No getting around it...literally

This past weekend we took the boat out to the lake for the day on Sunday. It was glorious except two things.

One the boat was not running quite right. Bret thought it might be bad gas. This past Monday he replaced a spark plug, put new gas in it, took it to the lake, and the engine blew up. Ok so it didn't really blow up more like it completely seized up or whatever. There is nothing more frustrating than not having any idea about mechanical things. You feel very vulnerable when someone you don't know tells you that it is going to cost a lot of money and you don't know if that is very realistic/a good deal or if you are being taken. We have spent the last couple days fretting about what we should do. Should we sink the money into it and fix it? Should we try and sell it for next to nothing as junk? Should we trade it in on something else with the money it would have cost us to fix it? I just don't know. I do know that it is expensive all around and I wish we didn't have to deal with it at all.

Bret and I usually make these types of decisions totally together. We talk about it (sometimes argue) and decide together what we should do. This time we both just don't know and it is hard because neither one of us feels strongly about any of the options. We also don't want to feel like we (as an individual) made the decision on our own. So we are stuck trying to figure out what to do. All I can say is UGH!

The other problem from the weekend probably pales in comparison but is still bugging me is my swimsuit. I love my swimsuit and have had it for over two years now. It is really starting to fade and even starting to thin in the material in a few places. Not to mention the fact that my not so tiny belly is getting to the point where it is starting to peak out. I might be tempted to try and make due for the rest of the summer except on the 18th of July we have our annual pool party at our program chair's house.

Can I just say that this pool of his is a pool to top all others. It is such a fun afternoon for all of the residents and their families. With two small children that are definitely part fish I know that even I wanted to sit by the pool instead of swim that would not be an option. So instead I find myself in need of a swim suit...a maternity swim suit.

Swim suits are the most awful thing to shop for. With my body type I walk a thin line between old lady swim suits and something that won't scare the fish off. Pre being a mom I tried to keep the focus on upper well endowed half rather than the squishy rest of me. However after my first mommy and me swim classes I realized I didn't want to be "that mom" either.

So here are the swimsuits that I have it narrowed down to. Mind you I haven't tried them on yet so depending on how they fit/look on my opinion may change. Let me know which one is your favorite. For anyone who hasn't worn/bought a maternity swim suit they are all two piece with little bottoms. I like the skirted bottom the best but have no idea which top to go with it.

All clothes are from Old Navy, Motherhood Maternity, and Target.

Ok so obviously I don't have it narrowed down at all so any help that you all have would be much appreciated. You are going to laugh but the person I always take with me to buy a swimsuit is my husband. 1) Because he is the only person in the world I would let see me in such a vulnerable state and 2) because he is brutally honest and when he finds a suit he likes I know he really likes it and isn't just trying to be nice.


Little Miss Baker said...

What cute suits!! I love the patterned ones :) I also have you entered twice on my giveaway! Good luck sista and hope the 4th was fun!

Stephanie said...

Anything from Motherhood is good. And last year, I got mine on sale for about twenty dollars. It was pink & white floral (kind of like the B&W one you have pictured. I loved it and considered using it again this year (even tho I'm NOT pregnant) cause it was SO cute!!

Angel said...

I really like the first two but the the first pic is my fav. Good luck and you will look beautiful in any of them!

LegalMist said...

I like the first two also, but the second one is my favorite.

Katie said...

I like the first one the best, followed by the patterned one.

Cathy said...

I like the first three, but the second one is my favorite.

I know exactly what you mean about trying to make a decision as a couple when neither of you feel strongly either way. We have a major decision like that to make as well and it's been going on for almost a year because we keep going back and forth - we're not "arguing", we just can't decide...

Up Rooted said...

I like the brown one maybe not in that color and I like the skirt too.

FRANNIE said...

Too cute...I was pregnant in the winter so I don't have any real life experience to draw from but the solid brown one at the top is cute as well as the one with the plaid top.

Personally I'd stay away from anything that's too clingy.

I'd say happy shopping but it's bathing suits and we all know how we feel about shopping for these.

Curly Muse said...

Maybe I am the outsider but this is the opportunity to wear what you want. No one can call you fat or say that your belly is hanging out there.. you are pregnant! Being a fatty I will wear all sorts of strechy fun things during my pregnancy (when I get one) because then no one will care! I like the black one and the really tight greenish one!

Anonymous said...

I think my favorites are probably the black one and the brown one, both in the same style.

As a bigger girl who also has to buy in long torso, I know how impossible it can be to find a swimming suit that fits. I had to order several off the Internet until I found the exact right one.

Keep at it...you'll find one and, lemme tell ya, it will make all the difference in the world if you can go to the lake/pool and not give a thought to your bathing suit and instead feel confident and sexy, while still being the great Mommy figure that you are! :)