So I was looking at these images from Childbirth Connection, and I just have to say, good gods, won’t anyone think of the intestines?
Here’s the 20 weeks pic:
In other words, ho-hum, everything’s looking good.
But! Flash forward to 28 weeks, and what do we see?
A weird mashing of intestines, that’s what! And it gets WORSE. 36 weeks:
OH MY GOD GET OUT OF THE WAY GET OUT OF THE WAY THERE’S A BAAAABY
How do they even still WORK? I’m a little curious about how this squishing around and essential restructuring of innards will affect my own special snowflake of an ulcerated colon. Although it’s been thoroughly quiescent of late. In fact, pregnancy seems to suit my guts. Hurray?