August 14, 2008
Thank you so much for all of the well wishes you've offered up. It's nice to know that so many people are looking forward to my stories of weight-gain, and complexion issues, and hemorrhoids, and mood swings. I feel loved.
Several of you emailed or commented with questions. Here are I few that I've decided to answer...
When's your due date?
Glad you asked. My due date falls somewhere between Christmas and Easter, so please mark your calendars accordingly.
Now that you're pregnant are you still running?
Yes, but my "running" is very different than it used to be--I run less often, I run shorter distances, I walk up the hills, I walk down the hills, I walk when I feel like it, and I get far fewer cat calls than I did a few months ago. Sure my runs have evolved into more of a lopsided gallop, but have I really lost all of my sex appeal? I guess I have.
Yesterday, some tipsy old fart walking out of the American Legion Hall had the nerve to forgo the kitten purr, or the come-n-get-it whistles, and BARKED AT ME LIKE A DOG! I stopped, I whirled around, I gave him the evilest eye I could possibly muster, and clearly mouthed the words I'm gonna kill you. He offered up an apologetic wave, scuttled to his car, and peeled the hell out of there.
So yes, I'm still running. I need to stay in shape so I can run away from the cops--because this pregnancy is seriously going to land me behind a set of bars.
What are you craving?
Cheetos, Doritos, Cheez-its, Pop Tarts, pickles, ribs, biscuits n' gravy, root beer, beef, hot wings, bagels, and cheese cake. Oh, and pancakes, bacon, chili dogs, fries, sausage & mushroom pizza, egg rolls, ketchup, salami, cheese danish, and anything else that I see on TV. So not too much.
Can we have a baby naming contest on your blog?
Oh sure, that sounds like fun! I totally trust this crowd with that type of sacred responsibility.
Aside from naming my baby, you'll also have the opportunity to win the chance to make monthly contributions to Jr's college fun, pay for 50% of the medical bills, and be my nanny with no pay or benefits. Good luck!
Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?
As long as it's not "kind of a boy" and "sort of a girl," I'm fine either way.
Thanks again for all of the well wishes! I'll be sure to keep you posted.