Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Maternity clothes, medicaid, and a note to the baby...

Not a lot of new baby news. Still pregnant. My clothes don't really fit anymore, so I've been buying maternity clothes. Maternity clothes are EXPENSIVE! It's one thing to pay $45 for a pair of jeans you can wear for awhile, but to pay that price (or MORE) on jeans you'll only be wearing for another 4- 5 months is ridiculous.

I've decided I like the under the belly maternity pants instead of no belly or over the belly. Even my maternity jeans are too big right now though, so I can't win. It's kind of frustrating, but mostly I sit around in my pajamas if I'm not working.

People have been noticing that I'm pregnant everywhere I go. If you ask me, I barely look pregnant, but strangers are asking me how far along I am. I told Cody it must be that I have that pregnant woman glow or something. I am showing, but not that much! I'm gaining quickly though, that's for sure.

It seems to me that my dad and I are the only ones hoping for a boy. Everyone else wants me to have a girl. Of course I'd be thrilled just to have a healthy baby no matter the gender, but one can hope. I don't know why I want a little boy, but I definitely do. I have this theory that boys are easier (and cheaper) to raise than girls. Who knows. The reason I really want a girl also, though, is so that I can use our name before anyone else takes it (Cambria Mae- Lynn). However, my boss informed me with distaste that "that name will never be popular." This coming from the girl who wanted to name her son Dirk. Psh.

I have re-filled out the papers for medicaid since my last name has changed and I hope to send them out THIS WEEK for sure. I want to hear my baby's heartbeat! So tomorrow I need to go get proof of pregnancy and gather all our documents for the application. If you are reading this and you're a praying person, please pray to God for us that we will be approved for medicaid... I don't know what we'll do if we're not approved. We need this badly. I don't have much faith in the health system, but I do have faith in God. That's all I have.

We may never have a lot of money as a family, but I know I've got enough love (already) for this baby than anyone will ever know.

To the baby in my tummy: I can't wait to meet you and learn all about you. No matter how terrified I am of giving birth, you'll be worth it all. PS- I can already tell that you're beautiful.

-Alicia

2 comments:

Cody said...

Dirk, wtf?

I like this post.

Anonymous said...

Cambria is a beautiful name. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I wish I had come up with it!

-Trena