Monday, September 20, 2010

Sarah's Pregnancy Diary - Part Nine

Oh Mama…

I decided things were getting really desperate as I tried futilely to find something that would fit over my growing belly! A few sweatpants and stuff was all that would now span the growing bulge that was baby Richland. I had to do something soon, I acknowledged.

Adam came in to the room as I was pushing things about willy-nilly in the closet looking for a miracle. None was to be found; well, there was a sun dress in there that would work. It had an empire style bodice and that would at least fit over the baby bump so I pulled it out and found a matching light cardigan to go over it as it was a bit chilly today.

Adam was sitting on the side of the bed as I came out of the closet, looking amused at it all. “You know bella, why don’t we plan a shopping trip for some new clothes for you, hm? Soon I would think!”

I threw him a look that suggested that silence might be the better approach here, but he only shrugged and gave me the adorable dimple grin. I hated that grin when he had a point, and this was one of those times! I stared at him, lifting one eyebrow in irritation.

And then we both started laughing; I couldn’t help it, it was all just so funny. I am 46 years old and pregnant! I had to laugh or I’d cry. It was easier to laugh. Of course, part of the deal was getting to be married to this funny, loving and gorgeous man. A girl could certainly have it worse.

I didn’t really want to drag Adam around shopping with me for maternity clothes so the next logical thought was Tamara. After breakfast, I gave her and call and she was really excited about going as she needed some things too. We made plans to get together in an hour.

“So you’re going with Tamara then?” Adam asked me while reviewing some correspondence from the contractor.

It was funny to see him voluntarily sitting at the computer now, but he was getting pretty good at navigating the web. He was even working on a project to get our pictures online into albums. He really was a remarkable ‘nester’, so happy to be building not only a home, but a future for us.

“Yes! Disappointed?” I asked, already knowing the answer. Love me he did, but shopping was NOT his favorite activity.

“I’ll live,” he murmured dryly, grinning at me again. He wrapped his arm around my waist and pulled me closer to him, and kissed my belly. “You had better behave for your mum, young one!” He ran his hand over the baby bump lightly and then planted another kiss on it.

The look of love on his face took my breath away. Somewhere in this life of mine I must have done something awfully good because I have been given the best reward anyone could ever get. Life is precious, especially when it is shared with someone you love so much.

Thank you God…

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Sarah's Pregnancy Diary - Part Eight

Sarah’s Pregnancy Diary – Part Eight

We’re back in California now, in our temporary condo and already I can’t wait to get into our new home! It’s coming along nicely and will be ready in a few months. In the meantime, this place isn’t so bad really, it’s just not ours!

It was really hard when they tore down the house and started blasting the rock away for the new house. Harder on me than Adam, which seems strange but he is much more relaxed about it all than I am, practical really. To him it was just a house that wasn’t big enough – to me it was the place I found myself. Yes, I was already in love with Adam when I got here, head-over-heels in love in fact. But that first trip here brought a whole new dimension to our relationship and helped me to define what I wanted in my life. I fell in love with the house, with the boys and with how life could be in that house.

Adam tells me that we will build a new life together in the house that is being built now, that this is a home we are creating together. I do appreciate that, but it doesn’t lessen my loss for the other home. This one will be similar in many ways, but it won’t be the same! Maybe the pregnancy hormones are just rampaging through me, I don’t know.

I am feeling much better actually, which is a blessing. The morning sickness is mostly gone which is a blessing. I even ate some spicy Mexican food for dinner the other night and it didn’t bother me at all! It was awesome; you know how it is when you’re pregnant, you just never know what will bother you. With Lissa I craved hot sauce. I would buy huge jars of the extra hot kind and eat it with a spoon! Randy used to freak out when I did that, afraid I would get sick but it never bothered me a bit!

These days I’m afraid I’m craving anything with peanut butter. Adam is tolerating it well; in fact he is being incredibly sweet about it all. He makes sure there are always big jars of peanut butter in the pantry and I often find there are peanut butter treats hidden away for me to find unexpectedly! And just the other day, you’ll never guess what I found!

I had taken a nice long bubble bath in what I have to say is definitely a sub-par bath tub when I smelled the most incredible thing! I got dressed and headed to the kitchen, letting my nose lead the way and there was Adam, baking me peanut butter cookies! They boys were helping and all three of them wore huge, ridiculous grins on their faces.

Geoff brought me a still warm cookie, offering it to me with a kiss, the very best part. I sat down at the table and Tristan got out glasses and the milk and the three of us sat at the table and took bites of the delicious cookies. I caught Adam snapping pictures of us, no doubt for the album he is working on for our family. He was grinning like the village idiot I must say, something hard for him to accomplish because he is just too damn handsome.

“How are the cookies love?” he asked, snapping another picture as I was licking sugar off of my lips.

“Yeah Sarah,” Geoff chimed in. “Do you like them? Me and Tristan helped daddy make ‘em for you!”

“They are perfect!” I declared. “The very best oatmeal cookies ever!”

“Oatmeal?” both boys asked, a shocked look on their adorable faces. “Sarah, they are peanut butter!”

“OH! Well, in that case they are the very, absolute BEST cookies ever! Mm, really, really good!” For emphasis I took another bite and smiled. “You guys make really good cookies. Thank you so much!”

I was attacked then by two little cookie monsters, gladly receiving hugs from then. I heard the whir of the camera in the background as Adam snapped another picture. I looked up at him and smiled, not at all ashamed of the crumbs that decorated my chin and the front of my blouse. They picture he snapped then of my smile said it all!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Posts Resume on Tuesday

Ok, here is the updated posting schedule per Hope, who is slowly emerging from her work coma.

Beth's Diary and Sarah's Pregnancy Diary will resume on Tuesday, September 8 then go back to weekly posts on Mondays
Sometimes will resume on Wednesday, September 9
Wishing on Stars will resume on Friday, September 10.

Then we will be back on the normal posting routing. :-)

Thanks for your patience! Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!