Binky is moving along well, and it is such a comfort and relief. Things have been a little bit rougher for me but nothing awful. My sudden crazy upper back and neck pain has been super annoying but it all checks out OK and it’s nothing I can’t handle. My blood pressure has been kind of wild. High one day (132/83 is significantly above my baseline BP), and then extremely low the next day (83/40 is low for ANYONE). It makes taking my blood pressure every day feel like my own weigh-in scene on The Biggest Loser – I never know what the number is going to be.
I actually ended up calling Labor and Delivery over the weekend when my pressure stayed persistently low and I spoke with the on-call doctor. There was talk of me going int0 L&D for monitoring, but it was decided I’d stay home with clear instructions on when to come in and luckily I never got to that point. Two years ago I was admitted to the hospital with Madeline still in my belly. Walking into Labor and Delivery two years later (to the day) would have seriously tripped my brain.
I spend most of my days taking it easy. Dr. Risky wants me to be careful, but I’m not on bed rest so I can still go out, as long as I don’t over exert myself. Mike has been WONDERFUL picking up my slack, but sometimes I gotta get out of the house and grocery shop with him.
What, like Mike is going to let me walk through the store? I can’t get away with anything around here.
Isn’t it so nice there are riding carts? At least you can grocery shop still.
You still manage to look pretty gangsta on that scooter cart thingy. *Hugs* to you & Binky.
Lol, love yer wheels!!
You have such an awesomely cute baby belly!
Sending you lots of love, hugs, wishes for less wildness in bp and lots of kicks, jabs, etc to make sure that you know Binky is doing fine and getting stronger each day. Also thinking that back and neck problems sound like a fine reason for a massage
thinking of you and yours
.-= Kelly´s last blog ..Chillaxin’ =-.
I love the pictures! cute belly bump
praying for you and your family!
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Melanie B says:
you’re stylin! At least you can get out of the house. I’m sure that’s a relief. Baby is growing quite nicely
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So glad Mike is “not letting you get away with anything.” And I um, totally love your glasses!
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You look great! I hope your BP stuff gets resolved soon. Dr. Risky sounds excellent so I’m sure you’re being well taken care of, but I know if it were me I’d be obsessing about the BP.. And I hope your back/neck pain stops, too. Glad things are progressing well. Wishing you the best day you can possibly have. (((hugs)))
Kate @ UpsideBackwards says:
My, how you’ve grown! Here’s hoping for a relaxing, uneventful next 15 weeks or so!
.-= Kate @ UpsideBackwards´s last blog ..Shock horror! =-.
You need to call MTV and have them come pimp your ride!
You have the cutest baby bump!
And I’m so riding one of those next time I get knocked up!
.-= Krystal´s last blog ..Wednesday Hump Day Sex Story: "Standards" =-.
You are the spunkiest elderly person I have ever seen. You look HAWT. And cute. And tough. And vulnerable.
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Haha! My mom broke her right ankle while I was at school. Her car is manual so she couldn’t drive and couldn’t leave the house without some serious help and a driver. When I came home for Thanksgiving, there was talk of her using one of those so she could come to the grocery with me, but I vetoed that. More often than not, it’s people so fat they can’t even support their own weight constantly backing down the aisle. And it’s not like they came into to store with one; most of them waddle into the store and use the provided scooters. So I went to the grocery alone. It was absolutely freezing and I had to buy like a month’s-worth of food for my mom in addition to the beer for me and my mom’s cigarettes. I left that Kroger lookin classy.
But you’re pregnant. I don’t think people will give the evil eye to a pregnant woman. Otherwise, lay the guilt on them.
Please be careful what you say. First of all, grouping people together like this is called stereotyping, and is drastically unfair to those that do not fall into this category, like myself. I am an amputee. I have been having lots of trouble getting my new prosthesis to fit correctly. In order to be able to do as much as I’d like with my son at home, I try to walk as little as possible while not at home because of the pain I’m in. So, I DO use a motorized cart at the store. But you would probably say it’s because I’m fat. Because, I am that too. Secondly, it really isn’t right for you to judge those who are overweight and using the carts, even if their weight is the sole reason they are using the carts. You don’t know the reason for their weight problems. Maybe they had severe emotioal abuse as a child. Maybe they have a thyroid condition that is not well controlled. Regardless of the reason, they could be beautiful, loving, nurturing, funny, people. Why be so mean-spirited when referencing them? None of us are perfect. This is not to say that I shouldn’t take responsibility for my health and my weight. But that’s just it. It is for me to handle, with the love and support of my family and friends. You can take care of the imperfections in your own life and stop passing judgement on others. Thank you.
Thank you for sharing that reply, Cathie. The tone of that comment didn’t sit well with me either. It lacked compassion and sounded unnecessarily mean.
Heather, you look beautiful. I always think about Maddie, you and your family and I check your blog every day to see how you are doing, even though I have never commented before.
Thank you, Cathie. Agree! Someone said recently that is the last safe prejudice: People who wouldn’t dream of making such a comment about race or gender feel completely free to mock or denigrate people who are obese/fat/overweight. Yes, some do need more self-control, but that’s not the whole explanation, it is a symptom. Go to an OA meeting sometime and listen to people weep at their inability to stop killing themselves, and get a little empathy. We all have limitations in our lives; it’s just that for the obese person, the limitation shows.
Oh, and Heather, you are beautiful, inside and out! Thanks for sharing your journey with us.
Rah, you hit the nail on the head! It is so true that overweight people are the last ones we are allowed to make fun of these days! It is awful!! How do we expect young kids to have a healthy body image when we say that people are slobs or disgusting?
You also made such a good point that many people with weight issues have the same type of disease as those with drinking, gambling or other addiction problems, yet we have no sympathy for those that are heavy. People that are overweight simply choose a different escape, have a different drug of choice, and like Rah said, their decisions show ALL the time. If you are an alcoholic, cutter, drug addict, sex addict, etc. etc., you don’t have to go around with a sign around your neck that tells everyone all about your demons. If you have issues with food or overeating, there is no hiding it from the outside world. I think it is despicable that we are STILL making fun of fat people. It is time for all of us to grow up!
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to offend anyone. Sometimes, after I take an Ambien (and don’t get away from means of communication), I write text messages, emails, and on Facebook and with all of them, I’m not able to moderate myself because of the Ambien, if that makes sense. I end up saying wild things that are totally out of my personality. I did not want to offend anyone. I think I was just thinking it would be anecdotal but it obviously came off as wildly offensive and mean-spirited. I’m sorry.
And yes, Heather looks wonderful. I guess I should preempt this comment by saying I mean this in the best possible way: I want you to get as big as possible! That way, Binky stays in her home for a while.
Thank you for your apology, Ann. It takes a humble person to come forward when they’ve offended others. Hopefully in the future you will look at others, especially those in motorized carts, with a bit more compassion.
i agree, Cathie. i think that it takes a very humble person to admit that they made a mistake and “spoke” too quickly and without thought for others……it would have been so easy for Ann to hide behind the anonymity of the internet and not apologize. nice job ‘fessing up’, Ann…..that took both humility and class.
i already commented earlier today but wanted to say again, Heather you look wonderful and we are all so happy to see your growing belly.
Ann, I too learned the hard way that Ambien and the internet just shouldn’t be used together!!! I stopped taking it because I was thinking that I wasn’t sleeping, so I’d get up in the middle of the night and read and eat and drink for a couple of hours. I only know that I did this by finding the evidence the next morning. Scary stuff.
.-= rita´s last blog ..In today’s news…. =-.
Now that’s a class act. Apology accepted.
I took Ambien one night just after my father died, and had to stay home from work the next day because I was literally walking into walls.
catherine lucas says:
O my God… lol. You are in a rolling wheelchair now? Too funny…
Hope he lets you walk around at home at least, or you will loose the ability to walk!!! ;o))))
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Marti from Michigan says:
I too love your baby bump…….may it continue to get bigger!
You look really cool on that cart! The only problem with those are having to reach for something up high, but thank goodness for your nice tall husband who can do that for you. Glad you can still get out of the house once in awhile.
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
Beep, Beep! Cute pregnant lady coming through!
.-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..I’ve lost my head =-.
How adorable!!!! Like SQUEEEE!!!!
Greg wont let me get a scooter! lol I’m glad things are going along well for Binky, I’m sorry you’re in pain though. I hope it eases up.
YAHOO…..24 weeks a counting!!!! Keep on growing Binky and get those lungs nice and strong!!! I’m so happy for you Heather as I really do feel in my heart and soul you’re really going make it to term this time and little Binky will be born strong and healthy (and of course, PERFECT, like Maddie).
You look Great Heather!!!!! Keep up the awesome work!!!!
Thanks for the update Heather, you look great! Love how you are rocking the scooter cart!
Sweet ride! ; ) Love the pics. Can’t wait to meet Binky on the outside! (except not for a long while!)
xo from CT,
.-= amanda´s last blog ..oink. =-.
Your looking great! oxo
You look so freakin’ cute in the cart. I bet you drew a lot of attention!
.-= Candice´s last blog ..Matchmaker =-.
The baby belly is so stinkin’ cute! You look Great!
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Anna Marie Hinnant says:
I love belly pics. You look fabulous!
You look so SO great!!
Hope you picked up some JoeJoes at Trader Joe’s… that’ll fatten Binky up in no time flat (not that I would know about that or anything)…..
.-= ClassyFabSarah´s last blog ..Sephora Friends and Family =-.
Aww Heather you look so adorable, I love the bump pics, Binky looks very well inside Mama’s tummy and Mamma looks fantastic. I also love the pic. of you on your wheels. Thanks so much for sharing and bringing a great big smile on my face on this very grey day here in Luxembourg!
I’m pleased to hear Mike is making sure you take it easy. Please continue to take very good care of yourself, special lady.
Sending you a big hug.
You are Freakin adorable!!!
Jen @ lifelove'n'wine says:
Haha, you are too cute! Love these pics.
.-= Jen @ lifelove’n’wine´s last blog ..Tasty Tuesdays – Falafel Dinner =-.
The flowers painted on the cart are hilarious. Your growing baby belly looks super cute. Keep on cooking that kiddo!
.-= JAR´s last blog ..I Got a Rock =-.
I totally noticed the flowers too!! I’m sure Miss Binky appreciated being in a girly scooter instead of just a plain one!!
Hope you got lots of yummy stuff at Trader Joe’s, Mama Spohr!!!
So funny! Wonder if I’ll get to ride one of those once I go to restricted activity in a few weeks? Awesome!
.-= Lindsay´s last blog ..Leaves, Leaves, Everywhere! =-.
You are adorable!!!!
Nellie - New York says:
You and Baby Binky look absolutely fantastic! I especially loved the last pic – you wild and crazy girl zooming through the grocery store in a Supermarket Vespa!
You are just ADORABLE! Glad things are going well with Binky. Praying…….
.-= jen´s last blog ..come around =-.
Domestic Extraordinaire says:
I hope your TJ’s is bigger than ours because getting carts through our aisles is crazy, I think I have yet to see any scooters at our store. Altho I love that they are hawaiian printed scooters. Will think of you when I am grabbing my pumpkin butter today!
.-= Domestic Extraordinaire´s last blog ..He makes me smile =-.
I was thinking the same thing! Wait a minute… which TJ’s has carts? Which one is big enough to even accomodate one!? lol. Yes, at least it is Hawaiian print.
red pen mama says:
I was put on modified bed rest when I was pregnant with Kate (v low fluid). It was December, and I got all panicked because we still had Christmas shopping to do. So Dan and I went, with Flora, to Target and he FORCED me to use one of those. I was equally mortified he was so insistant, and touched that he was so concerned.
I didn’t mind it, but those things are LOUD backing up. You could see people checking out the seemingly healthy mom wheeling around in one of those, but it was important to take it easy. I wish I had had a bigger baby belly.
You’re looking good. Listen to Dr. Risky & Mike. They are looking out for you too.
.-= red pen mama´s last blog ..Cliche =-.
Love the belly shots!!! You were really rockin that scooter!
.-= Heather´s last blog ..interesting =-.
too cute…..still praying for you and your family.
Yeah for Mike for looking after you. And your baby bump is so cute. Take care of you and Binky, And hugs to you all.
You look fantastic! And FYI, my mother’s blood pressure is always (always!) around 90/45. When she goes to a new doctor, it always freaks her out. My dad and I are convinced she is an android.
.-= Deborah´s last blog ..Old Baker Farm Photos =-.
you are one cute mommy!
Ms. Moon says:
You’re darling. So is Mike.
.-= Ms. Moon´s last blog ..Mmmmm. Extra, Extra, Part II =-.
Shannon Kieta says:
Didn’t I tell you I call Mike everyday and threaten him not to let you do ANYTHING?????? (Only kidding), but I am glad he is he way he is with you. You can’t be too cautious when it comes to Binky! I keep thinking of my precious baby nephew that is losing his little life today becuase of his incosiderate piece of shit of a mother who couldn’t stay off of drugs long enough to let this baby grow. Now at 6 1/2 months they have to terminate the pregnancy because the baby is so bad! I am so mad over this. Please take care of yourself… and Binky!
Megan J in Ohio says:
Your nephew will be in my prayers. Heartbreaking as it is, try to picture him in the Lord’s arms, being loved and cherished as he should have been on earth. I will pray you find peace. Blessings, Megan
Heather, so honored to read your blog, see your love for your children, and help watch that baby grow! You are in my prayers as well…
.-= Megan J in Ohio´s last blog ..Marriage =-.
There are very few people who can pull off looking cute while on one of those scooters, and you ROCKED it!
Yeah for 24 weeks and 3 days!!!!!!!
YAAAAYYYY! SO pumped for you and Binky.
Next time, you should bring some razzle-dazzle for your cart.
Here’s wishing for happiness, health and stable BP!!
Karen Chatters says:
You look fab-U-lous, dahling!!
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Adventures In Babywearing says:
You look so beautiful.
.-= Adventures In Babywearing´s last blog ..Leaving. =-.
Totally LUH-UVV the flowers on the scooter. You’re definitely stylin’. No one I know can rock the pregnant look like you’re doing. As for Mike, maybe he’s racking up the points for later in life. You ask him to carry the groceries from the car and he says, “What? Haven’t I done enough? Remember how I helped you 10 years ago when you were pregnant with Binkyl???”
The scooter is AWESOME.
.-= J´s last blog ..(Anti)social media =-.
woot woot! #heatherssac is intact! #sacwatch09
LOL! I like that! Yay for the intact sac!!!
We should make up a cheer- with clapping and everything!
cindy w says:
LOVE those belly shots. No matter how sick or awful you feel, those right there are visual proof that Binky is doing just fine.
Speaking of the awfulness, though, can you get a prenatal massage (the kind where you lie on your side)? It might help with the neck & upper back pain. I know you’re doing physical therapy too, just wondering if a little massage might help.
.-= cindy w´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: living room edition =-.
Kristen McD says:
You look beautiful!
I’m soooo happy to see those lovely belly shots! You look absolutely radiant!!!!
.-= Angela´s last blog ..Pumpkin Patch =-.
You are just about the cutest ‘lil pregnant lady I’ve ever seen!
Hugs to you!
.-= deej´s last blog ..Don’t Look Back =-.
Aw, you look so cute in those glasses!
.-= robyn´s last blog ..Magnetic Monday #10* =-.
LOVE the belly pics! It ***almost*** makes me wish I was pregnant again, lol. I had to do a double take at the scooter pic, though…you so look like a teenager! Adorable!!
Rolling with the homies! (name that movie)
.-= maya´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.
Cluless of course!! “They’re playing our song!!”
Ha ha ha!
Yay for Heather rolling through TJ’s- so cute!
You look beautiful! Love to your family
.-= Julia´s last blog ..Daily Grace =-.
Aww Such a cute BINKY belly I love it !
You are looking great Heather! We are all rooting for you and praying for yours and Binky’s health.
Midwest Mommy says:
Love the belly shots!!!! So cute!!
.-= Midwest Mommy´s last blog ..The Great Pumpkin =-.
OMG you look beautiful. Oh I wish I was there, so I could hug you…and pat the belly. I know, i know.
Dude, that’s what those things are there for. Glad you are still doing good. And THRILLED that you are still at home and not on bed rest. YAY Binky.
.-= Issa´s last blog ..Honest revisited: Liz’s version =-.
Hi Heather! Cute ride!
Glad Binkys doing well. I had to tell you this – I’ve been reading your blog for a while (probably since April…) and just yesterday was telling my husband about you and how lucky we are (we have a very healthy 14 month old little boy, Cayden). Last evening, after having just told my husband about you, I took Cayden on his first trick-or-treating adventure in my grandma’s retirement home. As I got on the elevator, I saw to my left, a little girl (maybe 2) dressed as Abby Cadabby. Before your blog, I had NO idea who that was. It made me think of Maddie and you. I just wanted to let you know that at that moment, I kissed my little guy and squeezed him hard and said an extra prayer for you & Mike & Binky.
.-= Julie´s last blog ..Been A While =-.
You look great, Heather. So glad that things are going smoothly!
.-= AmazingGreis´s last blog ..Blogger Football League – Week 6 =-.
You look FABULOUS!!! Hopefully the blood pressure issue is not an issue at all…. I wish all good things for you, Heather.
Heather – You are amazingly beautiful! I just love seeing your belly (Binky) grow. Can’t wait to see her once she’s out!!!
Tee hee. You look so cute!
HA! That is awesome! I’ve always wanted an excuse to ride one of those!
In other news, you look great. Go Binky go!
.-= Shauna´s last blog ..Quick picture post =-.
That is a sweeeet ride!
You are glowing! Nobody looked better on a scooter!
I had well documented humiliation riding on the cart. I had to as well. And, yeah…embarrassing, much?
Binky is so damn cute.
As are you.xo
.-= Loralee´s last blog ..My first wedding day =-.
Aunt Becky says:
Bwahahaha! I busted my foot (walking gently down the stairs) and had to use one of those carts to get around Target. Dave TOTALLY ditched me. TOTALLY ditched me.
.-= Aunt Becky´s last blog ..The Face That Only A Mother Would Love Saves The Planet =-.
At least it’s a cute scooter with flowers on it!! Hang in there, we are all praying for you.
.-= Vicky´s last blog ..We survived the flu of 2009 =-.
Beautiful belly! Glad to hear Binky is still dancing around like a rock star. Sending good vibes your way!
Not sure if you know this…but you look SO adorable! I love it! Binky sure is doing great it looks like! I am so excited for you guys!! I totally dig the Hawaiian style scooter thing too! HA!
It makes me so happy to see you happy!
.-= Lindsey´s last blog ..Quick Update =-.
Your belly is beautiful, as are you. I think of your family everyday.
Take care of yourself and your precious Binky,
Michele in Staten Island NY
.-= Michele´s last blog ..You know this one… =-.
I.love.the.belly. So cute, cute, cute!
That’s it. I need to get down there stat. My sis has a scooter (back injury) bet she’d let you borrow it for a day and we can scoot all over town…I can ride in the basket! hahahahaha Ok I just had a mental pic of that and I’m cracking up. I’m dumb.
I’m glad you didn’t have to go in, yay! More sitting and eating pumpkin butter which I am SO going to go get.
Of course TJ’s would have a stylish Hawaiian print scooter!
I am a few weeks ahead of you, also expecting my 2nd little girl.
I just use the cart as my crutch when I go shopping.
I can’t wait to see pictures of Binky, though I am hoping not to see any for a few more months!
You look awesome!
.-= Heidi´s last blog ..So Big =-.
I think you need to go around the store saying “I’m a RASCAl in MY rascal!” (like the old commercial)
Heather, I know everyone keeps saying this, but you are freaking adorable!!
Yay for Binky staying put!! And yay for over-protective Daddy Mike! He has to take care of his Baby Mama! Ha ha!!
Love and hugs always! I’m sure Miss Maddie looked down and got a giggle out of seeing her silly Mommy zip around on that scooter!
you do look sooo cute!
Love the scooter!!!
You are so beautiful.
Pregnancy does agree with you, maybe not on the inside but the outside, for sure!!
.-= Janet´s last blog .. =-.
Aww you are so cute!! Glad to hear that your BP stayed in the “home” range… Hope you are doing well today!
.-= Jaden´s last blog ..Apple Picking at Wellwood Orchards, 10/11/09 =-.
You’re BEAUTIFUL Heather! Got that pregnancy glow!
You are showing beautifully!! I love the belly! Hey at least you can get out of the house!
.-= Courtney´s last blog ..Houston We Have Reached a Decision! =-.
I’m loving the Hawaiian printed scooter. You have a bautiful baby bump!! Sending you well wishes.
As always, I think of you all often!!!
Miss Grace says:
Oh my but that’s hot.
.-= Miss Grace´s last blog ..The Worst Happy Birthday Post EVER =-.
I love the belly shots! You look adorable
Jen L. says:
Confession: I’ve always wanted to ride one of those motorized grocery carts!
Your Binky belly looks so sweet!
.-= Jen L.´s last blog ..My Favorite Halloween =-.
Heather, you look great!
Beautiful pregnant belly shots That riding cart looks like fun. I can see why you want to go grocery shopping with Mike sometimes!
Love and hugs.
.-= Lisa´s last blog ..Million Baby Crawl =-.
Loooove that beautiful belly! And I would have loved to have seen Rigby rockin’ that scooter basket.
Jenny @ http://motherlawyercrazywoman.blogspot.com/ says:
You look just beautiful! I am happy you are still at home and doing well! That cart picture is fabulous, way to rock a moter vehicle!
.-= Jenny @ http://motherlawyercrazywoman.blogspot.com/´s last blog ..Inspiring =-.
So, do you pretend you are a cantankerous old lady and drive into anyone and anything when you are on the motor-buggy?
You look very snazzy riding that grocery cart! All you need is a sign hanging off the back that says “Baby On Board”
.-= Katrina´s last blog ..Capturing the moment =-.
Amy in Oregon says:
LOVE the belly pics! Thanks for sharing!
That picture is TOO fantastic. Glad you’re getting out when you can. Love the pictures of your belly. Thanks so much for sharing.
Lovin that bump, GO BINKY!!
And your smile is FANTASTIC too!
Lindsay from Florida says:
Pictures of a growing Binky and a cruising Mama. What could be better?
You are such a cute pregnant lady. You should have seen me, I looked like a rhinoceros.
.-= Maile´s last blog ..Professional standstills and wanting to want =-.
Ha ha – that’s a beautiful look
Your belly pics are adorable! Binky looks like she is doing great!!
Love the wheels!!
Hugs, Jenn in CA
.-= Jenn´s last blog ..Not what I thought I would write about =-.
As I tweeted before, this picture totally made my day. You are darling, as always!
.-= Kim´s last blog ..About Emma =-.
Trisha Vargas says:
Keep rockin’ that baby bump all the way into February!
As for the scooter, AWESOME! My Mom has to use scooters at the stores and such for her RA and they are not nearly as colorful and stylish as that one. I’ll have to show her this picture and let her know that’s how you guys roll on the West Coast.
(((HUGS))) from Florida
Momma Uncensored says:
you must purchase yourself a wolf t-shirt to wear when you cart your ass around on that thing!!!
check out the sweet reviews :
.-= Momma Uncensored´s last blog ..gavel =-.
You look great!! I used to do the same thing when I was on bedrest. Only my favorite store was Super Target because I could spend a few hours in there riding around on the cart. Praying for you family.
Wow you are so beautiful! Seriously!
And I am so happy that binky is doing well. Reading about Maddie has made me a better parent and a better person, both in remembering to appreciate everything and in seeing the support you are surrounded with. It is uplifting to know that so many supportive beautiful people are out there in the world.
I am honored to join my thoughts and prayers for your family, both in grief and in joy, with all these other wonderful people.
.-= Chrysalis´s last blog ..Something Positive =-.
I have only just discovered your blog, and I don’t understand why I am so drawn to it. I have been here, since yesterday, at least 10 times, and every time, I end up in tears. I don’t know why I keep coming back, because it seriously crushes me to be here, but something about your story draws me in. I have a healthy 9 month old daughter, and I think my life would end if anything happened to her. In fact, your blog upsets me so much that I cried in my car on my way home last night, thinking of “Cold Marble.” I cannot imagine anything worse in this life than having my daughter in an urn.
I am sorry- I meant this to be a much more uplifting post, and it has turned into a soliloquy on how devastated *I* feel based on your story. Ultimately, I think I just wanted to tell you that Madeline’s story is out there. I am one of thousands of people who is crying with you. At the same time, I am someone who is praying with you and wishing you great joy with Binky.
I have always felt bad for siblings of children who have died, particularly those who come after the death. I imagine that those children do not get the same mother they would have had were it not for the tragedy, and that in some sense they must feel like they can never be the child the mother lost. But in your case, I can really see you trying to create joy surrounding Binky as an individual and to treating her not only as Maddie’s sister, but in some ways as a rebirth. Of you.
God bless you. I am crying again, tears that I do not feel belong to me. Perhaps I can cry for you today.
Possible solution for the back/neck pain (which I have also) Ice. 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off… a few times a day. It really works and it’s safe.
.-= Karen´s last blog ..Planting… =-.
your hair is really growing.
you look so fucking cute, i want to snuggle with your belly. kiss it for me, k? fine fine.. have someone else kiss it for me.
Crack me up! Wish I would have thought to get the scooter to ride on when I was on restriction…
Your belly is SOOO cute!
Keep on keepin’ on!
.-= Dawn´s last blog ..Teacher Top Secret =-.
Hubby obviously loves you and the Binky very much Too sweet..
You are so rocking that scooter. You make it look hip!
.-= Lesley´s last blog ..Maybe I’m Just a Reader & Not a Blogger =-.
So happy that you and your little one are doing well these days…
Grow Binky Grow! Oh Heather you look so beautiful. Love the hot wheels too. Be good to yourself.
.-= Kelly´s last blog ..Oh Poor Me… =-.
Sara Joy says:
I looooove the belly. I really hope you’re getttng a chance to enjoy the belly this time around, just a little bit.
.-= Sara Joy´s last blog ..Mama Always Said =-.
You seriously look adorable!!!!
Mike is amazing
You look adorable!
.-= Danielle´s last blog ..Moving on =-.
A beautiful belly on a beautiful woman on a pretty sweet motorized scooter if I do say so myself. =)
OMG. I am so jealous. You are one of those CUTE PREGNANT WOMEN! So lucky you are!
I kinda start resembling a manatee. ; )
You are the cutest thing! I love your riding grocery cart!
.-= Tara.´s last blog ..Snowed In. =-.
Well you look very cute!!! I would look like fatty potomas if I were preggo on that thing
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Michelle W says:
Awesome belly pictures. Made me happy.
Jodie Brooks says:
You look adorable!! You’re doing a great job!! Keep it up, Lady!! Praying for you everyday!!
The picture with you on the scooter is super funny and cute!
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Joe @ IrrationalDad says:
You KNOW people look at you on that motorized cart and mumble stuff about you under their breaths. I would, if I wasn’t an avid reader of your blog. Glad (super glad) things are still… okay… with your pregnancy.
.-= Joe @ IrrationalDad´s last blog ..Gutting and Carving Pumpkins! =-.
You look beautiful and seriously those carts are funnnnn!! I was a bit of a hazard the one and only time I used one- post knee surgery – almost took out the cardboard display things at the store! I am glad to hear that miss binky is snug as a bug – hopefully your crazy fluctuating bp will calm down soon!!
You look so fabulous!
Very glad to see such clear evidence of happy-growin’, safe home Binky. ;p
Maria Delgado says:
You’re looking great!