Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How Pregnant Are You?

I know it is impossible to be a little bit pregnant or very pregnant or somewhere in between - one is either pregnant or not. But, as I have officially arrived at being the most pregnant I have ever been in terms of number of days, I am feeling decidedly VERY pregnant. And, despite the fact that I am constantly told I don't look pregnant enough (again, another impossible condition to be in) to be 10 days from my due date, I am in fact that pregnant. I'm never quite sure how to respond to the aforementioned comment - usually I just say, well, I'm descended from good peasant stock and don't have any weak aristocratic blood in there to mess things up. Mostly these conversations just remind me that my condition is starting to feel permanent and that I am really beginning to miss seeing my feet, and can't wait to roll over in bed without waking up, or have enough energy to do more than call after Caleb when he decides to take off running.

Over the last few days I have been thinking about Celia's post about celebrity "twin" babies and would just like to point out that the following are no longer pregnant (though in most cases not sharing a baby birthdate with any of them isn't making me all that sad). However, since we are still without a name maybe we could get some inspiration from these latest Hollywood additions...then again, maybe not:

Famously unhealthy and uberskinny Nicole Richie: girl named Harlow Winter Kate

Christina Aguilera: boy name Max Liron

Toni Collette: girl named Sage Florence

David Alan Grier (and his apparently not famous and therefore unnamed wife): girl named Luisa Danbi

Courtney Thorne-Smith: boy named Jacob Emerson

Stella McCartney: boy named Beckett Robert Lee

So the countdown begins and maybe sooner than later I can join the ranks of my celebrity "twins". In that vein, I went to the doctor today for what I hope will be my last pre-natal appointment. Kenny is arriving on Friday - HOORAY!! and we have scheduled an induction for next Tuesday. If we're really lucky the baby will make his appearance before then, but not before Kenny. Then six weeks after that, new baby, Caleb and I will head back to Peru where we will be for a few months before packing up and heading to Venezuela. I keep thinking that our lives are going to settle into some sort of routine, but 2008 doesn't seem to be the year for that.


Jessica said...

Celia's going to love that. I wish I looked like Toni Collette pregnant.

Ilene said...

That is who Nicole had a baby with? It is obvious that she had a drinking problem. Ew.

So funny, Toni Collette and I have the same maternity dress.

I wear mine with a Shade shirt, of course.

D-dawg said...

I was going to talk about Nicole's baby who now has my last name for her first name... weird I think. Good luck next week! It is so exciting!!

Paige said...

Oh those are some good celebrity twins. I can't wait for your kid to beat them up.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to have another nephew. I feel for you, at least you know you will not be going over your due date, that was the worst!! Give Caleb kisses for me!

Celia Fae said...

Oh, thank you thank you. I didn't realize Christina had delivered! I'm so glad you got all of their names for us, as well. I will be referring to this post often.

Keep that sucker in for another couple of days, but then I am expecting a detailed birth story and photos. Please deliver.

Nate and Sina said...

First, I thought a name had been long ago decided upon? Was that one scratched? I am so out of the loop.

Second, induction. They tried that with me, and when it didn't progress "fast enough" they encouraged, and I naively agreed to, a cesarean. Don't follow my example. Just say no to the c-section in that scenario.

Third, in that pile of red tape are you sure it only takes six weeks for them to give the baby medical clearance? I have always been told eight...hope you are right.

Fourth, and finally, glad Kenny is on his way!

Kristy said...

great post...and very entertaining. Can't wait to hear about the arrival of your new little one!

Hollyween said...

I should have read this post first!!! Does this mean you're having your baby today?!!!! MAYBE??!!!

Toni Collette's boobs look so weird in that dress.

Heather said...

Venezuela?! Are you excited? I hadn't heard yet where you were headed! Mexico is the next stop, right??

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