I haven't posted in a while so let's see what's been going on...
My belly is growing everyday and I have always heard that stretch marks were hereditary but there were certain things you could do to help prevent them. So I have tried everything I drink 2 gallons of water a day, I have gained weight slow (put on about 20 pounds now and I used to be able to put on a good 10 pounds in one Mexico trip), still go to the gym all the time and continue to do hundreds of crunches and sit ups. Not to mention all the vitamin E, neosporin, aquaphor, belly butter and lotions. And as fate would have it my first two stretch marks started this week, I try to stay positive but it's hard. Joe calls them love bites to make me feel better but it doesn't help. And then I feel guilty for being so vain, after all I am growing a little girl in there and if she needs more room then by all means stretch my skin.
Speaking of the seven deadly sins Joe and some friends went snowboarding last weekend. I thought I was getting better at accepting the things I can't participate in, but again I spent the night pouting. Just being selfish on my part I am sure.
So coupled with the selfishness and vanity I had a good solid dose of guilt. But at least it has been leading to me getting more things done around the house and at work, I tend to not be able to sit still when I feel guilty.
The house is coming along wonderfully, and Joe is doing an amazing job. We ordered the new stair railings and carpet yesterday. With every update we do to the house Joe gets more and more set in the fact that he never wants to move, but I am sure he will change his mind someday.