Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pregnant Women Make Bad Hostesses

If you read my blog regularly then you're probably tired of hearing about Munchkin's birthday. Too bad. :)

In honor of the Sincerely 'Fro Me to You carnival at We are THAT Family, I was going through some old pictures and found some from her 2nd birthday. This one stopped me short.

Preggers and on the floor

What's so shocking about this picture? Only that I'm 8 months pregnant in it and I'm sitting on the FLOOR! I complain about getting up and down off the floor now only 5 years later and not even remotely preggers!

I need to quit my whining and do more yoga.

I can remember this day so well, too. We had been only been living in this house for a little over 3 months and it was August and I was so pregnant and I was hot. I had tried on every maternity outfit I had trying to look decent for the party without being too overdressed and in the end I just settled on this pink Motherhood top that covered that ugly cloth maternity panel in my ugly shorts. In the end no one cared and we all walked around barefoot and casual and I was *so* glad.

I remember Munchkin was fussy the whole day and I was heavy and tired and I just couldn't wait to get everyone out of my house. There were kids running around every where and people asking me how I was feeling constantly and so many hands on my belly I wanted to scream.

So Preggers
I think that face about sums up my feelings for the day. In fact, I think that couch is where I was when I broke into hormonal pregnant tears after everyone had left.

Grumpy Munchkin

She still hasn't shaken that attitude problem.


We are THAT Family said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, I so agree with that title! At least this pregnant woman was a bad hostess without the mostess! I had my oldest daughter's bday a month early when I was pregnant w/ my third. Ya know, so I would be more chipper. It didn't work.

Tammy said...[Reply to comment]

Pregnant women should hostess nothing! Repeat after me :-)

Your daughter is quite cute!

D... said...[Reply to comment]

Your daughter is a cutie!

You deserve a Gold Star for that birthday party.

I played too.

Muthering Heights said...[Reply to comment]

I can empathize with you...I had to host my daughter's first birthday party while 7 months pregnant with my second baby. I just wanted to go take a nap the whole time!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

I had my son's 2nd birthday at Chuck E. Cheese and I was 6 months preggers with #2. It was on a Saturday. And I only did it to get my mother-in-law to get off my case about not having a blowout for a 2 year old. One of the worst days of my life. Thanks for the memories - lol.

Amy said...[Reply to comment]

I hear ya! I'm thankful that part is over with. You are a good mom!

jennifer said...[Reply to comment]

I remember those days. I had two of mine close together and there is NOTHING like chasing a toddler when you are set to pop.

Your daughter is just beautiful!


Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Oh! I remember those days! Don't worry, we have all been there. Last summer when I was hugely pregnant with number 3 I was so hot all the time that I had the AC cranked super low. I found out later that when my mom found out people were coming she called them ahead of time and suggested that they bring a sweatshirt along to my house. I also remember walking out of my daughter's second birthday party because I was so sick with morning sickness that I couldn't keep anything down and why we thought a pizza place was a good place to have a party I have no idea! Oh, the smells - I'm gagging just thinking about them.

HDMac said...[Reply to comment]

What a difference 5 years can make! lol Thanks for sharing!

Valarie said...[Reply to comment]

Oh I remember that feeling oh so well. :)

Big Hair Envy said...[Reply to comment]

I gained 72 pounds when I was pregnant. Thank goodness she was born in February:)

Ellie said...[Reply to comment]

Love the 'tude. The 'tudes. All around.

Amy said...[Reply to comment]

So you are a vegatarian? I am always looking for healthy recipes. My stove is a GE Spectra flat range, is that what you have? I hope mine didn't look too dirty!