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32 weeks - Elizabeth Unexplained
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32 weeks

As of today I am 32 weeks pregnant. Things have started to get slightly uncomfortable. The fetus has a new trick: putting pressure on my lower left ribcage and pubic bone simultaneously. It doesn't happen a lot, but when it does it's pretty clear you no longer need a microscope to get an image of this one. I am often finding a head or a butt or a foot or an elbow somewhere that I could have sworn was normally reserved for my more usual internal organs. We're clearly starting to run out of room in there. I've also started to have a little heartburn if I lie on my back, which is clearly related to the whole internal-organ crowding issue.

I have been slightly stupid. I went grocery shopping yesterday and afterwards I was absolutely rotten to Warren for the rest of the evening. It occurred to me today that maybe I was so rotten to Warren because just buying groceries was physically taxing, and maybe this was because I'm anemic, and perhaps I should actually take my iron supplements like I'm supposed to instead of being lame about it. Brilliant. I can with effort extract data from the goofs in China and model their network usage, but I'm not bright enough to take the pills that I know full well I ought to take to keep me healthy.

Speaking of slightly stupid, here is an example of packing gone wrong:


When I saw the box on the porch I thought it had to be crib parts or something, but no, they used that huge box just for a diaper bag.
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kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: May 1st, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let me make sure I understand this correctly.

That bag on top of the cardboard box was the contents of the box? (minus packing material) And the bag is not made of thin sheets of glass or anything else unexpected -- it's just, you know, a bag? The sort that can be flattened without impairing future functionality?

Oh, and take your damn iron. Any of Elizabeth's co-workers reading this, every time you see her from now on, you are to greet her with "Fe Fe Fe Fe Fe".
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 1st, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did end up mailing a lot of octopodes in inappropriately large boxes, because they were what I had on hand under my desk. But a real company shouldn't be running on that sort of a shoestring box supply. :)
psychohist From: psychohist Date: May 3rd, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
It would be cruel to pack up octopi without some extra water to breathe, anyway.
countertorque From: countertorque Date: May 1st, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've seen similar stupidity in a bunch of stuff we've received in the mail. I keep telling my wife that I'm going to start a shipping company, so I can get in on the action.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: May 1st, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the bag was the only thing in the box, and it's just a diaper bag, meaning it's designed to carry around a supply of clean diapers and be generally abused by someone who is distracted by an infant. It's not fragile.
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