Tummy Grumblings, Maternal Rumblings

Filed under: thoughts — by Lauren on February 20th, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

There are definitely things going on in my belly, baby. I don’t know if they’re because of you or colitis or eating too much or what, but I definitely feel it. I won’t go into the gory details, but let’s just say that the activity in my stomach makes a hurricane look like a sun shower. There’s always something grumbling or cramping.

Luckily, though, I haven’t had any true morning sickness yet, just some serious bouts of nausea (which Lex laughed about, giddily appreciating the symptoms of pregnancy – I was not amused).

On a different note, today we flew back from Tucson, and sitting behind us there were two brothers – 12 and 10 years old – who were flying unaccompanied. This was evident by their extremely disruptive behavior that no one seemed to be monitoring. In particular, I appreciated how the younger one kicked me in the back repeatedly. Anyway, when we got off the plane I noticed that the two boys got off as well and were then wandering around by the gate with no flight attendant escort and no parent anywhere in sight. I stopped Lex, approached the boys, and when I confirmed that they were indeed flying alone and their mom was not there yet, I made them come with me and found a Southwest employee to assist them in finding their family. Lex made a joke after about my maternal instinct kicking in already, and though I’d like to think that it was the teacher/person who just loves kids in me that couldn’t leave until I knew those kids were safe, I can’t help but tremble with excitement when I think about getting to take care of you. Today marks approximately the 5th week, 2nd day of pregnancy. I don’t know how I’m going to wait the remaining 34 weeks, 5 days until you arrive.

Wish you were here!

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