I was not a type of folks you barely notice is pregnant earlier than they’ve their baby. I gained 1/three of my physique weight and most of it was straight within the stomach. I regularly acquired requested why I hadn’t had my baby when I was clearly 13 months pregnant. I had a babyyyyyy bump. And, because it was a short lived extremity, I was regularly hitting things with it. Under, in no specific order, are a number of things I knocked over with my pregnant stomach.
1.) Our china.
Each time I rounded the nook in our home, I hit the china cupboard with my stomach. Each. Time. You’d assume I’d be taught, or that I would a minimum of pack up the china, however I didn’t till after I despatched a teacup and some different things crashing to the bottom.
2.) My toddler.
Yep. A number of instances, I circled and whapped him on the aspect of the top with my baby bump. Luckily, at that time, he was nonetheless sporting Pull-Ups and had some padding when he landed on his rear.
three.) The tchotchkes of my inlaws.
My inlaws personal this lovable bungalow in Santa Monica. It’s lower than 1,000 sq. ft, which implies even now I am a menace in there. When I took up additional area I wasn’t used to — I was a nightmare. I knocked over candlesticks and film frames. I narrowly missed sending their dishes plummeting to the bottom. I broke things I nonetheless haven’t informed them about (so…shhhhhh!).
four.) My steering wheel.
My stomach was large enough to make driving considerably problematic. I actually needed to stretch to get my arms up there to the wheel. And I’m nonetheless cursing the one that parked so near my driver’s aspect that I needed to climb behind my automobile and over the seat so I may get dwelling…when I was eight months pregnant.
5.) My husband.
OK, he thought it was humorous. I’d by accident bump into him, and he’d stick his personal stomach out like a Teletubby and rub it towards mine as a result of romance shouldn’t be lifeless in our home. Weirdo.
You guys have some hilarious tales of your personal about things you’ve hit with pregnant bellies. My favourite could have been the mother who was home searching and by accident hit the actual property agent.
You already know what actually messes with you, although? By the point you will have your baby, you really get used to the baby bump…and then you definately go to show round, anticipating it to take for much longer and be a lot tougher than it’s…and promptly knock your self off steadiness. I swear, the explanation I’m so clumsy right this moment is as a result of, after 4 youngsters, I needed to regulate and readjust to how a lot area my physique takes up eight totally different times.
Good luck on the market, mamas.
Pictures by Laura Falin.