Pregnancy Ponderings

These are just some things I ponder while I’m pregnant…

I wonder what it sounds like in there (utero) while I’m taking a shower.  Does it sound like it’s raining?

I have images of her floating around in the womb  like a stupefied Cornish Pixie, a la Harry Potter, even though I know it’s not the case.


Why do strangers think its okay to touch your stomach? I’ve only had one encounter so far, that wasn’t even really a complete stranger, but still. No me gusta. I don’t mind at all when people I know touch my stomach, but otherwise, if I don’t know you well – NO TOUCH.

Do you think the doctor would mind if I started blasting 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” right when she’s born?

“Go, go, go shorty
It’s your birthday
We gon’ party like it’s yo birthday
We gon’ sip Bacardi like it’s yo birthday…”

and the last two lines are irrelevant because I just discovered it say “And you know we don’t give a f*ck it’s not your birthday”.  All these years… not a clue that those were the lyrics.

For some reason I’m convinced that Baby Bean is going to have brown hair (like me) and blue eyes (like Dave).  If she comes out blonde, which can definitely happen from Dave’s side of the family, I’ll be shocked. I know its a huge possibility, but I’ll still be shocked.

If people heard me talking to her in the womb, would they think I’m weird? I talk to her all the time.  Mainly I say things like, “Hiii baby girl!”, or “WHAT are you doing in there?”, but is that strange?

People really need to learn that hearing, “Oh you’re so small” isn’t necessarily good.  Same goes for “Oh you’re so big!’.  Either way will make us preggos feel like we’re doing something wrong.  If people just said, “Oh, you look great!”, all would be right with the world.

Not gonna lie – I totally wonder if Baby Bean has an internal dialogue like in Look Who’s Talking (1 and 2 only… 3 blew major chunks). But not with Rosanne Barr’s voice… I’d like to think she’d have Ellen Page’s snarky tone.  Or maybe the whimsical nature of Amy Adams.  Well, since she’s my kid, it’s probably more on the Ellen Page side (a la Juno, of course).


  1. I often wonder if my son has an internal dialogue like in Looks Who’s Talking going while I’m talking/playing with him. He probably thinks I’m nuts.

    Also, I used to talk to my belly all the time. Not strange at all!

    And you’re right all pregnant ladies need and want to hear is that they look great, no need to comment on their size.

  2. I used to talk to my belly all the time too. Full-on conversations. We only had one belly rub from a stranger, but it happened while I was at the gym on the Stairmaster. So very awkward.

  3. I talked to Joe all the time – it’s how you bond! It was also pretty cool to listen to Chris talking to him, too – very sweet 🙂

    I know what you mean about the size thing. My SIL had lots of worries about being too small, and people would often tell her that she didn’t even look pregnant. It definitely caused her some stress. I however, was the opposite end of the spectrum and had to field comments and questions about how much bigger they’d let the baby get before inducing me. Ugh!

  4. Hey, ya know what?!?!


    Ignore the dumb people. Just remember all the positive and nice things people say. thats the important thing.

  5. I wonder the same things, all across the board! Jon told me to pretend it was like Look Who’s Talking if it’d make me feel better.

    And people always tell me how “small” I am. Dude, if I felt small, I wouldn’t be pregnant right now. I feel like a beached whale. And I also had a full blown conversation with the baby the other morning at the grocery store and got stared at by all the old people. I see nothing wrong with it though. 🙂

  6. If people try and touch your stomach, roll your lip back, snarl and glare. That’s what I’d do! (My personal bubble is huge.)

    Also, no – you aren’t strange for talking to your tummy, ’cause you DO have a little bean inside of there who (maybe?) can hear you (already? I KNOW THEY CAN AT SOME POINT!!!)

    And yes – please blast it’s yo birthday, bahahaha!

  7. I can assure no doctor will have any qualms with you blasting some 50 for the grand entrance. When I was in labor, I asked if they could turn music on and the nurses put it on the German pop station. My little one was born during the refrain of “Tick Tock” by Ke$ha. Good times.

  8. I think it’s totally ok to talk to your baby/belly! I wouldn’t think that’s weird at all.

    I have NEVER understood why people feel the need to touch other people’s belly. Makes no sense to me at all.

    And I also have wondered if babies have their own dialogue going on. Seems that they would?

  9. dude that would be awesome if you played 50 cent when little bean is born. also i’m so with you on the random people touching the stomach, i just don’t get it. ever. i don’t think i would ever touch someone’s stomach unless one. i knew them and two. i asked first. goodness.

  10. I wouldn’t know what it’s like to be pregnant, it hasn’t happened for me yet. But I would wonder the same things for sure. I don’t think you’re crazy for talking to her, I think it probably comforts the both of you! And I think that would be a lovely jam for when Baby Bean is born 😀

  11. I don’t think it’s weird to talk to your baby. Dude, I talk to my cat.

    Also, a stupefied Cornish Pixie. I LOLed.


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