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Bigger, Bigger...and BIGGER!

Big news - I got my test results from the three-hour blood-draw extravaganza - I'm just fine.   My levels are normal, and in fact, my blood sugar was low at the beginning of the test.   Whew! 

Bigger news - I'm huge.  I have definitely passed the "sweet-spot" in this pregnancy (the point at which I'm no longer feeling yucky but wasn't too big for it to be a real burden).  I'm discovering new limits every day.  Sitting up in bed was a luxury I took for granted.  I had to have Billy pull me up and prop the pillows up behind me last night.  I couldn't hold myself up well enough, and I surely couldn't turn around to fix the pillows myself.   My timeline for standing up has become shorter and shorter.  I think I'm at about 10 minutes at a time by now.   My balance seems to have gone, too.  I nearly put my head through a wall in one of the edit rooms here at work the other day.  I would have laughed at myself, stumbling around, if I would have seen it from the outside - but I really panicked as I started to tip over and struggled to get my feet back underneath myself.  I think I need to slow down.

Our Prepared Childbirth class starts Thursday.  I'm excited to learn all about the birth process and to take a tour of the hospital.  I still have so many questions.  They say we have to take two pillows and a bottle of water with us.  I've only ever seen these childbirth classes in TV sitcoms and movies - everyone in a circle sitting in twos, the main characters doing the silly breathing...moments later...everyone's in labor. 

Speaking of movies - in my search for unique birth announcements I found a really creative alternative to the standard announcements.  www.5StarBaby.com makes movie-poster birth announcements.  They're pretty cute...I'd just have to decide on a title...

In honor of all these images, I'm offering up a list of movies about birth/babies for you (in no particular order).  My TV is currently on the fritz, so please, watch a few of these for me...I only wish I could right now! 

1)      Nine Months (1995)

2)      Look Who's Talking (1989)

3)      She's Having a Baby (1988)

4)      Baby Mama (2008)

5)      Juno (2007)

6)      Knocked Up (2007)

7)      Three Men and a Baby (1987)

8)      Junior (1994)

9)      Raising Arizona (1987)

10)  Children of Men (2006)

11)  Fifteen and Pregnant (1998) (This one's actually a TV movie, but it stars Katie Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica fame...we're big fans.)

12)  Mr. Mom (1983)

13)  So You're Going to be a Father (1947)

14)  Father of the Bride Part II (1995)

15)  Baby Fever (1994)

16)  The Brothers Solomon (2007)

17)  Shoot ‘em Up (2007)  (for all the guys out there - this is Billy's contribution to the list - there is a birth scene early on in the movie, and the story is about saving a baby...)

18)  Paternity (1981)

19)  Jersey Girl (2004)

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