06 November 2011


Graceless is the pregnant woman

The title for this post came to me as I walked out of a pleasant interview, 
not a job exactly but volunteering for an organization that I believe does great work here on the island. 
Somehow in the brief span of half an hour I managed to spill some of the water from my water bottle before it reached my mouth.  tip my purse off a chair while sitting in a quiet waiting room(contents including all sorts of random kid things like crayons, toy cars, a chunky plastic kids ring ..all spilling across the floor, (keep in mind it is difficult to lean down nonchalantly when you have a basketball shaped belly). Then while in the presence of the head of the organization, a  calm and cool smiling lawyer, I went to lean on the arm rest with that look of interest as I was listening and missed it, making a very awkward dip towards the floor- I must have blushed crimson. Yes clumsy is the way I feel and my very very limited wardrobe now that the weather has shifted does not help. Nor the lumbering pace I seem to have acquired. When did I start to huff and puff carrying the laundry up to the roof!? 
Yes, pregnant women (at least in my case)- nearing the last months do many silly things like bump their belly into chairs, desks, people... not realizing just how far their circumference has grown.

May your Monday mornings be starting out swiftly with speed and grace, like a bird in flight
and not like a whale in shallow water.


  1. as beautiful as a pregnant woman! xx

  2. Oh this is the most wonderful, lovely, tender, funny, adorable post I have read in a long long time! Many kisses to you and to the little sweet one inside as well!

  3. Thank you Kenza, big and clutsy is just one of the paragraphs of pregnancy I suppose, the little bean is dancing away inside, fluid in it's twirls. A contrast to the outside I inhibit. Smile.

  4. Lovely thought sent out to your readers at the end of the post, but sadly, whale in shallow water rising heavy and slow exactly described me this morning ;) but at least I made class in time...
    The little one sounds like s/he's having fun inside you.... xxx

  5. Love your sweater! Hang in there! Before you know it you will be holding a darling little baby in your arms.

  6. Haha! I remember this feeling!
    It's all temporary my dear.

  7. Keep smiling! ...I think that is your nature.

  8. Pregnancy is such a journey, as mysterious and encompassing as any outward travel. You're just going around another bend in the road. Can't wait to meet the little one at the helm.

  9. Love the 3/4 profile portrait in the window, what a gem of a photograph and capture of this special time in your life. I want to give you a big hug for all the clumsiness ... it's so sweet, just but be careful! xoxo

  10. I remember going to Monty's restaurant and after waiting a very long, very pregnant hungry time- I couldn't fit into the booth! We went home.

    In time these moments make great stories that even you yourself can laugh at.

    Lots of love,

  11. and yet...you do it all with so much more grace than the average woman with a basketball shaped torso! best of luck here at the end!


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