Monday, April 25, 2005

The miracle of the pregnant belly

I realized that the belly of a pregnant women is quite the miracle in more ways than one. In addition to providing the home and nutrients for the beloved fetus, strangers constantly smile at me. That makes me feel good. I've always been one to feel people were constantly giving me dirty looks. Until I started to show.

But what is most fascinating about it is how a big bulbous belly can make even the largest ass look good. Horrifying myself as I stood butt-naked in front of the full-length mirror I thought that if you were to look at my ass solo right now, it's a pretty frightening sight. But when you look at it in the context of the big belly, it looks rather small and damn good.

All hail the mighty belly!


Blogger Anne said...

enjoy the smiles now. once you go into a store with your grabbing and screaming two year old, the dirty looks will start up again.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Heaven Sent said...

I agree about the whole smiling thing. It's pretty nice, especially on days when you're feeling especially large and well, yucky. Plus, this may be the only time in our lives when a big belly is not only a good thing, but a beautiful thing!

:o) Lisa

8:56 AM  
Anonymous kathrynlynn said...

I definitely miss that! Never in your entire life will complete strangers be so considerate. Enjoy it while it lasts. :)

Of course, when that ends, you get all the people gushing about how beautiful your new baby is. (As you frantically try to keep their germ-infested hands off your baby's face.)

8:12 PM  

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