Friday, January 1, 2010

Puppy and Pregnancy

The cruise is just days away and I'm so excited. However, it just hit me that I think I am actually going to miss our dog. Of course I have already told our sweet Max that I am going to miss him, but that was just the obligatory-good-parent/owner-thing-to-say. Now, I really do think I'm going to miss our little pup. I'm sure I'll get over that pretty quickly once I am enjoying all the perks of vacation. I have a few small goals for myself during this trip. Goal #1 catch up on all my maternity book reading, goal #2 read all if not most of The Help, goal #3 become a delightfully slimming shade of golden brown (I'm convinced my face is gaining weight along with the rest of me). So as you may or may not have put together, all these goals have one thing in common...I can do all of them while laying out and exerting little to no energy. Geez, I just looked up from my computer and the apartment is almost completely dark, that happened fast.

Also, upon request of my dear Cali friend Katie, I will be intentionally using this blog as a forum for my pregnancy experiences. Almost as soon as we found out we were pregnant, Austin laid down some media boundaries anyway. Since I believe that all (at least at this point) of my readers here are actual friends and not just internet "friends" I feel that using this blog is a good compromise. Hmm, what is the most commonly asked question these days??(curser blinking, blinking, blinking...) I think the biggest conversation I have held about pregnancy is how is still doesn't completely feel like a reality at this point. Fat-ness, however, is an ever present "reality." It's weird, and maybe you gals can understand, but I feel more self-conscious today as a pregnant woman than I ever did as a teenager. I guess whenever you add some weight any other time, you never really notice it until you notice it. At that point you eat grilled chicken instead of fried, cut out the sweets, and hit the gym. Problem solved. As a preggo, you know you will be gaining weight, you intentionally gain weight, and the future mirror holds a much bigger you in it. Please don't send this into Tyra or Oprah (maybe my beloved Bonnie Hunt though, just so I could meet that gal), I know and deeply desire to nurture and protect my baby. All 99.9% of me is willingly and happily eating those extra calories, but that .01% of me really hates that my already big butt is turning straight up ghetto booty. All this to say, I can't wait to #1 look pregnant and not just like a chubster and #2 to be healthier and more dedicated to exercise than ever in pregnancy and more intensely after pregnancy. Ok, I am sure that I have cyber talked your ears off at this point.

Oh gosh...there is that tiny voice in the back of my head needing to reiterate that I am ok with gaining weight and I know that I am still a beautiful person, no matter how my body changes. Ok, I feel more secure now knowing that no one thinks I have lost it. When I blog my mom's voice is always echoing her advice from my 5th grade note-writing/passing days, "whenever you write something down you can never take it back, so be careful what you put out there." Ah motherly advice...but thats for another day.


  1. Katy, I was so excited to hear that you are pregnant! Jordan and I met Katie and Stephen for some lunch the other day and she told me about it. I am so excited for you guys-congratulations! I cannot imagine the joy and excitement, as well as all the other great emotions that come rushing along as well-right? j/k=)
    But what I wanted to say about the dog thing-you will totally miss your pup!! Its kind of weird, but true. The first trip that Jordan and I went on we totally missed our 2 dogs, that the next trip we took a picture- (it was kind of a joke) but we did get it out and talk about it, lol! Ok, so don't think I'm a nerd, although I know I love my dogs probably a bit more than normal people, but its whatever=) When you're on vaca and you totally miss your doggie you will remember what I said!!
    hope its a great one!

  2. AHHH i love your post and thank you for blogging! i am so excited to follow along virtually during the next few months and hopefully forever. I just posted a fb note about how xanga used to rule and some select comments that were of particular entertainment quality. it was SO good to see you guys and i'm glad we got to spend some time, even though it was short and sweet, with you. have fun on the cruise and im already jealous that you will be smokin hott and tan...blast!

  3. hey katie! keep blogging - i'm reading! :-D

    and let me just say that at first, when others can't really tell that your pregnant, the weight gain is not so fun. BUT, when you really start looking pregnant, its the best feeling in the world! I am more confident with my preggo self than I have ever been non-preggers.