Pregnancy Woe, Whoa, Woooa…
March 12, 2016
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There was a certain excitement when I first started showing with both pregnancies, but second time around I started showing very early, at five weeks. Sadly it probably looked more like gas, but I didn’t want to admit it at the time. By second trimester, I was looking…large, but that’s okay because it isn’t a problem to look pregnant when you actually are pregnant. If you’re not, then it is heartbreaking, but not enough to put the chocolate cake down. Yeah, that happened, but it’s a post for another time.
Pregnancy is funny that way; I will have the same girth for weeks, but then my fetus eats another fetus or something because I’ll suddenly look at myself and there is definitely more of me. This REALLY started happening at the end of my second trimester. I periodically issued commentary to my wonderfully honest husband akin to, “It’s probably my imagination, but I could swear I suddenly look bigger.” That would be his cue to look up from whatever free physics-based computer game he was playing, and blandly glance at me with the statement, “No, it’s not. You’re bigger.” Then he would return to his game, and I would have confirmation that I’m not crazy…at least not on this issue.
Well, I’m about thirty-three weeks now. My last ultrasound almost ten weeks ago had the Warrior Queen in the eighty-first percentile…clearly not my side of the family. My doctor measured my bump recently mentioning that I’m carrying large; none of this shocking. And, it wasn’t shocking when I ran into a friend of my husband’s while voting in our primary who asked if I was sure there is only one in there. Sounds insulting, right? It isn’t. I look hot, but it takes twenty minutes to see me after my belly arrives on scene…
Two days ago was another one of those, “I could swear,” moments. I look absolutely enormous. My husband kindly said that our daughter will be in another time zone soon, and I have to agree. I am four weeks from full-term, and at this rate I’ll be giving birth to a beautiful bouncing baby teenager…who ate Godzilla…and Tokyo.