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An Open Letter

01 May

To the hostess at Friday’s last night who said, “Look at you, you’re so tiny!” when I walked through the door,

Bless you.  May the heavens pour abundant joys upon your life.  Can I take you home with me?

 
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Dude.  Are We There Yet?

19 Apr

I am SO PREGNANT. I have reached that stage that I hate, where the only shoes I can wear are flip-flops because my feet start to resemble loaves of bread before noon and don’t fit into any normal shoe. And even the maternity clothes don’t fit as well as they used to.

I have also started getting into the whole “work from home” mentality. It’s this strange phenomenon (that Jens and Greg can attest to) where the amount of daily hygiene and preparation you deem sufficient… adjusts.

Like, it goes from “shower, wash hair, apply makeup, and put on clean clothes (that are unwrinkled and match)” to “Am I wearing pants?”

The good news is that we have a date. On June 12, Kiddo #2 is coming out whether he likes it or not.

Which means he is also coming out whether or not he has a nursery, and whether or not he has a name. Note to self: must work on that. Raising a boy with no name in a peach colored room with no furniture can’t be good for his emotional condition.

 
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Tired

27 Mar

So today I woke up feeling fatigued and swollen. Even going up the stairs took entirely too much effort.

The common remedies for pregnancy-related fatigue and swelling are exercise (does anyone want to talk about the ridiculous irony of that statement?) and drinking more water – so I took Kaelin on a stroller ride around the neighborhood this morning and have been trying to drink more water.

Which means that now I’m even more tired and have to pee all the time.

 
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Today

27 Mar

So today I woke up feeling fatigued and swollen.  Even going up the stairs took entirely too much effort.

The common remedies for pregnancy-related fatigue and swelling are exercise (is that Alanis Morissett-style irony or what?) and drinking more water – so I took Kaelin on a stroller ride around the neighborhood this morning and have been trying to drink more water.

Which means that now I’m even more tired and have to pee all the time.

Sigh.

I did have a nice lunch with my mom today though.  I haven’t been to La Madeline’s in ages.

And I’m so proud of Kaelin.  Today is her first day of wearing “big girl panties” – no diaper.  We’ve been attempting potty training recently and although she’s willing and capable of peeing in the potty, we couldn’t seem to get her to understand that the goal was also NOT to pee in her diaper anymore.

So today I decided to experiment and put some real “panties” on her.  I told her that these were NOT a diaper and that she couldn’t pee in them.  Still, I expected to spend most of the day doing laundry.  But so far, she hasn’t had a single accident – even during the outing to La Madeline’s and Baby’s R Us.  Of course, she’s been asleep for the last 3 hours (in a diaper), so I guess I can’t count that time… but I’m really very proud of her successful day in the big girl undies.

And now I’ve probably just jinxed the whole experiment by prematurely talking about the success … but we’ll see.

 
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AAAGGGGHHH

25 Mar

Pregnancy is not agreeing with me this time around.  I haven’t been sick (at least not since Christmas).  I’ve been more tired, but nothing unbearable.

I’m just BIG.  And I hate it.

I almost wore a pink shirt for Easter.  And then I looked in the mirror and saw a giant Easter Egg where my reflection should have been.

I did not wear a pink shirt for Easter.

I took a “six months pregnant” picture today.  I’d post it to prove my point but I think there’s some reason I don’t post pictures of myself on this site… though I can’t quite remember what that reason is right now.  Anyway, I look at least 8 months along.  It’s discouraging.  I don’t think I’ll be taking a “nine months pregnant” picture this time around.

In a short time I will be going to HAWAII for my MIL’s birthday celebration.  And I cannot believe I am doing this voluntarily.   When I was pregnant with Kaelin, my best friend got married.  Why do people always plan important events when I’m 7 months pregnant?

Oh trip, how I dread thee… let me count the ways:

  • 8 hour plane ride there… with swollen uncomfortable pregnancy legs
  • 8 hour plane ride there… with energetic 2-year old. Who maxes out at about 3 hours.  And refuses to sleep on planes.  And who can only survive those 3 hours when allowed to watch Dora on laptop.  And whose grumpy factor increases proportionate to how much TV she watches.
  • Maternity swimsuit
  • Maternity swimsuit
  • Maternity swimsuit
  • 8 hour plane ride back… more swollen uncomfortable pregnancy legs
  • 8 hour plane ride back… same 2-year old

Somebody just shoot me now.

 

What?  You’re Missing Your Watermelon?  Nope, Haven’t Seen it.

25 Mar

Good grief.  I’m quite sure that this is how I looked at 8.5 months pregnant last time.  Can you believe it’s only been a little over 6 months?

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Pregnancy Through the Eyes of a 2 Year Old

10 Mar

Kaelin: (gripping her tummy) I have a baby.
Mama: You do?
Kaelin: I have a baby in my tummy.
Mama: You have a baby in your tummy?
Kaelin: No.  I don’t.  I opened the door and let him out.

If only it were that easy.

 
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Snips and Snails

06 Feb

I haven’t talked a whole lot about this pregnancy.  Somewhat because it’s been relatively uneventful (a good thing) and somewhat because it’s hard for me to really wrap my mind around a child entering this house until I know its gender.  Which I know would have made pregnancy very difficult for me 20 years ago.  But I can’t envision a genderless baby, so I usually don’t try.

Anyway, we found out yesterday.  Looks like we’re having a BOY.  I can finally start planning the nursery.

Let the Great Name Debate of 2008 commence.

And now I’m totally wishing that I had one of those blogs that 500 people read and comment on so I could start asking for name suggestions.  See, J and I struggle with names, especially boy names.  Until yesterday, I didn’t have a single one that I even liked.  And when I do come up with some that I like, J is sure to hate them.  So I need plenty of backups.

We both agree that we don’t like common names.  I grew up as an Amy, which meant being one of six in every class.  I will not do that to my child.  We both have a fondness for Gaelic names, and (it seems) names that end in “N.”  Due to our last name, we really shouldn’t pick a first name that ends in “L.”

Anybody wanna play?