Well, time has flown and we find ourselves gawking at the time left before a baby shows up and flips our lives upside down…because we really can’t fathom at this point how different life will be.
Ty has had multiple week-long things come up to plan for the summer and asks whether or not he should, whether I’d be ok with it. And I have no clue! Sure, I’m fine with him being gone for a week stretch…multiple times…right now. But what am I really going to think of that once a baby is here and I’m on my own or making plans to go be with other people.
Seriously. We cannot even begin to know.
34 Weeks Pregnant and August 2011...we joke that we've glued something on to the front of me.
I’m still getting told frequently how small I am. Granted, I haven’t changed much anywhere else but my stomach and legs, but it can get old when I have trouble bending over, getting up, finding clothing that covers my stomach adequately…and am weighing (20 lbs more than normal) the most I’ve ever weighed in my entire life! …And then some people continue on, with their gushing about how small I am, to compare me with people who are pregnant right now or recently had a baby…and then they tell me who they’re comparing me with…they’ve have had multiple children…as in 3 or more. I then kindly inform them of the inequality of that comparison…of course I’m going to be smaller! LOL!
I’ve decided two of four things when this interesting conversation happens:
1. They don’t know me very well or see me often, so they don’t really know what I look like normally.
2. They see me very frequently, and maybe don’t pay attention to what I look like…I’m ok with that. :)
3. They imagine the 40 weeks pregnant women about to fall over, or the women who have had multiple kids, or the women who are very small and look like their going to fall over for half their pregnancy because there’s nowhere for the baby to go but out! haha!
4. I should carry a picture around with me of what I look like normally, so I can whip it out and say, “Ok, compare me with myself and tell me I’m small right now.” That would be weird though, so I’m not going to do it. :)
Ty has no problem telling me how big I’m getting…over and over. I wish I could record his reactions and interactions in relation to my stomach, being pregnant, etc. HILARIOUS. It makes me laugh a lot.
Moving on…New Topic(s)!
It’s been a busy, good, hectic, fun, crazy, adventure-filled, overwhelming, frustrating, energetic year so far! Seriously, I’m kind of looking forward to summer not only because of warm weather, but also because we’re going to try our darndest to make it one where we’re home more than gone and low-key. Yes, please. I will take one of those.
Church retreat was good, Snow Camp (this past weekend) was really really good, and Modeling Modesty (for Jessica) started well yesterday…I think/hope! Ty’s grad class has gone well so far, although it hit him about a month ago of how stressful he made his life by waiting to take a class this semester rather than earlier. The class gets done the Monday of my due date! haha I’ve enjoyed helping him work through writing papers though and hearing what the class is about…curriculum development/standards! Doesn’t sound exciting, but it is to me…maybe I was just craving learning about something new.
One blessing in the madness: Prom got moved to the middle of May and the parents have really pitched in and taken on the bulk of planning and motivating the kids! It’s been a big weight off Ty. And I’m in the process of designing tickets right now!
This Saturday, Ty and I head down with Jeremy and Jana to visit Grandpa Morrison for the weekend, other very cool family members in the Saginaw area, and to get our teeth cleaned and visit the wonderful staff my aunt has at her office! It sounds like Ty and Jana are not excited about that part of the trip. :) But we are all looking forward to getting to spend some time together and visit family!
Like most, we have had a very strange winter. We didn’t get much snow…and it is definitely gone now where the sun can reach…go in the woods and there’s still a little. That doesn’t count. HA! Yesterday at 10 or 11, I opened the windows (that I’m able to open right now…we need the storm plexi off asap!) and doors to let in the fresh air…by 3 it was 70 degrees…in March. I’m not complaining! It’s been gorgeous outside!!! My kind of weather! (Although, I am glad I wasn’t pregnant in the summer…I understand now what ladies mean when they say that. Plus, it’s hard to breath when you’re warm!)
I’m off to sew, clean and design on this beautiful first day of spring!