March 05, 2009

Make Way for the Pregnant Lady

I've always wanted to ride in one of those carts. Even as goofy as I felt (and looked with my poofy shirt looking more like a wrinkly hot-air balloon and my kids acting like dorks), we had fun at Target. I got a thrill backing up and making beeping noises. I'm pretty sure there were a few boy toddlers who were majorly jealous. What a big day we had. I got to clip the edge of an aisle (don't tell, please - HEY it was my FIRST time!), spill water in a neat half-circle on the floor through the basket after a jolting start ("clean up on aisle 12!"), nearly run over my children, and get lots of strange looks from old folks passing me with grocery carts (that they were pushing themselves).

Shoot. My mom even parked in the handicap spot outside. [We do have a handicap in our family. It just happens to be MENTAL.]

You probably guessed by now that the huge, fat, dangerous driver in the photo above is me. You would be right there. I'm still pregnant and trying to prevent contractions until after the baby shower!

The 12 hours of contractions I had yesterday that ended at 4AM sure got me in high gear to get the last minute items we needed for our hospital trip. I mean, who can go have a baby without a box of Choxie? A personal Igloo? A box of Tucks Medicated Pads? Yogurt covered raisins? And of course... tapes for the video camera. I even bought a few things for the baby shower (that I'm trying desperately to attend - hence my embarrassing ride on the automatic grocery cart today).

And when things get embarrassing, mom's always there with her camera. That's what moms are for, I hear.

So in case you were wondering what happened after the ellipse on my contraction countdown yesterday... or in case you have been following my crazy twitter about back pain, heartburn, and labor fears - rest assured that the Viking is still sound (if safe?) in his VERY SNUG little digs for the time being. I'm hoping he stays there until we can manage to procure some baby gear to transport him home from the hospital. Sweet Grandma Betty has told us she's bringing something of the sort to the shower.

I'm still dreaming of those owly cupcakes. It's a win-win situation for little 'V' - if he stays put a few more days: he can have his cake (I hear that flavors translate through amniotic fluid) and a cooly-cool ride home in his brand new car-seat.

What more could a Viking want? Other than more legroom... and less poking from mom?

Don't worry baby. It's all green lights for delivery after Saturday! I'll be going down my list of wives-tales on how to trick your body in to expelling huge-Viking-child as soon as the butter-cream icing sugar-rush has subsided Saturday afternoon. No more bed rest for me! And no more electric shopping carts! Hey Target! Watch out for the post-baby-shower pregnant lady doing laps through the skinny clothes section. Yep - that will be me next week!

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KarenW said...

I don't remember seeing those when I was pregnant, especially when we lived in Romania. If they were around, I'm sure I would have hopped on one much earlier than 9 months! My dh always thought he was doing me a favor by pushing the cart when we went shopping. Not so. I'd take the cart from him because I needed something to hang on to.

Glad you were able to get your last minute things. Praying for you! God bless!!

saradickens said...

This is 15 kinds of awesome. LOL Any other time I would poke fun, but I think it's a pretty darn good idea, considering walking around doesn't help keep him out of the birth canal AND that he's dropped already! Tell him he can come starting around 5 PM on Saturday. Auntie Sara gives him the go ahead for then.

Leslie said...

Hi Heather! I think you look amazing!!! And I bet you had a BLAST at Target!!! Great memories for your kids!!! They are going to remember that day FOREVER!! You are adorable.

Gramma Betty, is that YOUR mom?? The reason I am asking, is MY Precious Mom was Betty (Gramma Betty to My kids) and I miss her so much (she passed away 2 years ago.)

Hold on 1 more day.. the cupcakes are calling!!!
Can you feel my prayers???
Love you!

Shannon said...

Love the photos - you are a beautiful pregnant lady!

Just wanted to hop over and wish you well for the big day. You'll be in my prayers.


Cheryl said...

Looks like a fabulous fun experience at Target! How can you be SO pregnant and so pretty? Oh my tomorrow is Saturday!
Praying for you!

live4evermom said...

I hope you make it to your shower. I didn't make it to mine 6 yrs ago but I was told everyone had a great time. No cake for me, ah shucks!

Katherine said...

Great post, love the photos, and it's made we are looking for a "had the baby post"! Good Luck!!

Toni said...

How nifty is that! I'm sure the other folks wanted to try that out for themselves too! Ooh how exciting for you. :) Hope all went well! And gosh, you're glowing! Pregnancy really becomes you. :)

Leslie said...

I'm so glad you got to have the shower and everything looks soooo delish! Now.... BABY come on!!
I am praying for you Friend!



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