The first time I went was last May. I managed to make a friend who has a sweet little gal (who was 7 months at the time) and we met up one day at the pool. I strolled on in 35 weeks pregnant with Molly, holding my almost 2 year old little man's hand. I felt like all the mothers and teens in there were staring at me.
Gosh!! I wanted to scream that I was 22 and not 16 just to clarify things. I'm sooo sorry I have one child attached to my hip with another one cooking in my belly while I, myself, look like a child! Yes, I have been plagued with looks younger than my actual age. Sucks in some cases, but hey, when I'm 40 maybe I'll finally look like what I should look like now....a gal in my 20's. Jealous?
So back to the pool....
The pool opened back up the end of March after being closed for the winter season.I've been wanting to take the kids to break in their new swimsuits the Easter Bunny got them for Easter. :) I decided Thursday we would actually pull ourselves together and go! Sammy got off work and we hit the road. We had such a grand time! It only took a second for Anthony to remember where we were and he got so excited! Watching him crawl on his belly in the water like a little alligator was hilarious. It was little Miss Molly's very first time in a pool! She loves the bath tub, so I had no doubt in my mind she'd love the pool too. She was thrashing her arms and legs all about trying to splash before she even hit the water! haha
I would say the only not so grand part of the evening was when I was in the girls changing room with Mols. I would like to say I'm typically not an extremely self conscious person, but we all have our moments. I'm far from being disgusted with my body, but naturally I'm not what I was pre-babies and I wish I were! I don't particularly like to undress in front of others, but given the wide open changing area, I had no choice. Just as I was stripping down, two teen girls wandered on in and got a full view of my Mama love handles, very light (but still visible) side stretchmarks, belly pooch, and butt. Oh dang, get a full view ladies! That's right! No sex till you're 30! This is what happens! Babies and a slower metabolism!
He He He! Ha Ha Ha!
Really though, I heard one whisper (because as a Mama I have super sonic hearing), "She has a baby? Look." They both gave a little giggle and then went on their marry way. I just finished putting on my suit, scooped up Miss Molly and gave her a big 'ol smooch on her chubby little cheeks. I happily trotted myself out to the pool proudly holding my baby gal, but also hoping my thighs weren't giggling. :)
April 22, 2010