When I saw my belly this morning - I immediately recalled one of my favorite family memories.
While on vacation as a family - we all went to the zoo. During this particular zoo visit - we were ALL so very excited (EVERYONE in our family is an animal lover) - each of us would run to the next exhibit and say - Look, its a ___________! (insert strange "scientific" animal name here.)
My dad, bless his heart, ran up to a cage and said "Hey, Look! It's a Habitat!" Now, this might not be so funny to most - but needless to say, to those of us who noticed that EVERY cage had a sign that read "Habitat" and then described the living conditions for the animal that particular cage was housing......and for dad to see the word "Habitat" and think that was the "strange scientific" name of the animal he was looking at - which I can't even remember what it really was - struck the rest of us as hilarious. He was so dead serious about it. And while he has NEVER lived this down, and I am sure never will - it has provided many a laugh for us at family functions. And he is such a good sport, he can take it for the team - even though, I am SURE, if you ask him - he knew it all along - he was just trying to be funny.
Anyway - when I saw my belly this morning, in the 29th week - holy cow - is that right??! - I immediately thought - wow, now THAT is a habitat! I am currently housing the sweetest little lamb on the planet - and her habitat's conditions are hot, hot, and very hot, with a side of hormones and hot-ness. And YES - I mean temperature. For someone who is NEVER warm - ALWAYS freezing - and ALWAYS sleeping under 5468764131 blankets just to snuggle -- to kick the A/C down to under 70 and still kick the covers off...it is just a furnace in her little habitat! Crazy!
Needless to say, dad got a little laugh this morning when I sent him this picture - with the caption. "Hey Look! It's a Habitat!"
NO denying there is a baby in there now!