Friday, 2 May 2008

One Belly ... to Rule Them All!!!


Well, as you can guess from the light-hearted tone of the title, I have been given the all clear. Hooray! Actually, the midwives today were all so cranky - the concensus was that there was nothing really wrong with yesterdays printout anyway, they weren't 'decelerations', just a normal heartbeat reading. Thank GOD. I'm so sorry for such abrupt declarations of fear yesterday, I have this belief that if I name my worst fear of what can happen, then it won't happen.

Of course, just as I was leaving, a midwife told me that the doctor measured Monkey at 2 weeks behind. Gee, thanks for that! I choose to believe all is well. I have lit a candle in Monkeys bedroom tonight, and will every night. To help bring Monkey home safe and sound. I will be having a c-section IN 12 DAYS!!

I have so much to write about ... before Monkey comes. I want to write a little bit about Tigers birth. 

I want to write about how normal being pregnant is now .... but how I know that will change. In a few years time it will be a distant memory and I will look at pregnant bellies in the street with awe, like the looks I am getting now. Monkey will grow and grow and change into a little person running around, and I will look back on my pregnant belly pics with incredulous wonder.

I think Monkey is a boy ... or a girl. That narrows it down, HA.

If anyone wants to ask me any questions - anything at all, ask away! Plus, I'll rope my identical twin sisters Tee and Rex in too (who are celebrating their birthdays today HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOMIES!!) - if you have any questions for them I will pass them on. Especially for all you twin mamas!

Here are a shitload more photos. The only shoes I can fit into now are my boots, effectively making me a cowboy every single day. I also wear my preggo jeans daily .... and Tee gave me this amazing top the other week. She got it off eBay, it was hand-embroidered in Mexico. I LOVE it, and am trying to wear it sparingly. Apparently, she had it on last year sometime, asked me what I thought, and I told her she looked pregnant in it!! She hasn't worn it since .. and since I AM pregnant, she gave it to me. (Tee I'm so sorry I was so rude - but so glad it's mine!)

Thanks much for such lovely comments. In Australia, if you love yourself, you're considered a 'love-o'. (There's one for you, Pam! :) So here I am, posting more pics of myself that I have already been complimented on. I am a shameless lovo, for I know (pray) that in a few short weeks I will be wearing tracksuit pants with fuzzy hair and an even fuzzier brain.

Lets play pretend that I ALWAYS look like this HA ...


Me and hubbie. Can you believe, he rang today in the middle of my trace scan, and starts harping on about some bullshit. I said "Mate, listen to this for a sec ..." and put the phone to the machine. I turned it up loudly (I was in there alone), and made him listen to Monkeys beautiful, miraculous heartbeat. "THAT is the sound of your babys heartbeat, and everythings fine, thanks for asking!!" ....




Possibly my favourite belly pic. In order of appearance from the left ... Crash Bandicoot, Tiger, Monkey, and me ...



Bono makes this gesture when he sings certain U2 songs. Bono - *sigh* ...


Monkeys room!! Ok I totally know it's a little bare ... we don't really do baby showers where I am from, so I guess I'm waiting on some nice pressies once Monkey is here. I have put the word out for "colourful baby crap, and toys." ...



The squeaky, root-free bed. See that campervan on the table? That was mine when I was a kid. Original Fisher Price .... it even has it's own toilet ... (the table isn't staying, btw) ...



Once we know the sex, I'll decorate a bit (ummm, lot!) more ....

Ok, remember Tees rabbit rattle? Well look at the cat! She made a denim cat, too! SO cute. (I'm going to have to devote a whole post to her handicrafts. She is seriously thinking of starting a craft blog.) In the middle is Pink Ted, who was given to me when I was born. I can't believe I never lost him ... he's been through all the dramas and the rehabs with me! Oh the stories he could tell!! ...


Lastly - thank you so much to those who still read, and are still TTC. I'll be here, cheering and waving you on. Madly.
That's it. That's all I got.
xox

12 comments:

Gemini Girl said...

First of all- you are a goddess- look at you! Love the top.

As we speak, I am still wearing my favorite maternity jeans (darn belly that wont go away!)

BTW- I love the bunny rattle, but GET RID of the cat. Cats are bad luck for babies (well, that's what they say in my tradition)- no offense TEE- bec I totally want one of those bunny rattles of my own.

Anywho, I cannot believe that Monkey will be here soon! I remember when you were going through everything..... I feel like I experienced it with you! You better not stop blogging when he's here- no excuse lady!

I am so truly happy for you- you big, beautiful gal (big as in full with baby, not big as in big).

*smooches*

YES- I will be in israel for my bday, that should be nice (although I dont expect a gift, I already recieved two in november)

Fertilized said...

I think you look fantastically amazing! So beautiful!

I am glad that there was nothing bad that come of y our scan yesterday. I reall y wish dr/nurses could figure out how to not be F-ing bearer of bad news until it really is bad.

It's my husbands 30th birthday today too- we can celebrate with your sisters.

Chas said...

You look SO good! That belly is just so....pretty,lol.

I really don't think I can wait 12 more days to find out what sex Monkey is...it's driving me crazy. Oh, and Lila was measuring at least two weeks behind at this point in my pregnancy as well. I freaked out about everything though, so it's good to hear that you're not letting it all get to you.

Dr. Grumbles said...

That IS one great belly pic! So glad the scan was not a bad sign.

Wordgirl said...

Hooray for the good news! And damn woman -- if I didn't already love you I might hate you for how gorgeous you manage to look pregnant -- you are one of those women who manage to look simply pregnant...I'm afraid that would not be me :)

Is that a claddagh ring I spy?

I loved the back and forth between you and Mr TC -- I think he and G would get along terrificly.

I'm so EXCITED for you.

Warm warm thoughts from the cold spring here on this side of the globe,

xo

Pam

Diana said...

So fun to see all the pics!!!!!!!

JJ said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures! Wishing you well as you approach the day Monkey gets here!

Anonymous said...

So where is the table going then if its not staying............hmmmm? I SO covet that table! You look fucken HOT bruz cuz manuz one red hot smmmmooookkin mama! xxx

Bee Cee said...

So glad all was ok with the scan. 12 days to go...wowsers!! Monkey is getting ready right now!!

Angie said...

Wow! You look so good! He or she will be here very soon!

Geohde said...

So glad to read all is well, told ya!

J

Gemini Girl said...

seriously- where r the posts? Did you have monkey yet!?
need to know.