Saturday, 20 June 2009

30 Weeks: A Four Year Old's Perspective

Months ago Thomas came home from nursery with this picture.

In case you're wondering that's me on the right. (But isn't that completely obvious?)

Apparently my most striking feature is my gigantic googly eyes but please do pay attention to (and even envy a little) my stick thin body and arms.

It's like me and Victoria Beckham were separated at birth or something.
If you happen to be wondering who the rather round and squat person is on the left of me that would be my mother. She was visiting at the time and lucky for Thomas she was so thrilled by the knowledge that he could write his very own name that she got completely distracted from the fact that he had drawn her with an uncanny resemblance to an Oompa Loompa. Though I have to admit to being rather amused myself.

Roll on to last Sunday when Thomas drew this beauty of a family portrait in his Primary class at Church and oh what a difference a few months makes.

Again that would be me on the right.

Long gone is my stick thin body, (though I do appear to have maintained a pretty good set of legs).

Shrunken are my eyes, stupid pregnancy insomnia.

Imagine my horror to find out that this is a representation of how I'm looking these days.

Please note our baby girl dwelling comfortably within my gigantic body cavity, pigtails et al.
So do you think he did me justice? Here is a picture of me yesterday at 30 weeks gestation.

Oh and please don't hate me for not being enormous.

Or for the fact that this is by far the most near to being enormous I have been at this stage in pregnancy.

Bring on the next 10 weeks and somebody hide all drawing materials from the 4 year old.

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20 lovely comments:

Mandy said...

You look fabulous!! I love the drawings of children...they are a hilarious window into what they are thinking!! :)

EmmaP said...

i'm trying...really trying to NOT hate you for NOT being ginormous... hehehe. you are looking great. tho, i was a little dissapointed to find that you DIDNT resemble his drawing very much. I was sort of looking forward to that. oh - and i do hope the baby is born with pigtails! ha!

TravAndToni said...

My word, you look great! Your ears are nowhere near as large as large as your son drew them...
I love that his soon-to-be pigtailed sister looks so happy.

Melissa said...

Carol, you are nowhere near enormous! You obviously don't remember seeing pictures of my at 30 weeks! You look like I did at 20 weeks, but with much slimmer arms and legs!

You're gorgeous!

Oh, and I LOVE Thomas' pictures!!! hehehehehehe Kendra draws the most unflattering pictures of me as well.....

Barbaloot said...

You look darling! But I prefer Thomas' second picture---look at how sweet you are giving your baby girl that much space to live:)

Summers Family said...

I look like you, and I am not pregnant. You are still my friend though.

AMY said...

I hope baby girl comes out with pigtails.

I'm not jealous (maybe just a tiny bit) but if was 10 inches taller maybe I wouldn't look so enormous at 30 weeks either. Ok, maybe I would.

You look great lovely. Are you sharing any potential names? Amy is lovely of course!

AMY said...

Even AJ would work ok?

The White House said...

Loving Thomas' drawings! You are a gorgeous pregnant mamma. If I were you, I would just post a pic of yourself everyday... Although that may create some serious envy amongst your readers!

Patrice said...

You're adorable! Thomas' drawings are so cute! I love how he made sure to include the baby girl inside your tummy, too cute!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

You look fabulous - not at all like the block of ice that your son portrayed you as!

Aunt LoLo said...

You know you look fabulous, right?! Good heavens, woman.

Although, I AM rather jealous of a child who can DRAW a person with most of the requisite body parts! When my daughter draws me, I'm a large spiral with a dot in the middle. Hmmph.

Claire said...

So - you'll be doing pigtails then?

Saskia said...

You look absolutely fabulous!! And I love the drawings!

Let's hope the news is correct and we're in for a lovely week of warm sunny weather! I can't bear the thought of another summer like last year :(

Saskia x

Krystyn said...

He definitely didn't do you justice. You look fabulous..but I didn't say that.

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Jen said...

You are looking fine! Those drawings are absolutely hilarious! I love the little baby in the giant rectangle shaped body. Classic! This will be so funny to look back on when he is older.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

You look great! And I love the pigtails on your baby girl. Too funny!

Marla said...

love this perspective... do tell what are the lines thru your knees?

Anti-Supermom said...

The pictures are cute, but you are even cuter :)

You are right, bring on the last 10 weeks, you will handle it great.

Wendi said...

You look fabulous!!!
I am pretty sure I look 30 weeks preggo...and I am definitely not with child.
That artwork is priceless.
And hilarious!