Thursday, April 10, 2008

Not Quite Brave Enough

Updated below.

A couple of weeks ago, there was a flurry of pictures posted in response to Sweetney's challenge to show oneself first thing in the morning – no makeup, no pretenses, all truth. I have to admit that I'm simply not up for that.

When I was expecting Q, the only photo we have of those last large weeks (aside from the evening I wore the red Regency gown to a fancy dress ball) is one where I'm almost entirely tucked behind our brand new car seat. This was not by accident.

With Swimmy, things are a little different, because I really wanted to capture that special moment before Q's bedtime when he "hugs" his little brother good night. So this is my contribution to the portrait of truth – a mama and her boys.

My doctor's appointment went really well today. No swelling, no weight gain, and excellent blood pressure, which is better than last week. I think it can mostly be attributed to working at home - both avoiding the commute and the frantic running around to meetings.

Being relatively healthy is a bit of a personal triumph, because it's so hard to sit still when there are things to be done. Actually, it's a family triumph, because SwingDaddy has been playing with Q so much and letting me rest with my feet up. My parents and sister have taken endless phone calls from me, talking nonsense about Dancing with the Stars, so that I don't jump up and start working.

In any case, after today, I'm not calling my family any more. Every time I ring to chat, they think I must be announcing contractions. I'm going to have to find a new way to keep myself distracted while resting. Maybe start playing videogames? (Just kidding y'all, I love you!)

Updated: Just wanted to say that in no way do I attribute being healthy entirely to my actions - there's a huge amount of luck and genetics there. At this point in my last pregnancy, Q had already been induced and born, due to pre-eclampsia, so I'm counting my lucky stars.


Mayberry said...

That is SUCH a sweet picture. I actually do wish I had more pictures of myself pregnant. Even though I was ginormous.

Mamacita Tina said...

Love the hug Q's giving you and Swimmy. Definitely an awwww kind of moment.

Hurray for health!

Rugger Mom said...

You look beautiful. :)

kittenpie said...

Glad to hear you're doing well.

With Pumpkipnie, I swelled up the last couple of weeks (she was overdue anyhow), and I bet I will this time, being preggy in the summer, when I tend to swell a touch anyhow. Yuk.