I heaved myself onto the scale here at home so I'm not taken by surprise at the doctor's office (it's definitely his office). Are you ready for this shit? Because I'm still kind of in shock. Can one be kind of in shock? Isn't it an all or nothing deal? Anyway, I figure it's best to type this number while in shock. Or kind of in shock. That way I don't take it out on you. Serge will likely get the brunt of the panic attack later. But that's okay, that's why we're married, right? We take turns freaking out about stuff and then the other one pretends to calm us down while rolling their eyes behind our back. I think that's actually the definition of marriage. Check into it while you're looking up "doctor appointment" for me, will ya?
No. That's not my favorite radio station. It's how much I weigh right now at barely six months along! A nearly forty pound weight gain. I delivered Violet at 176, y'all. That means that right now, at six months, I weigh nearly the same as I did waddling into the hospital to push Violet out. And I think we all know my clinging to the 169 POINT SIX is bullshit. Anyone worth their salt in math and rounding up knows that right there is a solid 170.
So there's that. But then I learned that I made Babble's annual list of the top fifty Mom Blogs. I was super excited to be on a list with chicks like Dooce, Mamapundit, Finslippy and The Bloggess so I clicked over quick-like to see what they had to say about me.
"Monica Bielanko is popping up all over the place!" Yep. That's what they said. Is that some kind of veiled reference to my pregnancy weight gain? Are the editors at Babble trying to tell me something? Because I know I'm popping up all over the place, they don't need to tell me that. I'm popping up in places I didn't even know I had, you know?
The other night I was perusing the list of bloggers and stumbled onto Kelle Hampton's website. Specifically the story of how her second daughter, Nella, was born.
Listen, if you click any link all damn day, let it be the one over to Kelle's story. If you've ever been pregnant you've certainly thought about the possibility of what happened to Kelle. You've thought about it even if you haven't been pregnant. And the way this woman handled it and the fact that she wrote so eloquently about it... THAT and not my whinging about weight gain is what blogging is all about.