I tend to be pretty buttoned up (literally) when it comes to work clothes. For the first half of my professional career I had a rule that I never wore open-toed shoes in the office. I’ve lightened up a bit, but I still tend to be pretty conservative.
So, aside from being ugly, maternity clothes present a unique challenge for me. Namely, the tops tend to be really low cut and the accompanying maternity bras tend to come up roughly the middle of one’s neck. The result is bra straps — and sometimes is more — popping out all over the place. I feel like I spend half my day tugging at my shirt and the rest of the day with my underwear hanging out.
This is so not me. Seriously.
19 more weeks.
I forgot how ugly maternity clothes are. I specifically forgot how ugly my maternity clothes are. Do I really have to wear this stuff again?
If you’ve got money to burn there is such a thing as gorgeous maternity wear. I’ve stopped visiting this site because it’s really just depressing.
My company has a Wellness Program for its employees. The way it works is you get a blood test, fill out a health questionnaire and then within about a week you get back a report on your health with specific actions you can take to improve it. In exchange for taking part in this program the company gives you a 10% discount on your health insurance premiums.
The blood tests were back in March. I filled out the form and checked the box for “pregnant” (which, helpfully, was also labeled “Currently” lest you confuse this designation with having ever been pregnant). Under the section about alcohol I checked the box for “moderate” which I think they defined as 2 to 3 drinks per week.
I meant IN GENERAL. I’m a moderate drinker, in general. Not, like, NOW.
I think you see where this is going …
I guess the good news is that I did not get a panicked call from a nurse or something. What I did get, included in my health evaluation and test results, was AN ENTIRE PAGE on the evils of drinking while pregnant.
Sunday was a beautiful day here in New York, so we took Madeline out for a picnic in the park.
The outing began with Maddie trying to remove her hat. She really doesn’t like hats:
But once we got to the park lots of fun was had. Here are a few photos taken on the iPhone. More (and better!) pictures
are up on Picasa.