Monday, November 30, 2009

Made for comfort.....?

What is it about maternity clothes? You would think if they were made for a pregnant woman, they would actually fit a pregnant woman. So not the case. I have to be honest and say that just about the ONLY thing I hate about being pregnant is the clothes. First of all, my options are very limited. So, needless to say, after 4 or 5 months of wearing the same 4 pairs of jeans and the same 8 or 9 shirts, I'm ready to hold a bonfire after the baby is born. But, that's not an option unless you feel like spending a small fortune (or your child's college fund) for new ones the next time. Second off, they NEVER fit right. The shirts get all stretched out (probably doesn't help with a one year old tugging on them) and the pants just never really fit right. I'm constantly pulling them up because they are always sagging. It's not like you don't feel unflattering enough being pregnant, who wants a saggy butt or crotch in addition to the baby belly you are sporting. And they always seem to make my underwear fall down. I know my butt may be a little bigger, but I don't think that it's big enough to have underwear that is constantly trying to find it's way around my ankles! Then there are those "maternity" shirts that get too short. They don't even last the whole pregnancy. You would think that they would make shirts longer, so that they would fit over the growing bellies. This doesn't seem to be the case. When I was pregnant with Eli, I acutally had some non-maternity shirts that fit better than my maternity ones. Definitely something wrong with that picture. I often wonder who in the heck designed maternity clothes. I'm thinking the odds are pretty good that it wasn't a pregnant woman. Otherwise, I would hope they would fit better.

So, at this point I'm obviously very very sick of my maternity clothes and seriously contemplating wearing sweats the remainder of the time. They would be much more comfortable and much less of a hassle if you ask me:). So while this pregnancy has been a joy, I'm ready to pack up the clothes and sport something that makes me feel a little more attractive. The plus side is, I only have about 7 weeks left. We are getting very anxious and excited to meet our new little one. Seven weeks seems so far away to me still, but I know that time is gonna fly by and it's going to be here before I know it.

This isn't the most recent belly picture I have, but it is the most recent I have uploaded on the computer. This is me at 31 weeks, I'm almost 34 now. We are definitely in the down hill slide now. We look forward to this new adventure.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Jumping on the bandwagon

After months of "blog stalking" several friends and my wonderful sister-in-law, Erin, I've finally decided to jump on the blogging bandwagon. Or I guess I should say, attempt to jump on the blogging bandwagon. I'm not real sure how good I will be at this, but I've decided that I will probably do a better job of keeping this updated than getting new pictures of Eli sent out via email. I've gotten pretty bad about keeping everyone updated on our daily lives for a while now. So this is my attempt to do a better job. So hang in there with me as I figure this whole thing out. So here we go! I will leave you with a picture of Eli "mowing" the lawn with his bubble mower. The bubbles don't actually even work, but Eli still had a blast pushing this thing through the yard while Brian fertilized. I know I'm biased, but I think we have one of the most adorable kiddos ever!