Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sometimes, I Forget That I'm Pregnant. But I Do Entertain!



Apparently, I sorely underestimated the craziness of this time of year. I mean, I always knew this time of year could, or rather would, be a little extra crazy. I mean, there's the hustle and bustle of card-sending and gift-buying and gift-wrapping and gift-hiding and then there's some cooking and baking and event-attending and dinner-hostessing and the like. But I mean, I'm super-mom, right? I could totally handle all that. 

Not. 

Throw being 13 weeks pregnant, nauseous and exhausted all the live-long day and Mama to a Crazy Wildebeest toddler in there along with the fact that I also run a small little business and you basically have a recipe for disaster. One that culminates in a giant case of The Sickies for both Crazy Toddler and Exhausted Mama. 

But? Hosting the 2nd Annual M Family Christmas Party? Was a raging success. I'm so glad I offered to host this year because you see, I'm always full of these grandiose plans that in my head involve Martha Stewart decor and Paula Deen cooking. 

In reality? It's more work than I'm truly cut out for. I vote that next year we host a Progressive Dinner. I can host a mean cocktail course

Have you forgotten that I'm pregnant? I have. On more than one occasion lately. And no, don't fret, dear Loyals, my forgetfulness did not allow for lines of coke, bottles of wine and listeria-soaked deli meats- I mean, I just forget sometimes. It slips my mind. 

If you were to ask me how pregnant I am? I would most likely answer, "Um, around 12 or 13 weeks-ish." If you were to ask me how pregnant I was during any given time during my pregnancy with Carter? I would basically spout off to you just precisely how pregnant I was down to the exact minute. 

Already, this child is cursed with "second baby" syndrome. 

Such is life, I suppose. Baby M Numero Dos, I promise to better record your existence. 







Oh, and Loyals? I'm pretty sure I'm 13 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I think... 

27 comments :

  1. You and I are just a few days off ... I am 14 weeks and 2 days :) Course I have yet to announce it to most people I know ... But how fun to "find" someone SO close to you :)

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  2. You are SO beautiful!!! And such a rockstar for entertaining the in-laws while pregnant. On Christmas Day when I was 13 weeks pregnant with K? You could find me curled up in a ball on the toilet doing the Ugly Cry to my mom on the phone with my in-laws all in my living room!

    PS - Does Aunt Krista Lee blog???

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  3. You look fabulous :)
    Hosting is hard enough without being pregnant!

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  4. 7 weeks and five days here ;) So cute! You look absolutely stunning girlfriend!

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  5. You look great!!! Entertaining while pregnant? Definitely super woman! Everything looked very martha stewart.

    I DIE over C's jammies. He is so stinking cute!

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  6. The party looks amazing!!! great job!

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  7. You look beautiful! Sick and forgetful or not- I think you did a WONDERFUL job---and looked fantastic doing it. Great job!!! And Carter---he looks just like his daddy. Don't slap me. I hear it ALL THE TIME too! He's such a cutie!!!

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  8. Superwoman! What a pretty dinner party and you look tres fab!

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  9. I have table envy. Looks great!

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  10. Hosting a dinner party at 13wks is a superwoman to me!

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  11. For sure - supermom!
    To do all that work and look so good... jealous!
    I MIGHT be able to accomplish a Christmas Party BUT then I always look like I have been running around like the crazy person that I am - and I am not even a little bit pregnant...
    Oh and C's hair is too much! I LOVE the little top of the head curls!

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  12. Love the picture of the three of you in front of the tree! So sweet!

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  13. Hey.. at least your little one will stand in front of your tree! :) Everything looked so pretty for your get together!

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  14. You are more ambitious than me! Hosting a dinner party is hard enough when you aren't dog tired and chasing a toddler around.

    Looked amazing!

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  15. I love the family photo in front of the tree. So cute!

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  16. Oh yes, the poor second child! That guilt will continue for a while...like when you forget *every month* to take their monthly picture...

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  17. Ha! I love it that someone else refers to their baby as a "wildebeest" :-)

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  18. I don't think your family could be ANY cuter. My goodness--I sure hope me and my future family are half as precious as y'all are--we'll be lucky. Merrrrry Christmas to you, friend.

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  19. Having a second kid scares the shit out of me.

    I'm glad you're going first.

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  20. Looks like a wonderful party and I love your dress! Happy Holidays!

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  21. 13 weeks pregnant! And a toddler....how DO you manage?

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  22. Sometimes I forget how funny you are, then I catch up on your blog and laugh my arse off. I do NOT know how you do all that stuff with a wildebeast and a pregnancy and NO WINE. Gold stars for you momma!

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