Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Visual Verification

My sister Allie has been bugging me about a "belly picture" so Husband took a few last night. Of course he wanted it tinged with his own sense of humor - so I am holding 750 ml of Scotch. I am 5' 3'' (rounded up) if that also helps. We took these in the nursery which we should be done with this weekend so I'll post pictures then. I have to admit until I saw these pictures I didn't think of myself as "big". I am a pretty short person and my belly has been smaller than those of other twin moms but this photo frightens me a little. I love how everyone keeps telling me how "great" I look - even when they see the waddle. I think they expect me to be falling over by now or something. I wonder if they will say the same thing if it takes me a year plus to lose the babies weight. I also think our camera sucks (Husband picked it) - it takes blurry pictures.

I also wanted to show you my "feetloaf". "Cankles" no longer can describe the size of my feet. I had been referring to them as sausages but Husband thinks they look more like meat loaf hence "feetloaf". Husband held the foot for reference and compressed the fluid. This happens to me if I have my ankles crossed or a foot tucked under me - like they are made of dough.


Liz Jimenez said...

I'm laughing with you, not at you. Because those were my feet, one year and one week ago... :-)

SMNYC said...


Squishy feet aside, you do look great.

Nancy said...

Oh, I'm laughing too! My husband told me I looked like I had two hams at the end of my legs...and they squished like that too :P

...not to scare you, but I was once told if it squishes and stays squished for a long time it's an indication of something. (You'd think I could remember what...) Dunno if that's happening, but if so, chat with your doc at your next visit just to be sure...okay?

And you look GREAT!! (I THOUGHT that was booze HAHAHAHAHAH!)

Gretchen said...

Okay, is that the same monkey lamp?!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness! I feel for you. . .bending, bladder, getting up from a chair and all those other nasty activities. Couldn't help but think of your telling us about your experience shopping in Buenos Aires. . .you were then a size 8, and they told you to go to a store for larger sizes. . .whatever would they say now??!! Love and hugs to all 4 of you!

Anonymous said...

Nice pitting edema you got there!

You do look great in the photo, and you've definitely "popped" since I saw you a few weeks ago! Love that baby belly!