Friday, April 13, 2012

Some of life's lessons...a life update of sorts. If you will. You know?

Let ye be warned this post contains middriftosity.

Today, I skyped with my parents after several weeks of missed skype calls (we skype on the weekly).  And they asked me how I was feeling - and I was all "um, I'm fine thanks, why wouldn't I be?"

And then I remembered Jorge - oh right. THAT'S why.

I guess the point is I feel heaps better. So much better that I've kind of forgotten the amount of pain I was in. I've already kind of forgotten that I had about five good days in every month as opposed to now where I might have four bad ones. I still have some long term fears - I still have endometriosis in me (mini-Jorges if you will), but the doctor has hopes that they'll be nothing and I have hopes I'm going to find a kick ass Chinese Medicine doctor in Melbourne who is going to be all "don't you fret none, I have a delicious tasting Jorge-evicting herb for you to take..." - I have several leads on Chinese Medicine doctors - not delicious tasting herbs, those I'm not sure exist.

On that note, I'm going to do something that I said I'd never do. I'm going to show you the Jorge Belly Bloat aka three months pregnant belly aka I'm REALLLY grouchy and if you talk to me I'll turn into a VERY angry hippo.

When you look at this picture, I can already hear you - "D. Girl. You are just pushing your belly out. You're not *that* big. I've seen bigger." But let me tell you friends, I'm sucking this bad boy in for this photo op AND wearing elastic pants because my cordoroys were digging into my tummy so much.  And perhaps worst of all is that this tummy was rock hard and not in a "oooh sexy, muscles" kind of way but in a "Whoa, an alien is momentarily going to push its hand through your belly button kind of way."


And as for comparison, this is my tummy as it is today.


The other life lesson I learned today is that is nearly impossible to look regal while wearing a baby hat.

That's right, over Easter I learned how to crochet! Check out that baby hat.


And this is the whole baby outfit, sans baby.


So, yeah.

What's new with you?

31 comments:

  1. Oh, that Jorge. What hijinks he caused!! O.o

    Also, I'm enormously impressed with the hat! All I did over Easter was eat chocolate and watch Doctor Who. Okay, there was some studying in there too, but whatevs.

    We must catch up soon, yes?

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  2. Love the hat.
    Love the post Jorge belly, so happy to hear you are feeling better!

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  3. That darn Jorge. I'm glad he's gone. And I hope you find a Chinese doctor who is good for you. My one won't give you delicious herbs. He's all voodoo.

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  4. Cool crochet. You look so cute in the hat. Hope Jorge never comes back.

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  5. I have never found a Chinese medicine doctor that prescribes GOOD tasting and smelling herbal medicine. My parents keep trying to convince me that they're out there but I think they're being naive. That being said, it works!!!

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  6. I simply love your writing. And I'm so, SO glad you're feeling better. You deserve it. Have a fabulous weekend.

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  7. Having your pants dig in is so uncomfortable and I'm so sorry you're going thru that. I'm glad it isn't as often though. Amazing baby outfit. I'm impressed!

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  8. So happy you're feeling better! Did you find crocheting easier than knitting? I've been thinking about learning to knit but I'm worried it's too hard.

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  9. Yay for finally feeling better! I'm glad your stomach has settled down.

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  10. Thanks for your comment, and have a great day ;)

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  11. The baby outfit is adorable! I used to crochet, but got out of the habit. Now of course, with Pinterest and everyone being so crafty, I feel pretty behind since I'm not churning out incredible works of art every month or so.

    Oh well.

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  12. hope you find a great chinese med doctor.

    and good on you for learning crochet! great fun isn't it?

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  13. Suddenly, "hit the road, Jorge, and don't you come 'round no more, no more" is looping through my head. Hmm. Weird.

    Love the wee hat, though!

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  14. I'm a bad blog friend. I'm sorry you've struggled with Jorge. It sounds like you're feeling a little better...fingers crossed for that Chinese doctor to pull a trick out of his garden. xo And the baby sweater? Adorable! And your camping post? Loved it. It brings me such joy to check in on you and see how full your life is. Truly. You're BEAUTIFUL! :)

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  15. As the others have said, good to hear you're feeling better. And yes...fingers crossed for the Chinese doctor. Let us know as well:)

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  16. Glad you are feeling much better!!

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  17. I am so happy that you are feeling better. I hope you keep us updated on everything! :) Sending positive thoughts.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  18. I scrolled past this quickly in my Google Reader and thought "Holy Shit D is pregnant?!?!??!?!". Phew.

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  19. Wow, I was so confused thinking you were pregnant...and I won't go into what i thought you wanted to do..but so so glad you're feeling better sans jorge!
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  20. Good to know you're feeling better!

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  21. Glad you're feeling better.

    And awesome on crocheting that baby hat. Check out these 'mittens' I made: http://chocomumbojumbo.blogspot.com/2011/07/crafty-stuff.html

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  22. Glad you're feeling better.

    And awesome on crocheting that baby hat. Check out these 'mittens' I made: http://chocomumbojumbo.blogspot.com/2011/07/crafty-stuff.html

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  23. Oh..did you find shoes for your wedding yet? I saw these and thought of you..

    http://www.ninewest.com/Cyndi/8687202,default,pd.html?omn=cross-sell&omnsource=9486618

    Have a good week.

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  24. Wow girl, your tummy is looking great! I am glad that you are feeling okay, you did a great job on those baby clothes!

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  25. 1. I'm super impressed with your knitting skills.
    2. You look quite cute in your little crocheted hat.
    3. I agree with ellie, I hope Jorge never comes back.

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  26. Hopefully, the jorge is going to never come back! Glad you are having better days than not.

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  27. Jorge needs to stay the heck away! Glad you're doing better lady.

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  28. Glad you're better!!! And I wish I had your now flat stomach!!!

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  29. When I was born, my stomach wasn't as flat as yours now. Beeotch.

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  30. So happy to hear that you are feeling better!! Jorge was quite the pain, wasn't he? Yay for him being gone.
    That baby hat you made is absolutely adorable! ;)

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