Friday, November 06, 2009

don't look too far ahead

today i'm 16 weeks and the fetus is the size of an avocado, i love avocados so this is a good stage. i was just reading "your pregnancy week by week" (thanks gretch for the books), but i accidentally flipped too far ahead and freaked myself out. i saw this picture:
now this picture freaks me out on so many levels. dear God my baby cannot possibly fit through my pelvis. and this will surely hurt. and my belly/baby has to get so much bigger than an avocado. and 10 centimeters is the size of my thigh (at present anyway) which is much much larger than where i usually shove a tampon. and i picture myself yelling during labor, "it won't come out!!!"

that's why you don't flip ahead class. enjoy the avocado stage. relish in still being able to move with ease. right now ignorance is bliss.


Some family in Colorado said...

He,'ll get to the point where you'll do whatever it takes to get the baby out :)

Gretchen Crocker said...

Speaking as someone who is WAAAAY past the avacado stage, I am still a bit afriad. But I know God didn't screw this up and my body was made for this. I have long ago mourned the loss of being able to see my toes and in the process have discovered what a real womans body looks like. You will do great.

Kari said...

Haha! You're so funny! I love the honesty and I will remember not only to avoid reading ahead someday, but not talk to any mothers about their experiences. Ignorance is bliss.