This week Mayby is the size of a cucumber….

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But with a belly like that, who’s to really say?

I’m 26 weeks now and it’s official: I’m pregnant!  I’ve started to get stranger comments so if there was any doubt before, I think we can now safely put it to rest.

Twenty-six weeks also means that I’m one week away from…gulp…the third trimester.  I know, crazy right?  We can’t believe it either.  I was enjoying the second trimester so much that I’m kinda sad  to say goodbye.  I remember the days being pregnant with MG just c-r-a-w-l-i-n-g by and I’m kinda wishing this one would slow down a bit too.

But God has a way of preparing you for the next stage and I’m already starting to feel some of the groanings of the third trimester: more fatigue, a bit of sciatia, the tight-as-a-tick belly after eating (no matter the size of the meal),  the slightest touch of heartburn at night (just enough to get me excited that maybe she’s growing some hair in there!!), ribaches and backaches at the end of the day, an underestimate of the size of my belly (we’re getting to the stage where it’s not uncommon to look down and find a splotch of pasta sauce or chocolate ice cream on a not too discreet spot on my protruding belly) and a belabored dread of bending over.

Oh and feeling much better too.  Other than getting “sympathy belly” every time someone mentions the (shudder, shudder) nasty stomach bug that is going around right now.  Every once in a while the nausea will return at night and then it becomes a game of pregnancy or Norovirus?  Kind of like the gunshot or fireworks? game on the fourth of July, but much less exciting.

It’s just the beginning, but it’s the beginning of the end (sniff, sniff).  Bittersweet because I don’t know if I’ll ever do this again (Lord willing, maybe?), but sweet because I also get more excited everyday about meeting her.

MG is too!  Just in the past month or so, she has become very curious about my big belly and about all of this sister talk.  She asks questions about her all the time.  “Mama help me?  Change Mayby’s diaper?” translation: Mama will I be able to help you change Mayby’s diaper?  (oh yes, child, as often as your little heart desires)

Oh, and one final note to all pregnant women: don’t watch the Business of Being Born Pt 2 at 26 weeks into your second pregnancy.  It will send you straight into full-blown Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.  And Lord have mercy, there’s no going back now…

See you in (eek) 3 months, Mayby!

22 Comments on The Coolest Cucumber

  1. wordswithw
    February 9, 2013 at 2:01 am (5 years ago)

    Love this picture-looks like more than a cucumber to me 🙂

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    • wordswithw
      February 9, 2013 at 2:03 am (5 years ago)

      Ok also hilarious not sure what WordPress logged me in as-some blog I guess I never started after I created the account! Haha

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      • sweetmamak
        February 9, 2013 at 4:42 am (5 years ago)

        Kind of like Words with Friends? You were so ahead of the times

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    • sweetmamak
      February 9, 2013 at 4:38 am (5 years ago)

      Um…yeah..I went from an eggplant to a cucumber. Definitely a downgrade. But the McDs cone I had tonight doesnt hurt either.

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  2. wordswithw
    February 9, 2013 at 2:01 am (5 years ago)

    Love this picture-looks like more than a cucumber to me 🙂

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    • wordswithw
      February 9, 2013 at 2:03 am (5 years ago)

      Ok also hilarious not sure what WordPress logged me in as-some blog I guess I never started after I created the account! Haha

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      • sweetmamak
        February 9, 2013 at 4:42 am (5 years ago)

        Kind of like Words with Friends? You were so ahead of the times

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    • sweetmamak
      February 9, 2013 at 4:38 am (5 years ago)

      Um…yeah..I went from an eggplant to a cucumber. Definitely a downgrade. But the McDs cone I had tonight doesnt hurt either.

      Reply
  3. Jenny
    February 9, 2013 at 3:53 am (5 years ago)

    What a cute belly pic!! This pregnancy is moving right along! Ben and I were laughing at the pregnancy nausea/norovirus/gunshots/fireworks comment! Haha! Reminds me of a 4th of July in Chattanooga where we ended up in the wrong neighborhood and had some kids shoot fireworks at our car…I think it was just me and Mary. Do you remember that?! Glad all is going pretty well though!!

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    • sweetmamak
      February 9, 2013 at 4:39 am (5 years ago)

      Unfortunately I can only live vicariously through that story! I think Krispy Kremes were involved too, yes?

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      • Jenny
        February 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm (5 years ago)

        Haha! Yes…Krispy Kremes were involved!!

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  4. Jenny
    February 9, 2013 at 3:53 am (5 years ago)

    What a cute belly pic!! This pregnancy is moving right along! Ben and I were laughing at the pregnancy nausea/norovirus/gunshots/fireworks comment! Haha! Reminds me of a 4th of July in Chattanooga where we ended up in the wrong neighborhood and had some kids shoot fireworks at our car…I think it was just me and Mary. Do you remember that?! Glad all is going pretty well though!!

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    • sweetmamak
      February 9, 2013 at 4:39 am (5 years ago)

      Unfortunately I can only live vicariously through that story! I think Krispy Kremes were involved too, yes?

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      • Jenny
        February 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm (5 years ago)

        Haha! Yes…Krispy Kremes were involved!!

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  5. Cori Wren
    February 9, 2013 at 6:19 am (5 years ago)

    I think you look beautiful! Reading your posts make me nostalgic about having a May baby. I can’t wait for Nieva’s sister to get here. I’m not sure how the 6 of us are going to take walks in double strollers though… Stroller brigade has upgraded!

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    • sweet mama k
      February 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm (5 years ago)

      Ha–I know. I can only imagine all of us with our double and single strollers…we might as well be the local parade.

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  6. Cori Wren
    February 9, 2013 at 6:19 am (5 years ago)

    I think you look beautiful! Reading your posts make me nostalgic about having a May baby. I can’t wait for Nieva’s sister to get here. I’m not sure how the 6 of us are going to take walks in double strollers though… Stroller brigade has upgraded!

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    • sweet mama k
      February 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm (5 years ago)

      Ha–I know. I can only imagine all of us with our double and single strollers…we might as well be the local parade.

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  7. triciastatler
    February 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm (5 years ago)

    You looked fabulous on Friday, beautifully pregnant! Love the MG quote, I know I’ve said it a million times but she is just going to be the best big sis!!

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    • sweetmamak
      February 11, 2013 at 9:44 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Tricia!

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  8. triciastatler
    February 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm (5 years ago)

    You looked fabulous on Friday, beautifully pregnant! Love the MG quote, I know I’ve said it a million times but she is just going to be the best big sis!!

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    • sweetmamak
      February 11, 2013 at 9:44 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Tricia!

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