One thing about being pregnant: I learn new words.

 Staggering into my office way too early, I was checking office mail when a colleague of mine (a speech instructor), came by my office and positively spooged, “Oh!  Stand up!  Let me see!”

She was the one who asked me earlier if I felt the “fish” yet — that is, felt the baby move yet — so I knew she just wanted to see how far along I looked.  So I stood up, like the arthritic happy Buddha that I looked in my empire-waist dress.  She gasped, clapped her hands like a little girl and said, “Oh!  You’re BLOOMING!”

Uh… cool?

After my morning classes — FOUR HOURS OF COMPOSITION FUN! — I swung by the division office to check my departmental mailbox.  I ran into another English professor there, who looked at me and said, “Why, you’re positively blooming!”

Okay… I just *had* to look the word up when I got home.

“Ravishing beauty” huh? I wonder is it because I smile all the time?  But I was a major smiler *before* the pregnancy.  Folks, however, keep commenting just how pregnancy seems to “suit” me.  All I can say is that I’m glad I’m not in my first trimester and, yeah, I rather enjoy having the little guy inside of me, growing.  As the Hubby said as he lightly patted my belly this afternoon, “You are inhabited by a life form.  Hello, life form.”

I suppose that’s “blooming”?

Next doctor’s appointment is this Thursday.  I wonder how much I weigh now?



About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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3 Responses to Blooming

  1. Kiki says:

    I’m sure you look great. We need to catch site of that belly and you can see our 3 month (my God has it been 3 mos. already?!) monarch of the house.

  2. Audie says:

    Awwww!!! ::poings::
    I have never heard of the term blooming being applied to anything other than a plant before.
    You are a very pretty pregnant person though. 🙂

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