So it's officially pool season and every Thursday a group of moms get together for pool day at one of the local country clubs. I've been twice after this morning, and those have been the best two mornings of my mother-of-a-toddler life. There's a huge shallow entry so she walks around happily, dunking here and there, while I have conversations with adults, for over an hour before she decides to venture in to the deep end and make me work a little harder. I thought my days of lounging in the sun were over for a while, but I actually. get. to lounge. There's so many kids, toys, and snacks, she doesn't know what to do with herself and completetly forgets her normal form of communication as of late--- the scream. It's wonderful. She's happy. I'm happy. She gets comfortable in the water, I get sun on my pregnant legs (doesn't a tan make you look 5 pounds thinner or something??) I'm really hoping for some magic.
I just found out a local boutique is selling Serfontaine maternity jeans for half off. (Must confess, I hadn't even heard of Serfontaine but saw them on an adorable pregnant friend and they were SUPER cute).. And they're normally the kind you spend your year's jeans budget on. Is it bad that that helps me believe they're cute? I'm a sucker for NOTHING designer, but jeans. Half off? We're totally going after her nap.
I've gained six pounds. Six pounds in the first trimester that last time I maybe gained a pound in, and even then I knew it was only because I was eating the world. I don't know why I'm confessing... but six pounds, and I've got over 27 weeks to go. Hmmmm... I just ate pancakes for lunch. Who makes pancakes all alone for lunch? *Sigh*