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Stealing from an old September thread. I hope they don't mind.

Hearing your DH/DP/OH/ect pee for more than 3 or 4 seconds reminds you how tiny your bladder is, especially if done while doing the 'potty dance' to drain your own 2 ounce bladder.

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You spill large crumbs from a delicious sample at whole foods and "save it for later" on the shelf that your belly has become. I really enjoyed a snack on the drive home.
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These happened to me today:

You go out to eat and continuously drop your napkin because your lap just isn't big enough to accomodate such a thing any longer.

You seriously contemplate waking your DH up to ask him to tie your shoes because it's too cold for any other shoes (all your other 'winter' shoes are in the attic still) and you can hardly bend over long enough to tie them.

You, being hard-headed, insist you CAN tie them on your own then nearly pass out from lack of oxygen after doing it yourself.


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When you walk - er, WADDLE - into the post office, the guy working there says, "Ahhh...you have The Walk" and then starts laughing.

(BTW, we have ongoing banter whenever I mail things, and he's a dad of twins...I wasn't offended, but I was a little sad that he is right.)

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It's a successful night if you "only" get up 2x to pee

You roll around like a rotisserie chicken in an attempt to find a comfortable sleeping position... even though none exists.

You invest in an ugly, expensive pair of winter shoes but rationalize the purchase b/c you can slip them on!

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It's been at least a month since you've seen your vagina.

You choose to splurge on a pair of EMUs or Minnetonka's because they're warm and easy to put on! (Found some great ones on sale at endless.com with 20% of via Amazon Mom.com

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You can no longer reach to cut your own toenails.
You have to pee everytime you stand up (or move).
Everytime you leave the house someone comments that you're about to pop. (or is that only me? No, thanks. I have 2 months left...)

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The most major thing I have noticed so far, just in the past two days, is that SOMEONE has taken over the real estate that my stomach once occupied. I am continually hungry, but can barely get down my lunch without feeling so stuffed I am almost sick.

When you drop something on the floor and tell yourself it's worth picking up because at least you get some extra squats in.

When you tell yourself that shaving your legs every other day is still a good thing, because it gives you a chance to do some bending and stretching.

When you start to having amazing posture at the dinner table, because that is the only way you can keep the baby from kicking your stomach long enough to try to eat

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When instead of counting up every week you're counting down... and reminding yourself that babies don't have calendars in there. (3-7 weeks as of tomorrow!)

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You spill large crumbs from a delicious sample at whole foods and "save it for later" on the shelf that your belly has become. I really enjoyed a snack on the drive home.


How about personal grooming 'down there' becomes a hilarious comedy act? Things were getting out of control down there (well, I didn't see it anymore so I kinda forgot about it ) so I ended up standing on a step stool in front of my bathroom mirror with the clippers and DH thought it was pretty funny watching my precarious contortions. Imagine that cleanup? Argh! I think it's gonna be au naturel from here on in...

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The most major thing I have noticed so far, just in the past two days, is that SOMEONE has taken over the real estate that my stomach once occupied. I am continually hungry, but can barely get down my lunch without feeling so stuffed I am almost sick.

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When someone parks too close to your car door and you have to go around to the passenger door and take 5 minutes to contort and climb over the seats to the driver's seat. Thank goodness the passenger side had enough room next to it!
It was really not helpful to my pelvic joint pain, either.

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When you wait on the couch for an extra five minutes after you really should be getting up for your DH to get up so that he can pull you out.
Or when you tie your five year olds shoes with her feet balanced on the kitchen table so you don't have to bend over to tie them.
And the crumb shelf. Absolutely. I drop half my dinner there ALL the time and then feel disgusting about it.
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You have to use the handicapped stall in public bathrooms because the regular smalls are too small for you to stand in while closing the door.

I learned this the hard way in a crowded bathroom during my first pregnancy. The door swung into the stall and I couldn't close it because my stomach was blocking it. I awkwardly said to the next person in line, "Guess I can't fit in there, huh..." and had to get back in line to wait for the larger stall.

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cutting dd's toenails after her bath yesterday...major production, her and I had to try 5 different positions before I could do it without being so short of breath that I was going to pass out. She thought it was fabulously funny.

my own toenails haven't been cut in about as long as it's been since I've seen my vagina...it's just not worth the effort.

when I choose to wear shoes that don't require socks, even when it's cold and raining because I'm too proud to ask dp for help putting my socks on.

and yes, everywhere I go, everyone I see has to mention that I must be getting close now...and can't fathom that I have 8 weeks left.

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DH knows you are going to attempt some shaving in the shower, so he shows up to offer to help, just in case you need it.....and you do.

your 4 yo needs you to help her with something so she appologizes and offers her assistance in helping you get up.

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...you're charting in the hall at the hospital and a family member walks by that you don't even recall meeting and says "Yeah, there's no WAY you're lasting till Christmas!"

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you fall asleep on the toilet

You declare that anything below your belly is either clean or shaven (no matter what it really looks like)

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The pain of walking through the grocery store is lessened a bit on those awesome occasions when your cravings are on sale. 40 cents off Bluebell Ice Cream!

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you go anywhere and the braxton-hicks are uncomfortable enough that you slow down.. and scare the living hell out of bystanders who start reaching for their cell phones.. and THEN ask you if you're in labour.

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When you have 4 errands to do and it is just you and the two little boys.
You do one and give up and go home.. and then contemplate putting the boys to bed at 5 pm because you are DONE!

But that is one less thing that has to be done later!
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your house is a mess because if you can't pick it up with your toes, it doesn't get picked up

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When you take your kids trick or treating around your subdivision via following them in the car because you know walking 3 miles is totally out of the question at this point.

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...your shoelaces come untied and you don't care that your husband has to re-tie them for you like you're a 2 yr old.

...you shout out "OH!" in random public places b/c the kid has just stomped on your ribcage.

...you feel like you have UTI/bladder infection b/c the kid has just headbutted your pee receptacle.

...you start to feel like a character in "Alien".

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you're currently thinking of a code word for 'I think I'm in labor' because your DH freaks out every time you say ouch or start acting differently.

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You start to honestly wonder how you will be able to get through the cold months because you can't reach your feet to put on socks.

Your daily schedule is:
pee
clean something that doesn't need to be cleaned
pee
sneak a piece of chocolate
pee
clean something else that doesn't need to be cleaned
pee
panic about how little time you have to finish cleaning things that don't need to be cleaned
*repeat*
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you go seat down at Mcds
and your belly knocs your food to the flour

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People stop telling you how good you look and instead tell you how big you look.

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Also-- and I can't believe this one myself-- making the new Harry Potter movie on 11/19 seems a lot less important than it did three months ago.

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