Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Stork Parking

With warmer weather and smaller clothes, it is becoming more and more obvious to the general public that I am an "expectant mother." As our society has lately become somewhat obsessed with pregnancy, I get a fair amount of attention from strangers now. They are drawn to the bump, if you will. What they don't realize is that I am not like all the other mommies-to-be they see on the street. I am not so much expectant as I am waiting.

6 comments:

yummysushipajamas said...

I am so thankful to you for posting your experience with this. It is so comforting to hear how it is going, since I am hoping to be pregnant again sometime soon and I am so worried about how it will feel...

G said...

Have you had people reach out and touch the belly yet? Or are they still in the gawking stage?

Crazy to be there again, eh?

I agree with ysp, I am thankful for your blog :)

CLC said...

It must be hard. I am sure you don't want to explain yourself to every person but at the same time you probably are not over the moon like other moms to be.

Monica said...

I felt the same way, well said. I too was in the land of "if" instead of "when". We lost more than a baby, we lost the ability to have a normal pregnancy ever. I can't complain though, I got to take the second one home. It's so hard to change your outlook and be positive. The good news is, you don't have to be positive for you to take this baby home. Because I never dreamed I'd lose Jimmy. I just knew he'd come home with me. I never gave it a second thought. We know how that ended. And with Andy, I just knew he was going to die. And here he sleeps next to me as I type this. So don't worry if you never believe this baby will live. You just keep growing the little one and everything will be ok.

c. said...

I would feel this incredible urge to tell anyone who gave me attention and talked to me about it. They would surely leave me feeling sorry for me and maybe excited, too.

Waiting. Yes. That totally describes it, doesn't it? I feel that way now and I'm not even pregnant.

I am really happy for you, A. I wish I could reach out and give that expectant belly a nice rub, even if you find those kind of people creepy. XO.

STE said...

Expectant vs. waiting: An important distinction.

Those silly innocents...

Thinking of you.