Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Friday, June 23, 2006

something's happening in there!

i'm quickly becoming familiar with all the nuances of the first trimester of pregnancy, whether i like it or not. a constant tummy ache, dull, constant cramps and desperate fatigue just to name a few. and most of the time it seems all for naught because no one knows your pregnant unless you tell them. you don't look pregnant.

or do you?

last night landon came home from a three-day stint in odessa/san angelo, and i was so happy to see him. he was hugging me and rubbing my tummy for me because it hurt, as usual. as he was rubbing, he started kind of pushing on it. he said, "it's getting harder!" i, of course, investigated.

he's right! my tummy is getting harder! because my uterus is expanding (the cramps), not because the baby is touchable from the outside. remember, he/she is just the size of a raspberry this week.

and then i stood in front of the mirror and tried to suck my tummy all the way in. before i was pregnant i could suck my stomach into a concave shape, even though i did have a bit of a belly in the relaxed position. well, when i tried yesterday, i couldn't suck it all the way in! i pulled in as hard and as far as i could, and i still have a little round pooch.

landon, tactful as he is, said, "is that because you're getting fatter or just because you're showing?"

umm... hello? someone needs to get him a book about what and what not to ever say to your pregnant wife. lucky for him i wasn't having a hormonal breakdown at that moment.

who ever thought a growing belly could so wonderous?

1 comment:

AuntieJo said...

Oh Lord, did his mama not teach him anything?!!! I am super excited about the little belly. I can't wait to see it!