The final stretch

A few weeks ago, I decided to change my screensaver to a photo slideshow. A few days ago, I finally made a folder in which to put the selected shots. This morning, I actually went through my dated folders and copied the pictures I liked into the slideshow folder.

Yes, that’s how long it takes for me to do things around here.

As I flipped through photos, I saw some of me taken last summer through this past winter. At the time, I didn’t think I was skinny. But compared to the person looking back from the mirror today, I can see why people would think I was crazy for wanting to lose another ten pounds.

I’m due in 25 days. Not that I’m counting or anything! It’s the final stretch: my skin is stretched, my clothes are stretched, my patience is stretched. I’m tired of being big. I’m tired of aching.

Other photos I saw included me in the hospital right after Jenny was born and other pictures taken in those first few weeks at home with her. I still looked enormous, and that depresses me. I guess I’ll be happy that we don’t have those HUGE mirrors in the bathrooms like we did in our last house. I’ll be spared a constant reminder of how far I have to go.


I’ve done this before, I can do this again.

3 thoughts on “The final stretch

  1. I don’t know why, but I punished myself by watching a natural delivery on the National Geographic channel. Ugh. It is never a good idea to do that when pregnant. Especially when you already KNOW what that all feels like! You can doooo eeeeeet! a couple more weeks to go! I will pray that they go smoothly for you!

  2. Noth that you are counting, grin! Congratulations on being less than 25 days.You know, it takes 9 months to grow a baby, it takes at least that to get rid of baby fat.

  3. I don’t know how you do it. The pregnancy, homeschooling, the move…This is only my fourth and this time around is killing me.I’ll be praying for you! You can do it. You’re almost there!

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