Mar 12 2009

Great White Blob Sighting

21 Weeks

That must be distracting.

I’m now in my 6th month, and I think that’s the first picture I’ve put up. Kinda sad, in one way, though it’s probably better this way. I can only expect your poor eyes to take so much.

In all honesty, I don’t really feel too badly about how I’m looking in the body region right now (the facial region is a different story, and one I’m not emotionally prepared to relate). I’ve been told by strangers both that a)I look small for my weeks and b)that I “sure have popped out fast!” Whatever. I am what I am. Despite admonishing me for gaining 6 pounds in one month (despite losing 8 the month before, making the total weight gain for 5 full months of pregnancy 5 whole frigging pounds), my midwife tells me that I am growing along perfectly. I trust her 25+ years of experience over a stranger’s assvice ANY day.

Let’s see- some quick math here, just while I’m thinking about it. From now on out, I am expected to gain roughly 1 pound per week for the rest of my pregnancy. So, 1lb/weekX19weeks=19lbs+5lbs=A LOT LESS THAN I GAINED WITH COLE, THAT’S FOR FREAKING SURE. SOOOO not worried.

Lately, my biggest complaint has been the straining of my back and ab muscles to keep up with baby shifting and weight gain. One day (like yesterday) I will be MISERABLE and the next I will feel perfect. As pregnancy complaints go, it’s not a huge one. I can still get around, still build the shit of of some Ikea furniture, still go to work, still lift my son, still cook dinner… wait… oh gahd! The pain! I can’t POSSIBLY cook dinner tonight! Or ever again! Or do laundry! Or yard work! Oh! OWWWW!!!

*SOB* I’m so sorry, John, that you’ll have to do EVERYTHING from now on, but I know you love me and want me to be safe and want our baby to LIVE and OH! WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

(Somehow I don’t think he’s going to buy it.)