We are at the FINAL COUNTDOWN of Big A’s return and both of us are wicked crazy $%^@%3 excited about it. Even more so than when he was gone for eight months, at least for me. This one’s been tough, mainly because of Little A, obviously, but also because he had JUST finished a tour before going back out. But we had agreed that this was the best option – the other being leaving me alone with a newborn.
And that is a terrible idea.
When he left, I looked like this:
As of a week ago, I looked like this:
So things have changed a bit. Juuuust a little bit.
We had the following conversation yesterday (paraphrased because I can’t remember shit anymore):
AM: Ugh, this kid and his butt.
Big A: What do you mean his butt?
AM: Well, it’s either his butt or he’s got really big feet.
Big A: (doesn’t get it)
AM: Well, his head is down and to the right and his butt is up under my left ribs and presses out and I can feel it. It’s like the size of my palm. So it better be his butt or he’s got ginormous feet.
Big A: But…how do you know he’s head down? (He was also shocked I could tell body parts)
AM: Because the doctor told me he was and I can also feel his hiccups right above my right hip, where his face would be.
Big A: WHAT. THAT IS CREEPY.
AM: YOU’RE TELLING ME.
He’s in for it the first time he sees the alien wave of fetal movement from across the room. Because that’s some scary shit right there.
Side story about hiccups: A few years ago a coworker was pregnant and the fetus got the hiccups and made her belly jump. It was the first time I had ever seen a belly MOVE ON ITS OWN and I definitely ran from her office, down the hallway and back to my desk screaming. In heels. Fast forward and here I make my own semi-uncomfortable-with-the-idea coworker put her hand on my stomach so she could feel them. Her reaction was less intense than bolting down a hallway, but I still creeped her out. And I was proud.
I also told Big A it’s now a race between him and my belly button. I don’t know if it can stay an innie until his return. We are edging closer and closer to the turkey timer territory.
Which is quite nearly literal. He is almost fully baked.
I hope he comes with stuffing. Stuffing is my favorite.
11 thoughts on “What Big A Doesn’t Know…May Shock Him”
I am glad Big A gets home soon.
The hiccups are so out of control! C got them sometimes three times a day when she was still baking, and she still gets them all the time now.
You look so cute! Big A is going to fall out when he sees you!
I feel so bad when he gets them, they can’t be comfortable. And then I get confused because HOW THE HECK CAN HE GET HICCUPS WITHOUT AIR.
And thanks! I am really stoked to see his reaction to it all!
So glad he’s almost home! My belly button is on the way out, too. And is that dress from Pea in the Pod? I have the same one – it’s so cute!
The dress is from Pea! I love it, I feel pretty damn cute in it. Plus, I bought it 50% off so that makes it even better. I love sales. Next time you wear it you need to post a picture!
I still haven’t felt any hiccups but my belly has some moves, let me tell you. I always try to show Floyd but he’s so grossed out by it, he just ignores me.
I cannot WAIT to see his reaction to the crazy! And you’re lucky you haven’t gotten the fetal hiccups yet. They are cute for about a minute and then just get annoying.
I saw Karli’s stomach move a couple days ago. Then I waited for the inevitable creature bursting forth out through the skin. I’ve seen way too many sci-fi movies to know that it’s going to happen. It’s just a matter of when.
RIGHT?! Some scary ass shit, that. Think how she feels.
Yay that he’s coming home soon! And your belly is adorable. So is your hair, btw!
Thanks! I sort of love my hair. The belly…I could handle life without it now.