Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Down South

Have you ever had a chinese buffet on Wednesday and paid the price for it on Thursday? Let's just say that the entire encounter makes you feel a little sensitive in certain areas after several hours in a bathroom...That kind of price-paying.
Did you know being pregnant can give you that same feeling without so much as a egg roll? It's what I like to call "a pregnancy butt-kicking". Despite the fact that babies hang out in a nice sac of water and sometimes make their mommies' bellies jiggle and wobble, they still have incredible reach. Is it a foot? It is a hand? I don't know, but it's pounding down DIRECTLY onto my anus. And after a cold glass of water, a sugary snack, and several changes in position, there is no end to the butt-kicking. How does he even reach down there? Is he trying to get out and got lost after a detour near my pancreas? WHAT IS SO INTERESTING ABOUT KICKING THAT SPOT? The kicking is adorable, don't get me wrong. But someone should really tell you about how far down these kids can swim.

1 comment:

  1. Erin, you just brought back a funny but crazy memory. When I was pregnant with my 24 year old daughter Andrea, I was working as a hairdresser in NYC. One day when I was about 6 months pregant, I was blow drying a ladies' hair. Out of habit I placed the blow dryer on my ride side to a rest position, while I brushed the curls in the other. Andrea must have felt the vibration of the blow dryer through my right rib cage, because I tell you she gave my a kick so hard my bone hurt. When I put the dryer down that baby moved so fast away from that side, everyone in the salon could see her head pop right up. As much as it was painful, I nearly lost my breath, it was amazing to see this baby just move that way.

    Our kids drive us nuts from the moment of conception and forever, but I would not have it any other way.