I met all of the typical references that you hear people make regarding large, pregnant women: I was like a whale, or a boat, or a large bus. But personally, my large, pregnant-self related more to the gigantic dinosaur – the T-Rex. Do you remember the famous scene from the movie, “Jurassic Park” – the scene where the water inside of the water glass cup starts rippling as the heavy T-Rex approaches the Jeep? Well, I imagine that the same thing happened to the water glasses belonging to my downstairs neighbors during my 8th and 9th month of pregnancy – whenever I would get up from the couch and walk (i.e., stomp) into my kitchen (usually for my third full-serving of spaghetti or pecan bars).
Here is the video that I’m talking about:
Once my gigantic pregnant-self accepted my T-Rex body, then I started to actually think like a T-Rex. Do you remember that other toilet scene from Jurassic Park (the scene where the T-Rex eats a guy while he is sitting on the toilet)? That’s what I secretly day-dreamed about doing to the person who said to me: “A woman from my work had twins and she went back to work 3-days later!” (See 7 Things to Never Say To a New Mom for more on this).