- "I've never seen anything like this before."
- "Ohh! That is bad! You are so swollen!"
- "Most people recover in 4-6 weeks. I'm not sure why you're not getting better."
- "Well that's strange. Your foot isn't supposed to do that."
- "Well, if it doesn't go away after the pregnancy I'll have to send you to a specialist."
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The pregnancy fairy has taken everything I've felt self-pride in and wiped it away with a swipe of her magic wand. Ability to hold it? Gone. Nice legs? Mapped with veins now.Chest that stayed in place? Nope. Lost that too.
Each pregnancy has gifted me with a new particular medical problem that I thought only happened to old people. Oh, well I guess I am old now. I'm 31!
It was a marvelous birthday, thanks for asking.
Insert cheesy fairytale music here
Mike took the day off and he and the girls made me the sweetest card, brought me balloons and flowers and I got a new coat! A coat that doesn't require zipping and unzipping a liner into. A coat that isn't bulky, but is warm and makes me feel like an outdoorsy chick. I lurv it. Thanks Mike! As much as I love my new coat, the fact that Mike took the day off was the best part of my birthday.
cheesy music leads to a huge crescendo, culminating with a large, yet romantic cymbal crash as the last paragraph ends.
Now for some pictures
The flowers and balloons.
Out to dinner at Applebees. That Chinese Chicken Salad is my favorite.
Opening the new coat at my mom's. She watched the girls for us while we went out. My parents gave me some new maternity clothes. I love getting new maternity clothes. Especially ones that cover my belly. My in-laws gave me a gift card to Olive Garden. I get to go out wearing new clothes! Hooray!
The day ended with this ice cream pie, made by my mom. Fudge, whip cream, ice cream and Oreos are involved. How could any birthday that ends with this not be perfect? This ice cream pie makes getting older worth it.