T is for "taut"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

23 weeks, 3 days pregnant
Had my monthly OBGYN appointment this morning, and there were five important developments:
  1. The 20-week ultrasound results? “Perfect” (yup, even the do-over)
  2. Fundal height? 23.5 (perfect for being 23.5 weeks preggo)
  3. Blood pressure? 120/68
  4. Baby boy’s heartbeat? Loud and clear
  5. I HAD A NEW NURSE AND SHE SAID MY STOMACH MUSCLES WERE “TAUT!”
Oh, yeah, you read that right. “Taut.” First I was “small,” and now I’m also “taut.” God bless these wonderful, wonderful nurses and their lovely flattery.
NEW NURSE (while measuring my fundal height): Do you exercise?
ME (nervous): Umm … no.
NEW NURSE: Really?
ME: Well, I walk … you know, to the bus and stuff.
NEW NURSE: Oh, well your stomach muscles are very taut.
ME (beaming): Really?
Oh yeah — just call me Demi! But excuse me, I first must go eat another fantastical vanilla ice cream cone.

So what do you think?

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