Pregnancy Update

First off, a great big "Thank You" to everyone for being so understanding of me lately.  I've been a bad blogger for pretty much my entire pregnancy.  Working full-time, having a difficult, high-risk pregnancy and reading/reviewing has been a challenge for me. I think Natalie has been scared I'm going to stop reading---I've been reading so much less than usual!  Actually, I've been reading at a more reasonable pace---two books a week instead of four to five.  I was pretty out of control with my reading there for a while.

Several of you have asked, so here's my pregnancy update.  I am 33 weeks pregnant with a little girl---my first baby.  I expect her on or before April 13th.  My husband and I are naming her Kaitlyn Elizabeth and can't wait to see her.  

One surprising thing about this pregnancy has been the amount of comments I get about my size.  Every day, someone tells me how big I am.  I want to say, "Oh, really?  I totally hadn't noticed!  Thanks for pointing that out to me!" as I'm waddling around at work.  Yes, I waddle something terrible and people just LOVE to point it out to me.  I don't understand why it's socially acceptable to go on and on to a pregnant woman's face about how "big" she is .  You would never do that to someone who wasn't pregnant, so why is it okay to  say it to a pregnant woman?  Fellow moms, have you experienced this?

I have been spending a tremendous amount of time nesting and preparing Kaitlyn's nursery.  So much time, in fact, that the staff at Babies "R" Us knows me by name.  Yes, you read that correctly, they call me by name when I go in there!  The staff at Target doesn't seem to know me as well, but I think that this is because Target is a much bigger store.  

Here I am at 30 weeks, surrounded by Kaitlyn's baby shower gifts:


 
If I'm slow to respond to emails, if I don't return comments, if I take forever to read a review request, please know that it's not you, it's me.  It really is...and it may not get better for a while.  But, I plan to keep blogging and hope that you'll put up with my absenteeism for a little while longer!

18 comments:

  1. As soon a Ii got pregnant, my desire to read and blog went kaputz. I really want to do it, I just can't bring myself to go through with it. Its been so hard. I hope my bloggersunderstand too! As for waddling, I'm only 18 weeks, but I FEEL waddle-y-ish. I hate it. Wears also having a girl, and it's also our first. We are excited, but mostly I'm excited for the day the extra hormones call, "Retreat! Retreat!" If that day ever comes. It will be okay in the end though, if it's not, then it's not the end! We have some of the best moments of our lives ahead of us! Congratulating on being SO close to having a beautiful daughter in your arms, hang in there! Ashlie from Bookish Novelties

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  2. Kelli, you look just beautiful! Don't let it bother you when people feel the need to be stupid and call you "big"...heck...that's your baby girl they're talking about! By the way, the name is just lovely :)

    Can't wait till you get to meet your daughter!

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  3. You look great, Kelli! Yes, people are super rude to pregnant ladies. Just tell them you're not pregnant and how dare they assume you are. See what happens then. :) Good luck with everything! It's a very exciting time. I can't believe you can still read books, my brain couldn't comprehend a reality show, much less a book when I was pregnant. ha!

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  4. You are a gorgeous pregnant woman! I'll send you a picture of my during my last pregnancy to show you BIG. :)

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  5. Kelli!

    OMG! My youngest sister is named Kaitlyn! Yay! Love the name.

    And you look beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your nesting time.

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  6. Kelli, you look gorgeous! The name Kaitlyn Elizabeth is very lovely. Enjoy your nesting time and take care of yourself. Everything else is secondary. :)

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  7. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a lovely post! I hope you will show us Kaitlyn when she's born.

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  8. Q: May I ask how old you are?

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  9. You look absolutely adorable - I cannot believe people would point out your belly size or that you waddle. Helllloooo, you are carrying another human being around, of course it's a little extra strain! I'm sure I speak for all of us bloggers when I say that we can't wait to see your daughter when she is born and make sure to take it easy these next few weeks!

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  10. Kelli looks cute pregnant and she is all belly! They do not dare say things to me at work because they know I am WAY louder than Kelli :) plus I have a shirt that says PREGNANT (NOT FAT)

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  11. When I was pregnant with my first son, people talked to me all the time about how big I was. When I got pregnant again, I didn't care so much - mostly because I made enough faces when people did that they learned no too. It's just rude!

    And if it makes you feel better, I think you look great! :)

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  12. Wow! You're gonna be a mommy! Congratulations! ^__^

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  13. You look gorgeous! Congratulations and keep us posted when Ms. Kaitlyn arrives!

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  14. Kelli, you don't look big at all! You look great! And I'm a waddler right along with you...

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  15. You look awesome. You have that pregnancy glow about you. Not too much longer to wait. Enjoy the quite while you still can.

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  16. Oh how I hated when people would say things like that when I was pregnant...so rude!!!
    Poo on them, you look beautiful girl!

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  17. What a pretty name!

    Kelli you look beautiful, dont let the "big" comments get you down!!!

    I think 2 books a week is reasonable, and of course as a fellow blogger I understand about how life can get busy and blogging takes a back burner. With all things there is ebb and flow.

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  18. I can't believe you can still read books; my brain couldn't comprehend a reality show, much less a book when I was pregnant.

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