The post office has offered me my own zip code


Here it is, in all its shadow-casting glory: the 28-week belly.

Now, please don’t argue with me. It’s huge. Maybe not for a 40-weeker, sure. But for someone with 12 weeks left to go? This is a considerable belly.
To be quite clear I don’t make remarks about the size of it in order to elicit pity and/or compliments. Honestly, it doesn’t bother me. When I say I’m huge it’s really just an observation. I’m not saying it hoping someone will correct me and say, “Oh, no, you aren’t big at all!” I’m not thinking, oh, poor me, I’m so ashamed/embarrassed/sad. It is what it is. I’m a short person and baby has nowhere to go but straight out. It’s no biggie. It’s just a good thing I’m not terribly vain.


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

5 responses

  1. Umm…would it be offensive and out of line if I told you I put in a search on Travelocity from my hometown to Mary, and it returned fares and itineraries?

  2. You look beautiful, Mary, and that is NOT such a large belly for a third pregnancy!!! Guys should reserve comment as they have a tendency to be absolutely clueless.

  3. Mary, you’re glowing! And gorgeous.
    (And if you think your belly is big for a third pregnancy at 28 weeks, I have some photos to show you… 😉