Thursday, August 06, 2009

TMI Thursday: Piggy button edition.

For the who didn't want to see the belly non-button, you're warned.

This pink expanse that looks like a little pig nose is the area formerly known as my belly button.

I wasn't going to even take a picture, much less post. But LiLu suggested it for TIMT, and I thought, ah, what the hell. The unexamined life is not worth living, or some such thing. No?

I told you it was icky.And yes, I'm still here. I will tell you more about this tomorrow. When I'm sure I'll still be here.

At this point, I feel like I'm going to be pregnant for the rest of my life.

God willing, the belly button I used to love will go back to some semblance of normal. And maybe pregnancy amnesia will strike, as everyone says it does.

I keep thinking it just can't get any farther out, because how much more out is there for it to go? And then it does.

If I lived in Alaska, I'd be able to touch Russia with it from my front porch.

Except for the fact that it's both tender and attached to my body, I sort of don't even consider it mine anymore. It's more just like an interesting animal set aside for observation.

So I wonder if it will get to the point where the ridge and those two itty bitty little dimples disappear entirely?


  1. I just cracked up at the Alaska line.

    Thank you for that, while I can see where maybe you don't find it so funny.

  2. it looks like it's going to bust apart any minute... it's scary and sad all at the same time.

  3. Lisa, you crack me up! Somehow this turned into an interpretation activity for me....right away I didn't see the pig nose in the belly button, rather a pretty, swirly star, like from a Van Gogh painting. Then again, the photo has a pink hue, like a piggy.

    7 is a lucky number, maybe tomorrow?

  4. Lemmonex - Thanks. Some moments I can see the humor in it, but often it is so not funny.

    notsojenny - It makes me scared! I want my cutie cute little button back!

    HKW - I love your interpretation activity! And I'd rather think of it like a swirly star than a pig nose. :)

    I like 7. I'd be good with that!

  5. oh! my first thought was "what if it splits open?" which is horrible. but really ... what if it splits open? would you need belly button stitches? would you have a belly button scar? is that redundant? can you get a scar on a scar? SO MANY QUESTIONS!

  6. HAHAHAHAHA at the Alaska line.

    Except now I'm going to have Sarah Palin's voice in my head all day.

    Maybe I can make it Tina Fey as Sarah Palin... that's not nearly as bad.


  7. snort snort snort. that's the sound the piggy makes.


    I think this is it for the BB. You're pretty much cooked, where else could it go??


  8. At least you can say you have a flat belly. :)

  9. Maybe I'm weird, but I think it's cute, not gross. I mean, you should get some henna done on your belly and have them draw a little piggy face around your belly button!!! That's awesomeness you just can't top!

  10. Hillary - I myself have wondered what happens if the pressure just gets too much. But fortunately there don't seem to be any incidents of women's bellies being randomly rent in two by their progeny.

    LiLu - Make it Tina Fey and it's OK. Otherwise, sorry.

    Rindy - Definitely snort snort snort. And you'd think where else could it go? And then there's somewhere even more uncomfortable that it can.

    Jules - That is an excellent way to look on the bright side!:)

    Miss Dallas - I could totally get Nick to do that with a Sharpie! That would probably ensure labor, as it would be so embarrassing in the hospital! Maybe I'll ask him later!

  11. Yikes! It reminds me of stretching a rubber band to capacity! Very cute piggy button. I think Miss Dallas has the right idea!

  12. It looks hurty. And dagblastit. Doesn't that kid know I predicted for yesterday to be the big reveal? I'm glad you're keeping your sense of humor. It will serve you well in the coming days!

  13. Ooh, that does look like it would hurt. Awww...poor lil' piggy button!

  14. I have to admit that gave me a bit of a fright...

  15. I just wrote a comment...then deleted it because it totally fell into Shannon's catagory of "things you shouldn't say to a pregnant woman." See, I'm learning to self-censor.

    That pic is kinda like a Wayne's World "Extreme Close-up."

  16. That was great, how I looked at that, um, 'collage' and thought "What the HECK?!" and by the time I got to the end and had forgotten the drawing, all of a sudden the connection was made. Fabulous fun.

    Of course Nick was right, that it would be considered trashy behaviour - but only in some countries. We're too uptight. If you decide to nurse rather than bottle feed, I guess that will be driven home once again. We need more Lemon Glorias!


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