Years ago, a friend in medical school told me that an unpregnant uterus can fit in a teacup.
A teacup! Somehow, this really stuck. I always pictured a cup of the very delicate, English china variety.
I had this teacup image for years and years.
And it wasn't until yesterday that it really hit home how large my uterus has actually gotten. I mean yes, duh, it stretches at the baby grows. But I didn't really think about it.
Yesterday was the first time that the boy has thumped hard enough that my hand, which was resting on top of my stomach, actually got bounced up on the air.
It was right under my breasts, where his butt or leg or something like that tends to squirm around.
I was talking to a friend when this large thump happened. She was impressed.
And then she said, "You know, your uterus now extends all the way up to under your boobs!"
Which was when I realized the following.
At this point, I could fit my uterus over my head.