• Bria

    Hee hee. I’m 38 weeks pregnant and I know all about that emotional thing now and I feel for you. Anyway, you look great and thank you for giving me a good laugh (It’s just too bad laughing doesn’t seem bring on labor. I’ll have to keep trying)

  • http://www.musicformotherandchild.com/ Claus D Jensen

    Great post and great blog!

    All the best luck with the rest of the pregnancy and the birth!!

    Greetings,
    Claus,

  • http://www.adventuresinbabywearing.com/ Adventures In Babywearing

    I don’t ever comment but seriously you look fabulous!

    Steph

  • http://raisingmacs.blogspot.com LMac

    Heather – you look fabulous. Hang in there!

  • Anonymous

    Nice picture. Is that picture photoshopped?

  • SarahW

    Ha ha! You just addressed my own personal pregnancy fear: protruding belly button. It will totally gross me out. I’m at 31 weeks with my first baby and my biggest fear is that my belly button is going to pop out. What’s worse is I’ve been poking fun at other pregnant women whose buttons are popped. My husband tells me I’m just inviting karma for a payback. He teases me all the time about it. Too funny! Ha ha Dooce, your belly button is out and mines not! JK. No I’m not. Yes I am. Maybe.

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

    I have to say I am so glad I am not pregnant. It just sounds miserable. I know there is a wonderful little package at the end of it but the physical part before does not look like fun.

  • Martha

    oh Heather this was your best ever! My boys are 18 and 21 but I still feel every vowel you wrote.

    Your body is so preparing you for scwooshing out this blend of you and Jon. It is good to feel this way, you have had ……….enough.

    Time to share this wee gal with your world. Selfishly she has been yours for almost 9 months. If you wanted to be pregnant forever the instinct to hold and nurse (if you do that)would not be as strong.
    DEAR GOD nature is wonderful.

    Martha

  • Laurie

    I have to laugh Heather, the foot thing really did happen to me! My second pregnancy ended when my water broke, and my daughter’s left foot came out to say Hi! I told my husband that “something came out” and he totally freaked. The nurses didn’t believe me, until they had me in the stirrups and saw her cute little toes. The doctor said he had never seen that before. I had to have an emergency C-section, and in the end, I was listed as having both a vaginal birth, and a C-section. Too weird!

  • http://angryredhead.wordpress.com Candice

    This entry made me laugh so hard! I needed that first thing in the morning. You look amazing though.

  • numan

    This is probably one of my favorite posts ever!

    You reminded me of when my girlfriend was on Yaz and it made her really emotional, and she cried near the end of Click! Yes, the Adam Sandler movie!

    I’m afraid to imagine how she would be if she’s pregnant, but at least I hope she’ll be as funny as you!

  • http://tinyapple.wordpress.com katie

    you know, i think your loyal readers deserve a proper portrait of fred. he kinda peeks out there on the side view, but a proper 3/4 turn with excellent lighting could really bring out his features…

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

    I love these pictures showing your progression. You look beautiful and I love reading your blog.

    Fred is a bugger!

  • http://www.itsjennytime.blogspot.com Jennifer

    You look beautiful. Truly. Even with that “thing” on your stomach. And I wouldn’t feel so bad, I cried when my chip broke off in my salsa yesterday, and I’m not even pregnant. But really, you look fantastic!

  • Kelly

    Ah, but you look beautiful . . .

  • Kelly

    Oh My God!!! This is EXACTLY how I feel right now!! I am 34 weeks today and I. AM. DONE. with this being pregnant business!! I even sent this to my husband so maybe it would help him understand me. Hang in there – in 6 weeks (hopefully less!) we’ll be done!!!!!

  • Loran

    You aren’t quite to the “Shamu the killer whale” stage, but almost!

  • http://www.lovemaegan.com …love Maegan

    lol …you look more fabulous now than ever!

  • illona

    LOLZ! Look at Kelly Ripa and her penis bellybutton!!! You’ll feel much better about your own bellybutton (and also about being FEMININE and not a man) – http://thesuperficial.com/2009/05/bfm_enlarged/enlarged-kelly_ripa_in_a_bikini.php

  • http://www.zelzee.com/ zelzee

    At least you can still kind of bend over!!!

    You look great!

  • Anonymous

    You love this Heather, dont you? You love the fact that your life is just oh! so! complicated and things are just soooo wild and crazy and busy! PUHLEEZE!!!! You make believe everything is just so amazing and ironic and read-worthy but the truth of the matter is NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING you write about is any more exciting or newsworthy or ironic than anyone elses life; you just happen to write about it in a blog and embellish it and thought about doing it before anyone else. And people will read about it cause it gives them a good laugh but you and I (and Jon and Leta and even the dogs, if they could read) know that what you write isnt really all that true (theres lots added on for humor sake, lots changed to make it seem it happened that way, when it really didnt). So I, along with all the others, continue to read just to have a laugh every now and then. And I will continue to post, every now and then, just to be happy to know that Jon or you will wince, even if just for a bit, when you read this, but you will leave it in the comments because you know that not many commenters will even notice it there and every comment added shows more and more people are reading and adding to your blog so thats great for your revenue.

  • Anonymous

    You love this Heather, dont you? You love the fact that your life is just oh! so! complicated and things are just soooo wild and crazy and busy! PUHLEEZE!!!! You make believe everything is just so amazing and ironic and read-worthy but the truth of the matter is NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING you write about is any more exciting or newsworthy or ironic than anyone elses life; you just happen to write about it in a blog and embellish it and thought about doing it before anyone else. And people will read about it cause it gives them a good laugh but you and I (and Jon and Leta and even the dogs, if they could read) know that what you write isnt really all that true (theres lots added on for humor sake, lots changed to make it seem it happened that way, when it really didnt). So I, along with all the others, continue to read just to have a laugh every now and then. And I will continue to post, every now and then, just to be happy to know that Jon or you will wince, even if just for a bit, when you read this, but you will leave it in the comments because you know that not many commenters will even notice it there and every comment added shows more and more people are reading and adding to your blog so thats great for your revenue.

  • Anonymous

    You love this Heather, dont you? You love the fact that your life is just oh! so! complicated and things are just soooo wild and crazy and busy! PUHLEEZE!!!! You make believe everything is just so amazing and ironic and read-worthy but the truth of the matter is NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING you write about is any more exciting or newsworthy or ironic than anyone elses life; you just happen to write about it in a blog and embellish it and thought about doing it before anyone else. And people will read about it cause it gives them a good laugh but you and I (and Jon and Leta and even the dogs, if they could read) know that what you write isnt really all that true (theres lots added on for humor sake, lots changed to make it seem it happened that way, when it really didnt). So I, along with all the others, continue to read just to have a laugh every now and then. And I will continue to post, every now and then, just to be happy to know that Jon or you will wince, even if just for a bit, when you read this, but you will leave it in the comments because you know that not many commenters will even notice it there and every comment added shows more and more people are reading and adding to your blog so thats great for your revenue.

  • Anonymous

    You love this Heather, dont you? You love the fact that your life is just oh! so! complicated and things are just soooo wild and crazy and busy! PUHLEEZE!!!! You make believe everything is just so amazing and ironic and read-worthy but the truth of the matter is NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING you write about is any more exciting or newsworthy or ironic than anyone elses life; you just happen to write about it in a blog and embellish it and thought about doing it before anyone else. And people will read about it cause it gives them a good laugh but you and I (and Jon and Leta and even the dogs, if they could read) know that what you write isnt really all that true (theres lots added on for humor sake, lots changed to make it seem it happened that way, when it really didnt). So I, along with all the others, continue to read just to have a laugh every now and then. And I will continue to post, every now and then, just to be happy to know that Jon or you will wince, even if just for a bit, when you read this, but you will leave it in the comments because you know that not many commenters will even notice it there and every comment added shows more and more people are reading and adding to your blog so thats great for your revenue.

  • Gila

    You look amazing. I wish I looked half as good as you when I was pregnant with my twins because I was your size, um, never. But, if I had to guess, probably closer to my 26th or 28th week. You’re one of those beautiful pregnant women that don’t look pregnant from behind, and then they turn around and have a cute little belly. I looked like I swallowed an exercise ball. Anyway, do you have the Vertical Brown Line yet? It appears to remind you of the excrutiating pain you will soon be experiencing and where that will be happening.

  • http://www.mompsy.com Mompsy

    You look fabulous, Heather.

    I remember the arrival of my own “Fred”. It totally weirded me out and I was always tempted to put a bandage over it or something.

    Good for you for taking your Fred out in public with pride. ;)

  • http://www.momstimeouts.com Katrin S.

    Um. Wow. Anonymous. Are you a happy person?

    Heather–don’t mean to be a downer but I had my third child at 35 weeks. I was nesting like mad and cleaning floors and whoops, I suddenly had way more water than I needed.

    Good luck!
    Katrin

  • desert rose

    i couldn’t help but think of that scene in the 3rd austin powers where fred savage has that mole and austin keeps bringing it up. mole. mmmmmole.
    on the plus side, you look beautiful. (mole) i’m thinking you are one of (mole) those women that don’t even look prego from the back, then you turn around and WOAH! she’s pregnant!
    mmmmmmmmole.

  • http://rockabyedad.com rockabyedad

    So I guess the belly button didn’t ‘POP’ like a cork?

    My wife’s never jumped at us…I was left wondering is it an audible ‘POP’

    ;)

    RockAByeDad.com

  • http://bkimrey1.wordpress.com berit

    heather, you are beautiful, brillant, brave! your body at 34 weeks was mine at 8 weeks! i agree with desert rose- i bet you totally look non-pregnant from the front.

  • http://innocencerestored.squarespace.com/ Lynn

    I can not stop laughing. Thanks, you just don’t know how much I needed that today.

  • http://www.talesofmikkimoto.com Becky

    I have been reading your blog for years and have always loved you but this might be the FUNNIEST thing I have ever read! EVER!

    Say Hi to Fred for me.

  • http://babygutierrez.blogspot.com/ Sarah

    When the belly button pops out does it mean you’re done… like with a turkey?
    I put a band aid over mine to cover it when I wore tight shirts. It worked, sort of. ;)

  • http://daddyscratches.com Daddy Scratches

    Thank you for reminding me how much I don’t miss the pregnancy & newborn-baby years. It makes that whole vasectomy thing seem that much more worthwhile.

    Hang in there!

  • http://www.cooking-free-recipe.com/ cookery writer

    You look fabulous! Children are the most wonderful gift and worth all the inconvenience of pregnancy.

  • Kate

    You look fantastic. I’m on vacation, trying to get my hubby to capture 1, just 1 decent pregnancy photo of me for posterity. I pulled your old one up (from San Diego, I think it was?) as a visual aid for him. We’ll see…
    Anyway, I’m now looking at your current pic thinking I look as big as you do now — except I’m only 26 weeks.
    Oh well. I should not act surprised, for all of the junk I’ve been eating.
    But back to you — you look great. Best of luck with the birth.

  • A very tired mother of 4

    Had my 4th and (cross your fingers) last baby 8 months ago and I moss thoses pregnancy days believe it or not. I have to say you are absolutely beautiful! I was so swollen and fat but it I didn’t care, I loved being pregnant. I had my husband take pictures of me during my last pregnancy and out of a billion photos I liked one! You just stand there and look awesome! Good luck with delivery and savor your last few weeks!

  • http://www.annietunheim.com Anonymous

    At that point in all three of my pregnancies, my best friends were my trusty bottle of Maalox and her sidekick, the comfy recliner chair.

  • RobynBuie

    I wish you had been pregnant when I had my last one…he is 8 mos. old. You make me laugh so hard and remember exactly what it was like in the last trimester!

    I believe my husband and yours would get along, great! My hubby called my belly button the TURKEY BUTTON, because it was supposed to pop when the “turkey” was through “cooking.” He always got a great kick out of this! By the way…with the way you’re nesting, it sounds like your own turkey may be about done “cooking!” Get ready!

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

    Here’s to never having your tortilla chips break on you mid-dip. No one should ever have that happen anyway. ;)

  • Mama2E

    I think we’re due the same day, I was 34 weeks on Tuesday. I logged onto your site this morning and saw your headline and lost it! Just this week I had the exact same panic moment, I don’t know why my growing stomach didn’t make me think a baby was coming sooner than at this point, but it didn’t and now I’m panicking. Thank you for helping me feel a little less crazy! lol

    About crying – when I was pregnant with my first (this is baby #3) my husband was flipping through the channels and passed a commercial with bales of hay. Jokingly he simply said, “Hey”. I immediately started crying. This being our first baby, you can imagine the look of confusion and concern that crossed his face. I just looked at him and through my tears I said, “I don’t know” and shrugged my shoulders. He didn’t know whether to laugh or get me a tissue. The joys of pregnancy!

  • http://www.dirtysouthlive.blogspot.com Stephanie

    You had me busting out laughing which is hard to do. I only have dogs no kids and now I see what I am in for. Ahhhh!

  • http://www.repliderium.com repliderium.com

    You should draw a little face on it and REALLY freak people out! (My best friend had her minion a year ago & hers is STILL sticking out!)

  • http://greatdayinmaine.blogspot.com leesavee

    I am laughing so hard I’m in tears, Heather! Thank you for making my day…and for making me really grateful that I’m adopting.

  • http://www.mommasjunebugs.blogspot.com Aimee

    Oh Heather–dear Heather–I feel your pain. I to just hit the 34 weeks mark of being pregger with baby #2! My belly button is on it’s way out, the baby in there clearly has no room since she tells me so ALL FREAKEN NIGHT LONG. I want to cry. Daily. Minute by minute. People ask how I am–I want to cry. My 3 yr old son gives me a hard time..I want to cry. I get up in the middle of the night to pee AGAIN..I WANT TO FREAKEN CRY. I am a royal bitch at this point. A crying one. I can not wait until it is week 38–can I get an AMEN sista?

    by the way –love your blog–and want to put my emotional middle finger up to the above Anonymous–clearly they have never been 34 weeks pregnant with a 2nd child to know that what you are writing is f’n true! So not cool.

  • http://twitter.com/QueenSarah Sarah

    OMG your tortilla chip broke? Into several pieces? I feel your pain.

    Also, you look beautiful.

  • http://www.lilja.no Stellare

    Emotions are just chemistry. Nothing to worry about. :-)

  • geegee

    Oh…the foot. Yeah, the son tried to kick me in the cervix around 36 weeks, missed and hit me in the bladder. At which point, I peed myself in the middle of a meeting. Fortunately, one’s bladder doesn’t hold much at 36 weeks.

    You are gorgeous.

  • Megs

    You look fantastic… by 34 weeks my belly button entered the room a full 2.5 second before I did!

  • http://simplyblissful.blogspot.com/ Tracy

    ah, the end of pregnancy….believe it or not, I DO miss it!

    It’s amazing how one can forget what it feels like to have a foot jammed into your rib cage, a head planted firmly against your bladder, and organs squished into a space that feels as big as a tennis ball.

    I once cried because I dropped my Country Living into my foot bath. Now, THAT was the end of the world :)