Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's Gettin' Hot in Here...So Take Off All Your Clothes

Well, that's just not going to happen. I'm not sportin' my most flattering figure at the moment. How can baby be 2 inches big and my tummy, boobs, and butt say otherwise. Doesn't the baby only reside in one's abdominal area? Why on earth did my boobs triple, and is the butt to balance out the tummy? Little-unexpected-blessing is only 12 weeks along in his long baking process and he (I say "he" because after 4 boys...I just assume!) has taken over my body.

Let's just blame my "swelling" on the heat! While we are on the subject of heat...can I mention that I am a total wuss in the afore mentioned climate? Our central air conditioner decided that cooling our house was much too much of a difficult task for it to successfully complete, and instead, would just die...keel over; cease to function; kick the bucket (I think you get the idea!). Needless to say, my house heated up quickly in the 90 degree heat. And for the past 6 days, we have been slowly baking to the status of "well done".

Not one to buckle in the face of a challenge, I've tried to make this adventure more fun. I convinced my minion that "camping" in the basement is fun, that ice cream truly IS one of the main food groups (which may or may not be contributing to my blossoming body parts...we'll find out in 2 weeks when I go step on that mean scale at the doctor's office!), and that you don't need a shower as long as you were in the chlorinated pool long enough. I live by "pick your battles"...and in the heat,  I pick very few.

All in all, the week has gone quickly. The kids have enjoyed the change in routine. Mommy has reveled in the guilt-free indulgence of multiple helpings of frozen deliciousness. And the AC/furnace is well on its way to being replaced by 2 very generous companies that have offered unimaginable blessings for my family. All is well that ends well...or at least all is well that stays cool!


Tina said...

Wow, I can't imagine this Summer heat with no ac. We have been breaking temp records in these parts too. But, you can never consume too much ice cream this time year.
Have fun until you get the cool air back!!

Emily said...

I so would not survive with out ac you are a brave woman. I would have packed my kids and headed to my mother in laws. My boys would totally love it though if they got to eat ice cream all the time.

April Westerhold said...

Congrats on baby #5, you are a saint.

Ms. Blasé said...

You're so fortunate to have so many people and companies willing to help you in this time of need. Glad to hear that your AC is going to be fixed because the weather is getting brutal. However, that diet of desserts doesn't sound half bad :-9

*Still praying for ya*

Foursons said...

Oh no- an air conditioner in the summer is MANDATORY. Especially when pregnant! Did I ever tell you congrats on the newest baby? If not- CONGRATS! And I too am puzzled by how a baby the size of my finger can cause me to gain eleventy hundred inches. *sigh*

Motivated Mom said...

Having no air conditioning while pregnant in the high heat has got to be unbearable. I hope it has been fixed or will be very quickly. I know what you mean by filling out so soon. On my fourth pregnancy, the same thing happened, and after having three boys I just assumed my fourth would be a boy as well. Amazingly, that was not the case - yes that is right I had a girl so just maybe you might be having a girl.
Thanks for sharing!

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