I wrote this post three weeks ago. Jannette had done something that elicited a fairly strong reaction from me, so she said, “You can blog about that – in three weeks.” Thanks to being able to delay my posts, I wrote this at that time and it’s just getting published now. Freaky, huh?
Speaking of freaky, “freaky” is the exact description of what Jannette did with her bellybutton. I’m not talking “slightly odd, something you would not normally do on a Saturday night” kind of freaky, I’m talking “sweet God in Heaven what the hell was THAT??” freaky.
This may be an strange way to announce it, but she’s pregnant. And as with her previous pregnancies, her belly is growing – quickly. VERY quickly. Normally, when people see her just entering her 3rd trimester people ask her if she’s due soon, or if she’s having twins. During her first pregnancy we were given some maternity overalls that apparently were made by Omar the Tent Maker, which Jannette thought she’d NEVER need. For the last 6 weeks they were the only pants that fit. You get the idea – she carries BIG.
Due to this, her bellybutton has suffered collateral damage. During her first pregnancy, it totally flattened out, and even became a bit convex at later stages. It’s never been the same since, and pretty easily pops out when she’s pregnant. In fact, she even marks the date when it finally pops out entirely on her pregnancy calendar.
Well, the other night we were having a quick peek to see what it was doing (as she’s already showing slightly – at 6 weeks). So I was looking at her bellybutton, and all of a sudden it looked like something inside of it moved and tried to jump out through her skin. I’m talking the Alien Trilogy here, folks. It was CREEPY. She, of course, though it hilarious and tried to do it again. You know how when you see a horrible accident but you can’t take your eyes off it? That’s me and the creepy bellybutton.
By the time you read this she’ll probably be in full-blown maternity wear, and the bellybutton will be nothing more than a squishy area on her rapidly expanding abdomen. And, God willing, she won’t be able to freak me the heck out with her bellybutton anymore.