Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Because sometimes he really does deserve a good braggin' on

I need a refill in the energy department. Over the past week, I've felt like I'm pushing against a brick wall just to get through my days. Heck, just today I came home and got myself ready for bed and in my pj's before even starting dinner.

I've found myself tired, hungry, and loving to cry. Well, not loving to cry, but doing it anyway. And not necessarily for sadness. I cry for all emotions at this point: happy, sad, angry, content, grateful and giggly. It actually makes for a great, yet awkward, conversational piece.
You're crying again?
Conversation over.
And the even stranger part? I don't mind it. I like being pregnant and all of the weird side effects it brings. The tiredness makes me sleep like a baby. Love it. No more lying awake in bed making to-do lists after to-do lists. Too tired. It's actually been pretty good for me.

I also tend to have this 'everything and everyone is pure and genuine' view of the world when I'm pregnant. Strange I know. Because normally I can be quite the skeptic. But now, someone can just smile at me in passing, and if they looked the least bit genuine while doing it, I'll wanna go up and hug them and throw out the famous Britney Spears phrase, "Aww, you're so sweet!" Ewwww.

My sis, Sal Gal, even called me out on it the other night on the way home from LNO. It seemed like after every statement someone made, I felt compelled to end it with, "Aww, I love them. " She just looked at me, put her arm around me and said, "Oh you're so pregnant."
Obviously I say "aww" a lot lately. Ewww again.

But don't get me wrong here, I also have the raging, mean-woman inducing hormones going on as well, which can lead to a less than pleasant side, but I try my hardest to keep it in check.

And I fail miserably most of the time.

Thank goodness M to Izz-A is such an understanding husband.

And if you've read my blog for very long, you know I don't use it to constantly brag or dote on M to the Izz-A, but sometimes I do like to share the little things he does that make me love him. I want you to see what I see...

At our weekly Sunday night gathering with friends, we had a hot dog roast (that ended up getting cooked on the grill) and roasted marshmallows to make s'mores.

And this is how M to the Izz-A spent most of the evening. Every time we looked at him, this is what we saw...

It's things like this that make me want to have tons and tons of babies with him.

Tons and tons being code for two or three.

Easy does it.

And on top of all this, he knows how to put me in dangerous situations, like he did tonight:

3 tubs of Blue Bell ice cream. (Dutch Chocolate, Southern Hospitality, and Georgia Peach Cobbler...to be exact)

The guy knows what he's doin'.


Amber Ellis said...

That's good raisin' if you ask me! A man who will bring home 3 tubs of ice cream is good people :)

writing4612 said...

I hate to say it, but that's sweet. I know lots of men that despise kids, so this is refreshing to see. I'm sure Kate loved every second of it(except the sharing her daddy part:)).

Kristy said...

Those pics are sweet. I'll send you an "Awwwwwww!" (And I'm not even pregnant! Ha!)

The 'everything and everyone is pure and genuine' thing CRACKED. ME. UP. Oh my gosh- so funny.

Abby said...

Can you please bottle up those good-feeling vibes and send some for me to hang onto for my next pregnancy?

{I was loaded up on a triple-dose of thissucksrealbad pretty much the whole 9 month duration...}

Glad all is well - and praise God for good men :D

tickledpink said...

You have a really sweet hubby! Glad your pregnancy is going well!

chadandnikki said...

YAY for great southern, country, redneck husbands. Wouldn't trade them for the world.

Emma-leigh said...

Looks like a good time and hubby looks so natural with the daddying lots of babies.. i mean 2 or 3.

Pamela said...

You are very blessed, Hollie! I know for a fact that men don't act that way. Atleast, not very many of them! I love you! Congrats again.

Prissy Southern Prep said...

That is so precious Hollie! It's the small things for me with my hubby as well. Despite the lack of energy and emotional cries, I am so glad that your pregnancy is going so well.

Rebecca Jo said...

You've got to be tired & hormonal right now ... so a good husband is always a bonus at these times! Big pat on his back!!!

(Love the pics with all the kiddos all over him!)

Anonymous said...

Awww, that's so sweet! <--LOL

I do use that phrase a lot though..but I think it's just the Southern comin out in me. :o)

Belle said...

How sweet! He deserves a little bragging on!

Kasey said...

You know Matt is a really great guy! You are very lucky to have him! And it does say a lot about his up bringing, so a pat on his parents back as well!

Bridget said...

AWWWWWWWW....(no I'm not pregnant) haha. That is such a sweet post! my husband is a lot like yours and I think that is why we have so many babies;)
Hope you get some energy back!

Suzette said...

SO Sweet! You guys should have lots and lots of babies because he's a great Daddy and y'all make beautiful babies! :)

*And of course you're a great Momma too! :)

GirlB300 said...

Great post Hollie! We kinda like that dude too. ;)

Mrs. Classic said...

Wow that melts my heart. I am so excited that you tow are having another one!!

momofmoddy said...

Hope u get some energy after these first few months because other than that you sound very happy,even when you are crying,,. Being pregnant makes you feel SPECIAL,,,,I would sometimes forget for the first little while, then I would think of it and just smile inside. It is a true blessing from God.Tell Kate hello for me and that I love her.....and next time she sees me dont say "NO!
Tell Matt that he is impressing me to death...I guess he was the baby sitter.....He can be sooo sweet!..Good with kids and they all seem to love him.....so do I. He is a good daddy.Take care of yourself.....keep me updated on drs. visits please.....
well..Hope to see yall soon.....love you, mama