Pregnancy always brings it's own challenges and benefits. Changing, shifting bodies that usually coincide with changing, shifting emotions can sometimes wreak havoc on one's self esteem and outlook on life.
Instead of waxing eloquently on my trials and tribulations of this pregnancy, let's look at both the good and the bad things of pregnancy.
Good Idea: Eating lots of yummy, spicy food.
Bad Idea: The heartburn that always seems to come after it.
Good Idea: Bountiful bosoms.
Bad Idea: Bountiful everything else.
Good Idea: Stretchy pants.
Bad Idea: Only fitting in to stretchy pants.
Good Idea: Buying new sandals.
Bad Idea: Buying new sandals because your feet look like hobbit feet, pregnancy style.
Good Idea: Having cute maternity dresses like this one for sale. It is super comfortable and I have received loads of compliments on it, which always makes a pregnant lady happy.
Bad Idea. This. Someone who has never been pregnant must have thought it was a cute idea to put a pregnant women in a onesie with legs that you have to pull ALL the way down to use the bathroom. Cause pregnant ladies NEVER need to use the bathroom...
Good Idea: Gummy prenatal vitamins. No more horse pills to gag over.
Bad Idea: The side effects of prenatal vitamins...and I am not talking about your hair and nails growing at a superhuman rate.
Good Idea: Having the boys actively involved in naming of the baby.
Bad Idea: They insist on using the name Noodle.
Good Idea: Shopping for little lady clothes!
Bad Idea: You have 7 full bins of baby clothes already...for boys.
Good Idea: The boys can now feel the baby kicking.
Bad Idea: Colin trying to kick the baby back.
Always a Good Idea:
Being pregnant with a dear friend. We have been pregnant the last 3 times together...all the same sex! So, two little boy buddies and now little lady friends! (She is ready to pop, I am 21 weeks.)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
I was at a 5 year old girl's birthday party the other week and she came up to me, staring questioningly at my burgeoning belly.
"What's in your stomach?" she asked.
"There is a baby in there" I told her.
" Well, who is it?" she asked.
It was a good question. Just who is this baby growing in my belly?
We will find out a major clue this week. The big gender revealing ultrasound. Will it be a girl or will it be a boy?
Jack votes girl. He already has a brother, he does not need another one. He does not have a sister, so it must be a girl.
Colin votes boy. He is a boy, Jack is a boy, his daddy is boy. It should, also, be a boy.
I am not voting, as I have mixed feeling, one day thinking boy, the other thinking girl.
Ryan won't vote either. He is staying neutral on it all.
So, who will this baby be? A girl baby or a boy baby.
Some little facts for the decision making:
~The baby's heart rate was around 140 the last check up. Both boys were in the high 150s.
~ I crave spicy and savory things over sweets. Vinegar based foods, spicy hummus with crackers, sparkling water, stuff like that. According to Ryan, the weirdest thing I have eaten from all the pregnancies is mashed potatoes with mustard. He thinks it is weird. I like the vinegary tang to it. Maybe after the baby is born it will sound weird, right now, it sounds delicious.
~I am carrying about the same as the boys, though I feel wider and bigger...but I always feel wider and bigger when pregnant.
~ I have had much drier skin with this
pregnancy over the others.
So there you have it. What is your guess?
Vote in the comments!
Around 19 weeks.
Probably the last belly photo you will see ;)
Thursday, April 11, 2013
"Mom. When Dad is gone, I am the boss."
"No. I am the boss."
"Well, when Dad is gone I am the second boss."
"Maybe. We'll see."
"Well than, I am the boss of Colin."
"No. I am the boss of Colin."
"I am the boss of my room."
"No, I am the boss of your room."
" Fine. Than I am the boss of Kitty."
" I don't think anyone is the boss of the cat."
"I AM the boss of Teddy."
"Yes, you are the boss of Teddy."
"God is the boss of you, Mom. God is the boss of everyone."
" I know."
"Can I have some dessert?"
" Yes, when you finish all your lunch, you may have a cookie."
" O.k. I will eat all my food and than I will get TWO cookies."
Sunday, March 31, 2013
What excitement Easter morning brings.
Jesus lives! The pain of death and sin is gone.
We have been set free!
I heard one of the best sermons this year.
It's title was From Religion to Relationship.
I would highly recommend listening to it, regardless of your religious background.
You can find it here.
One of the most mind-blowing things for me, is it that all of this was done for me. Not for someone else. For me.
True unending love, amazing Grace.
I love this quote by C.S. Lewis. He always sums things up so perfectly.
"Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it."
Something to think about this Easter day.
I hope that your Easter was filled with love and gratitude, friends and family.
*If you are in the Hampton Roads area, check out mybutgodmoment.com. It has some truly amazing stories and great information.