Pregnancy: The Alien Stage

I’m 25 weeks, 4 days along and I have officially reached that weird alien stage in pregnancy where you can actually see the baby moving around in my belly.

I’m feeling sort of like that guy from Spaceballs.  You know, where they’re in the diner?

I prefer to think of things in terms of Spaceballs, rather than Alien because Alien scared the you-know-what out of me.

It’s kind of cool to sit there and watch my belly move, but it’s very strange.  It certainly feels real enough now.  Yes, I am definitely pregnant.  There’s a person in there.

At the same time, it’s frustrating.  I just keep feeling like I have decades left to go.  It’s just September 30th (realistically early October), but it seems like the summer is stretching out ahead of me like the Walmart parking lot.  The more I walk, the farther away the darn car seems.

Ashli warned me in the beginning not to look down the time tunnel, but I just can’t seem to tear my eyes away from it.  And every time I get close, someone says, “Oh, look at you!  You’re almost due!” or “You’re in the home stretch!”  And the fact is, I’m not.

I’m still in the second trimester.  My insides are still trying to crawl out to become my outsides.  My back hurts.  My feet hurt.  My pelvis hurts when I walk.  I’m tired.  I just had to refill my Zofran prescription.  And I’m still pregnant.

101 days to go.

8 thoughts on “Pregnancy: The Alien Stage

  1. One day at a time…. you will get to the end. I was due Oct 2 last year, so I know how hard it is to be pregnant through the summer. Try to take it easy and not overdue. Just a few more weeks until the 3T.


  2. I’m 29 weeks today and I know how you feel. I wanted to stay in bed all day yesterday. Threw up stomach acid and bile first thing in the morning and just felt awful all day. Weird thing is I felt hungry all day – even right after I ate. I’m due Sept 7th and it seems awfully far from here too so don’t set that 3rd trimester deadline to feel closer. I’m about to refill my zophran too. I was way over this by now with my first so it is so frustrating. And I almost failed my 3 hour glucose test – I passed but just barely so they want me to do the diet and testing anyway to be sure… I feel like I lost not won. If it can help keep the baby’s weight down though it may be a good thing – my son was 8 lb 15 oz and nothing came back bad on the glucose when I was pregnant with him.

    I hope we both get to feeling better. I’ll hang in there if you will! 🙂 Your posts have been encouraging to me – I feel like we’re going through the same thing at the same time, although i’ve been lucky enough to make it through without hospital iv’s and by only taking the pill zophran.


    1. Oh, man, that’s rough. Even though you passed you still have to be on the GD diet! Ouch. That would rule out pretty much any food I can eat! The acid is starting to get to me, too. I’m not quite to the 3rd tri, but it feels like I’ve been there for a few weeks already.


  3. I’m about one week ahead of you (EDD 25th Sept) and my little one has been wriggling around enough to visibly see it for weeks now. My mum was amazed how early his movements became visible and I am just fascinated by it. But, like you, it still feels like I have such a long way to go and I just cannot wait for September to arrive and for him to be here already. Thanks to finally get some anti-emetics a few weeks back the days do go by a bit faster than they did, but they still drag, especially with the exhaustion, aches, pains and sleepless nights. I have hypermobile joints (i.e. the move more than they should and sometimes “pop” out) which has been made worse by pregnancy and I cannot count the times I have crouched down to pick something up or see to a child at work and ended up sprawled on the floor because one or other of my joints has “popped”. That, along with the continued daily nausea that thankfully no longer makes me puke but is enough to make me feel rough, makes me wonder how on earth anyone can feel that pregnancy “flies by”. I’m with you in wishing the summer away!!


  4. My mom told me to never watch the movie Alien when I was pregnant because she said that it would freak me out. Quickening always made the nausea worse with me, however I always enjoyed the kicks and flips toward the end of pregnancy. Time went by so slowly for me when I was pregnant. Every second was a struggle. I think people with more normal pregnancies feel that pregnancy flies by.

    Hang in there. You are doing great! 🙂


    1. For me, the movement sometimes makes the nausea worse, too. But, as far as Alien goes, I can’t watch it even when I’m not pregnant! It was a great movie, but one viewing was enough for me!


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