by Karla ° Monday, June 19, 2006
I seriously can’t believe how much faster my commodious gestating holding tank of a body is progressing with this pregnancy.

I’ve heard time and time again that with subsequent pregnancies you grow faster because your uterus has already been stretched and your ab muscles have already been ripped apart...blah blah blah....

But this is freaking ridiculous.

Most of my clothes resemble something akin to a NASA equivalent space age hermitic air tight seal. My hypersensitive battered chest balloons resent being cooped up in bra (but social competence requires mammary confinement, which is where they remain), you could hang a raincoat off my big mamma nipples, my stomach looks like a rolling mountainous terrain with far too many peaks and valleys to pass as a pregnancy “bump” yet and my face is enthralled with an out of control pimply flare up that makes me look like something the cat dragged in before it was skinned and eaten.

My mood is crusty and sometimes I think my husband is secretly afraid my hormonal psychosis and sweet baby-turned bad tempered juggernaut will result in a throbbing crotch punch.

But I’m not complaining.

Sometimes it’s just easier to poke fun at my bursting boobs and festering face than put into words how incredibly grateful I am to be blessed with another chance to bring a tiny life into this world, even though my vanity sometimes makes me grumble and feel hideously unattractive, tired and blobby.

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I'm glad you aren't complaining, tee,hee.
You sound happy. In a blobby way. Which is very good..

Blobby is beautiful, so blob on hunny child! Enjoy every minute of your pregnancy even the blobby ones.
Posted by Blogger Cuppa :  June 19, 2006

I am almost positive that you exaggerate greatly, but like that funny lady above said, enjoy!
Posted by Blogger Anvilcloud :  June 19, 2006

I bet you're beautiful and glowing my friend.
Posted by Anonymous Kristin :  June 19, 2006

Hee hee--welcome to pregnancy #2. It really wreaks havoc on the bod--worse than #1 in my opinion, but it is so worth it in the end. No-one will understand that better than you.

Glad to hear you are feeling the burn!!

Glad to see you are blogging about it! Look forward to reading more.
Posted by Blogger Deborah :  June 19, 2006

Well I don't mind reading your complaining, it is quite funny! I am glad to hear things are still going okay. In the end it will be worth all the weight gained and skin stretches and boobs expanded beyond imagination.
Posted by Blogger Donna :  June 19, 2006

I'm sure you look beautiful, despite what you say. :) I can only say this because I am 2 days past my due date and look like a white trash blimp. LOL. I know you're grateful to be pregnant again, but I think we all complain about the way we look, no matter how pregnant we are at the moment. Congratulations, though! You are in my thoughts and prayers.




gotta go, bye!

(tell hubby that he's in my prayers now too!)

Posted by Blogger methatiam :  June 20, 2006

Being pregnant is just the best. I miss it so much. HUGS.
Posted by Blogger Tammy :  June 21, 2006

I thought you might appreciate my blogpost about what life is like 7 years on...
Posted by Blogger Joanna :  June 22, 2006

It's been a a long time since I visited, and I am happy to see things are well! Wishing you and your hubby and your little growing baby all the best! Your Butterfly post was absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your journey with us=)
Posted by Blogger Angela :  June 22, 2006

I feel you 100%! Just be glad you had a little time b/t pregnancies. Taryn left a nice space in my uterus for next baby to fall into, and now he lives in my crotch, begging for help, and hurting the hell out of me!

Oh, and we must keep these lumpy parts so that one day we can hold it against our children how they messed up our bodies! I promise, it's the rule!
Posted by Blogger Christi :  June 23, 2006

You are Pregnant!! congratulations Karla and Mark :)
Posted by Blogger kathy :  June 25, 2006

I can't believe I didn't comment on this before!

I hope you are feeling well and am thinking of you often...
Posted by Blogger Gina :  June 25, 2006

bet you're having a healthy BOY
Eat every bit of it up.....
Playboy might be interested in those nipples.....
(sorry, couldn't resist)


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