Saturday, October 13, 2007

Starting all over

****UPDATE****I just woke up from an hour long nap! Thank you God!!!! Both of my girls are still asleep too! I got a shower about 10:30am and since then, my hair has dried into a crazy "do"...I don't care. A friend is bringing us dinner tonight, yea! I have done 4 loads of laundry, but have not folded a single thing, it's all sitting in a living room chair. So, all in all, today has been pretty good. Matthew gets home in 2.5 hours. OH, I am wearing to class what I wore to church, it will just have to work.
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Well, next week, it all begins again...my "new" life. I am officially going to be "going it alone". Yep, I am a little anxious about that.


I got a taste of the aloneness this evening. Matthew had to go to Fayetteville (not the best timing because of the football game going on) to finish an assignment. While he was gone, I fed both Nora and Elyn (btw, it is pronounced "Ellen"...I have had a bunch of people asking me about that), quieted a SCREAMING baby, played tea party with Nora and took all three of us on a walk. It was a very small taste of what my Monday is going to be like. Hopefully, I will be able to squeeze a nap in on Monday.


Tuesday evening I return to teaching. Guess what I am most nervous about? No, not leaving both of my girls. No, not that Elyn is going to starve to death while I am gone (although, that is what Matthew is most scared of). No, not that I won't be prepared for my class. What I am most worried about is what I am going to wear.


Right after I had Nora I was appalled to find out that none of my pre-pregnancy clothes fit me immediately. I mean, come on, I had the baby, wasn't I supposed to be able to wear my old clothes? I went through a little bit of denial for a while. This time around, I knew what to expect-don't pack up those maternity clothes yet! It's so sad to go to the "maternity clothes" section of my closet each time I want to wear something clean. I realize that Elyn is less than two weeks old, but come on body, SHRINK!


So, Tuesday night, what will I shove my body into? None of my shirts fit because I am nursing Elyn and even though I am light years away from looking like Pamela Anderson, I am rather "filled out" and would be indecent in my regular shirts. Amazingly, my stomach is not the only thing that got bigger with my pregnancy, my bottom and thighs also expanded. Nice. Surely, I am not the only pregnant person this has happened to. Most of Tuesday might be dedicated to trying everything on in my closet...maybe Nora and Elyn will have a fashion show with me.


We went to the Pumpkin Patch last week. Here are some pictures from that and some other random ones. Think of me on Monday and pray that I manage to get a shower before Matthew gets home at 6:30.





Gram (Matthew's mom) came to stay with us last week. Nora loved having a playmate!
Just chillin' out


Sweet baby!

One of Nora's new favorite things to do. Notice how all of the colors are mixed...this bothers me a little bit, but I am letting it go. When I was teaching, I had a strict rule about not mixing the Play-doh..apparently Nora has not heard about that rule.

11 comments:

Julie said...

I love their Halloween outfits! They look SO sweet together. I think you look great! I remember wondering WHEN I would be able to fit into my "skinny" clothes. I can't believe you are already going back to work! Take it easy!

Laura Hughes said...

Dallas, I have been trying to think up outfits for you to wear Tuesday night to class. What about some black stretchy pants, a colorful top, some sort of jacket, and ballet flats? Throw on a great necklace and you'd be good to go! I'll keep thinking.

donna said...

you look beautiful. just wear what you wore to the halloween patch and you'll be perfect! that is a wonderful, beautiful picture of you. the girls look so beautiful and I love their outfits. And, Gram looks like she is so-o-o-o happy! I am so happy for her.

Kim said...

You look great! The girls are so cute. I love those pumpkin patch pictures. I hope your Monday goes well. Just try to stay busy and I hope you get a nap in.

Anonymous said...

Dallas,
I have been following your blog and got some great pictures from Marty whenever Elyn (LOVE the name) was born. Your girls are beautiful and you look great! All I can say is that when #2 came along there were alot of things that I just had to let go of. Crazy enough, mixing play dough colors drives me insane also and it is now common occurance around here! Congrats! Kendra

Nicola and James said...

You look great Dallas! It is a sad thing what happens to a woman's body after birth. Although I heard a doctor jokingly say that the best age to have a baby (body wise) is 15... where the girl has a baby, leaves the hospital later that day, rides her bike home and is wearing the jeans she got pregnant in. Humph.

Whitney said...

Hope you're having a great first day at home alone with the kids! I can imagine that would make me a bit nervous as well! Loved your comments on finding clothes to wear! You mean I can't come home from the hospital in my pre-pregnancy jeans? JK :)

Ashlie "flight attendants have more fun".... said...

You're little ones are so cute! Good luck with going back to work, that can't be easy. I'm not looking forward to that day myself. From your pics I can tell you have great fashion sense so I wouldn't be to worried about something to wear. You can always duct tape your chest if needed. Just kidding....

Sara said...

Black is always a sure bet to hide anything...remember it was only two weeks ago that you gave birth!!!

I'm with you on the playdough. I'm always trying to keep Laura from mixing the colors..it drives me nuts! It is the organizer in me.

Hope your day went smoothly.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

congrats on making it through! I hope your class went well. (wasn't it today? my reading comprehension is off) and amen to maternity clothes. fashion is on our side right now, so I plan on keeping some of mine out, permanently, though there is something mental about putting those things back on...

Jenn said...

Maternity clothes now are soooo much better than they were when I was pregnant with Grace (7 years ago...yikes, I am so old he he he)After Parker was born, I went to Old Navy and got a pair of their jeans with the stretch stuff in them and everything else I just dug out and around the maternity stuff until I found something that fit. I know, no help, but I just thought I would let you know that you aren't the only one! :)
Hope that your class went well last night. I was thinking about you (and Matthew!)...You are a fashion bug, I'm sure you found something WAY cute to wear!

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