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Onward and Outward

Constance’s blood tests revealed that her hCG levels are more than doubling every 48 hours and her progesterone levels just keep getting higher and higher by the shot. In fact, at this point everything falls within the normal or above-normal range. Our concerns have by no means gone away, but with every week and every positive test result, we exhale a little more completely and relax a little more fully.

As with our first pregnancy, Constance is an early show-er. Almost 6 weeks pregnant and there be a bump.

“Oh my god, this is some people’s 4 months pregnant!” Constance exclaimed on our walk home last night. “Seriously, it’s not fair. I’m not going to be able to hide this much longer.”

As my wife always does, she researched the “problem” of showing very early and discovered that most likely her uterus is very close to the front. People who tend to show later have uteri that are either in the middle or closer to the back. Showing early isn’t that bad or anything, but it can lead to awkward glances and questioning looks.

Fat or pregnant? Such a fun game for a hormonal woman to have played in her honor. At least Constance can rest easy knowing it’s the latter, even while folks assume it’s the former until we’re ready to spread the news far and wide.

3 Responses to “Onward and Outward”

  1. Yay!
    I understand the whole showing early thing - I remember people asking me when I was due with my second when I still had five months of pregnancy left. Their eyes widened at Christmas when I said I was due in May. Ugh! Its all great stuff, though. Grats!

  2. How tall is Constance? I always thought how early/much you showed had to do with height and weight. Short people show earlier (and get bigger), and also thinner people show earlier (or are less likely to look like they just got fat). So that’s my theory, anyway.

  3. Well, that’s part of it, too! She’s only 5′2″!

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