October 2008

I was 35 weeks pregnant, and my biggest concern was knowing where the nearest Baskin Robbins was AT ALL TIMES.

35_weeks_pregnant

See the proof? Badonk.

A lot has changed since I took that photo.

I am now constantly aware of the nearest Starbucks, and know exactly what time I need to wake up in the morning to get myself and baby ready, pick myself up a latte, and be at work on time (6:34am). Do I ever actually get to work on time? Psh.

Thankfully, my butt has returned to a much more normal size and no longer frightens small children and the elderly.

I have sadly lost old friends and gained amazing new ones. (Lost as in, don’t talk to. They didn’t die, so don’t you dare feel sorry for them, thankyouverymuch.)

I’ve learned of the awesomeness that is Dexter. And Edward. And Eric.

I have come to accept the humbling, unglamorous moments of being a mother, and have found soaking your shirt in soapy water before washing really helps in getting the baby poop stains out.

Physical changes: I’ve gone from short mousy brown hair to blonde, to blonde with bangs, to longer dark brown with bangs. Gained a total of 50 pounds as of October 2008… lost a total of 60 pounds as of October 2009. Bra size has gone up (WAY FREAKING UP) and back down again, sadly. I rather enjoyed those while they lasted.

I fell in love with a sweet, LOUD, giggly, green-eyed baby girl. I fell further in love with her daddy.

2009 wins.

23 thoughts on “October 2008

  1. You are such an amazing lady, miss moran! I love you to pieces and greatful to call you my friend (best).

  2. My favorite part of this post was “They didn’t die, so don’t you dare feel sorry for them, thankyouverymuch.” Bahahahahah!!!

  3. You are so amazing – so positive and beautiful! It sounds like 2009 has been an awesome year for you and your family .. and it’s not even over yet! :)

  4. Sounds great! I to have lost old friends, but it sure does show those who are truly there for you! And I have gained 45 lbs but definitely have not lost 60! I am still working on it!! You go girl!!

  5. i cannot believe it’s been almost a year since maddie was born! holy crap.

    and you are amazing, Mrs. 10 lbs less than you started. HOORAY FOR YOU!

    (still loving the bangs.)

  6. Its amazing how much life can change in one year. Especially when it involves pregnancy and becoming a mom. I was just looking back at me a year from now… and while I was only like 16 weeks prego, it was still crazy to put myself back in that time and place.

    Oh and friends who don’t understand can SUCK IT.

  7. @See Sherm Blog: I love you for that last sentence. I think we’re pretty much the same person, lol.

  8. WOW! What amazing changes you’ve had this year!! FABULOUS changes even! Losing 60 lbs is something to be proud of alone, but on top of everything else…OUTSTANDING!!! :)

  9. you said BADONK lol!!
    oh i love you.
    I discovered you via Sarah thru your pregnancy journey last year (all those awesome cell phone bathroom pics) and now I can’t imagine life without a Mrs Priss! You are hilarious. Seriously hilarious. This line?
    “Thankfully, my butt has returned to a much more normal size and no longer frightens small children and the elderly”
    I almost choked on my spaghetti LOL!
    I need more Morgan in my life, I don’t even care if that makes me sound uber creepy yo! Let’s stop having awkward meetings at the mall (with you looking fabulous & me looking like shite in my work uniform) and go do something! I also think I need some Madeline in my life, that chubby cheeked baby is a girl not to be missed out on! ;)
    Let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah, we’ll have lots o’ fuh-un!
    ok this comment is getting outta control. lol!

    You’ve had an amazing year FULL of blessings and I’m so happy for you & your skinny perfectly coiffed self! And dude, I totally agree with Colleen, those “friends” ??
    Let em choke on that haterade :P

  10. Loved this post! You’ve had one big exciting year. Remember when your biggest fear was going … you know… during delivery and now you’re cleaning it out of your shirts?! (p.s. only slightly traumatized by that thought..) You’re superwoman.

    Oh and I miss those pregnancy photos.. can you get pregnant again just so that we can see more?? lol!

  11. That last line; I fell in love with a sweet, LOUD, giggly, green-eyed baby girl. I fell further in love with her daddy. Made. Me. Want. To cry. So sweet xx

  12. Hi! I met you at the airport when you were returning from NY (two?) months ago. I just now stopped in to check out your blog. :) Cute writing style! I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far. It was so nice to meet you!

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