Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mystery of Superior Earth Mothers Revealed

I find myself doing things that I found vaguely annoying when I saw pregnant ladies doing them.

1. Resting one hand on your stomach. That always looked fake maternal to me. Like, "Ooh I'm pregnant, i'm resting my hand on my unborn baby because I'm an earth mother."
No.
Pregnant people are doing that because they feel the baby kicking. Or, the baby is moving and they're trying to figure out what he's doing, and that's probably more interesting to them than the boring conversation of the people around them.

2. Holding stomach wtih both hands. That looked obnoxious to me, like they were putting their belly on display. Now I realize the mom is thinking, "Holy shit, there's actually an almost full grown baby in there." Or, "What the %#$@ happened to my flat stomach?" Or, "Good god, is that hard structure in my abdomen a head or a butt?"

That's really all I can think of. But in general, pregnant people always seemed to act superior. Now I realize they were just:
-completely distracted
-thinking about how weird they feel
-thinking about how they have so much to do to get ready for a new person in the house and they are just too tired to do it
-uninterested in what I was saying because they had so much else on their mind.

4 comments:

Dr Horder said...

Hahaha, I used to find this so annoying too until I found myself doing it throughout an entire meal trying to coax a foot out of my rib so I could enjoy my meal. Plus, I can't really sit forward and lean on the table anymore for fear of crushing her. And leaning back leaves me nothing to do with my arms so I look like a sloppy Jabba the Hut. It's just easier to rest my hands on my own "shelf."

Fancy Pancakes said...

Yeah, I have the same lean forward prob. Even my comfy maternity jeans cut into the baby's little living area!
So you are having a girl?!? My mom is reading over my shoulder and noticed the "she"!

Dr Horder said...

Yup, Baby Girl X because we can't really agree on a name. This week it has been Sofia. I've been lobbying for a lot of literary names but my husband is not biting at any of them. I see you two are having the same problem. I almost had him sold on Harper but he changed his mind.

I have two nephews and they are a lot of fun. I can't wait to see how different a little girl is. The boys say I have no chance in hell of her wearing dresses and playing with dolls because they are ready to turn her into a tomboy. Boys are a blast. You are in for a fun time.

Julie said...

I love it that my two pregnant friends are chit chatting! :)