Sometimes there is a great need for frivolity and craziness in your life. What better way than to take a comical look at yourself. Who needs to be too serious about life when there are so many little things that we can gain amusement from. So what the heck am I talking about???
Well....I have been blessed (cough, cough) with an outy belly button! Yes, this was a major source of embarassment for me as a teenager and I would only wear 1 piece bathers as I felt distinctly 'different' about my tummy! Well as you can imagine an outy belly button and pregnancy makes an interesting combination. What is usually a slight outy turns into an elephants trunk!! OK, I may have exagerated a little but it is definately a nose! With my first couple of pregnancies I used to stick it down with a bandaid so the nose wouldn't protrude beneath my clothing. I truly hated it and was always quite self concious!
Now... I am onto baby no. 4 and heck, who cares if I have a nose on my belly!! I may as well embrace it! Why not even celebrate it and have a laugh at myself. I decided this time I needed to photograph it and create a page. But a quick pic just wasn't enough, this nose needed a face, a personality and I needed a really good laugh, so while I was in Melbourne with visiting my best friend Kym, I enlisted her creative help to make 'Betty' come to life! Here are the results:
And a picture of me, showing my resignation to my "Betty" belly!! I'm 29 weeks pregnant in this picture. Not that long to go now.
Changing the subject....have you ever had a friend that means more to you than you can express in words? Well that is how I feel about Kym. We have been friends for 20 years now. We met when I was 14 and we instantly connected and even though our lives have gone in very different directions (including different countries) we have always remained extremely close.
I have just come back from a 5 day visit to Melbourne where I stayed with her and we spent all our time chatting and shopping! Each night we resolved to get an early night but every time we found ourselves deep in conversation still at 11.30pm at night!! No TV required to amuse us! We talked about so much and laughed like teenages. We also did a fair bit of shopping...well any self respecting girl would embark on this mission!! I bought more girl clothes!!! Yes, MORE!! My goodness this little bubby girl will be sooooooo well dressed it isn't funny. Anyhow, I digress, I just want to say how much I value Kyms friendship and cant wait to laugh and talk with her for another 20 years!!
I missed my boys heaps while I was away. When I left for Melbourne poor little Ethan was starting to get very sick and it just broke my heart to leave him!! DH omitted to tell me in our daily phone conversations that Ethan got so bad with his breathing and cough that he almost took him to hospital!! Probably a good thing he kept that from me!
Something that I will never take for granted was all my boys glee at seeing me come off the plane at the airport. They were all clamouring at the glass to say hi and ran up to me giving me big hugs and kisses!! Now that is what motherhood is all about! I love those boys! If you have read this far...I'm amazed! LOL!! Thanks for all your well wishes and it wont be too much longer now (probably only a couple more blog posts since I am so slack) and I will have had this precious bundle! YAY!! Mind you I realise that with only 10 weeks to go, the wonderful experience of pregnancy will be over. I'm going to try and relish the next 10 weeks as it is such a special time and will be over so quickly.