Woohoo! I am going to have a baby brother of the human variety this August! I am actually not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, it probably means less riding time for me, which I look forward to, but it also may mean I get less carrots, which I do not look forward to. So far the last 6 months have been great. Andrea eats a lot of snacks at the barn, which means I have been getting more potato chips than ever before. Andrea can now share my girth, which means she cleans it more often. I also haven't had to work hard at all in my lessons or rides, which is pretty much the best thing ever. Have any of you met AC before??? So far I haven't discovered much of a down side to this whole "Big Sister" thing. I figure one can never have too many minions anyway!
I wasn't sure what to get Andrea for her baby shower with her credit card, but I think I will compile a list of "What Not To Do" guidelines for her and save any purchases for myself.
1. Do not post any ultrasound photos on Facebook. Please, no one wants to see the inside of your uterus. Ever.
2. Do not blame random crying or forgetfulness on being pregnant. You have alway been emotional, irrational and scatter brained.
3. Do not post a picture of the baby immediately (and I mean immediately) after it is born. These are never cute. And yes, they do all look the same.
4. Do not post a video of baby's first steps. You don't see footage of my first steps online and I was standing within seconds of being born. I galloped within 24 hrs. Take THAT baby.
5. Do not post about how your baby is in a certain percentile for height/weight, or is sitting up/crawling/talking faster than any other baby in the history of the world. No one cares.
I think I pretty much summed it up in those 5 simple guidelines! Feel free to add your own - Andrea needs all the help she can get! Ah, now to sit back and enjoy my show-less summer. Things are looking good for me! Wait, why is AC walking towards me with chaps and a helmet? And the pelham? Noooooo…..!
And the pregnancy announcement outtakes….
Special thanks to Rebecca Gentes who braved the hurricane force winds and missed 1/2 of her daughter's lesson to take these pictures! She is the best!! Also, thanks to minion, Addison Graziano, who was the best prop director and Chloe ear-getter-upper this side of Mississippi! xo