Monday, November 10, 2008

Bump Watch & Ramblings

I've determined to be a more active poster, and I think I've suceeded so far (well, in quantity at least, if not in quality LOL). First of all, I had to share some belly pics. I can truly say there's nothing like a 5th child to make you truly balloon out at a downright alarming rate. These pictures were from last Friday - I was 12 weeks 1 day. I've only gained 1 pound so far, so I'm not sure what's going on in there LOL. The first picture is a better photo, but the angle makes me look much bigger in the second, so I had to include that one.

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Okay, on to the promised Ramblings portion of today's posts. We live in a world designed for people who are not short. As a 5'1" woman I've grown accustomed to the fact that counters are too high, pants are too long, and God forbid I need something from a top rack in a store. Most of the time I'm okay with this, but I think it's time to start penalizing tall people for being, well, tall. I'm so tired of sitting behind really tall people at events and having to do the back and forth head swivel so that I can see what is going on. Just like there's been talk about charging morbidly obese people for two seats, I think they should make anyone over 6ft buy the seat directly behind them so that I don't get shafted anymore. What is prompting this vitriol, you ask? Well last night we all enjoyed Disney on Ice but most of my pictures didn't turn out since I couldn't see a freakin' thing due to the giant in front of me (hey, I get called munchkin often, so I don't think giant constitutes hate speech). Okay, okay, I'm kidding (kind of), but I know that anyone who is short or has sat behind someone really tall at an expensive venue totally knows what I mean. And for some more ramblings, I made cookies this morning. I don't have much time for housewifey things anymore between the kids, activities, and work, but it made me happy to squeeze it in (and Ian loves the cookies, which is no small feat). Ooh, and I almost forgot, I bought Harry Connick Jr's (love 'im) new Christmas album. I have the first and love it and when I saw the new one in Costco I couldn't resist. It's already playing in the car, which is pathetic in a way, but oh well, when you're 30 it doesn't matter what people think of you, right?

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The Fifes said...

I'll have to look into that new CD...crazy that Christmas is really just around the corner. Oh - and completely agree about tall people needing to sit in the back! It always seems to work that way just when you think you have a great seat...

Anonymous said...

Hey, no knocking tall people. We can't help it and looking at the kids, not mention James, you'll have a couple of giants too. I think baby bean is going to be a football player looking at the bump. We can't wait!
I have to go out and buy the cd and your right, after 30 who cares. We've earned the right to do what we want as long as it's ok with your mom, LOL.

Anonymous said...

Hey, just to let you know that I bought the cd today and LOVE it...thanks for the suggestion!