Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just saying hi...

25 was by far my best year so far. I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday yesterday and appreciate all the wishes and gifts. Special thanks to the out of towners and Bible study skippers who came to see me!

The storms in Montgomery and surrounding counties this morning were really something. At 4 a.m. Ali and I watched the lightening through the window and by 5 the thunder was cracking. By 6 there were sirens, heavy rain, and Tom Salter on WAKA saying not too worry the buses were still running because all of our drivers have been trained to drive in these conditions and school would go on as usual... of course. So I got ready and got through another day at BB. It is really getting cold and windy now. This is that time of year where the weather is back and forth between winter and spring. Just when I get excited about warm weather it rains and goes back into the 30's and 40's.

I am feeling great this week. 16 weeks now. Still no movement except when it is me trying to sleep at night. The babies are supposedly about the size of avocados now. I have found a few maternity pieces at Ross for less than $12 each. Maternity jeans are the best... someone at dinner last night called them "just like his turkey eatin' jeans" Nice. That's exactly what they are like. Someone at work said, "I can't remember, when is the baby due?" and of course I corrected her with a smile and said, "They are due July 19." And she said, "Oh! cool, (then switched to a really concerned inquisitive look and asked) We you guys trying for twins or were you on fertility???" Is this a normal question to ask because that is the second time someone has asked me that question... well the first time the person said, "what fertility drug are you using?" I was blown away both times. It just wouldn't occur to me to ask someone that. Maybe that is just me. One common comment I hear is "OOH double trouble, glad it's not me!!!" And I just smile and say, "Me too." Still pretty hungry by 4 p.m. without a snack. Monday in faculty meeting I thought I could eat the keyboard at my desk. And it doesn't matter that I'm "eating for three" - that doesn't make me feel better to hear that. I'm just HUNGRY! Besides, all the articles I have read say that that whole theory is really just an excuse women use to overeat during pregnancy. A healthy weight gain for multiples is 30-40 pounds as opposed to 20-30 pounds for single births. At my last apt. I had only gained 7 so I am hoping that I'll be on that low end of the spectrum. Someone else at work told me that to have "big healthy babies" I should be sure to "be drinking that water! Drink lots and lots of water for big healthy babies!" I chuckle at all the advice I get. One little boy at work told me that his mama ate a lot of hot sauce when she was pregnant and that is why he is called "Red" (he is Black and has reddish tones). I laughed when he told me that and then told him that I eat a lot of pickles does that mean my babies will be green!?!? He thought that was funny.

That is about it for now.
I heard that fried chicken was for dinner and I will be disappointed if it isn't true!!!

7 comments:

MarysLittleGirlTeam said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere. It's good to see you posting again. I'm sure you are going to get all kinds of crazy questions and advice over the next few months.
On the fertility thing, that is really odd. I would never think to ask that of anyone and especially not to a 25 year old!
Your blog only allows google/blogger comments so I have no idea how this will show my name. For a while on Bean's blog, it always had my fantasy football team cause hers is like that too.

~Mary

jackie said...

mmmm... fried chicken...

So when the lady that asked you what fertility drug you used did you just smile and said, 'prayer'? You should have... that would have been awesome.
Well I know you've just made it to sixteen weeks, but let me say, you look gorgeous! This is a weird compliment, but pregnancy suits you. Was that weird? I hope not.

jackie said...

On a side note...
I think that we should write really nasty things about Laura McF until she agrees to write a blog... or at comment... so...

'I hear she smells like cabbage and she once punched an old lady in the face...'

;)

LMilky said...

and when she gets nervous she sniffs her toes.

Jason said...

I heard she smells like meat and cheese ....but we still love her
and I agree ...YOU look fantastic !!

The Bean said...

I actually had a couple people ask me the fertility question about you when I told them my sister-in-law was having twins and I gave one of those "are you out of your mind?" looks and said no. That you were just extra fertile! ;) Ha!

Congrats on the low weight gain. I was up 7lbs by week 12 with only 1 baby and was up 58lbs by the end. It was a nightmare to get off. I'm hoping for 35lbs or less this time.

Mary Tyler S. said...

I'm "just saying hi" to my Legel...