• wheezer345

    Thats a good explination of your Aus. Shep. But that explination doesn’t work for my nutty Black Lab. Wish it did! ;)

  • eeee

    I’m not sure if anyone’s made this comment before. But I’ve been wondering – maybe Chuck was the doggy version of Leta (or the other way round, since Chuck came first) and new not-Maria baby will be the baby version of Coco…
    Sorry to liken your kids to dogs, not to offend, but it’s been a thought.

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    I really like your shirt. Not too much longer now!

  • heatherly

    Guess what is funny? You.

    I read your blog every day, but this is the first time I’ve read the comments in a long while. The bitchy ones are hilarious! I think you should make a calendar out of them; the kind where you peel off each day as it goes by. Call it the Daily Douchebag. Heehee! “YOU HATE YOUR DOG!!!! YOU CAPITALIZE TOO MUCH!! RAAAHHHHH!”

    Hilarious. :)

  • heatherly

    No wait–DOOCEBAG!!! Daily Doocebag! :D

  • Anonymous

    Australian Shepherds aren’t really that common in Australia.

  • http://thaxtonfam.blogspot.com Hokie Deb

    –>You look wonderful and I can’t wait to see the pictures of Not Maria when she comes into the world.

  • star

    U look so gud!
    I got 2 kids n i feel i look horrible.
    If u cud look so gr8 @ this pt of time
    imagine wht i cud look like! (my 2nd kid i delivered 2 yrs back).
    Thnks 4 being an I-N-S-P-I-R-A-T-I-O-N !!

  • Anonymous

    Does that mean your belly is really filled with Pepsi!! I love reading your blog and I think you are a very smart funny lady. I am excited to see the new baby when she arrives. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us. As I read some of these comments I realize there are some very big idiots out there. I guess I never came across so many.

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  • Linda

    You look fit and healthy, and that is important. And thank you for the comment on miniature Australian Shepherds. I have one. She is 4 months old. We are half way thru an 8 week obedience course, and I’m proud to say that I have the only puppy in class that is bipolar. I swear.

  • Anonymous

    I love Dooce as much as the next person, and as an active Mormon, I can even laugh at my own religion, and understand that people will misunderstand us. I am not amused, however, about mocking our garments. There is nothing shocking or unusual about them. They are simply symbolic – much like a Jewish person wearing a yarmulke to remind them of their covenants. Love ya Dooce, and respect your beliefs, but please don’t perpetuate the “weird Mormon” stereotype. I assure you, we are very cool…..haa haa! Seriously though, we are awesome. :)

  • http://raininthesky.blogspot.com Cathy

    You look beautiful! The best thing about your third trimester is that you can eat whatever you want. Have a hot fudge sundae for me please. And pizza. And a a Krispy Kreme donut.

  • http://www.whenpigsfly.squarespace.com Jen

    Since your husband doesn’t have to enjoy all those months of being pregnant, it is the least he can do running up and down the stairs multiple times a day. If only men could literally share the experience of pregnancy. They might be more sympathetic.

  • PJ

    I have the full-sized model of an Aussie and she just needs to be doing something all the time, which mostly involves a ball or her plush toys. Coco is adorable!

    I have a question. If you HAVE to wear heavenly underwear to temple, how do they know? Do they take you into a room and make you show them or what?

  • Megan

    170, dooce wasn’t mocking your garments (although I will! And I might mock the enormous magic glasses too!). But dooce, I have one clarifying question: are there ‘some’ Mormons who do have wear to their magic undies during sex? I live on the East Coast and a friend lived with some Mormons whose teenage sons were just fascinated with her extremely modest cotton Fruit of the Looms (they stole them from the laundry!) and where the daughter was getting married and the mother, who was making the daughter her new wedding “things” gave my friend an information lecture which gave my friend the impression that the daughter would need to wear the new undies during her wedding night and beyond… No?

  • http://www.boondockramblings.com Lisa

    I think you look great at 32 weeks! Hang in there! Not much longer!

  • http://www.twitter.com/andraleah Andra

    AHHHH!!!! My future mother in law has a veritable MENAGERIE of ceramic roosters. I LOATHE them.

    Whenever my boyfriend and I shop for home decor, the mantra is always “no ceramic farm animals”. Amen.

  • http://chilangopan.blogspot.com/ Gaviota_mx

    You look fabulous! And please allow me to comment on Leta’s photo, she is so beautiful, she looks exotic and enigmatic, her eyes are so strong. You are a beautiful family.

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    You made me snort. Actually you make me snort on a regular basis. Thank you.

  • http://vangoatranch.blogspot.com Leigh Rogers

    Oh please! Ya look awesome and you know it!!!! You are totally lucky that you don’t carry the kid in your ass for the whole nine months. Uh…not that I was like that or anything…….actually I carried mine in my ass and my belly. I looked like Aunt Fanny in that friggin robot movie! You’re great , especially for keepin on keepin on during your pregnancy. Here’s to a healty baby!
    Leigh

  • http://www.leyser.org/TeeBlog Tee

    Try being 40 and nearly 32 weeks pregnant. Talk about bodies not bending how they are suppose to!

    And I am right there with you with the Pepsi logo!

  • Deborah

    Start thinking ranch house NOW. By the time you are pushing 50 (yeah, I know — seems like a long way away) you will curse every stair you meet and try to live on one floor.

  • http://www.flyertemplates.org FlyerTemplates

    You still look gorgeous in 32nd week.

  • http://www.survivethemayhem.com SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem

    speaking of pregnancy and “special” underwear….

    this last pregnancy I was so appreciative to be able to wear panties since during the first one (13 years prior) I wore those “magical Mormon underwear” in the MATERNITY version! Ahhhh…so much to be thankful for now. Oh, and thanks for the clarification on the “still living in Utah” thing, I’d always wondered since I “escaped” many years ago and thank my lucky stars to be out.

    And, of course you don’t need me to tell you this, but you look ADORABLE!

  • zoe kentucky

    Full-sized aussies are no picnic either. We love ours dearly but I’d never get another one, even if you had a gun pointed at my head. I can’t count how many pained, pitied looks I’ve received from people when they first meet her and comment on how hyper she is– I say she was about 10 times more hyper when she was younger. Fortunately they do calm down eventually, they actually are capable of getting tired when they are 2-3 years old. Before that? Not so much. Insane energizer bunnies.

    The one good piece of advice I got from a trainer when she was a pup is that “aussies need a job.” So our dog lives and breathes to play frisbee and catch tennis balls, unfortuately we have other things to do than throw things for her 10 hours a day. Therefore she’s batshit crazy. But it helps a little.

    One things I do truly love about aussies is the aussie smile. Do mini aussies do the insane grin thing too? They look like they’re bearing their teeth in the front, mouths closed, and their asses wiggling uncontrollably. Makes me crack up every time she does it.

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    to #170 above:

    “…please don’t perpetuate the ‘weird Mormon’ sterotype…”

    Umm, Mormons don’t need any help with that.

  • http://silverstreamer.blogspot.com Bethany

    I think your Pepsi logo looks great…although I understand it may feel more like you are hauling a load of wet cement in a silk hankie. Yikes!? I scared myself a little with that concept comparison.

  • Kaycee

    I just saw the new Pepsi logos last night at a baseball game, and you’re absolutely right! The Diet Pepsi logo is a woman in her first trimester,the Pepsi logo is the second trimester, and the Pepsi Max logo is the third! Too funny!

  • Donnell

    I never knew about the Mormon underwear. I also apparently never knew Mormonism (is this a word?) was so strange.

  • lyssa

    I feel your pain with the brainless Aussie Shepherd thing. One of my dogs is an Aussie Shepherd/Jack Russel mix. Yeah…think about that one for a minute. oof

  • Caroline

    Waitwaitwait. The bra is worn OVER the temple garments?!!

    This reminds me of the old ‘panties UNDER or OVER the garter belt’ dilemma that used to plague me when I was in my wild and adventurous twenties. If one wears panties UNDER the garter belt, it looks better, but then one has to unsnap the garter belt to remove the panties. If one wears panties OVER the garter belt, it looks like shit, but certainly facilitates quick removal. I suppose the whole matter could have been resolved with CROTCHLESS panties, but ick! ick! ick.

    Which brings up another disturbing question: Do they make NURSING versions of temple garments? Is nursing even ALLOWED by the Morms?

  • Anonymous

    #190 No, the bra does not HAVE to be worn over the garment. And yes we can nurse. Honestly????? PEOPLE, WE AREN”T CRAZY! We are just regular people with religious beliefs. Just be nice. We have sex the same way you all do. Naked.

  • Tonya

    You are NOT huge, but I had to chuckle at the comment of Leta’s classmate. Kids can really boost your self image, huh? One of my daughter’s classmates asked, “Is your mom pregnant?” When my child answered that I was not, she replied, “Well she looks it.” I’ve been ultra-aware of my belly pooch ever since. Little shit.

  • Beth

    I’d love to know where you got that “Pepsi” shirt…

    And I love how one of the two captcha words I have to type in is: “spiteful.”

  • kellie

    Here in Wisconsin we call houses like yours “walkouts”– as in “walkout basement.” Also, they are widely coveted.

  • http://bythemoonlight.wordpress.com/ Jennifer

    I know the final stretch is tough but you’re looking great. I came over to read your blog because I read your latest tweet. I hope your toe is OK.

    Since you’re fielding questions there is one that’s been on my mind that maybe you might be willing to answer.

    Since you are living in Utah and there is a large Mormon population, how would you feel if Leta or baby to be grow up and meet someone of Mormon faith and want to become Mormon also? If this is too personal, by all means ignore.

  • karen

    I used to live in a house where the basement was downstairs when you first walked in, so you had to walk upstairs to get to the rest of the house. It confused a lot of people around me, as well. I miss that house.

    You look gorgeous while pregnant. You have that glow!

  • Amy

    I love your blog! I haven’t commented before, but after reading Anony at 152 & 153 I had to say- Thank you for your honest and funny writing! I’m single with no kids, but if I ever do get pregnant I’ll be rereading your pregnancy posts. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly.

  • giselle

    I seem to live with the only australian shepherd who isn’t batshite crazy…she’s the complete and utter opposite an extremely intelligent couch potato. Though she does watch the television. She is energetic, but nothing like the border collie i live with too, who will NOT STOP playing. Though the aussie has the really cute way of greeting you were she tries to wag her tail, but ends up wiggling her entire behind with this huge grin on her face :-)

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    OMG, you look so good!

    I love your blog, Heather – I can so relate to you in so many ways. Maybe someday I’ll gather together enough time to sit and email you about it.

    But your dog is way cooler than mine. Coco isn’t bad either.

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    I must admit I didn’t believe you when you said you have the Hamilton butt, or lack thereof. I stand corrected. But look at it this way, I’ve got enough for the both of us.

  • Brianne

    Your last comment about the mini Australian Shephard made me laugh out loud for several minutes. :) Ahh that was too good.

  • http://mommy-is-rock-n-roll.blogspot.com Lolly

    You look much better at 32 weeks than I did! http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/64/l_34007338be6144c3ab53315bdbf8e8bb.jpg Preeclampsia made me look and feel like ass but I’m sure that when DH and I decide to try for baby #2 I’ll forget all about the trouble I had during my first pregnancy. Blah. They’re worth it, right? :-0

  • Anonymous

    Where is your butt? I see the tummy and all, but you have a tiny butt. Have you never had a butt, you lucky thing?

  • http://www.julesngemms2.blogspot.com Jules

    Wow. You are carrying so small. You’re very lucky. I’m 27 weeks and WAY bigger than you are. You look beautiful.

    And I am already experiencing the whole stair dilemma and pant exhaustion too. Sigh.

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    You look great!

    If you think your body is not as limber now………
    oh, honey, wait until you’re my age!!!!

  • Brea

    Anonymous (#157) had a very snarky comment. Maybe you should ROAR. WHILE LUNGING AT HIM/HER. I’d pay good money to see that.

    I don’t think I’d pick a herding breed again. We have a Queensland Heeler mix that shows no sign of slowing down at 11-years old. While she is loyal and would totally take a bullet for me, the whole stalking element of her devotion is disturbing.

    BTW, you are very pretty preggers. I heart Dooce.

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