August 27th, 2010

These days, I often feel like an elderly hobbit.

Ha, that got your attention, didn’t it? It’s true though. During these final weeks of pregnancy, I frequently call to mind a quote by one Mr. Bilbo Baggins on the occasion of his 111th birthday in the movie The Lord of the Rings.

Quoth Mr. Baggins: “I feel thin — sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.

Now, I won’t say that “thin” is an adjective I use much on myself these days, but the feeling of being over-stretched is one I can definitely relate to. I don’t know how much more expansion my poor tummy can take. It literally feels like the skin has been pulled too tight and I’m just waiting to pop.

Interestingly, I don’t have much in the way of stretch marks and their appearance doesn’t coincide with the geography which causes me most discomfort. How odd is that?

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