30 Weeks – Belly Goes Pop!

I may be a late bloomer, but there’s no mistaking now that a little girl will be here soon. Let’s celebrate by eating a pint of Trader Joe’s Mint Chip Ice Cream!

(To all my fellow Peppermint Ice Cream lovers who live thousands of miles away from an actual Braum’s store, this Mint Chip ice cream from Trader Joe’s has an incredibly similar flavor. There aren’t actual peppermint pieces in the Mint Chip, but that wasn’t my favorite part of the Braum’s version anyway. It’s damn good, is all I’m sayin’.)

(Did I just write an entire paragraph about ice cream? How NOVEL, considering my current state.)

  • Carrisa

    April 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I pout often that we don’t have Trader Joes here, but we do have Braums and Bueno and Sonic and well… I guess I take them for granted. I’d still rather have a Trader Joes. What’s up with that Oklahoma?

    Also, you look lovely. I was wondering if you were ever going to start actually looking pregnant. Can’t wait to see that baby.

    Carissa, I about crapped my pants when we got a Sonic here – one of the best days of my life. ;) Now if I could get a Bueno and Johnnie’s, I’d be set.

  • MauraLessa

    April 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Beautiful! So svelte for 30 wks! (and said with admiration, nothing else). I just checked out the pics of you and your sis that are the “you might also like…” below and, whoa! Wito looks so much like Lala! I def see the Whoorl family resemblance. Can’t wait to see Wita!

  • Deenuts Dana

    April 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    You look great. I popped at 30 minutes, let alone weeks. I looked so miserable for my entire pregnancy. It got so bad in the end I couldn’t even find a mirror in my house that would capture my entire body in it.
    .-= Deenuts Dana´s last blog ..G’s Spot: Fish Tacos =-.

  • EmilysHollow

    April 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Ha! No joke, just last week I bought 2 things of TJ’s mint chip! I had to go whole hog, though, and get whipped cream and chocolate sauce, too. My lil’ dude has quite the sweet tooth.
    .-= EmilysHollow´s last blog ..Spring Mosaic =-.

  • Angella

    April 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    You look AMAZING. Nothing new, really, but you make pregnancy look good.
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Second Verse, Same As The First =-.

  • Catherine

    April 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve been following you since you were pregnant with Wito (I was pregnant too, and not nearly as cute as you! =)), and I remember you didn’t tell his name. There has been no discussion of girl names!! What gives?? Have you picked one out and keeping it secret, or are you not sure yet? Just curious.

    Side note–I had a daughter almost 8 months ago and named her Sarah. =) Your middle name’s not Elizabeth, is it? Cause that would be freaky.

    Catherine, Yay for babies named Sarah! (And I’m glad you spelled it with an ‘h’. Crucial, I say!!)

    And yes we have picked a name for her, but will keep it a secret until she is born, just like we did with Anders. That way, there is still a little element of surprise when she arrives. :)

  • Krysta

    April 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Holy Moly! What a cuuuuuute pregnant woman you are!!!
    .-= Krysta´s last blog ..Like Everything Else in My Life, I’m a Little Late on This Trend Too =-.

  • Kristabella

    April 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    You’re just adorable preggo! What a cute little baby bump!
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..A New Place For The Cats To Puke On =-.

  • Jammer

    April 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    You are the cutest pregnant lady ever! You really know how to pull off a belly lol.
    .-= Jammer´s last blog ..Button-down bonanza =-.

  • C @ Kid Things

    April 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    You’re still so tiny! And cute! I may just hate you! Not really, of course, but I would kill to eat a pint of ice cream with the excuse of “it’s for the baby!”. That excuse doesn’t fly when the “baby” is 20 months old and running around.
    .-= C @ Kid Things´s last blog ..Syrup and Sappy =-.

  • Brittany

    April 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    You look great!

    I’m a little jealous that you’ve decided on a name for your little girl. B and I just keep circling around our list of potential names. I like the names on my list, he likes the names on his. No overlap yet. I need to think of a different way for us to narrow our options down. For now, we are calling our little girl batman. We have 8 more weeks to make a decision :-)
    .-= Brittany´s last blog ..Baby Bump – 29 weeks =-.

  • kat

    April 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    you look fantastic!

    and now i want ice cream. le sigh.
    .-= kat´s last blog ..two quick snippets =-.

  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    April 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    um…you are so stinkin cute I cannot stand it. And a paragraph on ice cream is mild. I’m still drooling over the ic cream sandwich truck Emily at C&C wrote about a while back.

    And as far as Oklahoma cravings….don’t forget the Drugstore. My personal fav.
    .-= Danielle (elleinadspir)´s last blog ..Not that there’s anything wrong with that…. =-.

  • andrea

    April 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    As a fellow lover of mint ice cream, I concur, the Trader Joe’s is darn good. Although if you happen to be in the Seattle area this is my favorite these days:


    Their Scout Mint is delicious and almost worth the 30 minute wait on a sunny afternoon. How can you go wrong with mint ice cream full of chunks of Girl Scout cookies?!?

    Looking good, can’t believe she’ll be here so soon!

  • Pam

    April 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Oh My God – Trader Joe’s Minty Mouthfuls. ‘Nuff Said.

  • Mel

    April 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    How cute you are!

  • miguelina

    April 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Seriously, you look fantastic. Can’t wait to meet little Wita!

  • Kaleigha

    April 19, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    You look lovely!
    .-= Kaleigha´s last blog ..Personal Shopping: Italian Getaway =-.

  • robyn

    April 19, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I was doing ok reading this until I got to Braum’s. (Schwan’s makes a nearly identical one at the holidays w/ the candy pieces but it’s just…not…quite the same.) We went back to OK for the first time in 5 years last Thanksgiving and we hit Braum’s 3 times in 4 days. The only reason we missed the 4th was because we were in Norman so Classic 50s won in a landslide.

    You look adorable, btw! I can say that with authority since I’m a maternity photographer. ;-)
    .-= robyn´s last blog ..shutterblog: Cannot believe I finished what I did—and on time w/ ONE minute to spare—tonite. Don’t know whether to cheer, laugh, cry or all of the above. =-.

  • Grete

    April 19, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    This is why I follow your blog… I, too, am pregnant, love love love Braum’s mint chip ice cream, but cannot get it since moving from Oklahoma to the L.A. area. *sigh* Thanks for the TJ’s tip!

  • Kristen

    April 20, 2010 at 6:26 am

    You look absolutely beautiful, and I’m truly not one of those people who always says that about every pregnant lady.

    Also, it’s 9:25 a.m. and I want ice cream. Dammit.
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Going “home” =-.

  • Michelle

    April 20, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I’m pretty sure it’s criminal to look that good 30 weeks pregnant AND have an entire post about ice cream. You are adorable. And I might hate you just a little bit if you weren’t so damn nice.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..34 Random {ish} Acts of Kindness Birthday =-.

  • Sarah, Ohana Mama

    April 20, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Oh no, there goes those damn ovaries aching to be pregnant again. You make a woman that is SOOOO done with having kids want to rip out her MIrena ;)

    You look awesome!

    I’ll be in Southern Cal in a week and I am so running to Traders first thing (right after we hit up In n Out) Adding the mint ice cream to my Traders must-have list!

    .-= Sarah, Ohana Mama´s last blog ..Hula Shake Around the Blogosphere! Featuring Le Baby Hair Gel =-.

  • Kirsten

    April 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    And once again, my fast-foodless self here in Juneau cries…. we have McDonalds and Subway. *sniffle* I miss Braums… oh what I would give for a black forest cake sundae right now….

  • Jennifer

    April 20, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    If I looked that cute pregnant, I’d have another baby right now! :)

  • emily bilbrey

    May 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    absolutely beautiful, mama! what a perfect pregnant belly you’ve got! love it. happy mom’s day! cheers! (-: