7.30.2010

oh hi kid, i didn't see you there

A few days before Alice was born, I took Clark to the mall to do that thing that pregnant moms do where they try to walk the baby out. I also wanted to buy something new, anything new, that wasn't "maternity".

I got a blue shirt. I remember trying it on, amazed at the way it fit me just right. I felt much prettier and snappier inside of it and less like a worn-out baby shell.  I loved it so much that I wore it right out of the mall that day, like a little girl in party shoes.  I loved it so much that I wore it all day the next day and fell asleep watching the Olympics in it that night.  Early the next morning, I woke up in labor in it.  I wore it to the hospital. They tried to give me a gown, but I told them no. I was comfortable in my blue shirt. I wanted to wear my blue shirt. I was wearing my blue shirt when Alice was born.

This pregnancy? Blue Shirt does not cover my stomach. I weigh a good 5-10 pounds less than I did at this stage with Alice, yet Blue Shirt is a no-go. The belly? It is big.

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28 comments:

  1. What a GORGEOUS photo!! You're beautiful mama!

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  2. beautiful shot. i love the way you framed your gorgeous self in the mirror. makes me miss my old house in st. louis.

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  3. you look magnificent!! and is that a window behind you!? cause it's pretty! so is the tile!! just love the picture in general!

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  4. I'm sure you don't feel it, but you look fantastic. Bummer about the (gorgeous! I love the color on you) blue shirt. I guess this little guy is demanding you find him his own special birthing outfit.

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  5. I love blue shirt!

    And you! :)

    You look amazazing.

    Steph

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  6. Oh look at you! How gorgeous! If/when I ever get pregnant (*fingers crossed* that it happens sometime soon, preferably sometime this decade *grumble*) I really hope I look anywhere near half as good as you.

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  7. The belly is beautiful and amazing and gorgeous.

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  8. erin, you look so beautiful!!! you make me wish i took more pictures of myself when i was pregnant.
    thinking of you + hoping that you are feeling comfortable and being pampered. :)

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  9. Love that belly! Sexy mama. <3

    I labored in a blue sundress with Axel. My midwife told me I liked like a hippie at a Phish show. ;)

    Enjoy these last weeks(days!) with #3 on the inside. You really do look beautiful.

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  10. so many things I love about this:

    how awesome is that mysterious place you're in. A shower perhaps?

    how real you are.

    and that belly. Big bold and beautiful.

    xo!

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  11. That picture really is beautiful.

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  12. You and your belly are quite a perfect pair. So beautiful.

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  13. How did you become 37 weeks pregnant all of the sudden?! You are gorgeous!

    Nell

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  14. the belly? it is CUTE! I LOVE IT!

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  15. love LOVE this photo! great job Momma :)

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  16. Mama, this shot is FREAKING AMAZING. Is it okay to say freaking here? I hope so, because I'm saying it again - FREAKING AMAZING. The setting, the styling, the blue shirt, and that gorgeous belly. It's all just stunning.

    YOU are amazing. Thanks for the peek and for allowing us to go through these last weeks with you.

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  17. i love this photo! you are adorable. that's a beautiful belly. maybe Luke did the laundry since you had Alice and blue shirt shrunk?? maybe?

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  18. Oh my gosh...you are so gorgeous. Look at that belly! (and how do you have such dang cute hair in every photo, I want to know!?)

    I had a dream last night that I was in labor (which freaked me out because, duh, I'm not pregnant and in the dream I didn't think I was pregnant either). So I woke up and thought about you immediately wondering if I'd been picking up psychic vibes or something!

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  19. I hope this new baby doesn't end up being like that 12 pound baby from the birth announcement your midwife had hanging up. 12 pounds? Was it 10? Can babies be 12 pounds when they are born?

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  20. Everyone else said really nice things and I said your baby is gonna be big. Oops! Nice things. Nice things. Love you!

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  21. I've been thinking about you a lot lately.

    I cannot wait to meet this little person, your other little persons, and you too!

    You are so close, I can feel it.

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  22. you are gorgeous!!!

    and strangely enough, i have the same issues. many clothes i wore during the last pregnancy do not fit this time ... yet i am currently 10 lbs lighter than i was with emma.

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  23. Aw, I bet the shirt just shrank in the wash. ;)

    You still look tiny and fit to me...and super healthy.

    Can't wait to meet your new little buy!

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  24. Oh but it's SO gorgeous! And blue shirt still looks great on you! :)

    So soon...

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