Posts Tagged ‘baby belly’

If the mountain doesn’t come to Existere…

March 17, 2009

Four days in a row with no puke! I am in a ridiculously happy singsong type of mood. Even the jackhammers drilling into the concrete outside are like birds chirping. I keep smiling and telling people what a good mood I am in. Everyone is laughing about it now and we’re having a grand old time in the office, but give me a few hours and I am sure if this mood persists I will be the Number One Thorn In People’s Sides.

It’s great to feel great.

I will write about the physical problems of things in a later entry, in the interest of keeping a record of this pregnancy for myself, TMD, Mano, and Torre. I just feel so good it seems wrong to write about complaints, you know?

I also took pictures last night. A lot of them. Work outfit, pajamas, bare belly. All three will be coming to a blog near you very soon. TMD was shocked by the size of my stomach, and I must say things are expanding rapidly. I’ve had SUCH tearing ligament pain in the past few days I’m not surprised my belly seems to have gone through a growth spurt. TMD says I literally grew this mound during the day yesterday, and she might be right.

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Baby belly.

January 20, 2009

Well, I’m showing. Yes.

I have been ‘thickening up’ for a few weeks now, but all day today I’ve been touching my belly. Right over the pubic hair line, where it is normally flat (if I’m lying on my back, let’s be real) or ‘gently sloped’ if I’m standing. Now I have what TMD and I call a ‘shelf.’

Directly where hair meets skin, my belly pops out a little. And today it’s been out without question. No little slope, no nice fat pad. A pokey outty line where mons ends and babies begin. I always wanted a bump. With twins I knew I’d get one earlier.

I’ve been reading about how you look full term at 25 weeks, how women are begging for c-sections by the end because their stomachs are very painful and the skin feels like it’s going to split, how people have difficulty moving around in the 20-30 week range. I’ve now made an executive decision to stop reading that shit – particularly once I found out about a phenomenon called ‘twin skin.’ Yikes!!!

I don’t know if the casual observer could see my belly.

Thanks to The Accident, I’ve been wearing oversize pajamas for the last two weeks. I wonder what normal clothing would be like. Two weeks ago I had to have my pants completely unzipped with a Bella Band on. I suspect I will need maternity stuff soon. Sil is giving me a bunch next weekend, thank god.

I totally need a coat. I am tempted to say I look like someone ‘not quite there’ mentally in my current coat, as it only buttons on the top two buttons – with a lot of twisting and buckling. Thank Jesus for being confined to the house, huh? And the crutches with the small arm holes that wouldn’t fit a coat?

And in other news, I just saw The Beard.