Thursday, October 8, 2009

10K Steps & 14 Weeks

OMG you guys, your comments from my last post have entertained me endlessly. I am so grateful for your outrage on my part, your advice on what I should do, and your creative expletives used in describing the fact I have to participate in the competition. You truly almost made the fact I have to participate worthwhile – just to see everybody jump so quickly and viciously to my defense. In a bar fight, I’d DEFINITELY want you all on my side. :)

Yesterday while in an appt with E, the dietish, I asked her quite innocently and out of the blue, “Am I allowed to exercise?” And she just looked at me like I was a moron and said, ABSOLUTELY NOT. So I told her the deets of what had gone down that day re: the competition at work, and she was just astounded and seriously pissed. She wanted to email the HR director right then and there, but I convinced her not to. She was like, “They want a doctor’s note? They’ll GET A DOCTOR’S NOTE. They’ll get more than they BARGAINED FOR! How would you like a note from me, W (my therapist), your high-risk OB, your ED doc, your gastro, your pulmonologist, and your allergist? Will that satisfy them!?” She was trying to get me to take the pedometer off right then and there, but I said I’d wait for a note. So I’m pretty sure I’m going to be giving them a few more than they bargained for, lol. This oughta be good! I will keep you in the loop.

So, here’s a pic of the belly today. (14 weeks) I made my coworker take it because I’m wearing the cute shirt that I posted a couple weeks ago that I wanted to buy. (And comprar it I did!) I don’t look as cute as the model (my boobies look better though) but hey the lightings bad, my eyes are a little swollen from allergies, and I’m actually pregnant, as opposed to the fact the skinny brat is pry just wearing a fake belly. Do not judge too harshly!


I still need to find a new fetus widget. And I find out in 3 ½ weeks if I’m having a boy or a girl, and from the looks of the poll, the overwhelming majority think I’m going to have a little hija! We will see my pretties, we will see…

LOVE YOU.

18 comments:

now.is.now said...

What are you talking about - you look cuter than the model! :)

Julie Knowlton said...

Brie,

I just stumbled onto your blog and spent close to an hour reading over it and neglecting my child while doing so. I am in love. You are such a talented and HILARIOUS writer. Thank you for being who you are. You are stunning (inside and out). And real. I admire how you are facing your challenges. I look forward to reading Blogxygen from now on! :)

By the way, I don't know if you even remember me, but we went to high school together. And we are connected on so many levels. I also married a Murray Legend. He is friends with your hubby!

Julie (Dana) Knowlton

P.S. Go to www.babynamey.com/badges for a much better baby widget than the floating alien fetus. Who came up with that?

Shannon said...

PS...Im going to need those boots in the picture...

Laura said...

which skinny brat are you talking about?????????? I see two.

with love from your bloated brat in LA
xo

(me do likey the shirt)

Maeve said...

Yay for your work being bombarded with official letters telling them to stop being such controlling exercise freaks! I seriously do not understand why workplaces think they have the right to control your life in ways that do not relate to your job. Sure workplaces challenges can be motivational, but they should be 110% voluntary and optional!

Also, your shirt looks very pretty. I have to say though, I think my bump is bigger and I'm only bloated!

tawny said...

Brie

LOVED your shirt today. H O T!

Telstaar said...

I think you look AMAZING in that shirt!

You are smiling YAY :)

*mwah* xxxxx

Alexandra Rising said...

You are so cute!

Penny said...

I too, think that you look very cute in the shirt and i, too find the intensity of your blogland comments entertaining and quite amazing. Way to go to everyone!

Cammy said...

I will SO barge into a bar-room fight with you whenever you need, and G. says he will come too. ;)

jenny said...

probably one of the most ridiculous things i've heard from a workplace.. mandatory exercise. psh.

p.s. you're gorgeous-!

jCroft(y) said...

Lovin' the shirt! Also, I'm super stoked to hear about what happens when the doc notes start rolling in. :)

Courtney said...

If I looked half as hot as you while pregnant I'd probably have 10 kids. Or 5. Love the shirt and I also say shake the heck out of that pedometer! It baffles me the things people do (let alone make YOU do) in the name of health. Oh well, at least you'll be the one laughing when their little "competition" backfires and they have to start paying MORE in insurance premiums since now all their employees need therapy!

bananas said...

The shirt looks way hotter on you than the model chick!

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

You look lovely in the shirt. I am so glad your dietitian got as angry as we all did! Keep us posted!

Sheryl said...

YES YES YES- You GO E! That makes me giddy for those idiots to GET IT!!!!! YES YES YES

Ally Cox said...

A friend of mine got a cute pregnancy counter/widget thing at this website, http://babynamey.com/
You should try it out, you may like it better!

Alicia (aka Dr. Mom) said...

Aw, you are such a cute prego!