Thursday, July 17, 2008

What Do I Wear to Church?

I decided to go to church on Sunday since Chris said I could take the baby. I can't stand sitting at home with nothing to do. Most people asked me what I was doing there. I feel really good and don't see the need to sit on the couch any longer than I have too. I figure I will have many days that I don't leave the house (because the task sounds overwhelming with both kids), so I should get out at every chance I have. Church definitely qualifies as one of those times that I can get out because I know people are more than willing to help with the kids.
Chris goes to church at 9:30am for meetings since he is the Young Men's President. Luckily, Grammy was here to assist me in getting 2 kids ready for church. It is harder than I thought it would be!!! Cadence loves to be naked and not get on her clothes, diaper or shoes. I usually have to chase her down. Cooper is easy to dress - other than nothing fits him.
The biggest dilemma though was not the kids. IT WAS ME!!!! I forgot that I had to wear something besides a t-shirt. I knew I could fit into a maternity skirt. I thought I might just wear a maternity top - until I remembered that I was going to get to nurse Cooper while I was there. None of those work well for nursing. So in a panic, I ran out to my "summer closet" in the barn. Itried on almost every shirt that buttoned down. However, my bust is huge and my tummy is still extra large. I could barely get some of the buttons to buttons and the shirts seemed too short to cover the bulging belly. Finally, I found one shirt that looked half decent. It is ironic that this is the only shirt that looked decent on me when I got home from my mission too. I have a week to figure out what to wear to church next week. Let's hope my belly starts to shrink quickly.

Church went well. Cadence actually keep her "pretty" in her hair and showed it off to people. She was proud of her new dress. She stayed in nursery by herself two different times for about 20 minutes the first time and 10 minutes the second. Cooper was a good boy and everybody thought he was so handsome (which he is). If I can get the kids ready by myself every week, then I can do church!!!

6 comments:

Troy and Jen said...

Congrats on your new baby boy! You have a beautiful family. I wish I could have seen you at the reunion. You were busy being a new mom... there is nothing more fun than that. :)

Stephanie said...

I totally get the getting ready for church dilemnia! Mike is one of the Executive Secretaries in our ward and we have church at 9:00!!!! I have to get myself ready and three little boys!!!! I try so hard to keep the spirit in the morning but oi! Sometimes I get to church so flustered I don't want to get the kids out of the car. I would be happy to just sit there and listen to "Sounds of the Sabbath." I really hope that I get to feel the spirit again someday! - Peanut

Kylee said...

We weren't at church on Sunday and I'm so sad we couldn't see your family and the new addition! I'm so impressed that you are ready to get out and do things already! Hope to see you soon!

katie gardner said...

Look at that HOTTTT family!

Mary said...

Chris and Michelle, congratulations! I can't believe little Cooper is here finally and that Cadence is such an adorable big sister. I feel your pain about what to wear as I am probably already looking nine months pregnant when I still have more than two months to go! Let us know when you come to Salt Lake...

Cortney Chambers said...

i go through this trauma every week---your outfit turned out great!