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22 Weeks

Whoomp!  There it is — my 22-week bump that blossomed from post-Papa John’s bloat into WHOA, MAMA! seemingly overnight.  Suddenly none of my clothes are comfortable; the feel of any material on my expanding body makes me shift irritably, much like I do whenever I see the Kardashian sisters on the cover of Us Weekly AGAIN.

Just not a great feeling.

On the bright side, my stomach now doubles as a convenient and sizable pillow for Skye whenever she is overcome with a burst of love for her mom or is crashing from a mango ice cream high.  Not that we, um, feed her ice cream all the time.  *Ahem*  Not for EVERY meal, at least.  Which explains why we have matching Buddha bellies.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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