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Monday, August 15, 2011

Our Weekend

Friday my mother in law called and offered to babysit for a few hours. Our choice Friday night or Saturday. We chose Saturday. Because Teagan decided to arrive early we didn’t get that last weekend we’d planned. I wanted lobster dinner. I’d been craving it, but because she decided to arrive on Thursday, instead of the following Monday, I didn’t get that dinner.
DH being the sweetheart he is, wanted to make sure I got this. Hey, I’d gone through hell and back to finally give him a child. A lobster dinner is hardly asking for much. So we went to dinner and I got a two pound lobster. (Yes, I ate most of it. I shared some with the hubby.)
It was nice to drive in the car with him and sit in the front seat. Because she’s so small I have to sit in the back and make sure her little head doesn’t bob all over the place. It was nice to get dressed up a little bit and wear “normal” clothes.
I’m excited. I’m 21 pounds LIGHTER than my pre-pregnancy weight. I lost weight my entire pregnancy and in the last two weeks dropped another 10+ pounds. I’m not complaining. Though last week we went to a family reunion picnic and this older woman asked me what number baby this made for me. I said 5. She said, “Bless you. I stopped at three.”
Well, I did too. I stopped 14 years ago because I was married to a monster and couldn’t allow him to father another child. I swore I’d never get involved or have more children…until I met my hubby and he was childless and longed for a child of his own. After three years of miscarriages, loss of a preemie I gave him a beautiful daughter. Anyway back to this woman. She then says, “So when are you due?”
I was like, “I had her a week ago, she’s over there!”
Talk about awkward. LoL I’m sure she felt bad. I didn’t get offended. Though earlier I’d said to the DH, “Damn, I look pretty good for just having a baby.”
Anyway, the same thing happened to my sister in law. She brought her daughter to the doctors for a checkup. Her daughter was one week old and a woman asked her when she was due. Really? How the heck would that even be possible?
Off to finish the edits. I will submit this book to my editor today. (IF you’re reading this R, I promise!) ;)

Happy Monday!

5 comments:

  1. Congrats on the weight loss, congrats on the lobster dinner, and this just reinforces that "rule" to never ever ever make a comment about a woman's weight, due date, physical appearance!!!

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  2. I'm glad you got your dinner! Its nice to get out for a few hours! Congrats on the baby and I'm sure you look GREAT!

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  3. Yum, now I'm hungry for lobster.

    I made the when-are-you-due oops once and felt so awful. When I saw the woman, she was still wearing her maternity clothes and had two kids with her. I knew she was pregnant with a third almost as soon as the second was born. But I wasn't aware she was far enough long to have given birth yet, so when I asked when the baby was due she showed me she had said newborn with her in his car seat. Apparantly, baby number two was off somewhere with dad.

    I hope I didn't upset her. She wasn't big at all, I just counted the kids with her, saw the clothing she wore and thought she still had four or five months to go yet. Yeah, that was my foot-in-mouth moment of that year.

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  4. Congrats on the weight loss and the alone adult time with the hubby. Lobster was the least he could do!

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  5. Congrats on all your wonderful accomplishments. People do open their mouths and say the strangest things!

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