Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Twenties

And I'm not talkin' about my age. Though I am still hanging on a little bit longer there too. Anywho...

My twenties weeks in my pregnancy! Not quite the halfway mark. (My theory is you find out your pregnant at 4 weeks +/- pregnant so halfway between 4 and 40 is 22 weeks pregnant - get that?) But who's counting?

I still have a LOOOOOONNNNNNG way. No light at the end of the tunnel yet. I feel GREAT. Best pregnancy yet. Though I'm starting to feel a little more full. And fluffy. I know, weird. That's the best word I have to describe it. You body changes so much in the second and third trimester. Your blood volume doubles. You gain (or regain) assets all over the place. I'm just starting to feel it all.

I think I'm starting to show a little. Not quite enough where people want to ask me yet (no one has the nerve yet). But a little birdie snapped off a "bump photo" the other day while she was supposed to be snapping Olivia.

This is after a big lunch. And I think my back is arched quite a bit. But still...the beginnings of a hump. Though in the other pictures of me that day.....notta. So the bump comes and goes as it pleases.

But hopefully this shirt will clear things up for some.

The bag boy at Publix got a kick out of it the other day. And then proceeded to ask me if it really was true. Um...hello!? Why would I wear it if wasn't true!? I'm hoping my workout class will get the message. We're all workout "buddies" but not friends enough for the pregnancy to come up in conversation. And I'm sure I'm looking a bit rounder to them....and wondered why I don't lay on my stomach anymore. But I kinda want them to know so they don't think I'm a wuss since I'm not pounding it out quite as hard anymore. I swear, I think it's something about the doubling blood volume that makes it SO much harder to keep a cardio workout up. But I'm still trying...and that counts, right?

One more thing. I'm really looking forward (I say that now) to the all the kind, thoughtful, encouraging, well-thought-through crazy comments I'm going to get when I have a big belly and three others with me! I can't wait to see what people want to say to me. I get enough with just the 3. But I since I don't have them all with me all the time, and my belly isn't a "for sure pregnant" belly, no one says anything....yet.

But don't worry, I'm sure I'll let you know all the insane comments I'm getting! And the creative responses I give...HA! One of the wonderful perks of pregnancy!


  1. I love the shirt! and the dress, too! Hey, at least you don't get asked if you are the babysitter ( I mean, duh!, one was saying Mommy to me!)

  2. You look so great, Lindsay! I still have not had anyone in public ask me if I am's a little obvious by now, isn't it?! I can't wait until a stranger in Wal-mart or something asks me when I am due! :)

  3. where did you get that dress? I love it!

  4. I've had a few questions about the dress! It's from The Pants Store! And it was like $39...but I thought it was worth it since I can wear it pregnant, not pregnant, dressed up/down, and over jeans! That is some mileage out of a dress!!! I"m not sure the brand!

  5. Hi, found you through a friend's blog and just had to say, get ready for tons of comments. I had four in four years, and we got (and still do) TONS of unsolicited advice and gawking everytime we went out in public. I've gotten used to it and only hear what I want! We just learned we are expecting #5 (Our oldest will barely be six) so I'm sure once I start showing again, the rude, I mean, helpful insights will come again. Best wishes!

  6. AnonymousMay 01, 2009

    You don't know me, but I found your blog a while ago and I've been hooked ever since! I have three kids three and under and plan for another one sometime soon, and I was just dying to know where you got that shirt! My coworkers are always (lovingly) giving me a hard time about always being pregnant and they would get a real kick out of it! And I live in VA, so you wouldn't have to worry about bumping into me wearing it. You have a beautiful family and a refreshing attitude that I find admirable- I can't wait to see how you handle four, because that'll give me some guidance on what I'll do! PS I'm not a crazy stalker, I promise.


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