Tuesday, February 2, 2010
First of all, I have been getting requests for belly pictures and I FINALLY remembered to have my husband snap a quick picture. It's not that I don't think about it... I just don't like my pregnant body. I know I sound horrible for saying that, but I always feel so big, awkward, clumsy, whale-ish (you get the picture) the more my belly expands. I'm just not a cute pregnant woman! For example, I have a big grey moo moo (ha ha, seriously) that I love wearing around the house... When I was pregnant with Wyatt, Eli came over, pointed at me, and said "whale" in his most matter of fact voice. I have also been called a blimp by my grandmother (she was joking... kind of) when I was pregnant with Ansley.
I am in no way complaining. I will gladly let my body resemble the broad side of a billboard in order to get a healthy baby in my arms... I'm just not one of those women who particularly love being pregnant. I do however, love knowing that I am carrying a life inside of me. There is nothing more magical to me, and for that, I am able to overlook the physical aspects pregnancy brings along with it. Plus, although I pack on the weight during pregnancy, I do have to admit that I lose it fairly quickly after delivery.
Anyways, I'm doing better with my weight this pregnancy (so far) than I did with my other pregnancies. I'm really trying to watch what I eat. Although I did splurge today when my husband took me out on a date! I'll tell you all about that in just a second... first, here's my Seth belly at 18 weeks 4 days.
So I figured out why Joseph only takes me out on dates once a year... Apparently, I am not fit to be taken out in public! I dropped a wooden basket while we were in TJ Maxx and it made the loudest boom on the floor that you could imagine. You know, the kind you hear other people make and think, "Thank goodness that wasn't me. How embarrassing! They must want to go hide in a hole somewhere". Well, there was no hole... trust me, I was looking for one!
And then, at lunch, my wonderful husband took me to Red Lobster to satisfy my seafood craving. Let me tell you, this was a true craving, because I hate seafood! I can't even stand the smell of it. Normally, I can't eat tuna, shrimp... nothing. But lately, the smell of seafood has me drooling!
Well, I inhaled a plate of crab legs, lobster tail, shrimp scampi, scallops, and some sort of breaded shrimp like it was nothing but air! But not before knocking my entire glass of ice water into Joseph's lap... Oops! Did I mention it was below freezing outside today as well? Poor Joseph... Poor me. I still couldn't find that hole I started looking for earlier in our date.
Although you can't tell in the picture below, Joseph really was a good sport about the whole ordeal. He was trying to act annoyed but I think he had more fun watching me turn various shades of red and purple from utter embarrassment than he'll actually admit to. Also, his pants had about an hour to dry before I took this picture so you really can't tell, but his entire right side was soaked. I swear the water from my glass multiplied.
He looked like he liked me a bit more before our date started and I attempted to kill him from hypothermia... wouldn't you agree?
One last thing before I wrap up this post.
I did something I've been really scared to do today. While Joseph and I were browsing through TJ Maxx, I went to the baby section which I have been avoiding since I found out about Wyatt's diagnosis almost a year ago. Not only did I look at baby stuff, I actually bought Seth his first little outfit. I got it mostly for the bib that came with it, because it reminded me of my three boys. And it was in order from oldest to youngest...
A monkey for Eli, an Elephant for Wyatt, and a lion for Seth! Isn't it cute?
The actual outfit makes me think of Wyatt, so I will use it as Wyatt's gift to Seth when he is born. I plan on letting Ansley and Eli both pick out a gift to bring Seth when he is born, and this way Wyatt wouldn't be left out from giving his baby brother a "welcome to our family" gift. I will also be picking out gifts to the other kids from Seth... I still have no idea what to do for those yet...
Well, thats all for now. Thank you for letting me share our day with you!