More awkward pregnancy moments

It’s been a little while since I’ve done one of these posts (here are the first and second), and a lovely reader let me know that it was about time for another one. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it (oh yeah, because my brain is gone), but as things continue to grow over there, they are most definitely becoming more awkward.


1. Here is the pie I flattened last week.


This isn’t super unusual, since I’ve always been a filling girl (not a crust girl) when it comes to pie. I eat the filling of my piece and Tom will eat the crust [For cupcakes and cake, I always go after the frosting first and will eat the cake part last] I’ve always done this, even before I started avoiding gluten, and we can’t have a pie in our fridge because I will go after it with a fork and leave it flattened.

My mom brought that pie over, which everyone enjoyed, and left about a half of it in our fridge for Tom. He got home from work the next day and asked if I’d mind warming him up a piece. I had left one piece unscathed, heated it up, and handed it to him. He said “Wow, I’m surprised you haven’t flattened it yet.” My face turned red and I started laughing. He knew immediately, walked to the fridge and texted the above picture to my mom.

My sweet tooth going ccrrraaazzyyyy

2. Riding in the car pants-less after Dia de los Muertos.


It was cold that night, so I had to wear jeans. They’re a pair from Express that have fit me (using the Bellyband) up until this time [my crops all still fit, but it’s too cold to wear them now]. When I put them on to go to the parade, they were significantly tighter, but the only jeans I could really get over my hips. So I rolled with it. Until they started cutting off circulation in my legs.

On the way home, watching the funny dance I was doing in the car, Tom said “Just take your pants off. You’ll feel better.” I asked my friend Hayley if she would be offended (which of course she didn’t care) and rode home sans pants, praying we wouldn’t get pulled over. Can you imagine that situation? “Please excuse my wife, Officer. She’s pregnant, has her face painted like a skeleton and is not wearing pants.”

3. “I know what you’ve been doing.”

An older man, a guest at work, said that to me yesterday. He’s funny and kind, but it kind of made me laugh because everyone knows the hanky panky that went down to get into this situation. Let’s just not talk about it. Awkward.

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4. Last night, I sat down in front of Tom and said “Can we talk about something?”

“Sure baby, what do you want to talk about?”

“My beard.”

“Your what?!”

“My beard. The baby is turning me into a bearded lady.”

I actually shouldn’t call it a “beard” because it’s on the sides of my face, but I have blond peach fuzz that was never there before. I’m sorry if that grosses you out, but just keeping it real. I thank my lucky stars that my dad is blond, so that gene carried on with my new facial hair. When does it go away?!

Tom then tried to color it with his charcoal pencil he had in his flight suit pocket. I ran away.

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  1. Amanda @ Sistas of Strength on November 10, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    My hubby and I were just taking about my beard today. He shaved it for me twice with his trimmers when I was preggo! It hasn’t been back since I had my baby. 🙂

  2. Hillary on November 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    That pantsless car drive made me giggle out loud. Too good.

  3. Becky @ on November 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Warning to other readers: DO NOT READ THIS POST WHILE EATING! It will cause you to spew food everywhere in bursts of laughter.

    I’m sorry Gina, you are so adorable and this post made me chuckle a lot. I hope you were laughing too :p

  4. Mary on November 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I didn’t have the peach fuzz, but I did get the “tags” on my skin during pregnancy. Tags are little raised brownish bits of skin almost like tiny, thin raised moles. Both are due to the hormone changes in your body. The hormones should return to normal around 6-9 months after the birth (a bit longer if you nurse longer), and the fuzz and tags go away. Usually it takes a body around 9 months to get back to normal, which makes sense since it took 9 months to be pregnant.

    BTW, have you noticed your shoe size is bigger? That is another change due to hormones, and usually is permanent. I went from a size 7 to a 7 1/2 or 8.

    • Mary on November 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      For me, it is filling all the way!

      • Becky on November 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm

        LOL! I got the fuzz and the tags. I feel like the fuzz is still there (and my baby just turned 3!) and had to have the tags burned off. My doctor told me it was all normal, but I’m so glad to hear I wasn’t the only lucky one!

  5. Emily on November 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    This post made my day–too funny. I’m definitely a pie flattener too! Not a fan of frosting though, I usually pick it off.

  6. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on November 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    hahah I think I laughed out louad this entire post. I love it.

  7. Marian on November 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    if only I could take a picture of our pumpkin pie! I eat the inside too but I try to keep it very neat so I don’t get caught! lol ok well Josh knows, but it’s still embarrassing !

  8. Anna Crouch on November 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I’m pretty sure i have tiny little blonde peachfuzz hairs on my face, and I’m not even pregnant! But I’m talking like…tiny, though. You wouldn’t be able to see them unless you purposefully were looking for them, 2 inches from my face. I’m guessing you’re speaking of a more invasive species of peachfuzz…. lol

  9. Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) on November 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Haha! I remember how it felt when my jeans started cutting off my circulation- so uncomfy! I love that you’re writing down these great memories 🙂

  10. Alyse on November 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Ha! This post totally cracked me up. I wish I had pregnancy to excuse me from activities like pie flattening. I go for the crusts, typically, so my version of a flattened pie would be all mushy apples, no flaky crust.

  11. Ali on November 11, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Omg, your pants story made me laugh big time! I cam only imagine how hard you all were laughing during the whole thing! One day it will make for a great story to tell baby girl 🙂

  12. Melissa on November 11, 2011 at 7:51 am

    This made me laugh! too cute..

  13. Brittany on November 11, 2011 at 11:28 am

    LOL @ this entire post. Hilarioussss.

    I had no idea about the peach fuzz during pregnancy! Now you know how those of us who are 100% Scandanavian feel – haha.

  14. Megan B on November 11, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Hilarious, loved the part about riding home pants-less.

  15. Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats on November 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    This post is awesome Gina! Seriously dying right now! 🙂

  16. Aly on November 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    omg gina, this has to be my favorite post. this is really hilarious.

  17. Caroline Walberg on November 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    This post cracked me UP! Love it on so many levels 🙂

  18. Carrie on November 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Alright that made me laugh out loud…you are only the most gorgeous pregnant chica ever…the fact that you can laugh at it too is awesome!

    I agree with the Pilot…comfort over everything, especially for expectant Moms!!! I’m glad you didn’t get pulled over though…too funny…

    And I know that older gentlemen love their jokes…some people…lol.

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