Sunday, February 01, 2009

"Mom, You Have a Rash"

This is what Carter said to me when my midwife was checking the baby's heart beat this week....nope it turns out that I am no longer a manatee sized mama but infact a much larger marine animal. My "rash" is really just a bunch of new stretch marks under my belly that I can't see. Thank you baby #3 and all of the glorious weight gain you have brought to my body. We are seriously going to have a talk after you are born.

At least Carter let the cat out of the bag and I won't be standing in horror front of my mirror after the baby is born looking at the parts of my tummy that I can't see now. Well, that is not true....I'll still probably stand there in horror, but probably not as long now that I have a heads up. Thanks Carter! What would I do without you!

6 comments:

Palmer Family said...

I remember when I got to see my "rash" after Emma was born. I don't know which was more horrifying, the stretch marks or the jello jiggler that was masquerading as my stomach! It's a good thing we get to snuggle with those cute little babes, or I don't know if it would be worth it. :) I hope these last few weeks go quickly and that you are able to have a beautiful and peacefull labor and delivery. I sure do love you!

erin said...

Wow, only 10 days left til your due date? You must be excited! I hope the labor goes well and you get to meet your sweet new baby soon!!!

Melissa H said...

Go Carter! I think that the Lord gives us kids so they can tell us things like that and not get mad. :) If anyone else said that, well the cuteness factor probably wouldn't out-weigh the trauma!!

Kelly Whitmer Vaisey said...

oh of course its worth it. but that doesn't mean it stinks any less. i hate mine. looks like you'll have to put away all your tummy shirts. dang.

The Tufts said...

Only six more days to go! I am sending you lots of good luck vibes.

At this point, just don't even think about the stretch marks. There are all kinds of things out there that make them fade and chasing after three kids, you will no doubt be back to your cute little self in no time. For now, just rest as much as humanly possible!

Hannah said...

What I haven't figured out is how you can get NEW stretch marks with each baby...can't they just re-stretch the old ones? It's like we end up with checker boards on our tummies (and other places)! I hear you, friend!