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    What caused this? Pregnancy. How did you do it? WHAT?!?

    July 20th, 2010

    Have you ever filled out a new patient form for a doctors office and paused at some of the questions you were asked? And I don’t mean paused in a “I don’t remember” kind of way. I mean more in a “What the $&$^#^?” kind of way.

    Well, I was filling out a patient form ahead of a chiropractic appointment I have set in the morning when I came across the following question:

    “What caused this complaint or how did you do it?”

    I responded simply “Pregnancy” while doing my best to keep my smart-ass in check. Why? Because here’s what I really wanted to say:

    “Well, you see, when a man and a woman REALLY like each other they do this ‘hug’…”

    I also contemplated drawing some stick-figure pictures. (Although in my case drawing me in stirrups with 4 people around me might have confused them)

    However, I was only given one line (and a quarter) to respond, so I just kept it simple 🙂

    My inner 13-year old really wants out.

    22 weeks

    July 18th, 2010

    How far along: 22 weeks
    Weight: 134.2lb
    Sleep: Good
    Gender: Boy
    Movement: Yep. S2 is a wiggly one.
    Feeling: Good. My energy level is OK, but my ability to be on my feet is getting limited.
    What I miss: Nothing right now
    Weekly Wisdom: Pee before bed. Otherwise bad dreams happen.
    Milestones: My belly-button popped out.
    Food cravings: I was craving watermelon and Pearl tea pretty badly on Friday. I got lucky and had both yesterday.
    Fetal development:
    At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he’s even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you’d be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he’ll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.