Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bon Voyage

Dear second trimester,
We need to talk. This is the hardest letter I have ever had to write. The past three months have been amazing, but today I met someone new. You may have heard of it, the third trimester, or the Final Stretch as I like to call it. While it is hard to leave something so familiar and wonderful as you, I feel the need to explore this new relationship with 3rd trimester.

There is no denying you and I have had some good times together. You have brought me back to many fond experiences of my youth I had thought I would never see again. Through us I have been able to relive the growing pains (literal pains of physical growth) of childhood, not to mention revisiting the joy that can only be felt when one wets one's pants!

Together we took a familiar sojourn through the mood swings I previously thought reserved for my adolescent years.

We also caught precious glimpses into my future, mainly my amnesiac loss of memory as well as my awkward loss of bladder control.

I will never forget the many firsts we experienced together. The first full week I was able to fully enjoy my pregnancy and forgo the chronic company of my toilet. The premiere heartbeat of my child that I was able to hear. The first time finding out the child growing in my belly was a GIRL! Buying clothes for MY DAUGHTER!!! The initial feeling of my daughter kicking, and also wondering if she was actually an alien taking over my body as I watched my stomach contort and squirm into seemingly unnatural shapes.

The debut weight gain of my pregnancy (though we probably didn't have to go quite that overboard and gain 7 lbs in 3 weeks). My maiden voyage into a world of stretchy pants and parachute tops. The pioneer stretch mark.

As glorious as our 3 months together has been, it is time for us to see other people. Its not you its me. I think we would be better off just being friends.

I will never forget you, but it is time for me to move on, so I have to say good bye.

(probably should not show this bare belly shot, but how FUNNY is that belly button!)


Jason and Kelsey said...

you look absolutely fantatic...and like your formerly-significant-other, second trimester, ALMOST made me pee my pants laughing at your funny letter!

Tyler and Naomi said...

You are so funny. I love to read your posts, always brings a smile to my face. And you look so good. I hope I look that good when I decide to get knocked up. LOL! You should draw a face on your belly. It would be so cute.

Erin said...

YAY! THIRD TRIMESTER!! Your belly is looking so cute.

Matt-Whitney said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww Lindsery girl you look great!!!! I bet you are counting down the days. Do you have any names picked out yet?

Adri said...

Love the letter.

Love the belly how about some rythmic movement from within and we can call it American Tribal Bellydance.

On a serious note, I am sooo glad to hear that the pregancy is going well. Can't wait to see you as a'll be great.

Oh yeah, when you said "stretchy pants" I couldn't help but think of Nacho Libre (it's been on my mind lately).

Thanks for keeping it real in Maternityhoodlandia!

Will & Amy said...

you are hilarious! can't believe its going by so fast, she'll be here before you know it!

Kristen and Shawn said...

how cute! you look adorable. Aren't belly buttons funny things. Wait until it disappears on you. You are almost there!

Trevor & Taytum said...

I hate you for your complete LACK of stretch marks! No fair. You look awesome, and I'm not just saying that to be nice...totally true!

I forgot to tell you of one of my most favorite things! I love the nightgowns that are just stretchy at the bottom. (they are for boys and girls) They make for easy night changes. Also I have been a bleeding fool until recently so make sure you have plenty of pads and stuff at your house. Also I think erin said that all she needed for her nipples was the cream they gave her at the hospital. That was true for me too. I went and bought more and didn't even need it. This is probably more than you need to know, but I just remembered.

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

ahh... you make me laugh! Cute belly!!

Anonymous said...

You are the cutest pregnant girl I have ever seen! I'm so glad I found your blog!