No, I have not had this baby yet. and a contest

by statia on May 6, 2009

I’ve reached the status of pregnancy insanity, and also ultimate mega crankiness.  People ask me, if I’ve had the baby, to which I glare at them, look at my stomach and I say, “What does it look like, to you, captain obvious?”  Ask a stupid question, and ye shall receive a bitchy answer.  Also, I apparently don’t look pregnant from behind, which is a nice change.  I feel pregnant all over, but I guess I’m carrying all in front.  What a lovely surprise! [sarcasm].  I’ve been trying to be patient, but that’s slowly going out the window as this kid drops further and further down, causing more pain, and also?  My uterus is apparently still the size of an apartment on the upper east side, because fetus 2.0 is still trying to flip.   Memo:  There is no more room in there!

Anyway,  I had started this post the other day, but WordPress decided to be an asshole and not save my draft for me.   But I have a contest for you!   A contest!

I was the winner of The Plain White Box.   What is the plain white box?  Well, you could click that link and read, but basically, the plain white box is a pay it forward type of deal.  I won the box from Donna,  who won it from someone else.   This box has been around the block!   So Donna sent me the box full of goodies, which contained lots of candy, and shamefully, I ate about half of it right off the bat (see: late stage pregnancy) before I thought “self, you should probably take a couple of pictures of the box.”  Forgive my crappy iPhone pictures, but the camera is upstairs and well, walking up them requires effort.   So this is what you get.  It was such a fun treat to win this.  I got a new bath scrunchie (much needed), candy, a swanky new shark luggage tag (I’m a sucker for cool luggage tags), those awesome springy bracelets from the 80′s.  Mini particularly loved those, and a couple of other things that escape my mind.  So thank you Donna!


Now it’s my turn to pay it forward, and with the impending birth of fetus 2.0, I want to get this out before this kid is born.  So basically, all you have to do to win is just comment and say hi.  Consider it a way to delurk, because Jesus, you people are quiet.  The contest is open until Monday sometime.  Winner will be selected through the random generator.   Here are the rules:

  • Winner must add some decoration to the box, while maintaining the integrity of the box.
  • add their name to the inside lid of the box (so we can see where its been)
  • Fill the box up with goodies and host the contest on their site to pay it forward.

I’m feeling comment whoreish, so let’s go.


Solonor May 6, 2009 at 1:56 pm

I don’t want the box, but I can’t resist when you’re being all whorish. So, hola and hope that kid gets evicted from your innards soon, so you can go back to being bitchy just for the fun of it!

Merrin May 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I love that idea! And I’ll totally feed into your whorishness, since I haven’t commented here in, like, forever. Oh, and my fingers are crossed for imminent fetus eviction.

Shanna May 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Sure, what the hell, I’ll enter. But then if I win you have to figure out how to find kosher symbols on HFCS-free, dye-free junk food. Or just not send me any junk food at all. Which would be sad.

Also: hi.

royann May 6, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I love random presents, giving them and receiving them. What is it about seeing a pregnant woman that makes otherwise intelligent people act like assholes?

Pam May 6, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I think it’s been a donkey’s age since I’ve commented, but I’m an avid reader and think this is a great idea. Hoping for imminent arrival of your tenant.

ML May 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I’m not pregnant, but you had me at candy!!!

Lala May 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm

oooo I haven’t commented since your pizza days (back when I had a blog) but I still read :-)

Dotty May 6, 2009 at 6:07 pm

So uh, have you had that baby yet? *runs*

Steph May 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I’m not a lurker! I’ve got you rss’ed :)

Lisa May 6, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I love random presents, and I hope the new edition arrives soon!

Staz May 6, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Add me to the list of people who don’t really need the box, but would like to leave a comment in order to satisfy a cranky pregnant woman.
So how many people have given you 5,000 tips on how to get fetus out sooner?

Chris May 6, 2009 at 11:27 pm

I’m here too! And we love pay it forward gifts over at our blog. :)

Tonya May 6, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Oh, so have you tried…. (NOT!). Hope your passenger makes a safe arrival soon.

And please add me to your giveaway.

Betty M May 7, 2009 at 7:16 am

Just here to be a whore – no need for the box as I’m overseas.

Suzanne May 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm

When I was at the end of my pregnancy and people would ask me (particularly my mother) if I’d baby yet I’d always say “yep, but I put her down somewhere and crap….I better go look for her.”

Add me to the box thing. I love stuff.

Lasha May 7, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I’m sure I’ve commented. Right? Reader for a while and excited to hear about life with #2.

You probably don’t want to send that box up to Canada, but it sounds like an interesting idea.

amy t. May 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Hi! Your friendly Texan here, the one that’s been on a six-month candy ban for her diet! My mouth actually started watering at the mere thought of gorging on candy. Just thought I’d share that, just in case by “random generator” you mean “blogger’s choce.”

motel manager May 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I’ve never entered a contest before, but count me in! I love the idea.

jesser May 7, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Way to get people to comment! Sorry you’re still hanging in there, though I guess it is still a bit early for comfort. Those last weeks just suck, no way around it. The only thing that helps is that you’re nearly there. UGH.

Cherish May 8, 2009 at 6:38 am

I was the first winner of the PWB and its been fun watching its journey. Hope that baby comes soon for you, I know how aweful it can be at the end.

Kristi May 8, 2009 at 8:48 am

I’ve been following the plain white box everywhere! It’s so fun to see where it ends up. Plus, I find new fun blogs!

parkingathome May 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Yay a fun new blog to read!

Amy May 8, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Hi! Reader sent over from Whimsy. Fingers crossed I win the plain white box! :)

DD May 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm

NOW have you had the baby??

What is this “comment whoring” you speak of?

Flicka May 8, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Shoot, this is why I hate being behind on blogs! Count me in if the drawing’s still open.

Hey, are you still pregnant? *ducks swing*


Siera May 10, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Woot! I am numero 26 to comment. I was 26 when I became a mom and today is Mother’s Day. Coincident? I think not…

Ms. Pants May 11, 2009 at 8:42 am

You know I love a good box.


Especially if it has incredibly obvious hints in it as to the sex of your onboard passenger that I can completely gloss over while I’m excitedly going through the contents of said box and …. aw, fuck–GLITTER EVERYWHERE!! I’m covered in craft herp!!

PiquantMolly May 11, 2009 at 12:40 pm

All right, all right, I’m in.

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