http://allegrasrose.blogspot.com Michele


    I’m glad you are home too. And, I can understand Cocoa totally. Chuck is Chuck, or course.

  • http://bilateralhaze.wordpress.com/ Lara

    I envy your minimal weight gain. I gained a literal ton with each of my four children. You look absolutely gorgeous.

    Damn it.

  • http://www.dearesthusband.com Katie

    You look great! Keep eating the cupcakes!

  • http://www.bayoubebe.com Robyn D

    You look amazing, as usual!

    My AIM always pops up an aol.com ticker… and your face was there to greet me this morning! You amaze me! I’ve been reading since 2003 and I love seeing things work out so well for you.
    Great work, lady!


  • Amy

    I’m so glad you ate the doughnuts! Mine were the ones from Voodoo doughnuts, with the Cap’n Crunch and the Oreos and peanut butter drizzle. I had a card all written out, but completely forgot to give it to you – it said how Voodoo was famous in Portland, but that you probably wouldn’t have had a chance to go there during your short visit. It also said that I’d be hungry after signing all those books, so I figured you’d appreciate them. Glad they helped your diet!

  • http://maybeinutah.blogspot.com Mari

    It’s great that you were home in time for a beautiful weekend. You look fantastic, too!

  • http://3homesandablog.blogspot.com/ G

    You look beeauuuuutifulllllll!! :)

  • http://www.divinelittleduds.com Quincy

    Love the black and white photo. Maybe I should try that, maybe just maybe it will make my 26 week belly look smaller. Imagine being 5’3″ and pregnant. My first child and my 6’1″ friend’s first child were exactly the same height and weight and I was like life is so unfair. I couldn’t breath for four months and your child was doing somersaults while mine stuck her feet up my throat!

  • http://www.becomingsarah.com Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

    I think your Coco and my Hank are related. My dog does the exact same crying when he’s gone for longer than a day, and he also has the exact same inexplicable desire to eat whatever’s in our toilet.

    Which is a marked improvement from his puppyhood desire to eat his poop, the cats’ poop, other dogs’ poop, AND whatever was in our toilet.

    Lookin’ good at 30 weeks!

  • http://dancinginthemoonlight-dee.blogspot.com/ Dee

    I wanted to comment on your last picture but you didn’t allow comments. You look so beautiful in these shots…So natural and just all baby. Gorgeous!

  • http://www.whooosthatgirl.com Melissa

    Damn, I wish sugar had that effect on me! I gain 5 pounds every time I LOOK at sweets. ;o)

    You look great!

  • http://www.200books.com Mandi

    You look amazing. I gained 55 pounds with both my pregnancies. Fortunately my doctor was an understanding soul. I had preemies both times, they weighed five pounds each. I went home five pounds lighter each time. But…but…what about the placenta? And the water? and the 15 hours of labor? I should have lost 20 pounds at least!

    Anyway. Enjoy the next ten weeks. The heartburn will make it sooo much fun…

  • http://www.thedomesticgoddess.wordpress.com Domestic Goddess

    Dood. You look freaking awesome for 30 weeks. I was a hippo.

  • Sadie


    I just discovered your site recently – through the Oprah show.. and I am already a fan! you are fabulously smart and funny, I love your wit and sense of humor!

    you look adorable in your pregnancy picture! may God continue to Bless you and your family!!


  • http://www.cluckandtweet.com Alison (aka Cluck and Tweet)

    Forty-three years ago my mom, as observant as she was (and obviously quite hungry), decided that the smartest children she knew had mothers who had gained a lot of weight when they were pregnant. Apparently she gained a lot of weight with me. I’m just sayin’.

  • Staci

    great photo! glad you are home from the tour and able to relax for a while. i love chuck! he is my favorite “famous” dog. ;)

  • http://expatriare.blogspot.com/ Katya

    Congratualtions on being home. It was weird but I was looking forward for you to be home too, the tour was wrecking havoc on my morning internet routine. :)

    Is there an “essence a la congressman bucklesworth” you can bottle? I want my future/prospective dog to be as cool as he is.

  • http://www.Beverly-useyourwords.blogspot.com Beverly from Memphis

    Heather, I think you may a eaten a lot, but, you probably burned up a lot of energy performing at the book signings. You were great on oprah…..I am reading your book and very proud of you with your honesty, and integrating humor into what must have been beyond description….but, you are telling it for yourself and for all those who feel that hell…

  • http://your-life-is-now.blogspot.com Sarah

    I’m almost 28 weeks and your belly looks smaller than mine and I’ve only gained 17 pounds. You look great! However much weight you’ve gained, it isn’t much. Keep the Twinkies and cupcakes rollin! That’s what I say anyway.

  • Emily S

    I’m 28 weeks and no one ever weighs me at my check ups! I feel massive though. I think I’ve put on about 8kgs (I lost a lot of weight first from morning sickness). Props to you for working through your 3rd trimester. I can barely roll out of bed. You look fab.

  • http://d2dmad.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    I think weight gain in pregnancy is completely arbitrary. You know what I craved whille I was pregnant? Salad. I’m normaly a very healthy eater and that didn’t change when I got pregnant but I still wound up gaining 45 pounds.

    When I got home for the Dr’s appt where she told me I was gaining too much I climbed in bed and cried for 2 hours straight and then off and on for another 3. My poor husband didn’t know what to do.

    I say eat what you want. You’ll loose it eventually. Viva La Cupcake!

  • http://pregnancy-test.info Pregnancy Test

    Your pic is great. I came here from Oprah’s show and i like the site and i like your posts. I will be following you!! :)

  • http://www.shrinkx.com Janiene

    It was great meeting you in Austin! I have to say that you at 30 weeks was me at about 14 weeks….not fair! You look amazing, your energy and attitude are contagious, and no worries if your having any after pregnancy body fears…like a promised you in Austin, I’ll have a Shrinkx Belt waiting for you, so your hips are taken care of!
    (Don’t forget to send me your size)
    Hugs from Austin!

  • http://3charmedones.blogspot.com Jacqueline

    You’re soooo photogenic or it’s your hubby’s fine picture taking skills… You look fabulous! Major twit and blog fan! Saw you on the Today show also…

  • http://twitter.com/maryjors Mary Jo

    I can’t believe you are at 30 weeks already, honestly it seems like you just made the announcement. For that matter it seems like you just had Leta too… time flies.

  • http://sunnysblog.typepad.com sunny

    I know how Coco feels. During crazy – insane – crazy weeks, I’ll sometimes wake up on a free day and cannot believe I am at home and can stay at home ALL DAY if I want to. Makes me wanna cry.

  • http://thecaderchronicles.blogspot.com Hayley

    You look so good! Whatever weight you’ve gained has avoided sticking to your face and ass and all that. It’s all gone to your belly!

    It must be your unborn child telling you, “Mom, I NEED CUPCAKES IN ORDER TO SURVIVE.” So keep it up!!

  • http://www.mp3doctor.com mp3gain

    I missed your visit to Denver because i was outside USA. In fact i am not back in the US. Do you will continue with your tour?

  • Becky

    You look so great! Now that you’re home, you and Jon can reconnect and relax a bit as you help get Leta ready for Princess Armstrong’s arrival. Leta is going to be a great big sis! Chuck and Coco? Not sure if they are ready for any of it…. but I am sure they are glad their Mama is HOME! Relax! Eat more cupcakes! :)

  • Kathleen

    You look great and I can’t believe you’re already in the home stretch of your pregnancy.

    I’m surprised that you ate all the baked goods provided by readers at your book signings. Seriously, Heather. There are so many crazy nut jobs out there who send you hate mail every day! Razor blades and arsenic…

    Be careful!

  • http://valeriecesari.blogspot.com Val C.

    I just started reading your blog – love it! I love your writing. You are hilarious.

    Oh p.s. you look great at 31 weeks!

  • http://chancejamesphotography.com Dominique James

    Just found your blog not too long ago…I’ve been checking it out from time to time. My husband and I are photographers so I’ve been enjoying your daily photos. Congrats on your 3 pounds ;) and your weird dog.

  • http://retardedinlove.com Michelle

    They think you’ve been gaining TOO MUCH weight? Woman, even 30 weeks pregnant you look skinny to me.

  • Annah Rey Cash

    I first visited your website today (saw it on Oprah) and no lie have been on for like three hours straight, you are so funny, even when your talking about nothing:) Love your website and how you just cuss whenever you feel like it! Ill probably come to your website everyday now. You make me want to start a website. My god you posted this what in the past half hour already 75 comments? I wish I was that popular haha. You probably wont read this but thats fine, and yes I am related to Johnny Cash, go ahead laugh!

  • http://greatdayinmaine.blogspot.com leesavee

    I totally sympathize. Your description of how Coco shreiks around the house is exactly how I feel if I’ve been away for too long. So glad everyone’s back home. It’s time for you to nest, girlfriend!

  • Robin

    Hearing stories about Coco makes me want to go adopt a puppy. :)

  • – trv -

    You look great! My wife got to go see you at Book People, and since she forgot her (amazon pre-ordered birthday present) copy of the book, we also supported the bookseller. :)

  • Helen Tarnation

    Heather–You look wonderful for 30 weeks.

    And I would so love to have a clone of Chuck….I already have 3 cats, so he’d fit right in!

  • http://anythinglime.wordpress.com Whitney


  • http://vibrationevolution.com Diane Potter

    I have to say that as a mother who adopted – I actually LOST weight during my ‘pregnancy’. The people at Weight Watchers were slightly concerned as I’d weigh in and people in line who knew me would ask – “Do you know the sex of the baby yet? How far along is the baby now? When is the due date?” People would really look concerned as I’d weigh in and answer questions. Not once did someone ask me how far along I was or when I was due- you had to really be paying attention to know I wasn’t pregnant.
    However – you look amazing and I commend you for the schedule you’re keeping while carrying another human inside you!

  • Mandi

    yay for being home. You look effing awesome at 30 weeks! Thanks for sharing your belly pics with us.

  • Stacy

    Heather, you look amazing…just gorgeous.