The Shelf

Jodi's Stomach at almost 4 months

As Tom Hanks in CASTAWAY when he finally makes fire and with the gut filled conviction announces it to the world around him – allow me to introduce THE SHELF with the same conviction.

I have produced this awesome, now kicking, living thing and it works as more than a pee reflex or uncomfortable sleeping position giver, it now works as a SHELF.

The wonders of this shelf are endless, the laptop which used to slide all over my legs and belly in bed, now sits up right in position as commanded.

The bowl of grapes or any other fruit I’m craving now has a home within 18 inches of my hungry mouth.

And that pillow Aaron likes to use when laying next to me, yea, is now the shelf.

You could go to Far and Away and see more wonders that might help your daily life.

Battle of the Buldge Part II


And we thought my stomach was big 2 weeks ago. Man o man. Comparing the photos that we’ve taken along the way has it’s way of letting us know my body is in no way mine for the next 6 months and or longer.

So this is the beginning of trimester #2 and the books say the frequent peeing will cease – the frequent part anyway. I just have to say that is in no way true, at all. I’ve found that peeing is more of marathon for me now than it ever has been. The more I get out at once the less time before I go again, because I keep MAKING ROOM FOR MORE PEE.

And (Note to all selves, this could contain some graphic content) since when does peeing require flexing stomach muscles in order to empty the bladder. I really feel like I could be on a gymnastic team for all the bending, moving and cheering I do for myself. Just . One . More . Ounce. Go . Jodi . Go .