Thursday, April 03, 2008

Exhausted from reading all of the medically informative pregnancy books, I searched for something different at the library yesterday and found this, The Spirit of Pregnancy. I've read several of the essays and poems and am in love with this book. The open, honest, and insightful views of so many women who have been on this journey is the exact thing I need right now. At the end of each entry is a little writing prompt. I haven't written anything yet, but it has made me pause and really think about all that is going on in my body and how my world is changing. More than anything it's made me connect to the idea that as much as pregnancy is about birthing a baby, it's also about birthing a mom.

It seems that overnight, my waist disappeared. I first noticed it the day before yesterday when Erin pointed out that my belly looked round. I looked down, and sure enough, it does! It seems so strange after all of this waiting for some physical sign other than puking to all of a sudden see an eclipse of a belly protruding where none used to be. I've always carried my weight in my lower abdomen which is why it's taken this long for anything to really show.

3 comments:

cv said...

Ha ha! How fun, now you have a baby belly!

I'm glad you found a book that is more fun to read, I'd have to put down all the (now your x will do y) books I think.

McMom said...

Sounds like a really neat book. I wish i had written down my thoughs when I was carrying my kiddos.

Baby bellys are beautiful!!

Kristen said...

Sounds like a good book. It's kind of fun to start showing...I really felt thoroughly pregnant the first time a stranger felt confident enough to make a comment about my belly/pregnancy.