Friday, May 6, 2011

18 Weeks Tomorrow....and I guess I look it!

This morning Stephanie and I spent over an hour at the playground. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day in Southern New England, and I wanted to take full advantage of the weather. We were there for just a few minutes when two women arrived, with three children between them. After a few minutes of shameless evesdropping (doesn't everyone do that at the park??), I figured out that the two were either related or very close friends, because their respective children were calling the other woman Auntie. One of the women came and put her son in the swing next to Stephanie, and after a few minutes of idle chit-chat she asked me whether I knew if I was expecting a boy or a girl. I hadn't mentioned that I was pregnant, so my first thought was, well, i've officially crossed over into the "Obviously she's pregnant" phase. Which I suppose is much better than the "Is she pregnant, or did she eat too much pasta last night?" phase. Anyway, I told her we didn't know yet and would find out next week. At that moment, the other woman approached and said "Oh, we found out last week that we're having a girl!" I looked at her, and honestly, I wouldn't have known she was pregnant. Not in the slightest. Upon closer inspection, I could see a teeny tiny bump, but I would have pegged her as maybe 8 or 9 weeks. Definitely not as far along as me, maybe even farther. Sigh. I should be used to it. I popped early with Stephanie too, and had to listen to the "WOW if you're so big now, I can't imagine what you'll be like at 8 months!" comments. And the funny thing is, I wasn't overly huge at 8 and 9 months. I popped early, and then the baby seemed to fill up the space. So, while I did suffer a few "I wish I was as small as this woman" moments, in the end I decided to be happy with my clearly pregnant bump. I'm fit and healthy, I eat well (most of the time) and although I can't seem to fit regular excercise into my day, I chase after a toddler, and that in and of itself is a workout. So i'm proud to be a big-bump wearing pregnant lady!

In other pregnancy news, I've been having a lot of cravings. None of them are intense, need-to-eat-it-now cravings, but they're things that, when i'm hungry, I think "hmmm, I could go for that!" The list includes Mexican food, pineapple, watermelon, coffee heath bar frozen yogurt, and Frosted Flakes. Wouldn't you know, we have none of those items in the house. Which is probably good, because if we did have them, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't even want them anymore. Such is the plight of the pregnant woman. However, my wonderful husband left the house a few minutes ago, to help Stephanie (who is asleep in her crib)with her Mother's Day shopping, and he promised to bring me back some ice-cream. Yippee!


  1. I am reading all your posts right now. I found you through :D

    I just wanted to say, that I LOVE how you are a firm SAHM and a Christian as well. That is hard to find nowadays in the blogging world.

    Oh. And I also carried big, but I loved it. Definetely proud to be pregnant!

  2. Hi Elu, welcome to my blog, and thanks for reading! I'm still fairly newish to this whole blogging thing, so if you're up to it, stick with me and hopefully i'll continue to improve and grow :)


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