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The Power of Words

April 16, 2012

I just posted a picture of myself at 35 weeks preggo on Facebook and I received tons of beautiful comments and “likes”. I have to say that it really made my day. Nothing like going on Facebook for a little pat on the back these days. It’s really, really sweet that people can’t believe I’m only a month away from giving birth. It’s also really sweet to hear that people can’t believe I’m having baby #3. “You look so good!!!” As if having baby #3 should make you look like you are carrying a baby elephant. But anyway, I feel like I can’t complain about how I feel after such nice compliments. This is what I want to say:

I kid, I kid! Haha! I kid because I don’t ever hold back. I let everyone know how miserable I have been feeling and give them details on how it’s so tough to chase Santi around…blah, blah, blah. BUT, I have decided to stop. I really believe in the power of what you say coming true. I believe your intentions go out into the universe and God is going to hear me and say, “Ok, let’s put this whiny woman out of her misery.”…and the baby will come early. And there is no crib ready! And the new baby clothes have not been washed!! And I don’t have my hospital bag packed!!! And I don’t have a sitter for the boys at night!!!! AND MY MOTHER ISN’T DUE TO ARRIVE FROM CHICAGO FOR ANOTHER 2 WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So that’s it. I’m telling you this last time that I am not feeling fab, that I am only eating foods that are white or brown (pasta, pad thai, cookies, chocolate and coffee), that I can’t sleep anymore, that I can’t walk anymore, that I’m gassy…and I’m done.

Please put YOUR intentions out into the universe for me to HOLD THIS BABY IN PLACE til at least my mom arrives. Thank you. Apparently I’m also losing my mind. 🙂

Your Friend,


P.s. Yes, I am also seeking words of encouragement, pats on the back, “YOU CAN DO IT BETTY” cheers and lots of positive comments on here today. I have no shame.

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  • Reply Sleeping Mom April 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Hang in there!! I still remember those last few months as the most terrible. It’s true though; if we keep a positive attitude, it’s more likely that our actions will follow suit.

    • Betty
      Reply Betty April 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks! Day 2 of positive thinking! No complaining!!

  • Reply Liz April 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Betty… i just started reading your blogs the other day and they’ve caught my attention. I will be reading more often :). Secondly, yes you look fantastic for having your 3rd baby, and I can just imagine how hard it must be chasing after little Santi, and everything else that must be done. I get pooped running around with Adrian’s activities and chasing after nonstop Ethan, cant image also being prego but you are almost at the finish line. YAY!!! ENjoy the last pregnancy & before you know it you’ll have your beautiful new bundle of joy in your arms. Take Care XOXO …….Si se puede!

    • Betty
      Reply Betty April 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Welcome Liz! I’m glad you like my blog…please share with other mommy friends 😉
      And thank you for the cheers! I need them!! Kisses to you and the boys!

  • Reply Maritza April 17, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Thank you for the good laugh this morning as I read about your true pregnancy feelings…it’s called reality and I love it! Soon it will be a phase and although you’re done you know you’d do it all over again :). Xox

    • Betty
      Reply Betty April 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks Maritza and yes I am not sugar-coating anything! This is tough but I must stay positive! Only 3 weeks and 2 days to go! xoxo

  • Reply Bertha April 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    All I have to say is that according to Luis I looked like Petunia, you know who she is. Porky Pig’s girl! Yes, my husband said that to me at the end of my pregnancy!!! I was swollen, my feet were no longer visible to me, my nose was swollen! I think we all feel that way at the end, we just want that baby out of us at any cost! You look beautiful, nobody can do it with so much class and elegance as you!

    • Betty
      Reply Betty April 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Men! I doubt you looked like Petunia!!!! Thanks B…almost there! xoxo

  • Reply Nancy April 18, 2012 at 12:16 am

    So cute! You are so great, and the baby will come in time you will see, yes last month of pregnancy is so annoying but it goes by fast if you keep busy which I know you are. With frankie I had my sister with her three kids staying in my house for a whole month and my mon in a two bedroom house you could imaging how crazy my last month went, I was actually hoping the baby would come late because I did not want to have a full house with a new born baby and all my hormones going up and down, baby came three days before they went home. I love my sis but I would not be able to deal with all the noise and comotion in my house for one more day. Baby blues got me so bad this last pregnancy that I was really worried it was not going to go away. Thank God it did 🙂 .

    • Betty
      Reply Betty April 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Nancy! I still need that encouragement!!! I don’t know how you didn’t cry every day!!!!!

  • Reply Caro April 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Betty, you are SUPERmom! Si se puede!!!! Good luck.

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