Stole it because I loved it!

Two friends and fellow bloggers, A House full of Hokies and MiniSoda both do this and I love to read it each week, so I am jumping on the bandwagon myself. It is a post titled 10 on Tuesday and every week it is surprising and different and I look forward to what the topic will be. Its a "top ten" if you will about things going on in their lives!

Today's 10 is 10 Reasons I love my Husband (Um, it is much easier to let Steph come up with the topic as the original 10 on Tuesday posts, so I'll just use this as inspiration unless I feel I need a different 10)

10 Reasons I love my Husband

1. He does 99.8% of the laundry. Washes, dries, folds, and puts away! The other 0.2% that I pitch in is mostly when I'm desperate and need something asap!

2. We rarely argue in public. We try to resolve our differences in private and deal with our "issues", whatever they may be, behind closed doors. We both try to be respectful and aware of who we are with and where we are to avoid a scene.

3. He's handy! He has learned from my dad, friends, books, DIY and HGTV, and a previous construction job to make fix-it jobs around the house easier and save us money.

4. He is the best listener in the world and keeps a secret (from anyone).

5. He's the funniest guy I know and loves to make people laugh to lighten the mood or make someone feel better. He's got that gift.

6. He is the best father ever and very hands on. He always has been from day one and I couldn't even get out bed in the hospital. He never flinched or complained about changing diapers, keeping LH so I could go out, and they have a bond that I love to see!

7. He always loves (eats) my cooking, even when its a "new" recipe or something that could be a whole lot better!

8. He keeps me grounded. I tend to fly off the handle (some -hehe) and he is always there to bring me back to reality and be the patient one. He lets me vent, cry, talk his ear off, and go through any emotional rollercoaster as long as I need.

9. He shares a love for organization and order with me - it's a beautiful thing.

10. He always tells me the truth and I trust his opinion. I love that he'll be honest with me about the clothes I'm wearing (in a very sweet and nice way to not make me run off crying), if I said something I shouldn't, or anything that will make me (or him) look like a fool.

Already shopping for swimsuits

I actually love shopping for bathing suits - WHEN I'm pregnant! I don't know why, but I don't seem to care about getting in one and going to the pool when I'm carrying a huge load in my belly! I can't seem to find anything that I like though. I haven't actually been to the stores, but I'm not thrilled with the choices online.

First of all, I can't get over the fact that almost every single maternity bathing suit is a halter! WHAT? Don't they realize that the ladies get larger, heavier and just more uncomfortable throughout the pregnancy, so they should try to lessen that burden with some nice wide straps to support! I guess I'm going to have to design swimsuits now. Maybe I should - I really run into this issue every year when I'm looking. It HURTS - really bad!!! That pressure does not need to be on the neck! We already have enough issues as it is, so give us a break.

The other part is most of them are fairly cheap - which is nice because they realize that you will not be wearing it summer after summer, however, some are more expensive than regular bathingsuits. Of course their the ones that have nice wide straps and a cute pattern that I like! Isn't that how it always works out.

I'm hoping to do some shopping (in person) soon to check out what I've seen online. We'll see. I might have to wait until May when we go back to ATL and hope that I find something there. I would think they would have a better selection down there and there is an outlet mall that might be worth a try.

I know I don't need one now, but they are already selling them in stores NOW, with snow still on the ground and all. I just don't want to get the bottom of the barrel and have to wear some granny suit because I waited too long to look. Also, I did check out Ebay. UM, no thanks. I don't care to buy secondhand clothing or shoes or NWT (new with tags) or even NWOT (new without tags), but I will NOT purchase a swimsuit that someone has WORN!!! That's just a little too close for comfort for me and I can't believe people actually buy those! I would borrow or take one from a friend but not some stranger off the internet!!! Gross!

I loved my last maternity bathing suit because it had this tie at the bust and it seemed to "grow" with me throughout the summer. I could adjust it as needed and it never felt too constricting or tight. I gave it to a friend and never expected it back, but I wish I could find something similar or atleast something that I like!!