Monday, November 10, 2008

The bump...

It's growing! I'm at that phase when people can tell for sure that I'm pregnant and the comments start rolling in. Mostly, people weigh in on the sex. Most people - from the ladies at Wellcome to the Stanley Market shopkeepers, the street workers and the helpers in the park - think it's a boy, but what they don't know is that I just carry this way. I look like I've just shoved a volleyball under my shirt - I'm so round. And low. When I sit at the dining room table, the bump is entirely hidden. Students and strangers alike are placing their hands on me with sweet smiles on their faces. I'm not bothered. I kind of like it. The wonder of a new life is a fascinating thing to behold. Every kick makes me smile like it is my first pregnancy.



And people feel the need to comment on the size. I feel huge and round. But in any one day, I will hear you are so small! or will you get much bigger than that!!! What I do know is how increasingly difficult it is to bend over and pick things up off the floor and buckle my sandals. Shaving my legs the other night was the most strenuous activity I've undergone in recent weeks! I was out of breath as I got out of the shower.



What I like most about my bump is just how bumpy it's getting. I can actually see it shake and rumble like popcorn being popped inside my tummy. Gooning frequently asks how the kickapoo is doing - kicking poo? Ella and Buddy frequently put their little hands on it to ask how the baby is. The other morning, in a cozy moment before getting out of bed for school, Ella gently placed her little hand on the top of my tummy and asked, you baby kicking Mummy? When I said no, she asked, still sleeping?



With my new widget counting down how many weeks and days until the baby arrives, I am increasingly aware of how I must cherish every moment of this last pregnancy. Once again, I am reminded of how lucky I am to have the experiences that I have. I realize as I've been copying my old blogs into a word document that feeling lucky is a sentiment that I frequently include in my posts. I suppose it could come across as bragging. But I mean it in the most humble way - I feel blessed and fortunate each and every day.

10 comments:

gilly said...

You look great! The bump really suits you. I'm going to copy you and get a "bump" post sorted soon soon soon. it's getting closer and closer huh? I'm more nervous about them letting me on the plane to get out of here than i am about the birth at this point. x

norbyah said...

when do you head back to oz gilly?

emily said...

wow! i've been waiting on this post. it's so good to see you and your little ones. you look fantastic, norbyah, and i wish i was there to touch and wonder about your belly and just who is growing inside. boy or girl, this baby will be loved!!!

Laura Z. said...

i've come to read your blog! and you do look so cute! are you counting down the weeks yet? and wherever did you get those cute maternity jeans? i usually hate maternity clothes and have avoided them like crazy, but your jeans are awsome!

norbyah said...

at H&M laura...they are one of two pairs that i can still wear. how is little elliot?

gilly said...

heading back to oz on the 18th Dec. I'll be 31 weeks i think. maybe 32 i'm not sure. Airline cut off is 35. Still...I'm going to look for a big huge Kaftan or something and pad myself out so people will think i'm just big and fat and not preggers and then they'll let me on the plane!

Shan said...

In Luke's words, 'What a neat little package'.

Da Shuai Guo said...

2guoguo1028
coach outlet
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet
coach factory outlet
canada goose Jacket/Parka/Coats
fitflops
kobe shoes
oakley sunglasses wholesale
michael kors outlet
coach outlet canada
michael kors
Canada Goose Outlet Online
abercrombie fitch
coach outlet store online
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors uk
oakley sunglasses,oakley vault,prescription sunglasses,polarized sunglasses,aviator sunglasses,spy sunglasses,oakleys,oakley canada,cheap oakley sunglasses,oakley frogskins,oakley holbrook,cheap sunglasses,wayfarer sunglasses,oakley standard issue,fake oakleys,oakley glasses,oakley.com,oakley prescription glasses,oakley goggles,sunglasses for men,oakley gascan,oakley store,oakleys sunglasses
louis vuitton bags
toms outlet
ugg boots
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
cheap uggs sale
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton
louis vuitton
ugg boots
jordan 8
oakley sunglasses
hermes birkin
canada goose outlet
Hollister uk
ralph lauren
true religion jeans
jordan 13
louis vuitton

chenlina said...

chenlina20151224
ugg boots clearance
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags
michael kors handbags
uggs on sale
tory burch sale
fitflops
ray ban sunglasses
cheap uggs
christian louboutin
polo ralph lauren
uggs outlet
timberland outlet
canada goose jackets
louis vuitton outlet
true religion jeans outlet
oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet
air max 90
ugg slippers
louis vuitton outlet
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet stores
louboutin pas cher
canada goose outlet online
michaek kors outlet online
ray ban sunglasses outlet
louis vuitton
air jordans
tiffany and co
ugg boots on sale
michael kors handbags
polo ralph lauren
ugg australia
toms outlet
coach factory outlet
mont blanc pens
ed hardy clothing
adidas superstars
as

John said...

burberry outlet store
coach outlet online
louboutin outlet
louboutin shoes
coach outlet store online
michael kors outlet store
ray bans
louboutin pas cher
michael kors outlet online
fendi bags
20170528yuanyuan

You might also like:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...