Friday, June 20, 2008

Can I just enjoy getting fat for 9 months without being weighed all the time?!?

When you are pregnant and seeing your OB at very frequent intervals, as a form of torture, they like to make you stand on a scale in an office full of people and weigh you in all your clothing every single time you come for a visit. Then, your dr comes into the room and the first thing they look at is how much weight you've gained. My feedback this week was, "Well, we've had a little weight jump this month, but that's ok, because you didn't gain as much last month." Next thing you know, they'll be measuring your hips and thighs every week!
Because it seems that I am gaining weight exponentially at this point in my pregnancy I have come up with many ways of justifying my weight gain to make myself feel better....
-My favorite one is remembering that I had a 9 pound baby at 38 weeks, so when they tell you "your baby weighs 2 pounds this week" I am like, "Whatever! My baby probably weighs 3 or 3 1/2 pounds!"
- "Oh, well this appointment was in the afternoon, and I just ate lunch."
- "I think I am just well hydrated today."
-"I have heavier clothes on this time than I did last time, that's at least 5 lbs right?"
Anyway, to add to my distress I have two weddings that I am in within the first 3 months of giving birth! I am also about to go to the beach for the week with my precious (and skinny) sister in law, and my little sister Elaine (also precious and skinny) is 17 weeks pregnant with her totally flat stomach and I am sure she hasn't gained a pound!
So, if you too have had the weight gain woes with your pregnancy, never fear, I am right there with ya! Just trying to get through the last few months without weighing more than my husband.=)

***disclaimor***This is just a vent and I promise I will continue to eat a healthy diet and I know it'll all be worth it in the end. I am just hoping we don't approach 10 pounds with this baby!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

New to this

Ok, so I am new to the blog thing. But sort of like facebook, once everyone you know is doing it you cave in... After looking at some of the other wonderfully creative and colorful blogs I realized that mine is probably going to be much more simple. Maybe I'll improve over time though.

I thought I'd start out by explaining the picture I posted. First of all, I picked it because it's probably the most recent family photo we have that's actually made it off our camera's memory card- sad. But also because Trey and I live in scrubs most of the time and I think Sophie believes that everyone in the world works in a hospital. (Her grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, and grandfather also work in hospitals)

She says she is going to be a doctor when she "gets bigger" which we will hopefully be able to talk her out of =). She plays with Trey's stethoscope and talks about going to the doctor a lot (I think we might have a little hypochondriac on our hands). If she doesn't want to do something she says, "I don't feel beter. I need to go to the doctor." So we always remind her about shots and she quickly changes her mind. I wish I had something more interesting to write about now, but this is our life!