34 Weeks


Location: The beach, Bucerias, Mexico

If you want to borrow money from me, now is the time to ask.  I crossed the pregnancy-brain meridian sometime in the last week — which means I’m having a really hard time focusing, I think Drew’s jokes are really, really funny, instead of just regular funny and I can’t remember anything.  I’m a terrible business partner for Drew right now, but I am fantastically agreeable.  Which might explain why Cole got his birthday present 40 days before his before birthday (a bike) but considering the baby is due just one day after his real birthday, I thought, “hey kiddo here’s a bike early” might make up for, “oh by the way when we said there’s a baby in Mama’s belly, what we really meant was THERE’S A BABY in there.  Sorry if that was hard to conceptualize.  I know you might be a bit put out by the tiny crying blob we brought home, but REMEMBER THE BIKE?  WE GAVE THAT THING TO YOU IN LIKE JANUARY!!”

Anyway, the ocean is warming up.  I’m planning on spending the next few weeks doing very little work, swimming, forgetting where I put things and crying over anything that has 1) babies 2) puppies or 3) babies and puppies.  I’ll try to keep the sobbing off the blog, but it’s happy crying, I swear!  (Poor Drew).

Maybe I should just stick to photo posts for a bit.



  1. Lovely beach and belly picture. But I keep thinking about what if the baby is one day late? Two children one day of birthdays?

  2. This photo of you two is SPECTACULAR. Cole, I hope for your sake the baby is a bit late, I mean, sharing your parents is enough of an imposition, but your birthday?! Mind you if it means extra presents in January every year, you might be onto something… This made me laugh, enjoy the ocean!

  3. It makes me think , undoubtedly curious about how unique it would be feeling like , A new life is getting introduced in the Family. That will be definitely so exciting and lovely. Awesome Picture!

  4. Tracy A. Williams

    I’m rooting for another March 5th baby; it’s a great day to be born! 🙂

  5. The weather has turned around nicely! I was getting worried this place was too ‘cold’ for me. Let us know if you need anything.

  6. that post was seriously funny. You know, my two oldest kids had the same due date too! Super smart/sweet of you to give Cole his b’day present early. We didn’t, so my #1 basically had no 2nd b’day.

  7. Lovely shot! And, you’re only a week ahead of me! I’m due on March 17th — St. Patrick’s Day which is very appropriate for Patrick, I think. No pregnancy brain over here, yet, but I do have a serious lack of motivation to do pretty much anything!

    • Yay! That’s awesome! 🙂 Pregnancy brain doesn’t happen for everyone, but I had it really bad last time, I barely did any writing the whole pregnancy. This time I’ve been much more productive, so that’s been good. It’s weird though, I did feel a day when it was very much, like woah, okay, I just crossed into the “zone”.

  8. Mike & Anne’s – HoneyTrek.com — yeah, it’s a *little* easier to keep traveling than it is to keep a baby from being born. 😛 I’ll do my best! 🙂

    Tracy — I wouldn’t mind two March 5 babies, but I’m sure as siblings they’d hate it.

  9. I am 34 weeks pregnant tomorrow. I have a 3 year old daughter and own a business with my husband. This entry of yours is so spot on with how I am feeling right now. Thank you for sharing. I feel a little less crazy!

    I too have become completely unproductive at work. I cry or laugh hysterically over everything and I cannot focus my brain for more then 10 mins at time. And somehow I cannot remember anything from my previous pregnancy, to reference. Amazing what happens to us while creating a life.