Bionic Mamas

you're not losing a vagina, you're gaining a son


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Still More Of Me To Love

Greetings from your favorite dugong! Not only is my physique tending towards the marine mammal look (though I look considerably less svelte than a real dugong, I’m afraid), but my attempts to forestall rib pain by keeping my arms close to my chest may soon result in their becoming flippers.

Still feeling like I’m being stabbed and rather peeved at Dr. Russian for not really listening to me about it. She says it’s a bruise (though how I am supposed to have hit the bottom of my ribs with anything, given the significant convexities surrounding that area, I’ve no idea) and to go easy on the meds. I say it’s a torn muscle or pissed off cartilage and it hurts like heck. Since the treatment is the same for both theories — wait, wish, and pray it gets better before the Bean can kick that high up — I suppose it doesn’t matter. I mostly have stayed off the percocet, but some nights (like last night, for instance), that’s just not possible.

Ah, well. Dr. Russian is, after all, Russian. Disregard for non-lethal injury is as inevitable a part of her character as the praise she heaped upon me for eating meat. I will gladly accept her boredom with my ribs, given that she is similarly unbothered by my having already gained as much weight as the practice “wants” me to put on over the course of the entire pregnancy.

I’d be lying if I said the weight gain didn’t bother me at all, but I’m doing my best not to worry about it. I don’t think there’s much I can do about it — I’m hungry most of the time, and we eat pretty reasonable kinds of food. I guess I’m just one of those women who gains a lot in pregnancy. My weight has mostly been stable in adulthood, so I hope that losing it won’t be too terrible.

At any rate, one member of the household seems pretty happy with the situation. (He’s usually more of a boob-man, but those are getting pretty sizeable, too — and don’t think he doesn’t cop a feel.)

More of Me To Love

More of Me To Love

Now that’s my kind of Perfect Moment Monday.


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Perfect Moments

Hey, y’all. Chez Bionique = still reeling. Happy, befuddled, occasionally panicking…never a dull moment, as they say.

Symptom watch includes mild (but not so mild that I wouldn’t take an Advil under other circumstances) cramping, some fatigue, and — I’m going to count this — the biggest MFing cold sores I have had in easily 15 years. As in, where did the left side of my upper lip go? Yuck. Dr. Baby Factory says no taking anything, even L-Lysine. (Confession: I took some before I asked. I guess I’ll not take any more. Probably.) Your miracle cures welcome.

I don’t think I’ve ever managed to participate in Weeble’s Perfect Moment Mondays, but Sunday had a couple of moments that bear recording, I think.

Here is Sugar, under the triumphal arch near our place:

A Piano At The Plaza

Piano courtesy of Play Me, I’m Yours

My father is a pianist. He played Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Bach every night of my childhood. Some of my favorite baby pictures are with him at the keyboard, in a carrier on his back or pounding the keys beside him like a real hambone. He put neon green stickers on the ends of an octave’s worth of keys to teach me their names; I don’t remember ever not knowing. For reasons related to the crippling shyness that characterized my early childhood, I never took lessons, so while I can play a little, not much, really. (Let’s not go any further down that road, lest the crying start.)

Even when we were first “dating” (misnomer for typically lesbian reasons), I was comforted to think that Sugar’s ability to play represented a kind of redemption on that count, that there would, after all, be someone to play for our children.

Which brings me to this:

RIMG1199

Yes, I surely did go out and by the pricey kind only when I already knew what it would say. What of it?