Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The Amazing, Alarming Expansion Of Speck
I was told that a second pregnancy, especially coming so soon after a first pregnancy, might result in me showing sooner and feeling larger than I did with Max. I attest to the truth of this. In this picture, I am about ten weeks pregnant. I couldn't find a picture of me at around the same point in my pregnancy with Max, so you will just have to take my word for it -- the difference is astronomical. No one even began to wonder if I was pregnant the first time until I was eighteen weeks along or so. Now, strangers have already begun patting my belly and asking when I am due. (Or better yet, seeing my pregnant self with a young baby in tow, the aforementioned strangers will offer helpful observations like, "Wow, you're sure going to have your hands full pretty soon!", allowing me to feel both large with pregnancy and fearful about my future sanity.) My doctor assures me that none of this means that Speck is necessarily going to be a twenty-nine pound baby, but I can't help but wonder. By the end of this pregnancy, I am almost certainly going to have small objects in orbit around my belly.
Posted by Chelsa at 9:08 AM