Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Random Bits of the Here and There

Bit #1

Oh my GOD! I love being pregnant. During the first trimester, I lost a bit of weight. This is to be expected when you're throwing up everything you eat. I figured that we would be using the post weight lost figure as the base line for measuring my *dum dum dum* WEIGHT GAIN *dum dum!*

But no! We are using the pre weight loss figure as the base line! As a result, I have not gained any weight during this pregnancy. I Have Not Gained Any Weight During This, My Third Pregnancy!! My ObGyn tells me I should probably try to gain at least 10 pounds in the next couple of months. Heee hee hee. I'm still a little giddy, folks. I'm an economy sized girl, so I'm pretty sure this is the first time a doctor has told me gain weight. Dr. Lovely has recommended adding a serving of low-fat dairy to my daily intake. I think that means have a cookie.

Bit #2

I am rediscovering my love of teaching. Somewhere along the way, my bad attitude has evaporated (must be the top 10 lists) and I am rekindling my passion for the craft. This is not to say I am rethinking the SAHM track. Come on people, the worst of this years crop is sixth graders. I'd have them for another two years!!! It only means I will be a little sad in 22 days. And by the way, I haven't gained ANY weight with this pregnancy.

Bit #3

I love my mom. She is the smartest, prettiest, most talented woman on the planet and she's hanging tough through a really bad stretch of life. Men should not have the option of leaving a thirty year marriage because they aren't happy any more. Even if they've been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Because, really, is it your marriage making you unhappy? I think not.

Anyway, she's coming over Friday, during the day and we are hoping to complete the transformation of the brown fish room of doom into a lovely nautical nursery for the baby sailor. Golly, I sound like Paige Davis from Trading Spaces. Is she still on that show? Is it even still on? I haven't gained any weight with this pregnancy.

If we can get the room done, I'll try to post pictures. I hear flicker is good for that. Unfortunately, I can't post any before shots, because contrary to my best intentions, I never remember to take before shots, until the room is almost done. Trust me though. It was ATROCIOUS.

Bit #4

I haven't gained any weight with this pregnancy. Is that getting old? Too bad.

Bit #5

I never thought I'd say this, but poor Britney. My sneering disdain has curdled into reluctant pity. That's all I'm gonna say.

Bit # 6

We did the pool thing last weekend and it was spectacular. I highly recommend swimming to stretch those tired back and leg muscles, refresh your too-hot system and attain a brief feeling of weightlessness. Plus, watching your husband toss your toddler around and listening to her belly laugh is like a drug, people.

Bit # 7

Jenny Lauck has a sort of new site at Clubmom called Big Slice of Life, small slice of cheesecake. She's documenting her weight loss efforts and posting some tasty menu plans and recipes. I highly recommend this site, but not because I'm trying to lose weight. You may have heard that I haven't gained any weight with this pregnancy. Also, check out JennyontheSpot. Different Jenny and you'll hate her for marathon training with 3, count 'em, 3 kids, but very good stuff.

Bit # 8

Thank you for your patience with my verbal victory dance. I know it got tiresome, but for a plus size girl to accomplish this was a huge deal. After the baby is born, look for numerous posts about trying to lose weight that I can't call baby weight in any fairness. We'll call it my pasta weight instead.

Bit # 9
Epidurals rule! Why do Obs guesstimate the size of the baby? Don't they know that freaks us out??? Missy Hoo Haw wasn't huge, but at 8lb 2 oz, she was no light weight. Did I mention 22 inches? Now Dr. Lovely is telling me that this one is probably (definitely, she whispers!) going to be bigger. The good news? He probably won't be late, like MH was. Thank you, Lord on high! He's measuring 2 weeks ahead of due date at this posting. I'm returning a bunch of the newborn size onesies, remembering that MH only wore them for a week. heh heh heh.

Bit # 10

Look for some fun potty training posts in our near future. MH is saying "poo poo" when she has to go and squatting soon after. She also starts saying "Ucky! EWWW!" when she has gone. Me thinks it's time to invest in a potty chair. And boy, they've gotten fancy! I did a little preview shopping this weekend and oh! the bells and whistles. Literally, bells and whistles! Wow. The last time I did this, pull ups hadn't even made an appearance yet.

Speaking of Pull ups...Any opinions on these? Do they help or hinder? Share with me your mothering wisdom and don't hate me because I HAVEN'T GAINED ANY WEIGHT DURING THIS PREGNANCY! whooo whoooo!

Bit # 11

Funny thing: a spell check brought up onesies and suggested replacing it with homesick. In the words of Drama Queen, "Who, what, when, where, why?"

Yes, she says this everytime she wants you to repeat something. Adolescence is such a joy!


Blogger jennyonthespot said...

Hey - thanks for the props sista' :) Pullups are a God-send.. I don't care what the "other-side" says - I don't have to change sheets at night and I place all of life's worth on a full night of sleep!

The main thing I need to say - impressed. I. am. impressed. and. jealous. No weight gain - are you human?????? I gain like 50 with each one - 3 times. Don't do the math.

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