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    Does it get painful being pregnant? I have always wondered how the abdominal muscles cope with the extra weight. Does it hurt?

    Thanks Heather.


  • http://www.xanga.com/yourfavoritecynic Ray

    You look AWESOME for 32 weeks, and that’s no LIE! Wow. Some women at only five months look like that. You’re lucky.

  • maha

    haha you’re so right about the pepsi logo!! specially that the diet pepsi has a smaller belly, did you notice?

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    Personally, I don’t care either way, but I’m expecting a lot of commentary from the “you’re doing it wrong and I know how to do everything right” peanut gallery….

  • http://www.lolabboutique.blogspot.com kasey

    you look fab girl, and i bet from behind you can’t even tell.
    {please do stop by sometime…}

  • http://www.mompsy.com The Mompsy Blog

    Heather, you look fabulous! I say you scrawl the words “A choice of a new generation” across your belly and gets some huge bucks from Pepsi as their new logo. ;)

    As for the kitchen upstairs thing–we just bought a house that is a basement entry and our new kitchen is upstairs as well and if I’d known how totally incomprehensible a second floor kitchen is to most people I would have placed an offer on a homeless person’s cardboard box instead just to avoid the endless explanations.

    Best of luck in the coming weeks!

  • http://virginiasouthernbelle.blogspot.com/ Betsy

    You look great! I am trying to get pregnant and since I have already gained 15 pounds in the past year I do not feel I need to gain any more upon spermification. I imagine I will turn into an utter hippo.

    I think Pepsi would be proud to have you!

  • keely

    1. What other parts of your body can we tear apart??? YOUR BUTT WASN’T ENOUGH.
    2. I’m reading your book and loving it. And am currently amazed that you decided to do the pregnancy thing again.
    3. Also about the book: the way you talk about your breakdown and institutionalization, I thought you’d spent 6 months in a ward, waving at your husband and baby through plexiglass. Thank God for the doctor there. It seems to me that if your regular doctor had been anywhere near as capable as that guy, you’d never have gotten to the state you were in when you checked yourself in. I also don’t understand why it took this special hospital doctor to put you on Prozac. I mean, once it was clear the moderately-popular antidepressants weren’t helping you, why didn’t SOMEONE try you on one of the REALLY POPULAR ones?
    4. Um, that’s all.

  • http://ModernMamaz.com Jennie

    Huge?! Please! I’m 36 weeks, and I look like I have a basketball under my shirt. At least you just look like you have a honeydew. Seriously… my husband likes to tell the checker at the grocery store that I’m stealing a watermelon every time we go shopping. They used to laugh… now they just look at me accusingly like it’s quite possible that I actually do have a watermelon under my shirt! You look great!

  • fred

    Saw you on TV and thought I’d check out your blog. I won’t be coming back.

    A person who mocks with disdain things which others hold dear or sacred is of very low class, but a person who does so as part of her get rich/famous schtick is below that still.

    I meet someone every week who moved to Utah and stayed because they love it. Most of those are not Mormons. Most of those are highly educated people — doctors, lawyers, scientists, business owners, managers or people who have made their fortune and can choose anywhere to live.

    You should open your eyes and see the things they love about Utah, maybe you would be happier where you are at.

    You know, assuming you can move yourself up the ladder of success without pushing others down.

  • http://vocabularyvixen.wordpress.com/ Rachel

    I just finished reading all of your posts with this one, Heather. You are AWESOME, beautiful, and have an insanely intelligent wit about you. I can’t wait to read your books!

    I am actually currently in the flitting back and forth between being very excited, and absolutely terrified of a possible pregnancy. My body is doing all of the same weird sh*t it did the first time around (miscarried very early), yet it’s different! I’ll be finding out soon “for sure” when I go to the doctor over this next week or two. Reading your posts, though, I’m bouncing between really, really wanting to be pregnant, and then being terrified! ~~~> As my uterus starts doing this strange karate-move type thing as I type.

    You look AWESOME, by the way!

    Thank you for bearing it all for us, and I really, really appreciate reading what you have to say!

    (Oh, the comment very early on about your “eeking/peeing”: I could not stop laughing about that, as I’m going through that right now! LOL.)

  • http://www.braindrops.wordpress.com ssfb

    I had completely not noticed that about the new pepsi logo until you say that… now that’s what I think if every time I see it!

  • ljkh

    seriously? you seriously wear your bra over temple garmets…i think that’s what it says…i read it twice…but seriously? i can’t think of anything else more sexy…well, maybe a post partum woman wearing them with a nursing bra on top…and a maxipad with wings!

    really, no alcohol to at least make them think they might look kinda good…there’s a reason i am a northern michigan agnostic…we wear deer skin bikini’s, with a flannel shirt on top…and feed our infants beer from a can. ha.

  • Bo

    Heather…..been reading your blog for years. I live here in Utah. I saw you on the news today. You looked wonderful. You are awesome!! Congrats and good luck!!

  • Katie G

    Dooce! I came across this blog the other day and I’m already addicted. I’ve already told some friends about it as well. You keep me laughing…keep up the good work!

  • http://www.gurcell.org cell

    thanks. You are awesome!! Congrats and good luck!!

  • http://trivialtiffairs.blogspot.com Tiffany

    I finished reading your book yesterday. It was really good. I laughed out loud a few times. I think it’s awesome that you are open and honest about your experience. I’m bipolar and if books like these were more common it would have been a lot easier for me to embrace the diagnosis 7 years ago. I don’t get the stigma that surrounds any kind of chemical imbalance/mood disorder/psychiatric diagnosis. I have lived with that, but if more people were so frank about the reality you lived through, maybe it wouldn’t be so taboo. Thanks as always for sharing your life and experiences with the internet!

  • http://themoxiereport.blogspot.com Tracy Evans

    You look fab. Hang in there. Just think of all those ceremic roosters you and the kiddies will inherit…


  • http://wackymommy.org/ Wacky Mommy

    Um. Will you please come back to Portland and contort and snarl at some people for me? Thank you.


  • Anonymous

    #218 – Fred
    You might want to read a few more posts before YOU start putting Heather down. She talks quite a bit about why she loves Utah, and captures it in loving style in her photography.
    Were you referring to her mocking of the sacred ceramic rooster collection? You kind of lost me there…

  • http://kristanhoffman.com/ Kristan

    Yeah, Pepsi Logo = me right now with my Chipotle baby… :(

  • http://www.bjayandkerryne.blogspot.com Kerryne

    Heather, I just finished your book It sucked, and then I cried, and I wanted to tell you how much I LOVED every page of it. I laughed non stop and got wierd looks from my husband and kids (always a bonus). You are amazing and I love how honest and sincere you are. LOVED IT! Thank you so much for being so true to yourself.

  • Anonymous

    I finished your book this morning, and wanted to let you know how much I loved it. You have a fantastic writing style and your stories are honest and moving. It was wonderful.

  • Reading from Nebraska

    To those of you who do not like Dooce, just stop reading. Click your little mouse right on over to a new page. You don’t have to be mean and write hateful comments. This is Heather’s personal website, emphasis on personal. She is a real person, with real feelings. Yes, she makes money from it and I think if you’re honest with yourself, you would do the same given the opportunity or talent Heather possesses. She is generous enough to share, openly, her feelings and experiences about very controversial topics. As a mental health therapist, I can tell you that most people are willing to do that only behind four walls veiled in confidentiality. She is paving the way for women who struggle with raising children and juggling it all. She is opening a forum for discussion so we do not have to be alone anymore. Kudos to her for being so brave. Just move on if you don’t like it. It’s the decent thing to do.

  • SFDC

    Your makeup looks fantastic! How about a Daily Style on your favorite products?

  • http://elovescn.blogspot.com Erin

    Um, that new Pepsi logo looks exactly like a penis!? Doesn’t it?

  • http://www.bitsofhappy.blogspot.com StephVW

    I’m 33 weeks along and have started wearing prescription maternity compression stockings every day. Putting them on requires a pair of rubber gloves and contortions that would put any Yogi to shame. Pants have become “easy” by comparison.

    If we really want teenagers to take the practice safe-sex seriously, all we need is a pregnant woman to stand on the stage during a high school assembly and put on a pair of compression hose. The grunting and contortions alone would make them take a vow of celibacy.

  • http://www.todaysrandom.blogspot.com Shannon

    I love how the look on your face seems to say “Hurry up and take the f-ing picture so I can go lie down.”

  • http://walkingtomaine.blogspot.com Betsy

    What’s better, your posts or the comments you garner?

    166 is priceless. Where’d all that energy come from to type inspiration like that?

  • Vicky

    Why is that when a women gets to be 32 weeks and counting (or sometimes even sooner) our backs some how “meld” into our butts? Seriously, why does pregnancy give you pancake ass till after delivery?

  • MLB

    Were the workout clothes that bizarre tight unitard thing from American Apparrel that is in your ad space on the right? Because every time I come to your blog it scares me. Just sayin’

  • http://willeworks.blogspot.com/ Marianne Wille

    Wow! You look great…..you have that pregnancy glow.

  • http://www.beanma.com BeanMa

    Hmmm… only 24 weeks here. Sounds like something to look forward to … ugh :(

  • http://grad-nauseam.blogspot.com/ grace

    Aw, Coco gets such a bad rap. How can you really expect something to be that beautiful and smart at the same time? We make allowances for our movie star crushes, pop stars and apparently our Miss USA contestants, why not our adorable fuzzy creatures? And I fully rationalize that my lack of supermodel looks is compensated for by the fact that I’m reasonably intelligent. Dumb it up, Coco. Being pretty is hard work.

  • Beth

    When I was 32 weeks I looked like I was about to pop. I looked like I was overdue. It was bad. I’m nurse at our local hospital and the doctors would keep commenting that it was lucky that the OB unit was just down 1 floor. I think you look great. My baby is 5 months old and ‘m still trying to work off the 50 pounds I gained. I’ve got 15 left to go!

  • goddess

    When ever I see the new Pepsi logo I think of this version by Lawrence Lang.


  • Jeanne

    ceramic roosters? really? I am jealous!

  • http://www.middleagedwomanblogging.com/ MiddleAgedWomanBlogging

    Glad it’s you and not me! Sorry to tell ya girls, but your back starts melding into your butt when you hit middle age too… though, I must admit, the age varies!

    Good luck with your pregnancy. I’m looking forward to more pics!

  • http://nikkiandnat.blogspot.com Nikki

    You look so great, I’m green with envy. I’m 30 weeks and a monstrosity. If I put my finger over your belly, you are a beanpole! … HOW IS IT THAT YOU HAVE NOT GAINED WEIGHT ALL OVER. I guess I should cool it with the beef burritos, of which I’ve had approximately infinity.

  • http://www.8junebugs.com Jen

    I, too, stand to inherit a number of ceramic roosters someday. If you ever REALLY need to leave Utah, I would be happy to let you have them all. Nothing says “You’re my hero” like 50 pounds of porcelain cocks.

  • http://kingsmom.blogspot.com Kingsmom

    It never occured to me that the women also wore pants. Duh! Do you wear the pants over the underpants but under your pants pants? So you wear 3 sets of “pants”.

    Just thinking about the potential wedgie is making me squirm.

  • Anonymous

    I’m also 32 weeks pregnant. Yesterday, when I was walking my dog, a homeless-looking man did a double take and said, “You got a TOE sticking out, there!”

    He was referring to my belly button.

    The end.

  • http://writefromkaren.com Write From Karen

    HAHA! Pepsi indeed! Good one.

    And 32 weeks?! Damn girl! You look fab-U-lous!

  • stefanie

    thanks for answering the holy underwear/sex question. i have been trying to figure that out for months. i don’t know why i care so much about the sex lives of mormons.
    and when people ask you about coco, you should let them know that jack russell terriers are also huge pains in the ass.

  • http://www.undomesticdiva.com Undomestic Diva

    Personally, I am SHOCKED that you spoke of heavenly underwear AND ceramic cocks in one paragraph. Expect a letter of excommunication from the base camp any day now. You lucky bitch.

  • http://gastricbypass-kcbelles.blogspot.com/ kcbelles

    Wow – within the first 20; never happens :o ) So wanted to take this opportunity to say congrats to you and your family, Heather. I’ve loved your blog for years; so bummed I missed you when you were in Seattle. I think it’s a wonderful thing that you’ve been able to make your passion for writing work for you, both with your books and this blog. Can’t wait for the arrival of Not-Maria – gonna be some fun stories from big sister, Leta.

  • http://labradoris.weebly.com/blog-entries.html Labradoris

    I cringe every time I walk my dogs down the street past my neighbors’ house, not because of their young Australian Shepherd, but what they do when it begins to bark. Usually the husband will stick his head out the back door (which is visible from the street) to scream, “SHUT UP AND BE QUIET YOU IDIOT!” and I always feel sorry for the dog. :(
    But, I think the dog enacts its revenge upon the owner during walks. The dog will walk past my house first, and then about 25 feet behind is the owner with an extended leash, being pulled with his arm comically out at a weird angle as he struggles to hold on.
    So I’m hoping these are only two unique cases of Aussies…right?

  • http://www.laurelhermanson.com Laurel

    Coco may eat poo, but I think my pinhead Australian Shepherd has her beat. (This is so gross I wouldn’t include it on my own blog, so you should turn away if you’re squeamish.) After my three-year-old daughter had a particularly successful session on the potty, I was chasing her around with a wipe and a pull-up when I heard an odd noise from the bathroom — kind of a lapping sound along with something plastic moving across the floor. Yup, my little canine angel had finally hit the jackpot and found a bowl full of MY CHILD’S POO. I screamed so loud my better half came running up the stairs in a full-fledged panic, certain someone had broken into the house, and my daughter actually stopped moving for a nanosecond. I still won’t let the dog’s mouth anywhere near mine, and I don’t think I’ll ever look at her quite the same again. Top that, Coco.

  • http://www.herdeepthoughts.blogspot.com La Licenciada

    You are hysterical. HYSTERICAL! I have no words. Thanks for making my day!!!!!!!!!Thanks for that!

  • JeniMo

    I think you look lovely! You’re such a funny gal, I read your blog and say to myself “she could totally be one of mah girls!”