Saturday, September 27, 2008

What? No Shot?

Are you sure?

Do you mean it?

Do you really mean I don't have to contort myself into unnatural positions propped on pillows to poke my own butt tonight since hubby is at work?

That is frigging awesome.

Calliope said that the first night sans shot is divine. She's right.

So what am I doing with all this free time? Well, first I stuck my saran wrap back in the kitchen where it belongs. how nice to use it for wrapping cheese and other leftovers instead of the numbing cream on my *ss.

Now, I'm having my own private, pregnancy-craving dictated tailgate by myself on my living room floor. Honeycrisp apples (have you had these yet? They are the bomb!), cheddar cheese, and a huge bowl of cold sauerkraut. Oh hells yes. Fight on State!

At halftime, I'll sift through my free goodies bag I got from Motherhood.

You bet. I went there. Technically, I can still fit into most of my clothes. Most of the time, it's less than flattering. But the main impetus for the mall trip was my annual conference that's coming up in the end of October. I know that by then, me being able to wear all of my suits and business attire will be but a memory. I also know that this is probably the last work-free weekend I can count on between now and then. Things get intense. In other words, it was now or never.

The last time I waited until the last minute to pick up a few new things for conference, I ended up dashing to Ann Taylor Loft and pretty much purchasing anything I laid eyes on, threw it in the car and figured I'd figure it out when I got there. Of course, I ended up wearing and keeping 2 items and returning all the rest. I'm not willing to gamble like that with a figure that I am assuming will be less than easy to grab-n-go for.

So, my MIL graciously agreed to meet me at the mall and help me suss out some duds that would be suitable for work. Can I say we both started giggling uncontrollably at the sight of me and the "fake belly" they have in the dressing rooms to make sure the clothes will fit into the next few months? Wow. What a visual.


Sue said...

Congratulations on no more shots!

DCat said...

I haven't even staqrted my shots and I am already jealous you are done with yours!!!! What a milestone you have reached.
Yay on the new clothes too!!!!


Amy said...

I went to Motherhood, too. Who knew those pants were that comfortable? They should start a Thanksgiving line; it'd sell like, well, turkey and stuffing, and that's from a vegetarian!

Waiting Amy said...

Wow, I've been in a hole and just caught up (sort of) with you! Let me say ... Congratulations!

dana said...

Yay for no more shots; that's awesome!!

Thanks for bringing up a hilarious memory: when my little sister was pregnant, we went to Motherhood. She tried on the belly and nearly toppled over - she's only 4'8. It was like watching the Marshmellow Man walking! The sales lady and I could not stop laughing (and I'm laughing @ my desk just thinking about it). Good times, good times!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for no shots! =)

Am muy jealous I wasn't there for shopping - but my invite is always open for you - whenever you're ready for some Gap Inc. shopping! TOTALLY smart of you to go early. Everyone's bodies change so differently it can be pretty crazy trying to figure things out at the last minute.

I must secretly admit to you that in my Mothertime (previously a Motherhood competitor whom they bought out) employee I used to try out the pillow myself. And I'm pretty darn cute at 7 months! ;)

Loving you!


Kami said...

Good luck on the shopping. I had an awful time trying to find something nice while pregnant. Online was the best option, but I put it off too long.

Happy news on the shots!

~Hollie said...

Too funny!