Sunday, November 30, 2008

Reality....

Sometimes, I like to choose to not live in reality. I can't remember if I ever shared my "blockbuster" story after I had Marschall. Quick version, I was home from the hospital and was itching to get out for a quick trip. I decided to go get us a movie at our local blockbuster. I felt very light skinny compared to being pregnant. (I'm the one who felt like I could be a bikini model after birth, I felt so light and limber.) Never the less, as I am checking out the cashier asked when my baby was due, I immediately got tears in my eyes and explained that he, the baby, was at home....
I was so upset, as I look back I have no idea why I thought I looked so slim. I was still wearing a maternity shirt and it had only been like 4 days since I gave birth. You see, birthing classes won't tell you that you will have your belly for a while. Not just your extra weight, your actual belly will still look about 5 months pregnant for a good couple of weeks. Maybe they should share that in sex ed, scare the girls with the thought of still looking pregnant while they are holding their baby.
Anyway, I was more than prepared this go round, I even explained to Marschall that mommy will still have her belly for a while. He seemed to understand. Now,I realize I should have set Garrett down too with Marschall. Here is my new and improved blockbuster story.
While I am still in the hospital Garrett comes over to sit on my bed. I am holding Braxton and he says with a cute little smile, "now we will have two babies". I said "what do you mean Garrett"? He points to Braxton and says "that baby and then that baby", pointing to my stomach." I begin to explain that mommy's tummy will still be big for a while, trying to rationalize with a 3 year old. Oh well, I didn't get tears in my eyes. I just keep asking him every now and again, isn't mommy's tummy getting smaller?

3 comments:

Mandi said...

Sorry- you don't know me but I just want to say that I totally had to LOL and say I agree with your story. As I was leaving a restaurant one week to the day after having my last baby, I had just turned to my mom and said "does my stomach really look totally huge? I'm so paranoid" and not 30 secs later a lady stopped me and said "you have 3 kids AND you're going to have another one?" with total disgust. I's all like, um hello? I have a newborn in a carrier in my arms. You shoulda thought before you spoke, huh?

Karen P said...

hey girl - i am SURE you look great! Love the letter to Braxton. Is it too late write letters to a 6 and 3 year old?

emily said...

HAHAHA! That baby and that baby!!! So funny. And congratulations, by the way. Can't wait to meet him.