Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Swelling is the pits

I'm 26 weeks pregnant now. I'm estimating that's about 5 1/2 months.

A little boy tried to hide behind me and my belly in the park the other day.

Some people say I don't look as pregnant as I am. Others seem shocked that I'm as big as I am.

About two months ago, a super skinny woman in our playgroup didn't recognize me. She told me it was because I was swollen.

She seriously said my arms, back and face were swollen and that's why she didn't recognize me. Let me just say, I was NOT swollen at that time. This woman rarely comes to the playgroup and just didn't recognize me without Little Elvis at my side.

If she had admitted to that, it would have been so much less insulting. This woman then told me to have Baby Plum about 6 weeks early so he would make the pre-school cut. Um, I pretended Little Elvis needed me and left. Weird woman.

I will admit that my belly is swollen at this point. I'm just about to lose my belly button.

The belly isn't all that's swelling -- so are my armpits. The same thing happened with Little Elvis, although it took a while longer this time around.

My armpits are feverish, swollen and itchy and it's embarrassing for me to wear strappy tops or dresses without a cover-up. Even though it's 90 degrees here, I refuse to expose my upper arms. It's just way, way too embarrassing.

The worst part of it is that, according to my doctor, it's my milk glands. Yep, while other women get to enjoy larger chests during their pregnancies, I get to enjoy swollen armpits. Poor Little Elvis was nourished with Pit Juice, and it's going to be the same for Baby Plum.


Blogger lisa said...

Are you serious that somebody told you that! What in the world? To have the baby six weeks early? I don’t even know what to say about that . . . .

And be careful with your rings if you are swelling. I wish someone had told me that last time.

2:03 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

i'm so sorry.

but even sorrier- i'm cracking up.
pit juice!?!

hope it eases up some.

12:49 AM  
Blogger sagessa said...

Ugh... sorry for the swelling, hope it get better.

As for the woman who said you should have the baby early... I want to slap people like that. My son was born 7 weeks premature and after the nightmare and trauma of the NICU I can't stand the ignorance of people who want to have babies early just for convenience.

3:33 AM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

your armpits?
that's so wild to me.
I've never seen that or heard of that.
Poor you. That must be miserable!

And really---the swollen comment?
You know that you're well within your hormonal rights to say ANYTHING back at her, and you'd totally get away with it.
Next time---don't pass on that opportunity!

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, crazy lady!! My sis-in-law had armpit swelling, too, what a pain :P

10:12 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Trust me, you don't want to have the baby six weeks early. You'll end up with teeny, tiny colic monsters like mine. ;)

That woman is a cow. Disregard her and chalk up her nonesense to pre-playgroup binge-drinking.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Biscuit said...

How rude! It's just rude - I'm sure you were just to adorable and glowy for her to recognize... I am so sorry about the pit swelling - that sounds really uncomfortable. Have you tried bags of peas? : ) Stay cool!

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