January 04, 2003
15 Weeks OR Attack of the Shelf Ass

I got a rude awakening yesterday. I was getting ready to work out when Scott said: "Hey! You got shelf butt!" Shit!

"I do?" I go look in the bathroom mirror, yep, it's definitely a shelf. Looks like a drink tray. A round one. The funny thing was the look on his face... he'd forgotten Rule #1: Never notice anything until I want it noticed. But the funny thing was, I think I really did want it noticed. It didn't bother me at all. I keep asking him to write it up from his perspective but he's all like "no way, no way, every woman who reads this is going to drop an 800 lb. anvil on my head." So I want to go on record here that I, Ellen, thought his comment was funny. So all you gals out there just leave my big stupid husband alone!

But of course I let him stew for awhile before I told him. I got flowers and M&Ms the next day!

So I continue to work out. Step aerobics, weights, ect. I'm done with sitting down and taking it easy for nearly a year. If I feel shitty during my workout, I slow down, if not, I keep chugging away.

According to my baby calender this is what is going on this week: At around 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighing in at 2 1/2 ounces, your baby's still small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. What's new this week? Light sensitivity, taste buds, and a bad case of the hiccups, which is a precursor to breathing. You can't feel or hear them, though, in part because the baby's trachea is filled with amniotic fluid rather than air.

Also: How your life is changing: You've probably gained at least 5 pounds by now, maybe as many as 10. Your uterus is growing, and you might feel pangs of pain caused by the ligaments stretching in your abdomen. You and your partner may be feeling a little stressed out now, too. Many pregnant couples worry about the baby's health, what labor will be like, how they'll cope as new parents. It's perfectly normal.

There is really no baby to look at yet. I think it's laying against my spine or something. Movement? I can't tell. I don't know if it's baby or my intestines gurgling away.

Anything else interesting happens in the next week, I'll keep ya posted.

Posted by Ellen at January 04, 2003 12:09 PM

eMail this entry!

Tell my son the anvil would be dropped on his foot, wouldn't hurt him to drop one on his head. At least he realized what a potential mistake he had made. LOL!

Posted by: Pat Johnson on January 4, 2003 03:51 PM

I'm quite positive you don't have a shelf ass. I have a shelf ass. And, I'm sparing all of you by NOT including a photo of it.

Posted by: Da Goddess on January 4, 2003 09:53 PM

Never mind the "I'm getting fat" shit. You have a BABY growing in there, not merely fat cells... it's not like you've been lazy for 10 years and have a big beer belly. Pregnancy is the most beautiful a woman can be.

Just wait until you can feel the hiccups.... Abby had them every few hours.... when you can actually see your tummy jumping with the hiccups, it is unexplainable.... you will see what I'm saying.

Posted by: Jim S on January 8, 2003 09:43 AM

For someone who has been 'cut' for the past several years, getting pregnant and becomming 'soft' looking is the biggest rude awakening of my life.I no longer have my 6 pack, I only have the center line split now. Even if I am carrying a baby. I have every right to look at my self and feel frumpy, fat whatever you want to call it. To see my jean size go up because my ass is bigger is hellish for me. This is a HUGE change for me and I am scared to gain all of this weight. I am trying to stay on my target for only 25-30 pounds. SO far so good. Although I have Scott to threaten me all the time about food, and to stop be so in control on what Im eating.

I am already starting to feel the baby move a bit more every day now, which is rather interesting. Makes you stop and wonder if its really the baby or something else. Yet, you say pregnancy is the most beautiful a woman can be..I do not see it yet.

Posted by: Ellen on January 8, 2003 09:59 AM
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