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My adventure of getting pregnant over 35 starting with clomid

Bootylicious? August 5, 2010

Lemonade Baby- Lemonade!  I am thirteen weeks and 3 days today and think I am finally ready to rock this pregnancy!  Last night I needed to run a couple of errands and decided to see what happens if instead my usual MO of hiding it….I flaunt the prego bod.  So I strapped on a pair of balls and a sexy dress and headed to the store.  I don’t think I could do the dress justice in describing it so I think a visual is needed- see pic but imagine a voluptuous blond in it instead.  In the spirit of trying something new, I let my blond waves flow and headed out sporting my porn star boobs and belly bulge.   I haven’t left the house wearing this number before because I felt too self conscious.   Even in the house I usually threw a sweater on over it.  I decided what the hell. So what if people think I am a little chunky- who cares?  I am three months pregnant and 37 and I think I look pretty damn good.  I mean isn’t everyone drooling right now over the curvaceous Joan on Madmen?  Isn’t a little junk in the trunk (and belly) kind of sexy?  Let’s have a little fun with this shall we?

So I sauntered out of the house and down the street strutting my stuff.  I caught a couple looks on the way and even the streetwise guy told me my dress was sexy.  Not bad.  Not bad at all….Until I ran into my neighbor and her two kids in the store.  To add a little color- this neighbor isn’t someone I know very well in fact I don’t even know her name.  She hasn’t exactly been the most welcoming gal on the block despite the fact that I always have a friendly greeting for her.  Based on my observations, I don’t think she shares the love of fashion that I do and she seems more than comfortable rocking the mom uniform- Capri-pants a plain tee shirt and flip flops-  no judgment here- to each their own- I have lived in the neighborhood two years and have never seen here in anything else.  I have no doubt in my mind that she would not be caught dead in a snakeskin dress!  I wasn’t facing her when I noticed her- but out of the corner of my eye saw a smile on her face turn to a look of disgust as she gave me a once over. I wasn’t sure what to do with this.  I couldn’t decide if this reaction made my fashion risk more of a success or if it was a bit much.    I will tell you that I definitely felt self conscious in front of the little kids with my girls on full display-so the jury is out- maybe the dress is more Saturday night apropos than errand worthy.  What I did learn is that I am done worrying about it.  Who cares?  Pregnancy doesn’t change who I am on the inside and shouldn’t change how I express myself on the outside. I don’t have to feel self conscious.  I need to keep my self confidence in tact and quit worrying about my bootyliciousness!

So this morning I woke up feeling better than ever.  Could I finally be nearing the end of my heinous morning sickness?  This is so exciting I want to scream at the top of my lungs!   I was so excited that I pulled a cute outfit together out of nowhere and am rocking my 5 inch strappy sandals today. Why not?  The security guard in my building said “good morning Diva” to me as I walked in so I guess I am on the right track!  I think tonight I am actually going to try and get work out in.  Dare I say it?  I bought two prego DVD’s but haven’t been feeling well enough to do either one.  I think tonight is the night!  So I will keep you posted on if I would recommend them.  I am now thinking about what to have for lunch.  Still no cravings but everything doesn’t sound gross.  What a difference a day makes….Now this is pregnancy I can get my back in to!


2 Responses to “Bootylicious?”

  1. Glad you’re feeling better! I know the “Mom uniform” all too well, it sucks. But when you don’t work outside the house and you’re chasing a toddler around all day practicality trumps fashion. I’m sure you looked great in your dress, some women are just haters. I’d be careful with the heels though, during pregnancy your body produces a hormone appropriately called relaxin that causes all your joints to loosen and your klutz factor to increase 10 fold. I’ve dropped every other thing I’ve picked up over the last few weeks. I’m usually not this clumsy. I just wouldn’t want you to fall and break your neck! But enjoy wearing all your cute shoes now because in a few more months they won’t fit! Your feet will swell and your ankles will disappear and then it’s either flip flops or hubby’s sneakers!

  2. pregnantmeme Says:

    I think it is awesome you went out rocking that dress. I also think it would look very hot on a pregnant woman. I am glad to hear you are feeling better, and I can’t wait to see if you have any suggestions from your work out DVDs.

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