Finally, everyone knows that I am pregnant. I HAD to tell my great aunt today, because everyone else knows and it was starting to spread. So, I got up the courage and went over to her house and we had a great conversation and talked about everything under the sun, and then just as I was about to leave, I told her. Things went about as I expected with lots of stuff I didn't want to hear, but I took it well, if I say so myself. I basically just let the stuff she said go in one ear and out the other. She is concerned that my body needs a break and on and on (I'M concerned that my body needs a break--I really don't need anyone else's thoughts on that.) But at the end we hugged and we love each other and I can live with the conversation that we had. And she sent me home with a jar of homemade grape jelly which will be eaten with biscuits ASAP.
By the way, if you don't already know, it's a......GIRL!
Also, my mom bought me some great new shirts that FIT! And I finally figured out how to fix my hair. My hair used to be perfectly straight and all I had to do was wash it and let it air dry and it was stick straight and I loved it. After I got pregnant the first time it changed to become slightly wavy and frizzy and continued with each pregnancy to increase in waviness and frizziness. I tried all kinds of shampoos and conditioners, frizz-eases, gels, mouses, b bbbbnjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb hmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb vvvhvh and a brief interlude typed by Toby. :) SO I tried it all and finally am using whole foods shampoo and conditioner and coconut oil. I put the coconut oil on after I wash it and leave it in and it works like a de-frizzer/deep conditioner and after that I bobby pin the front back so I'm not constantly tucking it behind my ears and let it air dry. That's it. Finally it's fixable in just a couple minutes and it actually looks good. I wore it this way twice and got so many comments on it at church today. I was kind of surprised, but then Nathan reminded me that I have been wearing it up for something like four years. Oh and I brush it before I get in the shower, but definitely not after.
Okay, while I was away from the computer (when Toby left his message) I got a phone call from aforementioned great aunt, who was calling to ask me not to be upset with her for the way she reacted today and to FORGIVE her for the way she responded. Okay, I cannot convey the shock and surprise of such a phone call and while I had actually already forgiven her, it is just so nice that she called to ask. The sermon at her church tonight must have been really good. ;)