Monday, February 15, 2010

Yes, I finally look pregnant

When is it okay for people to comment on weight gain?
When you are pregnant...but in my opinion, IT IS NOT OKAY.

I have to get this off my chest, so pardon me if I offend, but hearing that I look pregnant or that I am beginning to show totally pisses me off. There are many women who relish in their pregnant bellies and people's belly focused attention, but I am not one of those women. In my opinion, it is equivalent to pointing out a giant cyst-like zit in the middle of my nose. Yes, I am are fully aware that it is there, so you needn't point it out.

And yes, you may say, "But Morgan, you are posting pictures of your belly on your blog, how can you not want us to comment?"
The whole reason I am posting these pictures is so that you can make these comments out of my earshot. I figure if I point it out first, then I don't have to be there to hear about it. It is my way of pointing it out before anyone else has the chance to say it to me. Warped logic I know, but what alternative exists?

To sum it up, when you see me, don't say anything about the belly and it's growing size, I know it is there. And I know it is surprising, but please please show some restraint.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Halfway there!

So I am starting to feel more excited than terrified these days. Not that I am any less terrified mind you but rather my excitement is beginning to emotionally surpass any terror I may feel. Yippee! This is a lot more fun. But there is still quite a ways to go considering that I'll still only be 22 weeks on Sunday. 154 days down. So many to go.

I am still running, the Gabriella belly band is a lifesaver! It has earned the nickname the belly bra. Much like a good sports bra it secures rounder things from jostling too much, in this instance it's my belly.
I've kept the running up to 4 days a week but nothing that is further than 5 miles and some change. I'm averaging from 13-17 miles a week, and really just enjoying being out there, regardless of how slow I go.
Yep, I am one of those people who can now run for pleasure. The stages of running are pretty amazing, I think that this is the third stage. The first being I Can Finish, the second being I can run FASTER, BETTER, STRONGER and the third phase, wow, I think I enjoy this running just for running's sake.

So, this week I got a little dumber. I'm not quite sure what is going on but boy am I get stupid. I keep forgetting things, asking the same question 4 times, things like that. Ugh, I am hoping that this new found idiocy will pass.
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