This first photo is for Karen. Here I am, charging the ipod so I can have a SCHWEET run/walk with my doggie after work. It's always among the best parts of my day. My ipod has the weirdest mix of music for working out, but it gets me movin' and groovin', and that's all that matters. We're talking Disney, Opera, Salsa, 80's rock, and oodles of gems.....HEAVEN!
So.....BELLY PICS. I'm at 6 months now. OH MY GOSH. I'm HUGE, people! I didn't think I looked this big in the mirror. The stupid camera had to make me feel like a cow! Seriously....when I look down at my belly during the day, it doesn't seem that big, and sometimes I'll catch my reflexion or shadow, and think, WHAT? I'm not that big! Why am I having such a hard time accepting my belly? I should be proud of it, but for some reason....I don't want people to see it. Why? Well, I don't really have a choice, so either I embrace it with all its glory, or I feel like a heffer. I choose PLAN A! I've never thought a pregnant lady looked bad, they just look pregnant. Pregnant ladies are beautiful! Why am I having such a hard time believing that personally? I think other pregnant ladies are beautiful, but why don't I feel like it? It's not like I'm going to stay like this forever. At least it's not showing in the cheeks yet. Oh dear, who cares? I need to get over it. Who cares, Jessica? It's not a big deal. Moving on.
So, first I took a pic in the white/red dress, and I was shocked by how big the belly looked, and I thought, it's just the dress. So I put on the black one. Yeah, it wasn't the dress. LOL. Okay, now I'm starting to laugh at myself. So, aside from feeling balloonish, things are going great. I feel good. I'm getting good exercise with Dakota, and am enjoying it. I can feel the baby kicking. He's always awake when I'm watching American Idol....interesting. I'm eating really yummy food....as in healthy, yummy food. I got a new cookbook full of healthy recipes. I was so sick of going through my recipe books and having to pass on TONS of recipes because 1 cup of mayo, or 1 stick of butter in one recipe is DISGUSTING! I won't eat that! I love the Food Network, and the food that looks the most appealing to me is from Ellie Krieger's show, Healthy Appetite. It looks so much better than the food with tons of oil and butter and cream. She keeps it light, so you can actually enjoy the ingredients, instead of masking them in fat. I'm having a tough time with the baby room....so....it's kinda non existent as of now. I just don't know what I want it to look like. So, that's that. Lata'