• illos,  preg-nuts

    Pump Up the Belly

    You know that feeling you get when you put your arm in the cuff of the automatic blood pressure machine at the drug store? You know how when it starts closing down on your arm, you have that fleeting worry that you would be in really deep trouble if it just kept compressing and compressing and cinched your arm right off?

    Well, that feeling is kinda like pregnancy. I feel like there is water balloon inside me getting slowly pumped up. For a while it’s been kinda fun but today I got that first fleeting thought that I’m going to get really uncomfortable soon and there’s nothing I can do about it. That water balloon is just going to get bigger and bigger and my skin is going to stretch and stretch and stretch…

    And I’m only half way!