This picture makes me cry!

This picture makes me cry!
Thought it was time to change my picture

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Week 9 and I still just look fat!

Yep - I still just appears to have huge boobs and a wobbly belly......not that I didn't have a wobbly belly before but at least I could blame it on skin rather than cookies and chocolate! On a happy note my boobs have gone from a 34A to a solid 36C in about 4 if only I didn't have to roll them up and tuck them in to make them look semi-normal??!!

As for cravings - I spoke too soon. My complaints about watermelon and salsa are I'm craving chocolate and cookies and brownies and CRAP! Oh and don't forget cereal........I could eat cereal 6 times a day and not get sick of it. I do have to admit I am only allowing myself to eat puffed wheat which is pretty easy on the calorie bank (60 calories a cup). It is the most bizarre thing to find myself at the mercy of Captain Crunch and Betty Crocker......I mean what happened to my willpower - my drive - my determination. Ummmm, I got pregnant and tired I guess???

I am rather proud of the fact that I hauled my butt out of bed on Saturday morning for a spin class. I was afraid. Oh who am I kidding, I was freaking terrified!! I just knew that I wouldn't make it through the class without falling over but I did it. The last 20 minutes I had to slow down but I was busting it for the first 40 minutes. And I have discovered that it is doesn't take long for your body to lose it's ability to exercise butt is still sore today!

Candace asked how the son and family reacted to the news that we were pregnant......well my mother freaked out - I'm talking crying, shrieking in the middle of her office. It was priceless. My dad hasn't wiped the smile off his face yet and he calls just about everyday to check on Jellybean and JM (Jellybean's Mom - that's me). Our son was excited but he's a boy so it was short lived and pretty much shadowed by the fact that his buddy was at the door wanting to shoot hoops. Really everyone has been so happy and so excited. We are so blessed to have such supportive family and friends.

Oh and guess what!!!!! We sold our house!! After 6 LONG months on the market we sold it and just in time......we can now close on our old house 11 days after we move into the new house. That is such a huge weight off my shoulders and I can't wait to be settled in and unpacked so I can concentrate on decorating. Not to mention I'm going to go from commuting 105 miles a day to 45 miles a day - my baby will know who it's mommy is!

Guess I should run and get some work done.......then home to pack - can I count that as cardio??


Sarah said...

All that stress over the past few months and everything is falling right where it should be. Makes you wonder why you worried at all :) Good for you. Oh, and jellybean is too cute of a nickname.

Jamie said...

Congrats on selling your old home!

Jamie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Dawn said...

I haven't ever congratulated you on your pregnancy. I have been following along with you for months and I am just so thrilled for you. What a blessing in your life you have been given. Enjoy every moment of pregnancy. It is an amazing thing. Dawn

Miss July...not...yet said...

Congrats on selling the house. No worries about the cravings, those too shall pass...hopefully.
Sweet things huh? They say sweet cravings indicate girls. It certainly did in my case anyway!

Kate said...

Sounds like everything is falling into place for you FINALLY! Congrats honey!

And Cereal, I'm not pregnant and could live on it. Ha Ha

MMalloy said...

I knew you would sell the home, things always seem to work out when they are supposed to. Seems as though Jellybean is coming at the perfect time too!
Thanks for the centerpiece idea, I love that, I was messing around with a similar idea but hadn't thought about spray paint and glitter!!! My sis and I did hit the clearance sales after christmas last year and I have 4 HUGE bags full of clearance snowflake stuff.
Hey did you read about that national study they did that said if the mother craves cereal while pregnant there is a much greater chance it will be a boy? I don't tend to believe all those things but your post made me think of it.

Melanie said...

Congrats on selling the house! I now that was a huge stress!! Good luck with moving!!!

Ready Maid said...

WhoooEEE, the stars are lining up for you aren't they?! Congratulations on selling your home!

You are precious!

anna said...

congratulations on selling your house! wow! exciting times! and of course, congratulations on your pregnancy! i am so excited for you. it's hard watching what you eat when your pregnant because you can't control the fact that you WILL gain weight and you are supposed to gain weight. it's a see-saw. i'm 8 weeks prego too. and girl, let me just say i am totally all jelly belly and love handles already. it's crazy! but they are soooo worth it!!!

Amanda said...

Oh I am SO THRILLED for you in so many ways!!! Congrats on selling the house...congrats on almost being done with the first trimester. Congrats on the cravings! Hey--at least you know things are working right! I think carbs are a pregnant gal's best friend. Sucks to say, but it's true! I'm sooo incredibly happy for you!

And yes, the packing can count for cardio! ;)