1. we finally have a ponytail! a real, live, stays in place, doesn’t have crazy fringe sticking out at the bottom, ponytail. and, we seem to like it. while EBN insists she looks just like mama when her hair is piled up on top of her head, the truth is, with her curls pulled away from her face she is looking more and more like her daddy. it’s getting to the point of ridiculous. i know that when EBN wears my old clothes and we place the photos side by side everyone thinks we look alike. but let’s be honest – we’re just wearing the same clothes. it’s a good thing she finally is letting me pull her hair back because as GORGEOUS as her curls are, she’s starting to look a bit muppet-esque. not in a bad way, just in a floppy way :).
2. i read a book. shocking – i know. THE INTERESTINGS follows a group of friends who initially meet at a fine arts summer camp and as the years pass, and their lives change, their relationships change as well. i promise that i liked this book for more than just the summer camp connection (not that it hurt). at a time when i’m finding that many of my long-term friendships look and feel different from how they used to, the book hit a chord. the book is long and took me a long time to get through but i think that has a lot more to do with the fact that i fall asleep after reading about 4 pages each night and way less to do with the pace. i initially checked the book out at the library but had to return it after 3 weeks (someone had a hold on it – damn the man) and ran to the bookstore that very same day to buy a copy (that’s devotion – especially because it is only in hardback). i have this thing that i don’t like to read my kindle when i’m pregnant…just one more weird thing. next up? i’m currently catching up on the last two issues of vanity fair and then…i’m open to suggestions.
3. i think i’m finally out of that, “is she pregnant, or just fat?” stage. thank goodness. i’m not going to lie – i have huge body image issues when i’m pregnant. and that’s not usually my thing. i have other issues generally. but it’s like as soon as i’m pregnant i’m literally offended by my body. i don’t feel like myself – inside or outside. i know it’s annoying to talk about feeling fat when pregnant – but i can’t seem to escape it. anyway, i things are starting find their place, or i’m getting complacent. either way. i went into this pregnancy thinking i wouldn’t buy any new maternity clothes – and then i dared to open my storage bin of what i saved from the last time around. what was i thinking? most of it was so stained and stretched out that it is simply unwearable. since i don’t have time to shop this time around i placed a few massive online orders – ASOS, H&M, OLD NAVY and THE LOFT. ABN has been completely overwhelmed by the boxes that have been arriving but i’ve sent (or am sending…i’m slow to get to the post office) at least 80% of it back. i finally caved and bought 1 nice pair of jeans. there is just nothing like a good pair of jeans. last time around i had a pair of jeans that i wore until there was a ginormous hole in the crotch and they had to go straight into the trash. i’m pretty sure it will be the same this time around. i took my new jeans to the tailor yesterday – i can’t wait to get them back next week. then i should be set.