Monday, January 28, 2008

Inappropriate Juxtaposition

I have numerous things to cover in my post, and they are horribly at odds with one another in terms of appropriate-ness. But I'll go ahead anyway.

Most importantly, there are some scary things going on in the blogsphere right now. If you haven't already, please go lend some support to:

Alexa -- after losing Amos 2 weeks ago, she is now on hospital bedrest trying to keep his twin, Simone, inside and growing nicely for at least a few more weeks. She's currently being tortured by the dreaded mag sulfate, but -- as always -- is enduring it with incredible wit and humor.

ME -- bedrest, a cerclage, a shortening cervix, funneling and general fear prevail as she fights to keep her 3 little girls on the inside for at least another 6 weeks.

AMS -- there are no words to describe the horror of what they have endured these last three weeks. After delivering Zoe and Lennox at 24 weeks, she lost Lennox 2 days later and then lost Zoe 19 days later. I'm not sure how one is supposed to be able to survive that kind of grief, but I will surely be praying for all of them.

Now for the terribly inappropriate change of topic...

Yesterday was my birthday. We won't talk about how old I actually am (because I am in serious denial), so don't even ask. What I will share is this birthday card I got from a family friend. It doesn't even matter what it says on the inside (something about being a party animal), it's the outside of the card that made me laugh so hard I actually snorted. Hope you enjoy it as well:


I mean seriously -- do you see the 3 separate sets of cleavage? Dang, is that funny.

My last item is that I seem to have "popped" overnight. Many people at work still don't know I'm pregnant because I don't look all that big (let us not forget I was a solid size 10 pre-pregnancy and already routinely sporting elastic waisted pants). I went to bed yesterday still able to wear a few non-maternity items of clothing. Today, no dice. My belly is sticking out farther than my boobs. Now that's really saying something since they have grown from a C cup to a DD cup in the last 2 months. I think they need their own zip code.

Needless to say, I feel like a giant whale. I can't believe how huge my belly is now, and am having equal amounts of trouble comprehending that I'm simply going to get bigger and bigger over the next 16 weeks. Yikes. I guess all things considered, I'm not doing too bad considering this is my 2nd pregnancy (okay, it's my 4th, but only the 2nd one that made it past 9 weeks) but Holy Hannah I am one. big. chick. today.

If it means Spidey is growing and thriving, then I'm all for it. Just 6 more days until the anticipated 24 week mark which means possible viability. I know it's far, far from a guarantee but it will feel mildly comforting knowing that we've at least reached that milestone intact.

Of course I won't discuss that I can only sleep sitting up, have round ligament pains that last upwards of 10 minutes, take 300+ mg of Zantac daily for my outrageous heartburn, and generally feel so worn down that it's as if my entire body has been hollowed out from head to toe and filled with concrete. NOT that I'm complaining, though...

18 comments:

TeamWinks said...

There has been an awful amount of loss around lately, and it breaks my heart.

I'm pulling for one huge success story from you though!

Becks said...

Sounds like things are going just swell!!

Happy belated Birthday xx

Meghan said...

Happy bithday! We should have celebrated on Saturday night!

Glad things are going well with Spidey

Rho said...

Happy 29th Birthday! That card is hysterical, I love it.

Shelby said...

Great card! Happy birthday!!

Bean said...

You stinker - you should have told us on Saturday, I would have made you a cake! Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! Glad Spidey is growing and thriving. And that card, HYSTERICAL - I'm going to try to find it and buy a bunch!

Bean said...

You stinker - you should have told us on Saturday, I would have made you a cake! Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! Glad Spidey is growing and thriving. And that card, HYSTERICAL - I'm going to try to find it and buy a bunch!

Kathy V said...

Happy Belated. It breaks my heart for the loss and bad news that is happening. I am happy that there are others that are getting good news though. keep growing Spidey!

Samantha said...

Those late term scares and losses are the worst. There has been a lot out there.

Happy belated birthday and I love the card!!

Lea Bee said...

well, happy birthday tooooo youuuu! and bad leah for not telling us saturday night. that's two demerits for you that WILL go down on your permanent record. harumph.

Baby Step said...

OMG that birthday card is hilarious, I love the triple cleavage! I am sorry you are so uncomfortable right now.

And I do want to say that I think constantly about all the ladies in blog land that are suffering through insurmountable amounts of pain right now.

Sunny said...

Happy Happy day late birthday! You are a hot mama! I saw you with my own eyes. You are beautiful!

Delenn said...

Love the card! And, I think we are the same age...30! ;-)

Artblog said...

Your only as old as you feel, so unless you feel really old, you're not, got it;) Happy birthday nonetheless.

And ye, pregnancy is great fun, so comfortable, without any annoying symptoms, we're not in the least scared that it might die inside of us or die coming out so of course we have nothing to complain about!

I don't trust people who don't complain of at one thing at least, lier's, lier's pants on fires?

XXX

Mr. & Mrs. M@sk said...

Happy birthday! Love the card!

SaraS-P said...

That is one rockin' card!

Happy Birthday!

And congrats on popping!

Char said...

Hello Leah! c",) Nice to "meet you". I popped over on a link from Miss Inconceivability and I'm so glad I did! I had such a good laugh at that card. Hi-la-ri-yuss! I'm on the ttc bandwagon - been there, done that for the last 6 years, so I LOVE reading blogs of people who have "arrived!" Good on you. I'll be back to lurk some more in the future if you don't mind? c",)

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