Pregnancy Dictionary, Part 1

Fun words and phrases from this stage of my pregnancy.

Fundal Height: The distance your little, internal helium balloon floats up toward your navel.

To Pop: When you can no longer "suck it in" (and thankfully already bought some maternity jeans.)

Quickening: The sudden and startling realization that movements in your gut aren't gas bubbles. Also, coincides with the first time you realize you are not alone.

Cranky: How you act most of the time when you're not feeling grateful for being allowed to take part in this strange miracle.

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Blogger Tara said...

Do you have sudden, strange addictions to smells or foods yet? My mom couldn't get enough of the laundry detergent aisle when she was pregnant with one of us. And I think when she was pregnant with me she had an urge to keep drinking orange juice. Not that that's a strange addiction, but still.

Thank you for the dictionary words! How cool that you are feeling Squiggles moving around!

9/1/09 09:49  
Blogger Tara said...

I meant she couldn't get enough of smelling the detergent aisle, not eating any of it.

9/1/09 09:50  
Blogger Churlita said...

I worked in an ob/gyn clinic and I've been pregnant twice, so I know all of those words oh too well...Especially the last one.

9/1/09 12:19  
Blogger k_sra said...

Tara, I have a profound attraction to grapefruit juice. Also, yogurts and cottage cheese are staples now, not luxuries. No detergent sniffing yet, but there is a heightened distate for fumes of most any kind. I don't follow cars in traffic as closely as I did and I can smell cigarettes ten miles away. Other than that, I haven't sent my husband running for tacos or milkshakes or anything at three in the morning. that probably comes later! :P

Churlita, I bet you were a good office assist/nurse/doctor whatever you were. Today I get to go and have "the routine" which is how I refer to the BP, weight, heartbeat appointments.

9/1/09 13:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need any dill pickles, pistachio ice cream, whipped cream and sardines? If so, I'm going to the store later, just ask.

9/1/09 20:54  
Blogger k_sra said...

Alien, what a kind offer! You will make some woman a fine husband someday. :)

I have yet to make such extravagant requests of my husband, but I think secretly he'll feel cheated if I don't ask him at least once for a midnight whopper with arby's curly fries and a wendy's frosty. Otherwise, what stories will he be able to tell his buddies? : ) I'm sure I'll be more demanding and pitiful at 7-9 months pregnant. Then I'll get him good. Tee hee hee!

10/1/09 09:47  
Anonymous Worldgineer said...

Here's a tip: Don't wait until after midnight to get a craving for onion rings. Nobody sells them fresh after 11 or so (even a bar I called said their kitchen was closed), so you'll be left with grocery store onion rings, which just aren't the same.

10/1/09 13:35  
Blogger Pamela said...

What an exciting time!

13/1/09 11:31  

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