Okay...so, it's been awhile since we've "talked shop" (maybe I should spell that "shoppe"...it's cuter that way...)...a loooong while.
So, here ya go! The first "talkin' shoppe" post of the New Year!
It kills me...no, no...scratch that. It baffles me wee lil' mind, how people don't know they're pregnant.
How's that happen?
And, geez...I guess it happens so often, that TLC even has a show about it...but, then again...what don't they have a show 'bout?!!
Wait...wait! I know! They don't have a show 'bout Jon and Kate! ;)
(And, for the record...I do have some pretty fantastic stories...however there's this thing called HIPPA...and the stories are so remarkable and memorable, that I'm quite certain I'd lose my job if I told any of them! Sorry...)
So many signs. So, stinkin' many signs...how does one write it all off?
No period? Stress, wacky cycles, exercise...yadda yadda...
Queasiness? Virus, ate something bad (um...yeah, over and over and over for weeks?)...
Big/sore boobs? I can't think of any excuses for this one.
Fatigue so all consuming you could sleep for 24 hours a day and still not feel rested.
Not to mention the trips to the bathroom.
But the kicker (HA! Pun intended!!)...the "holy smokes howintheheck did you not notice" sign for me...baby movement.
Yikes...I mean...gosh. Dude, those are some crazy active bowels and freaky gas bubbles you've got going on...if you think that is a normal feeling...for months on end...wow.
I just can't wrap my mind around it.
Separately...maybe, yeah...I'll give it to you. Lot's of people skip periods or have wacky cycles...busy at work? Yup, maybe you're tired.
But, come on!! There is no way anyone can convince me that you can write off every. single. stinkin'. pregnancy sign.
Add it up, sweet young mother...it all makes sense! There has got to be just a smidge...just an inkling of a hint that, "huh...somethin's not normal here"...dontcha think?
And, um...can we go back to that movement thing?
That baby...that crazy Alien-esque movement that we feel when we are pregnant? The elbows jutting out our abdomens?
The heels making that telltale sweeping feeling?
Or, how 'bout the baby stretching? You know...when your belly takes on corners and loses it's oblong shape?
Yeah. How can one not notice that?
Either they have some major issues with constipation...or they've got some crazy denial skills.
I'm hedging on the crazy denial skills!
And to that I say...just love that babe. If that babe is not what you saw in your future...there are thousands and thousands of wonderful couples who would love to do nothing more than love that babe as their own.
I promise. It'll all be okay...sweet young mother...for your health and safety...notice the signs, and see a doctor.
Wise woman once say:
"She who can't see she is pregnant...needs to take a closer a look."