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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Monday, August 03, 2009

39 Weeks, 2 Days Pic: Gigantisaurus

At this point, I'm almost hoping that Norah is a mammoth-sized baby, just so that her birth means that I'll soon be rid of all this bulk. Try rolling out of bed with this belly! I look, and feel, like a beached whale.

In non-preggo news, I am happy to report that my self-serving campaign to get you guys to read and vote for my published short story paid off, and it was selected as July's "Story of the Month"! So thanks for taking the time to go and read and vote; I appreciate it! I don't win any kind of monetary prize, nor will I get a shiny trophy (damn!), but I do get to score bragging rights and the story will be published in the magazine's annual print edition. Getting that awesome news today was exactly what I needed: It definitely helped lift me out of the funk I've been feeling for the last few days.

39 comments:

Katie A. said...

First! Yes!
You look beautiful! And congrats and the story being picked - it was really good - I just wanted more! What happens to her!?!
Have a good Monday! :)

Aka Alice said...

You do look fabulous!

I love it when good news appears at just the right time! congrats on your story's success. It really is a nice piece of writing :-)

X-Country2 said...

You look great! That color is fab on you. :o)

Congrats on the story win. I thought it was great, so it's a well-deserved win.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Rather than risk never being able to comment to your blog, I'm going to agree with the three ladies...... WOW!

Carolina John said...

Wow you are huge! i mean, it's got to feel good to know you are this close to the end of the pregnancy. and huge = glowing, that's supposed to be a compliment.

Wes said...

sweet! nice curves :-)

Nobel4Lit said...

You still look cheerful, well-groomed, and great! Congrats on the win!

d.a.r. said...

You look fantastic!! Hope she comes soon :)

teacherwoman said...

Despite you feeling like a beached whale, you look great Jess.

And congrats on having your story picked!

Wife, Mommy, Runner said...

You have that beautiful mommy glow! Congratulations on the story - I just read it and it is wonderful!

Stuart said...

Counting down and congrats on the storey - awesome!

Ted said...

You looked fabulous in the picture. I would have to say any minute by now!

Adam said...

You need to make your own trophy! I saw a place in a strip mall a while back that would do it for you in no time flat. The real question - would you put a book on the top or a keyboard?

JojaJogger said...

Congrats on first place, it really was a good story. You look fabulous, hope Norah arrives soon!

sRod said...

Oh Jeez! You are super preggo!Congrats on having your story picked.

D10 said...

Congrats on the win. Jess you look so cute and happy!

AnthonyP said...

Amazing ! You are so close. Best of luck.

runner26 said...

i don't think you look that big--but you do look like you're ready to pop! hope the waiting game is over soon. hang in there!

Heather said...

Congratulations on the story!

You look awesome! Hopefully, she will be here soon.

SJ Goody said...

You look great!! I know its hard to imagine but there's a chance you might miss being pregnant (I do) so hopefully you're able to enjoy it for these last few moments. ;)

MCM Mama said...

Congrats on the story!

You look awesome and you are so close now!

N.D. said...

You are all baby. It is all going to go away real quickly. Just look how fit the rest of you is! looking so cute. Congrats on the story!

Marci said...

Yeah for the story! You look adorable! I had a weird feeling today and went to check your blog, anytime now!!

Nikki said...

Ha ha, I feel like a gigantasaurus too! I can't believe how much harder it is to move around - feels like it changed almost over night! Hope you're staying comfortable!

xapis said...

You look fantastic! I know what you mean though... I'm at 39 weeks and 5 days and feeling like I'm never going to have this baby!

Carly said...

You still look fantastic!! You are nothing but belly.

Congrats on the story!

Shannon said...

The funk is almost over, I remember looking/feeling like that with my son. I was HUGE, bigger than you. When you're holding Norah in your arms you might for a second just miss the days when she was moving inside you.

Congratulations on the article.

Agate Lake Girl said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And you do look impressively large in that photo. Only because you look so cute and small everywhere else and then torpedo belly! Pregnant bodies are funny.

*Word verification: sucalife :)

RunnerGirl said...

Congrats on the story - and thanks for all your posts on running/exercising while pregnant. I'm 30 weeks along and you've helped me keep running the whole time :)

Marlene said...

That sure is a lot of weight for you to be carrying around on your small frame, but I still think you look great!

Congrats on winning story of the month!

Katie said...

Just found your blog -- I knew from the title of this post I would enjoy it :-). Best wishes with baby!

Lily on the Road said...

Dang girl, just look at you, you're gorgeous and baby Nora will be here in no time flat!!

Congrat's on your story going to hard copy, that is awesome....

kelsalynn said...

Congrats on the story of the month!

BTW- you may be big, but you look beautiful.

Jorden and Kristin said...

i'm just getting back into running after not doing ti for 3 years so it's been really hard. i decided to start training for a half so you're totally motivating and inspiring me! plus you look so super cute with that belly!!! and congrats on your story! so exciting!

Krissy said...

Your picture is great! You are less than 1 week away so feeling "gianormous" is the name of the game at this stage. It won't go on forever!

Viper said...

Congrats on the prize-less prize. Cheers!

Amanda said...

Congrats on having your story win, that's great!

Nikki said...

Just a quick update - my doctor told me this morning that my baby's a Giant too! Yikes!

Marcy said...

Awwwwhhhhh you look fabulous chica!! ;D ;D