Monday, February 1, 2010


Since I have been sharing the very intimate personal space of my body with another being, albeit tiny, I have been less interested in socializing. A definition of introvert is someone who is rejuvenated through solitary activities and drained by social activities. Talking is harder work than ever before. Why this is, I don't know. Blame it on Baby Thom. Or me being awash with different chemicals in different combinations than ever before.
For some strange reason puttering around our little apartment or in the garden is much more appealing than in the past. Or maybe I just miss the rhythm and seclusion of our little home on the sea. It's simpler that way.

To top all of this off, I have always believed that people's belly's were part of their personal space. So, now my personal space is announcing itself to people in a very obvious fashion. Thereby inviting conversation about it, and PATTING of it. Maybe I should invest in a T-shirt that says, "Do not touch". Or maybe I should try to be less prickly. But, it is my body after all. I guess I could stay home for the next 4 months. That should cure my introversion and the belly patting. It would like when Frances the badger loves jam and so her mother only feeds her jam and toast. Frances starts not liking jam so much. hmmm.


Nori said...

I was the same way when pregnant. I just felt very vulnerable. I thought I was being introverted at first because I wouldn't talk about it until the first 13 weeks were over, and I have a hard time not saying what is on my mind, but it continued even once I announced my pregnancy. I even stopped blogging for the most part. I attributed it to sharing my life with someone whose privacy I wanted to protect, but maybe it is something else, too. It's just a very vulnerable time, and shyness is one of my only protective mechanisms.

MeganandBrian said...

It's good to know i'm not the only one. It's hard to know what to blog about these days because I'm processing all of the current and upcoming changes. I don't feel like processing them publicly.

rosa said...

Oh Megan! Oh Nori! I am so with you, my friends! I gave up blogging for most of my pregnancy, for a lot of the same reasons. And please, the touching thing? It was hard not to flinch. Especially with Henry, I don't know, I was more tired, more grumpy, I just felt like all over I had less and less of a margin for anything extra. I'm with you! It's normal! And more than that, you can do it!