Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful I am not an African Elephant

Tomorrow we are 35 weeks!

Can't believe this little peanut will be here before we know it.

While I feel as though my body is falling apart at a rapid rate and I am questioning whether it will make it for these last few weeks, I am so thankful this little one continues to grow safe inside.

I do really enjoy being pregnant and marvel at the miracle of having that little person growing inside until the birthday party.

However, I have found myself complaining a little more than normal this time around.

Ahem, okay, maybe most nights.  I am sure Richard would not agree at all. 

It seems as though I have been pregnant forever and although I do know the big day will be here soon, it also feels as though I will just remain pregnant forever. 

Unable to bend over, sleep for more than an hour at a time without having to pee, eat more than a few bites every few hours, and not feel as though I have just run a marathon every time I walk up the stairs.

While marveling at the strength of this little one's kicks and punches, Richard wondered what a mother elephant experiences during pregnancy. 

I googled "what mammal as the longest gestation" and what do you just happens to be the African Elephant!

According to National Geographic, the African Elephant
 is pregnant for up to 22 months!!!!!!!!!!!  

Makes my 9 month pregnancy not seem so bad!

While I was also fretting about the size of this baby (our boys have all been pretty decent size), the average elephant weighs 200 pounds at birth and is almost 3 ft tall! 

Makes my 8lb 14oz, 22 inch child seem like a shrimp!

So while I am anxious to meet this little one and a little lot anxious to be reassured my body won't fall apart, I am thankful I am not an African Elephant.


Cindy and company said...

Too funny. I'm glad you're not an elephant too because we might not ever have met. Praying you through these last few weeks (they're the worst!). I've found that lots of ice cream and chocolate help. Who cares about the extra poundage--in a few weeks you'll be at least 10lbs lighter!

Becky said...

Thanks Cindy! I am enjoying ice cream and chocolate ;0) Miss you!!!!