whoa, for lack of a better title

17 Sep

In the few minutes before this weekend’s prenatal yoga class got started, the moms-to-be were talking about what they and their partners were doing for Halloween costumes, how they were going to incorporate their bellies into something that was funny, cute, maybe a little crass without being overly offensive.  As I thought out-loud, “I really hope I don’t make it to Halloween,” (I would be at 42 weeks…pretty sure I would beg for induction sometime before then) I looked around the room.  I am, officially, the “most pregnant” woman in my yoga class.  What happened to all the 38- and 39-weekers who were kicking it this summer?  (Yes, of course they delivered by now…but weren’t there some others in-between?)

Either paraphrasing or directly quoting my friend Anne, when she came to a similar realization prior to the birth of her daughter: “Shit just got real.”

Oh hey, one of my favorite things about the middle picture is that it shows off the circulation in my forearms and hands.  Next time you see a woman in her third trimester, take a look at her hands–that’s a marker of the 50% increase in blood supply.  As John said when he was palpating the backside of my hand, “Dude, I could jam like 100 IVs in that vein.”  Thanks, babe, that’s only mildly terrifying…can’t you just hold my hand like a normal partner?

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2 Responses to “whoa, for lack of a better title”

  1. ahyesplans September 17, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Hahahahaha I love John’s comment. Such a medical couple! My boyfriend and I end up saying strange things like that as well.

    By the way, you look amazing. I hope I will look half as good as you when my time comes!

    • annaojesus September 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

      That’s awesome! Takes another medical couple to appreciate the affection 🙂

      And thank you! I should admit, I was told once last week, “You look a LOT bigger in person” 🙂 Whatever. I feel good 🙂 And I’m sure when/if you choose to be pregnant, you’ll look smashing! I think that being in the medical community makes you aware of a lot of the health issues surrounding pregnancy…at least for me, I still are my fair share of ice cream, but I also tried (only sometimes effectively) to stay active. The clinics help…you’re just running around all day. You’ll love it!

      Thank you again! I hope first year is treating you well!

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