First of all, thank you, Dear Readers. Your comments yesterday helped to smooth my ruffled feathers. If I had a nickname lately, it would have to be Mrs. Oversensitive. I thought that I was doing pretty well with the rollercoaster ride of pregnancy, but I must confess, I think that the coaster might be off the tracks lately.
Not that I don't have a right to be a little hurt about my husband's belly aversion, but that is only the surface of the troubled waters that seem to be my pregnant emotions. I feel a little like Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde lately. I was so sad on Tuesday that I was crying on and off all day. Even Little Man's movements didn't bring the usual smile to my face.
Yesterday, however, my mood completely switched around. I met a girlfriend for lunch and afterward, we made a quick stop at Baby's R Us. I showed her some things that I had registered for, and while I was hemming and hawing over which high chair I wanted to add to the list, I saw it. . . the Highchair of My Dreams. I love that it is wood, matches our dining room furniture, and has a washable cover. I love that it reminds me so much of the high chair that my parents had for me when I was a baby. I went to scan in and found that it was on clearance - meaning that it can't be added to the registry. And I was disappointed. But then I saw the price tag - $99.00. I thought maybe I should just get it, even though we have decided not to make any major baby purchases until our garage has been cleaned out. I decided to think about it and went up to the register to return the scanner. While I was there, they gave me a 15% off coupon, for any purchase, including clearance. Now the high chair was down to $85.00, a really good deal in my book.
I still was hemming and hawing, until my girlfriend plucked the coupon out of my hand and told me that she wanted to buy the high chair for me as my baby gift. I was floored by her generousity and actually felt a bit guilty. I was in no way expecting her to buy it for me and was not hinting for her to do so, but she said that she had been planning on spending more than that for a gift anyway, and wanted to buy me something significant that I will always remember came from her. Mission accomplished. As a bonus, she is keeping the highchair in her garage until our shower in July, so I don't even have to kick it around until then. I was thrilled to pieces.
So, from the depths of despair, to the heights of happiness, all in a 24-hour period. No wonder my husband is avoiding me!