Monday, January 21, 2008

Life After Pregnancy

After I had my children, not only did I gain my precious babies, but I also gained about 15 extra pounds and some hefty stretch marks. My stretch marks weren't so bad after the Princess but they were HORRIBLE after Jr. Peanut (my stretch marks had stretch marks). It was really quite depressing. I cried about it (it was probably a little post partum too).

Everyone I spoke to-- all my mommy friends seemed to not be affected by stretch marks. Not my sisters in law, not my brother in law's wife, not a single person in my mom's group. How could this possibly be? Every book I read said that 50% of mothers get stretch marks and I'm the only one that I know that has them. A true bummer. Even all the celebrities look pretty good like Brooke Burke, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and even Britney Spears!

Then I saw this over the holidays and it made feel much better:


Can you believe that that's Cindy Crawford in the top right picture that I circled? Yes, the beautiful, former super model. I'm glad there's some kind of reality out in celebrity land. Hope this makes all the other moms that have stretch marks just as proud!

P.S. Thanks everyone for the congratulations! I'm pretty excited and scared about #3. My husband and I maintain that the third child always rocks! (I'm #3 of 3 kids and he's #3 of 4 kids)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

No, I'm Not Dead (Although Some Days I Feel Like I Am)

Well, it's been almost a month and a half since I've posted. It's also been about a month and a half since I found out that I am pregnant with munchkin #3. Yes, I've been vegging out, vomiting, taking naps, suffering from the stomach flu, suffering from a bad cold and continuously vomiting. It's been a rough pregnancy so far but I see a light at the end of the tunnel because the nausea isn't as bad as it was during the month of December.

So, forgive me if I happen to purge the 1000+ posts in my google reader, I just don't have the energy and ability to sit and read over a thousand posts (without having to vomit or at least gag). My apologies to everyone.

I know what everyone is thinking. If she doesn't have the energy to read posts, how is she going to have the energy to take care of 3 kids? I've kind of been a bit worried about that too but I guess you just make it work. Just like who really ever has the money to take care of kids? No one-- we just make it work.

I've got a few posts in my back pocket, so you may be hearing from me soon. Hugs and kisses to everyone!