Whoorlito Update – The Third Trimester is Here

Well, I can’t believe I am 7 months pregnant. Time is moving at warp speed these days- in less than three months, I am going to have a baby boy! A very active baby boy at that, given the amount of time he spends kicking the shit out of me. I received a sheet from my OB regarding fetal kick count, and it mentioned making sure the baby is kicking 10 times in a 2-hour period. It also mentioned noticing these counts in the morning and before bed, which is the baby’s most active time. Well, according to Whoorlito, all hours of the day are his “most active times”. In fact, in the time it has taken me to type this paragraph, he has groped/jabbed my placenta like a punching bag/kicked a dent in my lungs repeatedly. Good times.

Not that I’m complaining. Even though it can be a tad uncomfortable, especially around the rib cage area (could you maybe relocate your legs? thanks. love, mom), I love every movement he makes. Partly because I have become a weepy pile of pregnant mush, but mainly because it makes me think of the infamous scene in Alien when the alien bursts out of the stomach. And dude, that’s fucking wicked.

Whoorlito is now approximately 15 inches long, weighs over 2 pounds, should have a full head of hair and is secretly plotting my demise into parenthood. So clever.

As for me, I feel great (except the backache), am sleeping well (except for when my back pain interferes), am generally really enjoying pregnancy (except for my back- did I mention my back?) and am repeatedly told that YOU DON’T LOOK 7 MONTHS PREGNANT, HOW CAN YOU BE 7 MONTHS PREGNANT, ARE YOU SURE YOU KNOW YOUR DUE DATE, I THINK YOU ARE CONFUSED ON THE DATES. Those comments should make me feel great, right? Yes and no.

It reminds me of a little tale from months back. I was out to dinner with my sister and one of her co-workers who was 7 months pregnant. She did not “look” 7 months pregnant…she had a tiny basketball belly and looked great. So, I told her. After dinner, my sister told me she was slightly offended (maybe “offended” is too strong of a word- “annoyed” would be better) that I, and others, had told her that. My first thought was “Poor, sweet pregnant girl”.

Ok, ok. That wasn’t my first thought. It probably was more along the lines of “What a BEAAATCH! Sweet Jebus, take a fucking compliment, WHORE.”

But now I can honestly say I sympathize with her line of thinking. Sometimes, it sounds less like a compliment and more like “you must be doing something wrong”. Or maybe it’s just my preggers brain. Whatever.

And please don’t get me wrong. I much prefer hearing these kind of statements opposed to something like “Holy Hell, shouldn’t that kid be making his entrance soon?”

But in the interests of my doubters, I present my 7-month belly with a lovely side-by-side comparison of 4 months back. I even put on the same pants, which very possibly cut off all blood supply to the baby in the most recent photo.

SEE, DOUBTERS! There is a baby in there, and it’s COLOSSAL.

At least to me.


  • lini

    May 17, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    I don’t know why Whoorlito is soooo active, you were what they called a sleeper. Even after you were born, we had to tap the bottom of your feet to get you to eat(Drs suggestion) But a few days after birth you woke up!!!!Man, did you wake up.

  • LVGurl

    May 17, 2006 at 3:23 pm

    I went through the same thing my first pregnancy. Countless times people would ask me if the baby was alright, because I was so small. Even on the table for my c-section, the anesthesiologist asked me if I really 9 months pregnant. I gained 30 pounds, BTW. And my daighter was a healthy 6 1/2 pounds one week early. You can poop on all those doubters when you fit back into your pre-pregnancy clothes when Whoorlito is 8 weeks old. BAM!

  • bishOp stu tu

    May 17, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    whOOrl gOOrl,

    I am soooo pumped UP!!! Let’s get this little whOOrlitO dude a BIG RED bicycle!!!

    affectionately, grand pOps.

  • Leah

    May 17, 2006 at 5:07 pm

    Big, small, whatever, you look great.

  • reluctant housewife

    May 17, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    You look pregnant – in a very cute pregnant way.

    I think the reason most people say that to you is that once you’ve been nine months pregnant you kind of forget what 7 months pregnant looks like. I actually looked back at my 5 months picture when I saw yours and was relieved that my belly was similar to yours. All I remember is that last month. And how gigantic I was.

  • ms. sizzle

    May 18, 2006 at 6:14 am

    oh there IS a baby in there. :) you look great!

    p.s. whoorlito? please take it easy on your mommy.

  • gorillabuns

    May 18, 2006 at 7:38 am

    you look wonderful! the thing everyone forgets is you are tiny to start with! skinny people look smaller when pregnant as opposed to large marge’s like me. i was the one everyone was afraid would deliver early during her 7month!

    i can’t wait to meet little man!

  • nabbalicious

    May 18, 2006 at 8:24 am

    I just hope and pray that if I’m pregnant someday, I look half as good as you do! Glad it’s going so well, too…aside from the achy back.

  • rebecca

    May 18, 2006 at 8:46 am

    Yay Whoorlito! You look great and you’re entering the home stretch. Getting kicked in the ribs, however = not comfortable. The next couple of months will simultaneously be the longest and shortest of your life.

    Do you need a babysitter? Does that sound bizarre and creepy coming from a stranger? Now that my little guy is 13 months old, I find myself really missing the newborn phase. Plus now that I’ve been educated, I could teach Whoorlito about what Rock Chalk Jayhawk means. :) Ha.

  • Emily

    May 18, 2006 at 8:54 am

    Honestly, the size of your belly looks fabulous to me. But your back looks like it might snap in two… Here I was thinking the backaches at 17 weeks were bad, and it turns out they get zillions of times worse?

    And are those your parents commenting above? Because that? Is adorable.

    Congrats on trimester number three!

  • Amanda Brown

    May 18, 2006 at 9:18 am

    I have been one of those “you’re so teeny!” culprits and I apologize. I really only mean it as a compliment, and it stems from my jealousy. :) You look amazing, Whoorl. Meanwhile, my arms are now as thick as my thighs. We all carry this “baby weight” differently, I suppose. :)

  • lulu

    May 18, 2006 at 9:31 am

    Whoorl – your pictures look amazing! I’ve been reading your blog (beware lurking syndrome) and I love it! I just found out on Sunday (Mother’s day) that I am pregnant (first time), and I’m absolutely freaking out that it won’t “stick”.. (Hold on, little one! Hold on!)
    All I can say is, if I get there, I hope my belly looks like urs up there at 7 months!

  • Miss Peach

    May 18, 2006 at 9:54 am

    You look fantastic! I (like Nabbalicious) only hope to look half as good come any pregnancy in my future. Congratulations on hitting the home stretch!!

  • Sundance Kid

    May 18, 2006 at 11:02 am

    Congrats on TRI 3! So glad you are doing well. Can’t wait to see you soon!


  • Stefanie

    May 18, 2006 at 12:29 pm

    I didn’t even show until I was 7 months. It was unbearable. I gained weight but no one would be able to say “oh, you’re pregnant.” I was so excited that by eight months all of a sudden I was huge. So, I do know the feeling. But it really is a compliment.

  • paisley

    May 18, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    You look great!

    I’m 5 months right now and this girl at work seems to think I’m not showing. Today she told me I actually look pregnant. Um…thanks. Does this mean that you always thought I had a HUGE POOCHIE BELLY?

    yeah. uh-huh. thought so.

  • Jen

    May 18, 2006 at 3:11 pm

    My god, you are the teeniest 7-months-pregnant woman EVER. I think my non-pregnant belly is bigger than that! Oh, I’m not jealous or anything …

  • Boogie's Mom

    May 18, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    I love your belly! And I can’t believe it’s already 7 months. Where did the time go? And definitely take other people’s comments as a complement. You’re obviously doing everything right because you look great. And it’s better than the comment I got when I was about 8 month’s pregnant. I had a big cable-knit sweater on (probably my first mistake) and this guy at work came up to me, saw me from the side and said, “Oh, my god, you’re HUGE!!!”

  • BeachMama

    May 18, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    You look great (or your belly does ;) ) Take it from me, I had people thinking I was due a good four months before I was. Although I had a basket ball belly, it was quite large and people thought I was way past my due date. I still have a big kid, so now the comments have shifted towards him. People are always thinking he is slow for five, then I correct them… “he’s two and a half!!!!”

  • kimmer

    May 19, 2006 at 10:35 am

    Hey sugar mama – you look too fab! This is the long haul…the last trimester when you are just so ready for him to be here. you can’t wait to meet him and the whole thing is like … Christmas Eve to the 49th power. BUT, from someone who was there, and can’t believe she is already at 20 weeks yesterday, DO EVERYTHING THAT YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO DO WITH A BABY NOW. Enjoy your time. enjoy your down time. enjoy your time alone with D. you just won’t believe how everything shifts.

  • Natalie

    May 19, 2006 at 11:18 am

    I can’t stop laughing at your “first thought” towards your sister’s friend. I’m just glad that other people think like me and know its ok to do so : )

    Well you look just fantastic…ok the belly is all I can see but damn(!) check out that fucking killer belly! OW!

  • Jurgen Nation

    May 19, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    I think you look fabulous as usual. And you’re doing everything right, I know you are. I can’t wait for my little nephew to arrive! Have you thought of names?

  • don't call me ma'am

    May 20, 2006 at 8:32 pm

    I think a lot of it stems on where you carry the baby… plus what your body type is. If you’re long-waisted, the “baby belly” is distributed all over. I am very short-waisted, so I looked at 3 months the same that you do at 7 months. When I was 9 mos, people used to run away from me, screaming, “Dear God! Get outta the way– she’s going to burst!” ;-)

    Plus, in general, I think people are just into saying whatever they think anymore… without thinking first about what it might sound like to the recipient.

  • mrsmogul

    May 21, 2006 at 3:53 am

    Get as much sleep as you can now…cause very soon, you won;t get any! But it’s all worth it…Yay it’s close now….any advice ask me! :)

  • Cocodrie

    May 21, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    Aww…you’re perfect, and don’t let anyone tell you differently! And it is colassal. Colassally wonderful and amazing.

    (Wow. Is that a word? I don’t think I’ve ever typed that before: “colassally”

  • kris

    May 21, 2006 at 6:08 pm

    This is too exciting. You look fabu (per usual), and any kid who has a mom who makes Alien references is too, too lucky in my book. Awesome.