Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Progress That Can Be Measured in Inches & Pounds

There's a lot of random stuff that goes through a pregnant woman's mind...at least my pregnant mind.

One of them is how odd it is to feel like I'm "not that pregnant" most of the time. Then, I try to bend over to pick something up from the floor, and I don't bend where I used to -- in fact there's outright resistance from the middle where the baby says "HEY, DON'T DO THAT! I'M IN HERE!"

I don't feel that big most of the time, then I catch a glimpse in a reflection, or try on a pair of pants I haven't worn in over a week, and I realize yes -- I'm growing -- and fast.

My waist has swelled, disappeared and grown at least 8 inches (I didn't measure before I got PG, but I'm assuming a certain number)...tonight as I put on my favorite shorts with the elastic to hold it together, I found even that gimmick doesn't work. They're just plain too tight to wear and close at all. Goodbye, my last pair of non-maternity pants. They're a thing of the past until after I'm a Mom.

Yes, at 17 weeks, I'm "popping out all over" just like the book says I will.

Here comes Bruiser!


Lisa said...

Do you have any belly pics? I am also due on Nov 11th and I love to see other moms who are due the same time I am. I know what you mean about forgetting your preg. I dont feel preg most of the time but I can tell when I glance down for sure! Congrats!

Lisa said...

Also can you tell me where you feel your baby move? Is it still below your belly button or up higher?

MissHelen said...

Wooohooo! Julie, this is really exciting!


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