Archive for March 12, 2010

Seven Quick Takes – Does My Blog Make Your Ovaries Sing?

I’m fully aware that R&R has turned to pregnancy/baby central lately. I don’t plan for it to be like that all the time but you do have to realize that I’M PREGNANT and that’s kind of a big deal. So bear with me. Maybe Stephen will say something hilarious this weekend so I have another fun Stephenism for you on Monday!

Last week I mentioned that Taryn made Avery a little Rice onesie so she’d have something appropriate to wear when her “Uncle T” pitches. She wore it last week when Rice played UT. She was precious. Also… babies in jeans? So cute I may vomit!

I went to Starbucks the other day with the giftcard I got from my friend Kelly. I ordered a hot chocolate and felt like a pansy. I wanted to say, “I really do love coffee… it’s just that I’m pregnant. Please don’t judge me.” I didn’t. I just smiled and said, “Thank you dear!” so she’d be distracted with the fact I called her “dear” more than with the fact I went to a coffee shop to order hot chocolate.

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had the desire to either learn to knit or sew. I think knitting is a sweet skill because it’s portable. But I have my doubts about my ability to knit for a few reasons: Following patterns isn’t my favorite, doesn’t it involve counting? And I have some serious carpal tunnel in my right arm. My wonderful chiropractor keeps in manageable but I can’t imagine doing something else that involves small movement with my wrist. So I thought sewing would be my way to go… only I don’t have a sewing machine and I hear that’s an integral part of sewing. I couldn’t really see myself buying a sewing machine because I have a deep desire for a new vacuum and new carpet. However, my dad left a comment on that post with a proposition: If I take a sewing class and decide that I like it, he’ll buy me a sewing machine. In return, I have to take care of all of his and my mom’s sewing needs.

So? On my to-do list: Research sewing classes before my belly gets too big to reach the machine!

I’ve been mourning the length of my legs lately as I visit maternity stores and see that the only way to be comfortable is to wear high-waters. I’ve hit the internet and Googled my little heart out. A few of you have emailed advice (thank you). Somehow in all of that I stumbled upon this website with the cutest name: Mommy Long Legs (<-that’s a link).  So I wandered around this site and of course it made my heart skip a beat because, HELLO, you guys know how frustrated I am about this long jean situation. I chatted a bit with the people over there and it looks like I’ve scored myself a pair of LONG jeans in return for an honest review of their product. So hold your breath y’all. And tall chicks, come back soon! (Oh and Canadians, they ship to y’all’s land too!)

I’m thinking about quitting Twitter. I’ve mentioned about 17,000 times before that I am not really a fan. I feel like I’m boring. I think it’s a distraction. And most importantly… it’s another thing I need to keep up with. I’ll probably keep my account but not sign in very often.

Thanks for all of your comments yesterday. I haven’t been nauseous, I’ve just had a general yucky feeling. Maybe it’s heartburn? I don’t know. I’ve never had heartburn before. But it’s not always right after I eat. For now, I’m just blaming hormones. If it keeps up, I’ll call the doctor. The only problem is that I don’t even know how to explain it. So I’ll just moan and complain and pop Tums!

(I wrote that paragraph yesterday around lunchtime. Last night I had my first pregnancy vomit session. Hopefully that’s just a one time thing… It was not fun!)

I’m so very excited about this weekend. For many reasons. I’ve been quite hormonal this week. Grouchy, sad, excited, etc. etc. etc. at all different times for no real reason. It’ll be nice to not sit in front of a computer for two days and enjoy life. We have great great plans that I’ll share with you on Monday. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!


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