20 September 2011
Of Babies and Bellies
We learned today the reason my husband won't be able to feel this baby moving anytime soon, and the reason all the kicks I've been receiving have been to my internal organs, is not due to an unnecessary excess of fat cells in my middle region, but rather because the placenta is forming a cushion between my child and the thin layer of skin separating my uterus from the outside world.
While better for my self-esteem, it does make me sad that think I will be the only the one enjoying the movements of this new life inside me (though I maintain hope that as this child grows, that placenta won't be able to stop it from showing itself off to the world just a little).
Speaking of my middle section, by the way, I think it important to note that there comes a point in the pregnancy (a point at which I definitely find myself these days) wherein it is no longer a compliment to say, "You're 20 weeks pregnant?! You're not even showing!"
Please. If this is how I look when I'm not pregnant, steal all the cookies and chips from my pantry this instant.