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November 9, 2009

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Go Away Piggy, Don’t Come Around Here No More

The same cousin who called me a goddess? Her husband has the swine flu. And she knew it, but she wasn’t sick so she came to the shower and stayed the night anyway.


God help me if I get the rabid case of the rancid pig because of course I haven’t been vaccinated. Not for lack of trying, just that my OB practice has still not received their shipment.
I have an rx for Tami.flu in my little hands should it come to that, but I hope to hell it doesn’t.

Oh and my mom is starting to wear on me. Is it Wednesday yet? I need Puffer alone time now, please. I just want to sleep and recoup from the weekend. I am SO not in the mood to get things done because I have NO energy today.

PS–But she DID go to the grocery store by herself!! Woot Woot!
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24 week Recap


How Far Along? 24 weeks


Total Weight Gained/Loss? +25 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Loving the maternity pants, but have little use for maternity shirts. Still wearing my old sweater and Chicken’s new clothes. She doesn’t really like the idea that her new sweaters are my maternity sweaters…

Sleep? Still relatively pain free, but more tossing and turning.

Aches and Pains? The usual: lower back pain, some pelvic pain. Overall, not too bad.

Best Moments of the Week? Going upstate for our ‘family’ baby shower; deciding to stay in our apartment so we don’t have to move!
Having my 24 week perinatologist appt and seeing the twins again.

Movement: Super Thumpity Thump Thump

Food Craving: I discovered these while waiting in line at Trader Joe’s and I’m hooked. Normally I am not a chocolate person, but I love this German chocolate with the cookie crunch. I put it in the fridge and then break off one square at a time to savor. I’ve only had 2 bars the entire pregnancy, but if I let myself, I could probably polish off one of these a day!

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Food Aversions: None, but my appetite is not what it used to be and I have to try to eat more.

Morning sickness? None.

Gender: It’s either a boy or a girl. Or two of each.

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button: Top half out, bottom half in.

What I miss: Sleeping through the night without a lot of tossing and turning.

What I’m looking forward to: Getting the entire apartment purged and organized in this next month.

Weekly Wisdom: Riding in a car for hours WILL make you feet and legs swell.

Milestones: Getting through another week with no complications. Making it to viability week!

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Goddess Exhaustion

My mom survived the hippies and I survived almost 8 hours (combined) in a car, one overnight trip to the in-laws, one car trip further north to see the gay dads for dinner, one baby shower for us on Saturday (which was great) and one baby shower on Sunday for my sister-in-law (which we all agreed was the most boring event we’d ever been to). The Sunday shower absolutely killed me as it was in a big anonymous catering hall, with mediocre food and uncomfortable chairs. It lasted waaaaay too long and by the time we left I wanted to cry.

I haven’t felt that exhausted the entire pregnancy. It was just too much and made me not want to travel for the rest of the pregnancy.
My feet and legs were swollen for only the 2nd time this pregnancy and I truly felt miserable.

BUT-we all survived and it’s so humbling to be ‘showered’ with so many amazing gifts and told how great you look all weekend.
Best moment of the entire weekend was Sunday morning when Chicken’s cousin requested to see me naked and then declared, “wow, you look like a goddess”.
I’ll take it.