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34 weeks: not that I’m counting

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Sorry I’m a day late on my update! I think I’m actually going to switch to posting them on Tuesdays because Sundays have become impossible to get pictures done.  I’m so tired, I go to sleep after church, then I have flat hair and puffy eyes.  Dennis is working an earlier shift again so he can take pics after he gets off on Monday (my other day off), though there’s barely any daylight left.  I’ll take low-light grainy photos over ones like this. LOL!

As my belly grows ever bigger, people are anxious to know when Joshua is coming.  Last Wednesday my answer was “6 1/2 weeks.  Not that I’m counting.” :)

I’ve gotten the “gathering nuts for winter” cheeks that Moms get in their last trimester, and it’s not like my cheeks needed any filling in. I already had that look, and now my double chin can not be hidden.  It’s taken on a life of its own and introduces itself before the rest of my face has a chance to.  You can’t tell much of a difference in these photos since Dennis is kind and takes them at an angle that minimizes it, but believe me it’s now an entity in itself! lol

Also, for the last week or so my inner thighs feel like I’m doing 36,000 squeezes with a thigh master every day.  I’m not sure if it’s really sore muscles or my pelvis is all out of whack–all I know is I now look and feel like a cripple every time I get up and try to walk.  As we went through Walmart last night, I told Dennis I need to track down a used wheelchair so he can push me through stores.  ;) During our nightly walk with Jessie, I had to sit down twice, which I’ve never had to do before.  I jokingly told Dennis to just leave me and bring the car back to pick me up, but I thought several times I really wouldn’t make it home.  But I know it’s good for me so I’m trying to keep going.  It just seems like soon it may be impossible.

Everything seems so hard now.  I really wish I had someone to help me put on my socks when I get ready for work.

Last week I didn’t get enough sleep because I was doing so much to prepare for my baby shower every night after work (I know, I brought it on myself by getting involved when I didn’t have to. My sisters were throwing it and my take-charge older sister complex kicked into high gear.).  I had to use three coats of concealer on my under eye circles for my shower, and of course when I finally laid down to sleep Saturday night, I couldn’t. Kill me now!  Thankfully, last night I slept well, so I think it was just the excitement of the day and I couldn’t unwind.  I didn’t take any photos of the shower myself, so I will share some as soon as I get them from the photographer, a girl I used to work with.  It was wonderful, and it deserves a post all to itself.  My sisters and I make a great team, if I do say so myself. :)

I got this dress at Target when I was barely showing because it was on clearance from last winter’s leftovers.  I love it and am so glad it’s cold enough to wear it now. It also works great with my witch hat and cape – easy Halloween costume. :)

For that last photo, I put my cape and hat on Dennis so they wouldn’t get dirty, then told him I had to take a photo.

Love his “why do you torture me?” face! He’s such a good sport.  He has to be with a wife like me!  :)

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. Poor Dennis – but think how boring his life would have been if he had never met you!
    Lillian

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  2. Ah…end stage of pregnancy produces hormones that relax your pelvic joints, to prepare you for birth…hence why you walk all funny and things seem sore. Wow…it really won’t be long now at all. Love the costume theme!

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  3. thebetterbaker11

    LOVE all the photos – your costume is adorable on you! Give yourself a break…it’s gonna be a while til you can do those ‘old’ familiar things again….Dennis IS such a good sport. =) Anxious to see the photos from your shower – oh what F-U-N! Take it easy…do what you can while you can, but I’d say…don’t force yourself to do anything that doesn’t feel right. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Sorry you haven’t been feeling your best! I hope the rest of this week is easier for you :)

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  5. Dennis is such a good sport – Joshua will be here before you know it – this year is flying by already, and I am not even having a baby! :D You look beautiful V!!

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  6. You are hilarious!! And beautiful. And I can’t wait to meet your little guy.

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  7. I can’t see anything but beauty in these pics, V!! I bet baby is restless because he knows what’s up…there’s a candy buffet coming soon! Will baby get any candy? You make a gorgeous witch and yay for clearance items, love perusing those shelves and gettin’ lucky =)

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  8. At this far along, I made Nathan put on my socks. Or I wore sandals (yes, in winter) that were 2 sizes too big with velcro straps – and even they got too small! Sigh. I do not envy you right now – thank goodness it won’t last and comes with a pretty nice payoff :)
    Here’s looking forward to J-Day!

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    • Dennis helps me when he’s home, but I’m alone most days when I need socks – lol. So I kind of use my jeans as a stirrup to help pull my foot up high enough on my leg to get a sock on. I throw my foot upward, grab the hem of my jeans, and pull. LOL! I’ve been wondering if they’d let me change my work schedule simply because I can not get dressed by myself any more and I’ll have to come without shoes or socks unless I can start earlier so Den can help me. LOL!

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  9. Oh my goodness! Your photos are so cute!!
    Great idea on the costume!!

    Have a great week!

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  10. what a cute costume!!

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  11. Enjoy your Halloween, and keep lovin’ that baby!! I remember wearing flip flops all the time when I was pregnant; also remember the sleep troubles. I pray that God will heal your legs and help you sleep.

    PS – MAK was just over my shoulder and he said you look like the main character from Drop Dead Diva (her name is Brooke Elliott). So gorgeous!

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  12. You are so funny Veronica, you make me laugh! I’m so happy all is going well! You are just glowing and that makes me smile. You’re going to be such a great mama!

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  13. You look so cute. Veronica the good witch,

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  14. Cutest witch ever!! That dress looks great on you as a costume or just a cute dress! Can’t wait to see pics from the shower!!

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