Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant

I'm a little bit obsessed with pregnancy shows these days. I don't like the touchy-feely ones like A Baby Story, but feel an obsessive need to watch 16 and Pregnant, I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant, and anything with "quintuplets" in the title.

I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant is especially fascinating. Once upon a time, I couldn't understand how someone could not know, but now that I am three months into a pregnancy and have had no regular morning sickness and no noticeable weight gain or bump, I can imagine it a little more.

Of course, I would notice that I haven't had my period because my cycle is as regular as a metronome, but that's about it. Most of the women on this show have irregular periods. I'm overweight, so I imagine that it will be a while before my abdomen screams baby rather than normal chub. I imagine that my pregnancy will be totally obvious by August, but I can imagine making it to May or June without being 100% sure.

They only feature happy outcomes on I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant. Miraculously, all of the moms abstained from smoking and drinking during their undetected pregnancies and all of the babies are born healthy. I wonder how common it actually is for everything to turn out ok when the mom has had no prenatal care.

2 comments:

  1. Okay, this comment is not about this post as much as the ticker at the top. The baby is 3" long and has a tickle reflex! How cute and wonderful. So happy for you, my friend.

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  2. I know.

    I am actually a bit weirded out that something that is three inches long can be living inside me, MOVING, yet I cannot feel it at all. It makes me a little bit nervous about tumors and tapeworms and stuff. WHAT ELSE COULD BE IN THERE?!?

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