Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

A post about nothing


A couple of people wanted to be sure I am taking it easy and keeping my feet up as much as I can with this whole elevated blood pressure/water retention thing I’ve got going on. I am. I promise. Here is my proof:

Sabrina is imitating me. She pulls her chair over to the step so she can sit and prop her feet up while she reads. How cute is that?


I’ve had only a few irrational hormone driven meltdowns during my pregnancy. Yesterday, Steve got to experience one in public. Oh the joy. If I could adequately describe what set me off, I would. But it didn’t make a lot of sense then and doesn’t make any more now. Let’s just say this pissed off 9 month pregnant woman first yelled at my wonderful hubby, sprinted through Sam’s Club to pick up the 6 items on our list, and then cried the whole way home.

Later (much later – Steve is not a dumb man), Steve joked that he couldn’t wait to get his wife back. I warned him that I hear postpartum can be ugly for awhile too so he shouldn’t get his hopes up for his wife’s return for a couple of months. I don’t think I’ve been too bad but I do forget that Steve probably hasn’t had the easiest 9 months either.


I freaked myself out a little yesterday by saying to Steve “three weeks from Tuesday” in relation to Tessa’s arrival. Holy crap!

posted under Pregnancy
13 Comments to

“A post about nothing”

  1. On July 6th, 2008 at 7:42 am Angie Says:

    That is too cute!!!!

  2. On July 6th, 2008 at 8:45 am Amy Says:

    How cute is that girl?!?!

    Is Steve able to take some time off following the arrival of Secret Agent?

  3. On July 6th, 2008 at 9:38 am Alleen Says:

    Sabrina is adorable with her feet up. I’m sure it’s such a tough life that she has to take it easy!!!

    I imagine I’d be a pretty miserable pregnant person!

  4. On July 6th, 2008 at 12:09 pm carla Says:


    it’s like the waiting for a houseguest…and one which is staying with you for at least 18 years.

  5. On July 6th, 2008 at 12:36 pm Sarah Says:

    Allow yourself LOADS of pampering and take every back rub you can get for the next few weeks! Tessa will be a permanent attachment for the next year… enjoy this time kicking back with your feet up next to your ultra adorable Sabrina! I could just scoop her up and kiss her!

    Sounds like you are keeping the humor mixed in with the hormones… hang in there! And Steve will survive and have great war stories to share at all the family picnics for years to come! As compassionate as Steve sounds, there is not one man on earth that can understand what a wild ride pregnancy can be (and that counts the pregnant “man” who gave birth this week). LOL!

    Can’t wait to meet Miss Tessa!

  6. On July 6th, 2008 at 2:18 pm Brenda Says:

    So is the nursery all done? Lets see pics!

  7. On July 6th, 2008 at 4:29 pm Tricia Says:

    Ummmm, Sam’s Club on a holiday weekend?? And on a Saturday???

    Worthy of a meltdown.

    For you, too, of course!


  8. On July 6th, 2008 at 8:36 pm Bobbi Says:

    I love it!! Sabrina is such a cutie!!!

    Hey, we all snap. It is a miseralbe phase of pregnancy. OH, and Steve you haven’t seen it all yet. Post partum can be a real treat. You know, when you cry because the dirt on the floor is there…..Steve, have a flask in the closet!!!

    WOW!!! The countdown ison.

  9. On July 6th, 2008 at 9:08 pm Martha Says:

    She is so cute! isn’t that sweet when they imitate you!? Sometimes things come back to haunt you! I am sure Steve understands and forgives you. Just a few more days…Will anyone be coming to stay and help when she arrives?

  10. On July 6th, 2008 at 9:58 pm Debbie Says:

    Wow, 3 weeks! Dave has always wondered how I would be with pregnancy hormones, if it would be easier or harder then adoption emotions.
    How sweet that she imitates you.

  11. On July 6th, 2008 at 10:40 pm Samantha Says:

    and she calls off another one on my list. 😉

    that photo of sabrina is hysterical. a good reminder to be careful of what we do in front of the little ones!

  12. On July 7th, 2008 at 6:22 am Hadyn Says:

    Keep those feet up, woman! You’ll not be sitting down much in the next 6-8 months. I honestly don’t know how you did “bedrest” with Sassy Senorita Sabrina whirling around. You are a champ! (and Sabrina is gorgeous)

    (btw, I loved the before-and-after cankle shot a few days ago).

  13. On July 7th, 2008 at 11:54 am Rachel Says:

    Too funny! When I was in my 9th month, we went shopping and I wanted to stop at the grocery store for some ice cream cones. Hubby decided that stopping at the Wal-Mart to get some was good enough…(I’m not a Wal-Mart shopper). So, when entering the building, the lady said “welcome to Wal-Mart” and I barked something at her in which to this day, my hubby jokes that I’m not allowed back! Anyway, they were out of ice cream cones and I was p*ssed! Hubby thought I was some crazy woman. Anyway, to make a long story short, I actually went into labor late that night/early next morning!

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