Stuff My Pregnant Wife Says #8 “Crazy, you grow a baby in your belly but it’s not in your stomach.”
Enjoy another post about the one liners I hear from my pregnant wife. Remember, this is for real and not fabricated by any means. It’s basically too legit to quit! Go here to read previous Stuff My Pregnant Wife Says post, especially my last one about how my wife explained pregnancy as; “It definitely feels like heartburn in my skin” Read it up.
This weeks SMPWS is brought to you by the randomness of my preggo wife.
While watching TV one night, my wife was feeling the baby kick with her hands. As she sat their in amazement of how active our baby is, we marvelled together at the journey so far. It has been a road of challenges getting to this place, but at that moment, feeling our child kick our hands, we new it was well worth it. In that perfect moment of thankfulness time stood still while we were in awe of the miracle of pregnancy. I always say to my wife, how amazing pregnancy is. It is such a miracle how this all happens, how a baby is growing inside of you. It’s almost alien-ish!
We continued chatting about all of these profound mysteries that encircle pregnancy. During our time of awe, my wife also made a profound comment by saying; "It’s crazy, that you grow a baby in your belly but it’s not in your stomach." I looked puzzled for a second, deciphering if this was a joke or for real. She was serious as a heart attack. I laughed and said; "that’s a good thing the baby isn’t in your stomach." She followed up with explaining to me how logical her statement was. I wasn’t buying the rebuttal, and was already chalking it up as either a ‘blonde’ or ‘baby brain’ moment. My nature as a Daddy Noobness continued as I teased her for days about that comment. She would shake her head and remind that I have no idea. I needed a good mental smack every now and then to keep me humble. A couple days later, somewhere in one of the parent books or websites that I read, I stumbled across a diagram similar to the one you see here. The one I saw showed a before and during pregnancy comparison of where the organs are. I immediately noticed that the stomach was pushed up and squished. It was then, that it dawned on me, that yup my wife was right. It sure would feel like the baby was in your stomach, especially after seeing this diagram. Ooops! I noob’d that one. To confess, the sad part is I completely forgot to tell her after seeing the diagram that she isn’t crazy. Count this post as my confession of noobing.
From now on, I submit to the fact that whatever my hotness tells me about any feeling, characteristic, emotion, pain, craving or desire that is accompanied from being pregnant is 100% accurate. Some say, perception is reality. For my wife, I say reality is pregnancy. Therefore, my conclusion is simple as I do not have a mini me punch dancing inside my stomach, belly or wherever he is. I cannot relate or advise as that is ill regarded and futile, which is why pregnancy is that mystery that I will never know, but only experience as the perceiver.
Learning slowly as the DaddyNoob