Thursday, June 24, 2010

Open Mouth... Insert Foot

So today I had the pleasure of meeting a man in the mall who decided that it just took too much out of him to think before he spoke.  Yes, that is right -- there are people out there who say things they shouldn't.  And yes -- these certain people think they are genius.  Or at least this guy did. 

I will be the first to admit that I am not the smallest pregnant woman in the world, but please, please -- someone tell me that I'm not the largest!  Although I know that I certainly do not look nearly as attractive as this cartoon above, I would like to think that my body does not resemble one carrying twins... this is at least according to the wonderfully blunt man I encountered today.   

I can honestly laugh at this because I have come to realize that what a pregnant woman might think is worthy of an all out brawl on the floor (I sure could have punched that guy), I realize that it's just not worth it.  He's still going to think what he does, and punching him in the face is certainly not going to change his opinion of me!  Lol... not to mention that with all of my other complaints, I really don't need a black and blue eye to go with my back pain... :)

All of this to say, please, before you make a random comment to a pregnant woman, think before you talk, or we may just stick that foot in your mouth for you! 

When I was pregnant with Emma, there used to be a patient that came in once a month and he would exclaim how much he loved pregnant women and how beautiful he thought they all are.  At the time, I'm not going to lie, as charming as he was, I kind of thought it was creepy.  But as I look back, I understand that he was reminding me how thankful I should be for this God given gift!

To all of you wonderful pregnant women - past or present - who have encountered someone who does not immediately say something wonderfully nice about you and all the work you do to bring another wonderful beautiful baby in the world - just remember this: They most likely are just jealous that they don't have a built in shelf like we do!  ;) 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Not Me Monday... on Wednesday

I have NOT completely become so caught up in my appearance that I have NOT started getting extremely cranky at random people who make comments about how big I am.  I definitely do NOT hold this against them, and I most likely will NOT hold a grudge against them until this little boy enters the world and I can wear normal clothes again.

It now takes me so long to get up and down because of my laziness tiredness and size, that I definitely do NOT send my 2-1/2 year old daughter to do all of my dirty work - letting the dog in, throwing trash away, and putting in her own movies in the dvd player.  This definitely has NOT spread to my husband who now has her standing on a stool drying dishes and putting dishes away from the dishwasher.  Did I mention she's 2-1/2?  I guess it's never too young to start having chores... ;-)

I have definitely NOT become such a big Grey's Anatomy junkie that I did NOT race to the mailbox everyday hoping and praying for the next installment in the series from Netflix.  I have NOT scheduled most everything this week based on the ample amount of time I plan on spending vegging out in front of the tv watching it. 

I have NOT craved a 675 calorie drink everyday from McDonald's and I would NOT ever get upset if my husband didn't get my ever-so-subtle hints that he was supposed to bring me home a Mocha Frappe everyday from work. 

I have NOT used my belly as a holding area for my cell phone, cereal bowl, or drink.  (And I definitely am NOT proud of this and accuse my husband that he was just jealous he didn't have one!)

I have NOT realized how much food and/or drink I spill down the front of me until I had something to catch it all on... ahem. 

Have you had a NOT ME moment?  Feel free to share!

Monday, June 7, 2010

A baby shower and a baseball game...

I was so fortunate this weekend to get to spend some good quality time with family and friends.  Thank you to my good friend, Lauren for the beautiful baby shower she threw for me!

A doughnut cake from Blue Collar Joes!

Playing a game... each person guessed how big around they thought my belly was.  Some were pretty close...

And some were not... lol!

Thank you to those who came to my shower... Lauren, Roxy, Jocelyn, Emily, Mandy, Marlene, and Liz.  You'll never know how much we appreciate your thoughtfulness and support!  :) 

You can also see a couple more pictures on Lauren's site! 

The next day, we headed to Baltimore for some good time with good friends!

And then in the 9th inning, sadly the Red Sox were losing.  So....
It was time for the "rally caps."

And as much as we thought they were going to bring it back as the Sox brought it back to a tie...
It ended up as a loss for the Boston Red Sox.  The Baltimore Orioles won 4-3 after 11 innings. 

And although the trip was long and the weather was not exactly as we had hoped, we came back with some wonderful memories and times together.  Hmmm... maybe we should make this an annual trip!  :)

I hope you all had as wonderful a weekend as we did!