Saturday, February 28, 2009
Example One: Our UPS guy comes to work twice a day. I am not usually the person you signs in packages, but we have a small lab so we all know good old Howie. I hadn't seen him in the last week or two, and was up front making copies when he came in on Thursday. Our GM was signing everything in, so I said hello and headed back to the lab. A little later the GM came in and shared the conversation that occurred after I walked out...
Howie: *Huge eyes filled with shock* "MAN, she looks like she swallowed a watermelon! I didn't even know she was pregnant, and now it's like BAM! Giant belly!"
GM:"Yeah, we were all pretty amazed. One day she just came in and THERE IT WAS!"
I laughed at the story, thinking it was odd Howie hadn't noticed the belly before, but enjoying that someone noticed the pregnancy.
Example Two: I was downtown yesterday taking care of the car stuff and getting the ticket dropped. I walked into the courthouse and had to check in with the security guard. This is the conversation that occurs...
Me: *Smile at nice lady as I hand her my keys and purse*
Security Guard: "Well, my GOODNESS, you are as big as a HORSE BARN!" *Laughs hysterically at her the shocking nature of my stomach and her own cleaver metaphor*
Me: *laughs with her because, a. she was a sweet old lady, and b. WHO SAYS THAT??* " I guess I am! I actually have three more months!"
Security Guard: "REALLY? Good Luck!" *continues to laugh as a walk away*
So, yeah. You can TOTALLY tell I am pregnant these days. Somewhere around watermelon/horse barn size. I clearly has a screwed self image because I don't think I look THAT different. Still, there is no denying the belly. It really has taken on a life of it's own. What are people going to be calling me in May??
Friday, February 27, 2009
Second, I am off work today. This is an awesome fact of life. LOOOOOVE days off work.
Third, I finished painting the nursery walls this morning! We are painting the molding and getting it up tomorrow. Should be pictures for you all by Sunday!
Forth, I have a new review up over at Chic Shopper Chick! Take a look if you have time!
Fifth (I have a lot of points to make today) I went to the eye doctor this afternoon and somehow got into this huge discussion about IVF. It's as if I wear a sign that points to my stomach and says "IVF Baby!". It isn't even like I brought it up. This was my first time to this doctor (LOVE HIM...maybe because of the IVF connection...not positive) and we were chatting about kids and I was telling him this was our first, bla bla bla...then, next thing I know he is pouring his sweet little eye doctor heart out about how him and his wife couldn't get pregnant and they tried and they tried, but she has endo really bad, so they did IVF...and then they did it SEVEN TIMES, and on the last frozen cycle from the seventh IVF, this one with a serogate, it finally worked and now they have a perfect ten year old son. Of course, I am not sure he would have opened up so much if I hadn't been like, "We had fertility issues as well...", "yeah, I have endo really bad..", "yeah, we eventually had to go to the big guns and do IVF too!" Still, it was such an interesting conversation with a basic stranger. It is honestly amazing how many people are touched by infertility.
Okay, I am off to take care of getting the tags and registration on our car...and then taking care of the ticket Nick got for having expired tags and registration on the car. One of those things I have really been WANTING to get done on my day off...since October. Now looks like it is a must on the to-do list!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
oh. right...he then zoomed out to get a full body shot...For the record I would like to point out that I AM WEARING PAINTING CLOTHES. Actually, come to think of it, I have had those "painting pants" since I was 20, and yes they are totally stretch pants and no I cannot fit in ANYTHING else I had when I was 20, but still...STILL I find it impressive that I can get them over my 29 year old six month pregnant ass no matter how much belly may be hanging over. The shirt is Nicks...which does make it a little more embarrassing that it kept rolling up over the belly. Maybe I should invest in some larger t-shirts...
*for the record, I do know times have changed since the late 90's either way. Let me assure you that even pre-pregnancy I was not strolling around town in a belly shirt. Those days are long gone.
Monday, February 23, 2009
We are going out tonight to get paint and chair rail molding. I am so excited about it! Once the paint is up, we can actually put up the crib!! Because we own one now! (Thanks mom and dad!!!!) Anyway, our little office truly is going to be a nursery any day now.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Just imagine this sub shop is PACKED with people. Of course in this hypothetical situation it would be packed. You may decide to go fill up your drinks while you wait for your delicious subs, just so you are ready to walk out the door when the subs are done. If, say, you are standing there with two full drinks in your hand, and you are hit with the sudden urge to sneeze due to your annoying cold, you would be in a real pickle. I mean, both hands are in use. So there is no chance of getting your mouth covered in time. You would, I imagine, bolt for the table in the front that is empty so as to set your drinks down and cover your mouth. Of course, in this hypothetical situation you would not even come close to making it before the sneeze hit. You would attempt to muffle the sneeze, but this would only force the pressure out your nose rather than your mouth. This may, in the worst hypothetical case, lead to a large amount of snot to blow a huge bubble out your nose. It wouldn't fly across the room because due to your cold your snot is super thick, but it WOULD stick to your face. Yes. And you wouldn't be able to wipe your nose until you got to the napkin at your table. This means that your hypothetical super loud nose sneeze would draw the attention of all the people around you, and they would see the gigantic snot bubble and the aftermath of the snot-on-face. You would sniff...attempt to pretend that NEVER happened. But you would all know the truth. Then, you would have to sit there and continue to wait for your sub...surrounded by the people that just saw the entire terrible event unfold. Yes. That would be really really awkward indeed.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Boo's friend: So how far along are you?
Me: 24 weeks
Boo's Annoying friend: Wow! You are carrying just like me. I just got WIDER too! I never looked pregnant, my hips just got bigger...
Me: *stare at her in shock absorbing that she just called me WIDE*
Boo's completely obnoxious friend who I officially dislike: *takes in my look of shock and takes it as confirmation that I agree with her assessment* "Yeah, that's how it goes I guess! I never took on that baby belly look either! Just HERE" *Made motion with hands to simulate hips getting wider left to right rather than out like baby belly*
Me: "Hahaha...*laughter trails off to awkwardness as I fight the urge to tell her she is ugly* I guess you are right!"
Boo comes back and I point out that we MUST LEAVE. Because I hate her friend. Here is the thing, I REALLY don't think I am wider! I mean, maybe I have on pregnancy rose colored glasses, but I think my hips look FINE. Even if they don't, I am totally cool with them, why are you going to point them out and make me feel bad?? I guess I could point out that this girl hasn't seen me in years and I was much thinner then. That might have something to do with it...yes. It could. She assumed all the weight was baby weight when really a good 20 lbs is just "I got older and married" weight. Still...STILL. WIDER.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
- My newest post is up over at Chic Shopper Chick! Check out the review here if you have time!
- We had a hell of a wind storm here on Wednesday night. Nick and I got home to no power. It came back on after a few hours, and it allowed me to get out of making dinner so it sorta rocked. Still, will the terrible weather, can't you please give my little state a break?!?!
- I have decided I love Pizza Rolls. They are amazing. It's like that first time I had them in middle school and I thought they were a gift from God. I forgot about that love until we were at Arielle's birthday where I ate a "heaven roll" and I am now hooked. Some may say they are not healthy, but there is no way my heaven rolls could do wrong...
- Did I tell you all I almost died of over eating pasta? I did? Well, just a reminder warning. Don't do that...
- I have started watching American Idol again. I cannot figure out why they let all the annoying people in this year, but my guess is they are attempting destroy the show so they can get back to normal lives.
- Our power was out when Lost was on on Wednesday. That means the DVR didn't tape it. This hurts my heart more than I care to admit. I would watch it online, BUT I HAVE NO INTERNET.
- I had a really vivid dream that they baby was a girl. A girl with blond hair. It was super odd seeing as how I have seen so sure this baby is a boy. Nick also had a dream it was a girl, and now he is convinced...
Okay, I guess I really need to get my work done on this computer so we can leave town! I will be back Monday. Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day weekend!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I guess the biggest news of the week in my head (okay, I might be a touch morbid about this one) is that this is the week when the baby has a good chance of living if it was born today. There is something comforting in knowing that from this point on my body is not the babies only chance of survival. Now, not to say I am nearly ready for this baby to be born, there is still a lot of growing to do, but still it's good to know!
As for me, do you all get tired of hearing that I am great? Hope not because I am still golden. I did manage to nearly kill myself by overeating pasta on lunch the other day. Oh man, it was bad. B.A.D. I made enough lunch for two days, then I decided I would just eat them both. Yeah. Terrible idea. Over the next four hours I was MISERABLE. The baby was also miserable and gave me several kicks in the gut to let me know that he/she was NOT OKAY with this level of discomfort. I guess it is good to know that there is a limit to the amount of food I should consume in one sitting...
UPDATE: Here are the belly pics! Better late than never, right??
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Anyway, I will find a way to post my 24 week post tomorrow, but it may or may not have a picture depending on how annoyed I get with crawling under the computer desk to reboot! Just didn't want you all to think I had fallen off the face of the Internet!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
What I actually noticed first was that I kept stubbing my damn toe on door frames and corners. I was like, "what the hell is up? WHY am I constantly running into stuff??" Then I looked at the picture Nick took of me we the baby arrow shirt on. I was standing funny. Sorta with my legs apart a little. Totally not my normal stance. Since then I have paid attention, and I guess I am just automatically compensating for the shift in balance by spreading my legs a little farther apart. This somehow has led to an official waddle. When I really focus I can get rid of it, but as soon as I lose focus, I slip right back into the new walk. I guess there is no point in fighting it. Just a habit I MUST break after the baby is born!
Anyway, here is a picture of me and Nick in the state capitol! Yes, we are huge nerds, but we took the scenic route to the Cheesecake Factory and stopped at the overlook. We like all things dorky like scenic routes and state capitol buildings...Notice I had my hair done! Cut some little side bangs and everything!
I don't look like a girl that has to waddle from here to there...
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
There are a few things that are worth mentioning from the appointment. First, this was going to be my first appointment without Nick. The wait is always so long, and it seemed silly to have him go just for the "See ya in four weeks!" discussion. When I walked into the office my cell rang and it was Nick. He was on his way. It was so sweet of him, and I was honestly glad for the company. Still, I really don't know if he will be back again until they promise some action after this long of a wait. (action being an ultrasound or the hope of a baby!).
Second, I managed to gain six pounds in four weeks. Therefore, I managed to more than double the entire amount of weight I have gained over the entire pregnancy. I would love to pretend that I have NO IDEA how this happened, but I think all the McDonald's breakfasts, and the cookies and milk and ice cream and pizza rolls and...well, you get the idea. I have been eating. They said not to worry about the six pounds because I needed the weight to catch up to where they want my weight to be. I celebrated this news by getting a Big Mac combo on the way home from the appointment. I wonder if they will be so okay with it next month...they also asked if I was exercising and I believe I took on the look of a deer in head lights. I stuttered and laughed, then said, "Well, I mean...I am sure I get SOME exercise, like, walking around the house" *Large smile hoping to close the subject all together*. She said she knows its hard, but I SHOULD try to exercise a little. Right.
Besides that, there was actual talk of birthing classes. Seriously! Apparently it is time to sign up for birthing classes! and a discussion on contractions and what is normal vs. what to call about. SERIOUSLY! They are talking to me about CONTRACTIONS. Like they think I will eventually have this baby and have to know about these things! I do the gestational diabetes test at my next appointment because I WILL BE IN MY THIRD TRIMESTER. Right. Crazy talk. So I guess it was an eventful five minutes of doctor/nurse time, and that is something...