Thursday, March 10, 2005

The Expanding Begins

The Very Nice Co-worker describes it as

MUSHY
SQUISHY
THREE INCHES

Yes, we're talking about pre-baby belly. It's a lovely fluid-filled stomach area that is retaining water and frosted oatmeal cookies like there will never be another drop of water or piece of food on this earth ever, ever again.

I've gone from being a very fit, size 6 to a wider-hipped, squishy-bellied, waist-thickening, OH-MY-GOD-I'M-GETTING-FAT-ALREADY kinda gal. I'm not complaining. Really. I wish I could be assured that my recent puffiness has less to do with the HUGE bag of Combos I ate today and more to do with my five-and-a-half-week-old embryo.

It will be nice to be at the stage where people won't think I'm just getting BROAD IN THE BEAM, but will know it's just growing baby. In the mean time, pass the Cheetos!

I know I have a thousand hyphens and caps in the post. I don't care.