Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Is that a lobster or just a chubby red girl?

On Memorial Day we went swimming at Keith and Kim's pool for just TWO hours and THIS is what happened to me. I even put stuff on so I wouldn't get sunburned. It was so stinkin hot, and not just HOT, but SO HUMID. It was like a dog's mouth outside, just so thick you could barely breath.
I forgot to inform everyone of what I decided to do about the swimsuit issue. I tried on my sister's swimmer but it didn't fit right so I had to find another path. I didn't wanna spend the money on that beautiful pink one even though I think it's SO precious! I bought a $15 plain black tank top at JcPenney's that has a built in shelf for my rack, wore my regular non-preg swimmer bottoms (even though my butt cheeks were falling out the sides) and then bought a knee length black swimmer skirt cover-up to wear over the bottoms. It was nice to be cool and I put my legs in the water a few times. That's all I really needed something for so this will work until I get back to normal (let's hope that's soon).
Here's my burn from yesterday, it hurts so bad. I have this same burn on the tops of my legs too which is odd because prior to being pregnant my legs would never soak in the sun for some reason. Unfortunately, I'm a completely different pasty pale color when I turn around. That's what happens when you can't lay on your stomach to tan the other side. Oh well. My face is burned too and it's a bad one because I wore my big sunglasses the whole time so I have a nice white "mask" across my eyes and half way down my cheeks. No, I'm not showing you that.

It's rainy and sad today. We're calling it our "cozy-do-nothing-day" so we're all staying in our pj's and being bums. Kora fixed my hair with all sorts of sprays and gels and hairbands and then Miah got in on the action to do Kora's hair. Now we're just waiting for Jake to come home so he can cuddle with us. It's a little sad with Austin gone, but it feels good to know we made it this far already and we're entering phase 2 of the 6 phases.

While Austin was here we discussed the labor and we may be able to get him here for the birth. There was a money issue with trips here, issues with the doctor being able to induce on a certain date, and issues with Austin being able to leave, but things might fall in to place and work out. I'm not getting my hopes up, but there IS a possibility he can be here for it. His SPC said if he finds out what date the baby will be induced, then he may be able to come. If I can get the doctor to do it on the 20th which is a Friday, he can leave on Thursday and stay through the weekend with me. THEN he can ALSO come on the 4th of July weekend so the kids will get to be with him more and we'll all be at home like we discussed earlier. Right now everything seems like a big mess and I don't know how it's going to work out, but whatever happens I'll be okay with. We just have to play it by ear. I'll keep you updated.

8 comments:

Janae said...

Raymond LOVES the word "cozy." We cozy all the time around here.

I'm so sorry you got such a burn, hopefully it turns into a better color. We are a bunch of white-ees around here.

Valinda said...

Yikes! I hate it when I forget to sunscreen me!I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything works out for the birth. It would be so fabulous if it did work out.

Amanda said...

OUCH! I hate sunburns!!!!! We had a TON of rain today too! I wish I could have stayed in bed all day and read my book and had popcorn and milk duds! But that was a no-go:( I had the builder guy coming out to look at the leak which meant i Had to be up and dressed and look presentable. then workers will be coming like everyday this week for all the different fixes so once again I will have to be up and dressed! Then we had to go to the mall and get P some new shoes.....

Good luck with the Birth! I hope Austin can come!!!!!!

Lindsay said...

ew... that sunburn looks like death. It actually reminds me of the sunburns mother got when we were kids. Hmmm... Also, raymond and i used to do "cozy" on the couch when i'd come upstairs. I miss that.

the ragsdales said...

Ouch. I especially hate that sheets/clothes/bras are painful to put on and standing in the shower...holy cow. I used some of that blue stuff for the first couple of days and it kind of helped to numb the pain, but it's gross and sticky at first. Hopefully it's not as painful any more. :(

SM said...

I got burned this weekend, too! But I will spare the world the pictures. Not good.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that your man can come for the birth!

the ragsdales said...

I'm jealous that your ticker is at the end....

Jess said...

Girl...you're not chubby! You're such a cute pregnant mama!

And lady...when are you going to let me out of the corner!?!? (aka time out!) I've been good lately at posting! :)