The Seedy Underbelly

Today marks the start of my 36 week being pregnant. This time next week, I’ll be considered full term. This time in a month, mark my word, I’ll still be pregnant. Seriously, just you watch, I bet I don’t see this baby until we’re well into our 41st week.

I’ve come to the point in this pregnancy where clothes just don’t fit anymore. And while I love to joke about pants being totally overrated and completely optional, they’re really not overrated at all, nor optional if you live in Indiana during the winter. In fact, pants are so NOT overrated, that I would love to wear two pairs at once, just to stay warm.

But you see, pants refuse to let me wear them, and if I do manage to get them on, they end up committing suicide.

And then we have the “maternity” tops. While my pants won’t stay up, my tops won’t stay down. Tops that I bought specifically to cover my bulging flesh. See the problem I got going on here?

Pants down, shirts up.

6502949683 be0e19a3ab The Seedy Underbelly

My belly needs a scarf.

Welcome to the seedy underbelly of the 9th month. The place where young stretchmarks feed off old and tired stretchmarks.

Where you’re bound to whine and complain a bit, no matter how grateful and content your heart and soul really is.

just write.

 

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  1. I remember those days when top don;t meet pants any-more!!!! But baby will be here soon, and pants will meet top again :-)

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  2. Your belly DOES need a scarf!!

    Steph

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  3. Yay for 36 weeks! You’re getting so close! I remember all too well the clothes just not fitting right!

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  4. Holy jeepers Em! I’m going to need a belly measurement…
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    moosh in indy. Reply:

    @heather…, There will be complete documentation. I can assure you of this.
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  5. whining and complaining a little bit is completely acceptable at this point. :-)
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  6. Bless your heart. That happened to me durig pregnancy. My husband told me I looked like a busted can of biscuits. ;) I only made it to 36 weeks with my pregnancy (he wanted OUT!), soI’m always fascinated by people who are beyond that mark. I hope the next month goes quickly and is as comfortable as possible. I know you can’t wait to have the new guy in your arms.
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  7. i’m 26 weeks and my belly needs a scarf at times.

    also? pants committing suicide made me giggle out loud and disrupt a class of test takers.
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  8. Oh my gosh I’m dying from the cuteness of your bellah! xoxo
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  9. angie mullins says:

    I hear ya, girl. I’m 34 weeks and all I do is pull up my pants all day and tug my shirt down! Hang in there!

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  10. Sarah Partain says:

    Dang. That pregnant belly is awesome and amazing! Can’t wait to meet him!

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  11. Oh, does this bring back those memories! I love the verbiage of the new feeding off the old. How true! How very, very true!
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  12. oh man…..you are almost there!!!!
    But, yeah, it was at that point that I just needed to be done.

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  13. I think pregnant bellies are beautiful!
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  14. Awww, your belly looks cute and perfectly round, even if nothing fits it now :)
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  15. Yep, that t-shirt is definitely workin’ overtime, but it’s all good, sweet girl!!

    “pant commitingt suicide”!!! HA HA HA HA!!!

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  16. I will duck for cover as soon as I write this, because I remember this deep underbelly oh so very well-

    You? Look adorable!

    ::ducking now!::
    :)
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  17. I hated maternity pants with a passion while pregnant. Why can’t they just figure out how to make them stay up???

    I think Indiana’s giving us a break just for you. Did you know it’s supposed to be 60 tomorrow? :)
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  18. I’m sure it’s the total opposite for you, but I can’t believe it’s been 36 weeks! Seems like yesterday you announced #4 was on the way.
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  19. I love the belly… bigger the better. Just wrap it up when you go outside!

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  20. Hey, how is the baby? I hope everything went fine and you have great time together. I guess you doesn’t slep too much? :D
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