Well, I can’t believe I am 7 months pregnant. Time is moving at warp speed these days- in less than three months, I am going to have a baby boy! A very active baby boy at that, given the amount of time he spends kicking the shit out of me. I received a sheet from my OB regarding fetal kick count, and it mentioned making sure the baby is kicking 10 times in a 2-hour period. It also mentioned noticing these counts in the morning and before bed, which is the baby’s most active time. Well, according to Whoorlito, all hours of the day are his “most active times”. In fact, in the time it has taken me to type this paragraph, he has groped/jabbed my placenta like a punching bag/kicked a dent in my lungs repeatedly. Good times.
Not that I’m complaining. Even though it can be a tad uncomfortable, especially around the rib cage area (could you maybe relocate your legs? thanks. love, mom), I love every movement he makes. Partly because I have become a weepy pile of pregnant mush, but mainly because it makes me think of the infamous scene in Alien when the alien bursts out of the stomach. And dude, that’s fucking wicked.
Whoorlito is now approximately 15 inches long, weighs over 2 pounds, should have a full head of hair and is secretly plotting my demise into parenthood. So clever.
As for me, I feel great (except the backache), am sleeping well (except for when my back pain interferes), am generally really enjoying pregnancy (except for my back- did I mention my back?) and am repeatedly told that YOU DON’T LOOK 7 MONTHS PREGNANT, HOW CAN YOU BE 7 MONTHS PREGNANT, ARE YOU SURE YOU KNOW YOUR DUE DATE, I THINK YOU ARE CONFUSED ON THE DATES. Those comments should make me feel great, right? Yes and no.
It reminds me of a little tale from months back. I was out to dinner with my sister and one of her co-workers who was 7 months pregnant. She did not “look” 7 months pregnant…she had a tiny basketball belly and looked great. So, I told her. After dinner, my sister told me she was slightly offended (maybe “offended” is too strong of a word- “annoyed” would be better) that I, and others, had told her that. My first thought was “Poor, sweet pregnant girl”.
Ok, ok. That wasn’t my first thought. It probably was more along the lines of “What a BEAAATCH! Sweet Jebus, take a fucking compliment, WHORE.”
But now I can honestly say I sympathize with her line of thinking. Sometimes, it sounds less like a compliment and more like “you must be doing something wrong”. Or maybe it’s just my preggers brain. Whatever.
And please don’t get me wrong. I much prefer hearing these kind of statements opposed to something like “Holy Hell, shouldn’t that kid be making his entrance soon?”
But in the interests of my doubters, I present my 7-month belly with a lovely side-by-side comparison of 4 months back. I even put on the same pants, which very possibly cut off all blood supply to the baby in the most recent photo.
SEE, DOUBTERS! There is a baby in there, and it’s COLOSSAL.
At least to me.
liniMay 17, 2006 at 2:25 pm
I don’t know why Whoorlito is soooo active, you were what they called a sleeper. Even after you were born, we had to tap the bottom of your feet to get you to eat(Drs suggestion) But a few days after birth you woke up!!!!Man, did you wake up.
LVGurlMay 17, 2006 at 3:23 pm
I went through the same thing my first pregnancy. Countless times people would ask me if the baby was alright, because I was so small. Even on the table for my c-section, the anesthesiologist asked me if I really 9 months pregnant. I gained 30 pounds, BTW. And my daighter was a healthy 6 1/2 pounds one week early. You can poop on all those doubters when you fit back into your pre-pregnancy clothes when Whoorlito is 8 weeks old. BAM!
bishOp stu tuMay 17, 2006 at 4:58 pm
I am soooo pumped UP!!! Let’s get this little whOOrlitO dude a BIG RED bicycle!!!
affectionately, grand pOps.
LeahMay 17, 2006 at 5:07 pm
Big, small, whatever, you look great.
reluctant housewifeMay 17, 2006 at 8:07 pm
You look pregnant – in a very cute pregnant way.
I think the reason most people say that to you is that once you’ve been nine months pregnant you kind of forget what 7 months pregnant looks like. I actually looked back at my 5 months picture when I saw yours and was relieved that my belly was similar to yours. All I remember is that last month. And how gigantic I was.
ms. sizzleMay 18, 2006 at 6:14 am
oh there IS a baby in there. :) you look great!
p.s. whoorlito? please take it easy on your mommy.
gorillabunsMay 18, 2006 at 7:38 am
you look wonderful! the thing everyone forgets is you are tiny to start with! skinny people look smaller when pregnant as opposed to large marge’s like me. i was the one everyone was afraid would deliver early during her 7month!
i can’t wait to meet little man!
nabbaliciousMay 18, 2006 at 8:24 am
I just hope and pray that if I’m pregnant someday, I look half as good as you do! Glad it’s going so well, too…aside from the achy back.
rebeccaMay 18, 2006 at 8:46 am
Yay Whoorlito! You look great and you’re entering the home stretch. Getting kicked in the ribs, however = not comfortable. The next couple of months will simultaneously be the longest and shortest of your life.
Do you need a babysitter? Does that sound bizarre and creepy coming from a stranger? Now that my little guy is 13 months old, I find myself really missing the newborn phase. Plus now that I’ve been educated, I could teach Whoorlito about what Rock Chalk Jayhawk means. :) Ha.
EmilyMay 18, 2006 at 8:54 am
Honestly, the size of your belly looks fabulous to me. But your back looks like it might snap in two… Here I was thinking the backaches at 17 weeks were bad, and it turns out they get zillions of times worse?
And are those your parents commenting above? Because that? Is adorable.
Congrats on trimester number three!
Amanda BrownMay 18, 2006 at 9:18 am
I have been one of those “you’re so teeny!” culprits and I apologize. I really only mean it as a compliment, and it stems from my jealousy. :) You look amazing, Whoorl. Meanwhile, my arms are now as thick as my thighs. We all carry this “baby weight” differently, I suppose. :)
luluMay 18, 2006 at 9:31 am
Whoorl – your pictures look amazing! I’ve been reading your blog (beware lurking syndrome) and I love it! I just found out on Sunday (Mother’s day) that I am pregnant (first time), and I’m absolutely freaking out that it won’t “stick”.. (Hold on, little one! Hold on!)
All I can say is, if I get there, I hope my belly looks like urs up there at 7 months!
Miss PeachMay 18, 2006 at 9:54 am
You look fantastic! I (like Nabbalicious) only hope to look half as good come any pregnancy in my future. Congratulations on hitting the home stretch!!
Sundance KidMay 18, 2006 at 11:02 am
Congrats on TRI 3! So glad you are doing well. Can’t wait to see you soon!
StefanieMay 18, 2006 at 12:29 pm
I didn’t even show until I was 7 months. It was unbearable. I gained weight but no one would be able to say “oh, you’re pregnant.” I was so excited that by eight months all of a sudden I was huge. So, I do know the feeling. But it really is a compliment.