Friday, May 02, 2014

My epic selfie, what the kids are saying, and a winner (7qt)

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Firstly firsterson, let's get the business bidness out of the way.  Muchas gracias to everyone who entered to win the Connected in Hope giveaway.  Such an awesome organization to support!

The winner of her choice of scarf from their website is...
Melissa Hunter-Kilmer!

We will be in touch with you shortly so you can get your hands on your prize.

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Have you ordered Something Other than God yet?  ZOMG.  My copy finally arrived today. Finally!

obvi this is going to be my entry into the epic selfie contest even though this is how I look all the time walking around.

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Why yes, those are my paint splattered Dansko professional clogs of frumpiness and my pocket-free maternity jeggings of shame.  Thanks so much for noticing.

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Speaking of the belleh, everytime I go anywhere my friends always ask how I'm feeling.  And really I feel pretty great considering...everything.  Clearly I can still levitate, so that's gotta be good for something.  And honestly, I owe a LOT of this not-moping-at-death's-door feeling to The Belly Contraption.  I canNOT recommend it highly enough.  If you are pregnant and feel like unloading the dishwasher is about to send you into preterm labor (I'm looking at you, Amanda!), you have GOT to get one.  Even if you only use it for 2 or 3 weeks.  There is NO WAY I would be celebrating the book in that manner or taking my kids on field trips or even cooking if it weren't for this little life saver.

Contraption Convert.

That's my new name.

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The other thing that I suspect is that I really am closer to 34 weeks and not 36 weeks and that's why I'm not chomping at the bit for labor to start.  When I was 36 and 37 weeks pregnant with Mary, I thought I would NEVER be unpregnant.  That I would never meet my baby.  That I would be hot and huge for the rest of eternity.  I was spewing some serious unbridled lack-of-reason all over the place back then, yes I was.  But this time around I actually feel like this pregnancy went by super fast and I can't believe that he could be born this very month and I'm just saying all those things I've always wished I could say near the end but never have been able to.

Basically I'm not miserable enough to be going into labor anytime soon.

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How about a little What the Kids are Saying?

Paul, looking out of the van window: Ooooh, I just saw a huge booger!
Cecilia, from her seat in front of him: Really? Did you eat it?!?!?

Me: Ceci, you sit right here and think about how nice people should treat others
Ceci: No, I'm just going to think of more mean things to do

Paul: We can't go to the Asian store or we're all going to become Asian!
Ceci: No Paul, it's a COMBINATION STORE, so American people and Asian people can shop there.
Paul: Oh, that's good.


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Oh, if you're going to The Edel Gathering (imagine shrieking and jumping up and down at the mere mention.  I already have my flights booked, y'all.), fill out this bio sheet for the website will ya?  Must.  E-stalk. Everyone.

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24 comments :

  1. I can't believe you can jump like that. That is a lot of physical exertion for me, even when not pregnant. But who knows? My copy of SOTG is supposed to arrive today, too.

    I so wish I was going to Edel! But I will be 36 weeks then, so it was a big fat NOPE for me :(

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    1. Oh yeah, 36 weeks is a no go. Dang it! And don't tell anyone, particularly my midwife, but I MAY have had to jump OFF of something in order to get sweet air like that...

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  2. Aaannnnd, everyone else just recused themselves from the selfie contest. There's no way to top that!

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    1. What can I say? I'm willing to injure myself for a few cheap laughs. Wait....that sounded better in my head.

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  3. Are you seriously JUMPING? Because I have five kids, and I'm not even pregnant right now, but if I jumped like that I'm pretty sure my uterus would just fall right out and I'd have to pull it behind me in a little wagon for the rest of my life.

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    1. That is one of my favorite things anyone has ever said

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    2. I was pretty much thinking the same exact thing only not so eloquently.

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  4. Hey! How did you know I am moping (not to mention spewing lack of reason...)?! Seriously, I will juuuuuust be 36 weeks on Sunday and I feel like I am going to be hugely pregnant FOR. EVER. Maybe I need to just cough up the $$ and get the contraption. Does it also help with lack of reason related issues? ;

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  5. OH!!!! OH OH OH OH!!!!!!! I am commenting before I read anything else, because I am SO excited about winning!!!!! Thank you!!!!! And I'd like to thank all the little people in my life—notably my grandchildren and the kids across the road and the kids down the road and . . .

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  6. That picture is beyond awesome!! And I'm crying (again!) that I can't go to Edel. Seriously. Every time anyone mentions it, I just feel a big knot in the pit of my stomach. I keep thinking I will email the Army and request that they move my husband's graduation date, but somehow I think this will not fly. Sigh.

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  7. I think I love Ceci, with her "I'm going to think of more mean things to do" Everyone loves honesty!

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  8. That is one awesome selfie!! It looks like you got a lot of air on that jump ;)

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  9. In the air, your belly actually looks smaller! I can't wait to meet you at Edel. And your picture makes me wish that I had jumped in mine . . .

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  10. your face expression is priceless but your dog's even more so... Your dog is like "what the h.... is she doing...that baby is going to pop out " lol. What a great epic selfie. Still waiting for my copy even though amazon emailed me about it like a week ago already...they're slooow. Happy weekend!!!

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  11. How in the heck did you jump...36 or 38 weeks that's still quite the feat! And is it my imagination or does your stomach look smaller and less pointy in this picture?

    And Ceci is a hoot!!

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  12. I'm going to need a hi-res version of that image to blow it up for a lifesized print for my livingroom. Thx.

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  13. You win the selfie contest. :)

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  14. That picture just made my month.

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  15. Your selfie, amazing, just as you are! I heart you! I really do! And, I just found out I'm going to Edel afterall (sneaky husband!) and I cannot wait to meet you! Hoping to get a bio up soonnnnn!!!!!! :D

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  16. Best selfie ever! I'm 39 weeks and can barely waddle much less leap. Way to move, mama!

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  17. Ok, next time I expect to see a cartwheel selfie. :) your post made my day! We are getting closer.... I am so ready to meet this little rascal! But not ready to be a 24/7 milk machine. Thinking if you during these last few weeks!!

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  18. Wonderful post. You look so much like Lizzie in the jumping picture. Ceci and Paul are hilarious, too.... that Ceci is sharp as a knife!

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  19. I HATEd my belly contraption. I think it's because I'm tallish. I just felt like it would never stay down where it was supposed to be. I ended up getting another contraption that wasn't as confining (it didn't have shoulder straps), and I was much more comfortable. I was able to carry my twins until 38 weeks and I didn't go in to labor on my own, so I think it worked out okay.

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