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Monday, December 21, 2009
One of my dearest friends is getting married next week, months ago I found a maternity dress on a clearance rack that I really liked so I bought it. On Saturday, I tried it on and decided I looked large, but not necessarily pregnant. That dress wouldn't do, you need to feel pretty at a wedding, even if its not yours! Here I come Southdale! After 2 hours of shopping and 50 items later I found nothing! GRRRR...so I went to my favorite store, Macy's! Now they don't have a maternity section, but I thought I would tackle the regular dress department just to see if I could find something that would work. They had at least 3 racks of dresses for 75% off, they were talking my language, now if I could only find something. I walked into the dressing room with 15-18 dresses tried everyone of them on and decided 4 of them could work. As I was trying on the 4 finalists on I went out into the larger dressing room to scope myself out in the big mirror, there was a woman looking at her dress. She looks at me and says, "Oh, that looks nice. You are having a baby." I said, "Yeah, that's the problem" She said, "No that's not a problem, that's wonderful!" I went back into the dressing room with an entirely different perspective. She was right, it is wonderful! And I found a 2 dresses that I like and feel good in baby bump and all. The shopping bonus is that I had a $15 off coupon if I spent $50, so I paid about $35 for each dress. I'm just waiting until next week to decide which one I'll be most comfortable in and looks the best. Either way...everything is WONDERFUL! I'm thankful for hearing things in unexpected places.
Monday, December 14, 2009
For 4-1/2 months I remained relatively small in the stomach area. So much so that the general public was wondering if I was pregnant or if I had simply gained my holiday weight a little early. Well, there are definitely no questions, it is now obvious I am pregnant. The downside of this new development is the trial and error technique I have had to develop in getting ready in the morning. Last week I tried on a pair of pants (not maternity) but a larger size, uh-oh they don't fit! They just fit last week...shoot. Let's try these. SHWOO, I'm in. Next, top. This one should cover my belly...UG! You've got to be kidding me. My lined bra is not enough to pad those things! I guess I'll need to put on another shirt--layered look here I come. This is not going to work either, the shirt doesn't fit! GRRR...this is getting ridiculous! Hmmm...do I have something that matches these pants and this longer shirt!?!?! Oh, here is one...Dear Jesus, please let this work, I'm getting real tired of getting dressed this morning. Ahhh...it works! Until tomorrow...
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Now some of you catch on much quicker than others--mainly me. Let's be honest I'm nearing my 5th month and I still attempt to do things people 3 months pregnant wouldn't. Let me explain. Sunday night I was laying on my back (bad #1, I'm told) with my feet up on the couch. After about 5 minutes, I realized my back was really hurting. I thought...I should stretch it out...Novel idea, however, the only time I have stretched out my back is pre-pregnancy, so I attempted to stretch it the only way I knew how....I heaved and hoed and threw my legs over my head. Actually, let me rephrase that, I attempted to throw my legs over my head. I barely got them to 90*. Once I stopped laughing from my first attempt, I had to try it again. (I'm a tad stubborn). So, here I go again, I hit about a 110* angle with my legs and then realized...I'm pregnant--I'm not suppose to bend that way anymore. For a better visual for you the picture to the right is what I was attempting--ridiculous, I know--NOW!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
...need some privacy. (see names for more information re: Lou) I was at work and had the urge to go visit Lou. As I ran to see him, there was another staff person in the room, so I say, "If you hear me throw up, I'm fine. I'm just pregnant." I get into the stall, shut the door and hear, "So how far along are you?" I answer the question and then she asks another one! "Have you been sick much?" UGH! Would you leave the pregnant lady alone. She just wants to throw up. So to all of you out there, please spread the word that if someone says they are pregnant and they need their moment with Lou, let them have it and save 20 questions for a different day! (This is not made up or exaggerated at all. My co-worker asked me 3-4 questions, before she left me alone so I could take care of business.)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I saw a movie recently that was suppose to be an entertaining, enjoyable, whimsical film. It wasn't! If you are pregnant DO NOT go see "UP!". I cried at least three times, not a tear trickling down my face, but tears running down both sides of my face--shirt wet! Now it might be the hormones, but for your personal well being, do not go see the movie if you are pregnant...unless you need a good cry.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sam? Mike? Steve? Usually, when a pregnant woman starts throwing out names it's because she is thinking of possible names for her little one. Not me! I want to name my toilet. I've been spending hours a week either on it or in front of it, so instead of saying, "I'm going to go try pooping now" or "I'm going to throw up" I thought, "I'm going to see Sam now" just sounded nicer. So will you help me name my toilet? I would prefer it to be a single syllable name, because I have been going there often.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Now when you are pregnant, out of control can refer to your emotions, lack of memory, or eating habits. My "out of control" experience has to do with something way more noticeable to EVERYONE around... uncontrollable gas. Last night I was having my first adventure out in quite awhile to Target. I was walking down the aisles and then all of a sudden, a loud flatulence sound came from my backside. Two aisles later, AGAIN! I was running out of aisles I could ditch down without people in them! It became so frequent that I stopped ditching down aisles and just let 'er rip wherever I was--people or no people! I hear you lose most of your inhibitions when you are pregnant--I think I'm entering the inhibition free zone at this point in my pregnancy.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
As I have endured 6 weeks of awfulness I am more and more convinced that all delivery rooms come equipped with men in black. They are the men that have neat little lasers, you look at the light and they zap you and you remember nothing. In the movie, you don't remember your encounter with the aliens. I am certain this happens in the delivery room so moms that have gone through 9, I mean 10 months of the not so enjoyable experiences and hours upon hours (if you are lucky) of labor would be willing to pro-create yet again. I can't wait for my men in black experience...
I am dumbfounded at the lack information previous pregnant women give to women considering the path of motherhood. I never heard how horrible the nausea could be or that you could and would experience severe constipation, in addition to insomnia. Not to mention the things I have yet to encounter...heartburn, hemorrhoids, and leg cramps. I had to go to alternative sources to discover these things and to make sure not pooping for 4 days was "normal" when pregnant. I beg all mamas EVERY WHERE to speak up! Those exploring possible Motherhood need to be educated in the ways of the wise who have been where we are considering traveling...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
You would think by age 32 I would have a fairly good idea on who I am. However, in the last few weeks I have completely and totally become a different person. I actually think the little one down there has caused insanity. I sure if I was actually charged for anything illegal I could plead a pretty good insanity case. When does the crazy lady, get replaced with the almost normal one?!?
In high school health class the teacher spent quite a bit of time discussing sex, birth control and babies. I remember hearing them talk about what happens when a women gets pregnant. Her period stops, she might get "morning sickness", and her body changes. They forgot to mention...vomiting at anytime during the day, nauseousness all day long, constipation, and insomnia--just to name a few. Let's just say I feel like my teacher didn't properly educated me on what really happens when you get pregnant. Did anyone else out there feel undereducated for their pregnancy?