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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It did not happen in Ream's Frozen Foods department.

I was at Target tonight at closing and my water broke on the shower curtain aisle!

Just kidding. Wouldn't that have been awesome? I really thought about how apropos that would have been as I picked up a new mosaic patterned shower curtain. The truth is I'm in a bit of a blog stupor lately. Hmm, what? Ok, ok, I'm just in a stupor; the blog is just part of it.

The stupor does not allow me to remember dates and event lineally, but it does work just fine with nesting. I have a great new shower curtain (I even took down the shower rod and scrubbed it clean.) Tons of projects have been completed around the house, although the housekeeping is slipping. Anyone can do the dishes; I’m the only one I trust to hang a new piece of wall art. The dishes may be still in the sink, but the hallway is looking spiffy!

People ask me (ALL THE TIME) if I’m tired of being pregnant. Not per say, I’m just tired of my maternity clothes. All of my stuff is fall/winter oriented and seeing all the great spring items makes me jealous. It doesn’t help that I’m about to enter the weird body zone. I want some new clothes, but I don’t know what size I’m going to be.

Preggos tell each other all the time that by X date they’ll either be back to normal or even smaller than they were before. The reality is a little more fluid. I remember going shopping with Tiff-fay-fay when she was 9 months pregnant with her first. At the beginning of November, she picked out a TINY pair of pants for herself to wear New Years Eve. “Don’t you think I’ll be at least back to that size by then?” she asked. Bowler Girl and I looked at each other. I said, tentatively, “Maybe you’ll want to give yourself a little more time…”

We all know the ladies that are back in their pre-preg clothes two weeks after baby. I am not that girl. Instead, I have a couple pieces that serve as bridge items until I can fit the upper end of my fat wardrobe. It’s hard to invest in clothes that you may only wear for a month or two. Since I’ll probably be working, again, after 6 weeks off, just slumming in sweats and forgivable clothes won’t be an option. The problem is two pronged: no money and a bad case of vanity. I guess I could do something about the vanity, but who wants that?!

In the meantime I can be patient. I guess this time around, the price of vanity is to learn patience. Patience about everything: work, clothes, house, housekeeping, and the baby that will not come to the amazement, amusement, and incredulity of the medical community.



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15 comments:

pflower10 said...

I fully remember this dilemma after having babies and I have always wondered

#1 Why don't we have showers for the mommies AFTER they have they baby and everyone can bring an outfit or two in descending sizes, and...

#2 Why can't we develop some kind of disposable clothing for that "just after" stage? Something that will look fabulous and shave off a pound or 30?

Is that too much to ask for?

Rachel said...

pflower----that's a million dollar idea! (#2 specifically, but #1 is great, too) now you've just got to patent it.

az---i am so sorry. few things are worse than a mother waiting and waiting and waiting for a baby to come. A day or two before Esther was born, I was crying because I was so sick of being pregnant. But I cried even harder when I realized I didn't want everything that came with the baby (the baby was welcome, but not the post-partum, the post-delivery perineum, the sore nipples, etc. . .) I was definitely between a rock and a hard place. She was born two days later. Start counting.

BowlerGirl said...

I have a brilliant answer for how to cloth your post-baby-body. I didn't think of this one myself, a co-worker mentioned it to me. SKIRTS. It's the perfect time of the year, you can dress them up, or down, and they are easy to take in a little once you shed the excess baby weight. Better yet, you can even find wrap skirts that will adjust as you slim down.

Bek said...

Great idea's all around. Target now has the "4th Trimester" clothes for this very reason, but I don't think it has been fully expolored yet.

I am cheering for you Carina!! Consider this our conversation... so your labor can start in a few hours...

Tori :) said...

I solved the in-between phase by buying a few pairs of maternity jeans that didn't have the ginormous pouch- just the elastic. It was so nice to have those this last time around.
My water broke with Liv- while I was standing naked in my bathroom. Nice timing. :)

metamorphose said...

Maybe Lil' Proximo is waiting to be born on Friday -on my birthday? It's a good day to be born.

I definitely don't envy the post-prego weight issues.

Rachel said...

I think it's time to start jumping rope and FORCE that baby out! Ha! That'll teach him...

I can't wait to see this little guy. If he's half as cute as El Guille... Woowhee!

pflower10 said...

Target has won my heart yet again for coming up with 4th Trimester clothes!!!!!

b. said...

Did the storm and barometry help?

AzĂșcar said...

No.

b. said...

I'm sorry. I thought about you today when mom/baby was bursting at the seams....

compulsive writer said...

Once I saw a woman's water break at Wal-Mart. But I can't see that happening to you.

Best wishes!!!

sue-donym said...

That shower curtain rocks. Glad it went to a good home.

Geo said...

How about something like these to get you through the in between sizes?

Sarah said...

It took me a year to get back to "pre-preg." I only had one pair of pants that was a between size and I wore them almost every day all year because I knew if I shopped for mid-size clothing I may loose the motivation to lose the weight. By the time I got back to regular size, those poor jeans were paper thin and had three huge holes in the legs. My in-laws just shook their heads every time they saw me in them.