Are you guys as freaked out as I am that I am only 18 days away from my due date??? Holy Canoly! With Isaac I went a miserable 10 days over my due date. I didn’t answer phone calls, return emails and basically just twiddled my thumbs. It was awful, miserable. . . pure agony. I finally had my husband get a load of dirt in his truck and I shoveled dirt into my flower beds. People were driving past my house in horror as they saw a 9-month pregnant lady standing in the bed of a truck with a shovel in her hand.

So this time I have a new strategy. STAY BUSY! I have a project everday for the next 28 days (just in case). It is all projects that can wait, are miniscule but will keep my mind off of the pending birth. Last time I was like, “Was that a contraction?” “Did my water just break?” “I think I am in labor, oh wait…maybe not.” “Is today the day?” I refuse to let the next few weeks be a waste.

For your viewing enjoyment…here I am all big and puffy at 34 weeks (imagine how big and puffy I am now!) What is it about being pregnant that it always looks cuter on someone else?

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  1. Your rule must be true; while I look like an over inflated pool floatie while pregnant, I think you are super cute. Good luck for a happy & healthy delivery!

  2. beckie!
    i am so excited for you. am really glad to see you got maternity pics. can we see more? you look great!
    praying for a safe and quick delivery for you.

  3. You look adorable! I love love your photo!! did your cousin do them?

    So…do share, what are these wonderful projects that will keep you busy?

  4. I’ve been telling people around here…Beckie is due in just a few weeks! you have definitely been on my mind. I love seeing the pic of you all preggers!!

    It will be good to stay busy! Of course you must show us your projects!

    love and miss ya

  5. I think because we are always harder on ourselves than we are on others. 😉 You look absolutely beautiful!

  6. lol. I also went a miserable 10 days over with my first baby. The second was “only” 4 days late, but I kept myself much busier. I have a maternity paint shirt, since I did so much painting (in well ventilated places) while she was in utero. Having a busy little boy will help the days go by fast!

  7. Oh girly…your nesting for sure! I walked all the night any time of the day when I was prego. You look great! I know you must be super excited.

  8. Beckie,

    That is so exciting! I am looking forward to seeing pictures of little Kayla or seeing her in person. It sounds like you are doing your best to stay busy. Each experience is a little different but without a doubt a new miracle of God. Love, Regina

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