Saturday, October 6, 2012

A riddle

Q: How can you tell that the lovely woman you've just met in your prenatal yoga class is not at all infertile?



A: She is 6 weeks pregnant


(From the vantage point of my 17 weeks, I was still feeling rather exposed to be affirming my pregnant state so early.  Going to that class was a big emotional hurdle to summit, but I did it and even enjoyed it!)

18 comments:

  1. ha!!!

    Yoga for pregnant people made me cry...

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    1. I was pretty close to it myself, wondering what the hell I was doing there.

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  2. You realize that you are only three weeks from halfway through, right? HALFWAY, MOMO, HALFWAY!

    ;-)

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  3. I never mustered the courage. Bravo my dear and holy fagioli, you are getting close.

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  4. It was such a huge right of passage to start going to prenatal yoga classes. I was actually sitting at yoga the first time I felt my little dude move inside of me. Sitting at those classes really helped me 'see' myself as being pregnant. I hope that it gives you a safe space to revel in your own experience.

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  5. Wait until you are putting on your socks, wondering why you are so out of breath. Well, duh, each time you lift your leg, you are kicking yourself in the belly.

    Grow, Gusta, grow.

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  6. HA! Can you imagine??? Love that you went and enjoyed. <3

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  7. Lol, this made me chuckle. I was one of those girls who was utterly positive I was a fertile bunny (mostly based on family's superpowers in the reproduction department), and I actually went for a pre-natal yoga class when I was around 7 weeks along, on my first pregnancy. Now, sadly being better informed about myself, wild horses could not drag me to another one of those. Le sigh.

    They are fun though, glad you enjoyed it!

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  8. I felt like a fake until at least halfway through my pregnancy, but I still loved the classes. At one of my very last classes there was a new woman about six weeks along and I totally stared at her dumbfounded, like...seriously? Shouldn't you be off somewhere puking more with anxiety than with morning sickness, terrified that you'll miscarry at any moment? No? That was just me? Good for you for going - I hope it will bring you much pleasure and relaxation!!

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    1. turns out I knew this lovely woman from a previous life. I will cry if she vanishes from class and I find out she didn't make it out of T1.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  9. WOW. WOW. Here's hoping she doesn't suddenly vanish from the class. And YAAAAAAY YOU for being there, my dear.

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  10. lol. that's that truth. I too hope she stays in the class or if she leaves it will be because of an bout of morning sickness. glad you boxed up the prior anxieties and are putting your energy into finding the best stroller ever for your gummy bear

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  11. Oh to be so naive...
    Proud of you for taking the plunge and embracing your beautiful pregnancy. Think of you and gummy bear often!

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  12. GOOD FOR YOU! And you are almost halfway there! I am imagining you, your strong self, and your strong gummi rocking out some standing poses.

    I hope Ms. 6 Weeks stays in the class and never, ever knows why other people might have waited longer. Personally I can't imagine ever going to something like that -- I'm quite sure the instructor would shake her head and say "You? You don't belong here. This is for PREGNANT ladies."

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  13. I've been out of the loop for a while, but am so glad to check back in and see that all is well with you. I know it seems crazy to be in a pre-natal yoga class, but hope that you will soon feel that you belong there. Enjoy!

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  14. You rock that pregnant body in Yoga sister! I love that you are doing this class! And I've been under a rock for a while (read: terrible cold and terrible morning sickness) so haven't commented on your last post - but wanted to say bravo to you! I think putting all of the information in a box is the smartest thing you can do! xoxo

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  15. Wow...I always get a little freaked out by people that announce their pregnancies that early. However, most of them end up with healthy babies in their arms. Go figure. These days I'm letting my belly do the talking for me, it works well. :-) Yay for you for going to yoga! I did some prenatal yoga from a podcast but noticed that my hips hurt the next day so I gave it up. Once the election is over I might try to join a class near my house but for now I can't change my work hours to accommodate the early start time. I can't believe how close you are to being halfway to your due date...time flies, doesn't it? I'm so glad things continue to go well for you. Have you felt any movement yet?

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  16. I'm so behind but had to back up to comment on this one... I had to fight the tears my whole first prenatal class (which I mustered the courage to go to ~17 weeks). I still have moments where I look around in disbelief and gratitude to be there, to actually BELONG there. But mostly I think it's been really good for me, to force an experience where you're just a "normal" pregnant person, to finally feel some ownership and excitement with it all.

    I've also been blown away by the 1st trimester joiners, but there was one newbie that sticks with me. The instructor always goes around one by one to ask how far along you are, and if you are new some other questions like "have you done yoga before" and... "is this your first baby." I swear one girl hesitated and got a funny look on her face before finally answering yes. My heart broke, perhaps totally imagining the whole thing and projecting, but I bet anything that it was perhaps going to be her first baby, but it was not her first pregnancy. Made me wish we had like a gang sign to flash in solidarity.

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