10 Months of Pregnancy?

So how come nobody told me that you can technically be  pregnant for 10 whole months? I think someone mentioned it to me but I thought they were cracking a joke.

How come nobody told me NOT to be pregnant in the summer? I think there should be a law prohibiting women  from being in their third trimester during a heat wave. The swelling, the hot flashes, the uncomfortable belly band sticking to your outtie of the bellybutton....I am shocked I haven't killed someone by now.

How come nobody told me to stay away from the LA County fair? Between the ridiculously large and in charge corn dog I stuffed into my mouth and the kettle corn I shoveled into my pie hole, I would be flabbergasted if my poor baby didn't come out weighting enough to get us into the Guinness Book of World Records.

How come my fear of labor and delivery is taking over my life? Between the episiotomy talk and the risk of baby swallowing his or her own poop on the way out, I'm thinking that Baby will have to live inside Mama's womb for the rest of his life. I have a million other fears but for some reason those popped out first.
.via. AlexaKitchen.com.
I am in the stage of my pregnancy where I feel pretty miserable. I am the frazzled, waddling, swollen, angry pregnant woman who is crying in pain day after day. The only thing that cheers me up besides ice cream, is the thought of holding my sweet Baby in my arms and laughing at these days of uncomfortableness. I realize that I'm truly blessed and have a miracle inside of me. As I type this, all the feelings of fear, anger, and pain melt away. I can do this.

Look how much I've grown!!

How far along? 34 weeks which is about 8 1/2 months. Whoa.  
Maternity clothes? If I could, I would live in my yoga pants. I haven't mustard up the courage to wear them to work though.
Stretch marks? I am up to 3 whole squiggly lines on my ever growing hips. I feel like a woman.
Sleep: I'm knocking out hard at first then waking up several times during the night. This is making for hard mornings. Gotta get used to it right?
Best moment this week: Taking my maternity pictures with the AMAZING Eddie and one of my favorite people in the whole wide world Nancy! Can't wait to post their amazing work.
Miss Anything? Being able to move.
Movement: All day every day, Baby is on the move!
Food cravings: If it's bad for me... I'm craving it.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Eating all the bad food...yet it doesn't stop me. Shame.
Gender predictions: I'm getting more predictions that it's a girl. Hubby had another dream it was a girl, too.
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks are starting to roll in.
Symptoms: Swelling and itchy feet, fatigue, and mood swings.
Belly Button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? Off
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody and stressed from work If you can't already tell, I was crying before I took this picture. Probably at something really stupid, too like..... I can't see my toes anymore.
Looking forward to: Our baby showers! So excited to spend time with friends and family and to Ooo and Ahhh and cute things for Baby.


  1. Why are u so freakin cute? I see you every day at school and think "gosh...I wish I looked that good when I was pregnant". Keep it up...your precious little one will be here before you know it! Sounds hard, but enjoy these last few weeks and stop stressing. Nothing ever goes as planned so you might as well just chill and let it ride :)

  2. You look amazing, and you're getting so close to meeting your little one!

  3. Oh mammy :), one thing is for sure, you haven't lost your sense of humor.
    Good luck and I know I can't wait to see your new baby :).

  4. You look great Joanna! Your tummy looks the same size as when I saw you last! I can't wait to see you and Sergio next weekend!

    P.S. I love your shorter bob haircut! Super cute!

  5. I was the exact same way at the end of my pregnancy! It was tough! But now only two months later I can't remember any of the hardships! They just magically disappear from our brains haha! Just think, soon you'll be snuggling with your baby while the snow falls :)

  6. you look great! and I love your haircut! labor is scary, but temporary and super reward at the end!

  7. you look amazing for a pregnant woman, girl! seriously, usually, women get pretty nasty looking... lol! great post :)


  8. You look SO great for 34 weeks! And I love that dress.

  9. You are looking wonderful and simply glowing! You are in the home stretch. I hope that the temps are letting up a bit out there for you and that everything goes smoothly from here on out! Thinking of you!!


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