When I'm pregnant, I have no filter. I end up talking like Napoleon Dynamite in many of my conversations and frequently have an "UGH!" coming out of my mouth. I can't be the only one, right?
Napoleon wouldn't take crap from people being nosy. I end up channeling Napoleon Dynamite during pregnancy, especially when people start being nosy. And I wouldn't mind if they were just genuinely curious. But, often they're not just curious. Their tone says they're asking because they think I'm stupid. Well, I think they are the stupid ones.
I really start channeling Napoleon as my due date nears.
"Have you had that baby yet?"
I also channel Rex Kwan Do from Napoleon Dynamite. Usually when people around me are making dumb pregnancy comments that warrant a round house kick to the face.
Sometimes channeling Napoleon Dynamite is exceptionally fun. Like when I bust some sweet moves after a great visit with my amazing midwife.
A great visit with the midwife should always be topped off with a special treat. I like to stop and grab an order of tots through the drive thru. I don't do it often, because nutrition is important and all... but also because I know someone will always want to share.
It's not just me. I notice my doula clients channeling Napoleon Dynomite when planning their births. They almost always bring their own gown for labor and this is how they respond to puzzled questions about it...
Have you ever gone past your due date? Yea, that's another prime time that women start channeling Napoleon Dynamite...
It doesn't seem to end at pregnancy. I always felt like I was channeling Napoleon when breastfeeding a newborn for the first time.
Who do you channel during pregnancy? Do you think you're still yourself, or do you morph into someone else?
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