Monday, March 9, 2009

Growing Belly = Growing Appetite

During the past couple of weeks we have seen pretty dramatic growth in my belly. I'm desperate for more stretchy pants and a wider variety of things to wear, but I can't bear to spend a ton of money on clothes that won't fit in a few months. Bryan is trying to keep up with my eating schedule, which is basically non-stop. He came downstairs the other day and caught me eating Cool Whip directly from the tub in front of the fridge. He said that I gave him the same guilty look that Oscar gives us when we catch him eating a magazine or chewing on socks. I just can't help it!

Week 22

Week 23. I retired the yellow shirt after I saw this picture ... too tight.

Week 24. Compare this to Week 20 - BIG difference!

Week 25. As I get bigger, this dress keeps getting shorter and shorter.

Friday, March 6, 2009

March Madness

I feel so far away from Michigan when March rolls around. I miss the small college basketball there and Tri-Unity's annual run to the Breslin Center. There is nothing even close to that down here and there are not too many hard core basketball fans here in Jacksonville (thanks, Kevin, even though you are a Duke fan.) Good thing Dana has become a hard core fan.

As humiliating as it is, Dana has beaten me in the NCAA tournament bracket 3 years in a row. In fact, that might be a lie. I can't remember the last time I won legitimately. The last two times I won, I actually changed the point system mid way through in order to get the overall win. We now set ALL of the rules beforehand.

When we were newly married, Dana was still learning the game and would choose teams in bracket based on her like for the team colors or because they had a cool mascot name. That is not the case any more. Last year, we had this conversation as she was filling out her bracket:

Dana: Hey Honey?

Bryan: Yes, what?

Dana: You think Memphis will make a long run in the tournament?

Bryan: I am not going to answer that, Dear. Fill out your bracket.

Dana: We have watched some games when they missed their free throws at the end. I think that will hurt them. Plus they can't score against the zone.

Bryan: I am so turned on right now! Get over here!

We will keep you posted on the results this year.