Monday, June 25, 2007

Fat, Frumpy and Fashionless

So I enter my third trimester of pregnancy this week which basically means I'm overdue for a little complaining. Don't get me wrong, I'm feeling relatively well. This has, by far, been my easiest pregnancy yet. So besides for normal third trimester achs, exhaustion, and hairy legs, I don't have too much to complain about physically. However, I have a lot to complain about...fashionably.

I entered this pregnancy thinner than I'd been in years, thanks to the removal of my gall bladder back in December. (The best kept diet secret in the world.) So when it came time to put on maternity clothes, I entered the world of fitted maternity fashion and bought lots of cute fitted shirts with short capped sleeves and with this tiny little bump of a stomach, I felt, for the first time in three pregnancies, fashionable while pregnant.

Now at the threshold of my third trimester, I remember that fashionable and pregnant do not mix. All those cuted fitted shirts now show every lump of my rapidly growing belly. And worse than my belly is the size of my arms squeezing through those tight capped sleeves, practically cutting off circulation to the rest of my arms. Why can't weight gain stay localized to where the baby is? Doesn't that make sense? But instead, my arms are massive, my face is swollen, my feet have gone up a whole shoe size (which makes it impossible to find shoes since I already wore a size 10), and my chest is just about keeping up with the size of my belly.

SO regardless of how a pregnancy begins, they all end up the same...fat, frumpy and fashionless. And somehow I feel complaining about this helps me justify it. Just so others know, I don't chose to look like this. I do know what's fashionable. I realize that I am not. I just can't do anything about it.

Now that that's out, on with my post...Spencer turned 30 on Saturday. I'm glad it was him and not me. 30 my be a little easier for me since my husband will be 34 when I turn 30. Age is a funny thing. Why is it hard to get older? And why don't you ever feel as old as you are? I think of Spencer and I as a young newlywed couple who happens to have a couple of kids. And I'm sure no one else thinks of us that way. We're just an established and growing family. And honestly, I get mistaken for much older than I am on a regular basis. I'm only 25. This should not be a concern of mine. But speaking of age. Mom turns 50 next week so we're heading out to Arizona to celebrate. I know she reads this and I'm sure she's happy I posted it. So a little early Happy Birthday to you Mom!

We took the family to the zoo on Saturday. Life doesn't get much better than taking a couple of little boys to the zoo. It's so magical for my boys. All the animals we read about in books come to life for them. They all of a sudden realize just how big an elephant really is. And they could watch the penguins for hours if we'd let them. And we got close enough to almost touch a lion. And we did get close enough to touch a goat, although goats really aren't all that awesome. They had a great time. I think Spencer loves it as much as the little ones. He chose to celebrate his 30th birthday at the zoo. See...he's not really ready to be 30. I have pictures, but my computer is having trouble and by the time I get back from Arizona, I'll have all new pictures to post I'm sure. We'll see if they ever get shared.

That was a lot to write, and I'm sure I'll do the same when I'm back in town.


Benjamin and Ryanne Roberts said...

That's exciting that you are going to AZ, I wish I was going down to. It seems like the last time I saw you was at your wedding.
Pregnancy sounds... fun, but I'm gonna wait. Do you know what you are having?

jeanine said...

oh have fun in Arizona with your mom! I'm sure you will.
ps. rich was glad that someone is older than him/his age! he turns 30 in March and all my friends (and sisters) have married guys our age.

Traci Elizabeth said...

Dont feel bad katie.. Im fat, frumpy and fashionless and im not even pregnant!!!! Have a safe trip to Arizona... and tell your Mom "happy birthday" from me!

Jeff said...

Favorite post ever

Nacho said...

I loved your post! You have a great story telling way of writing- it is really fun to read! I bet you look a lot cuter pregnant than you think you do!

Sharon- friend of your brother Jeff