November 2, 2010

A New Spin on "Following Doctor's Orders"

Everyone has a theory for how to get an all too comfy baby to make his or her debut. Spicy foods, driving over railroad tracks, eggplant parmesan, pedicures (or was that just me?).

We followed our doctor's orders to a "t" with Mac and were happy to meet him at 38 weeks along. Had he been 9 and a half pounds and waited 3 weeks longer to arrive, however, I would have been pulling my hair out to go into labor.

(Seems counter-intuitive, I know, since labor is no walk in the park. But it's preferable to being mega-pregnant for the rest of your life; we must be designed to be so uncomfortable at the end that delivery is preferable to pregnancy. Genius!)

Please watch this video immediately. Here's a woman who is 41 weeks pregnant and has been told by her midwife to "walk it out." I'd have told Bradley to put on his strolling shoes, but this girl had other ideas.

A few things we need to discuss:

1. I have more leg chub than she does and I'm NOT 41 weeks pregnant. Or pregnant at all, for that matter.
2. Maternity jorts? Really, they make those? And Daisy Dukes at that? Is there really a high demand for those amongst pregnant ladies?
3. "Walking it out" is probably a lot more fun when your ankles aren't swollen.
4. I can't decide if I'm horrified, wildly amused, scared for her health or jealous of her moves.
5. Regardless, I can't peel my eyes away and I can't stop laughing!
6. This brings "taking doctor's orders seriously" to a new level.
7. How did her husband keep a straight face and a steady hand?
8. How did she not pee her pants or trip over herself? (Hello, altered center of gravity! I couldn't see my toes, much less bounce up and down on them!)
9. And finally: get it, mama!!

Tell me I'm not the only one simultaneously confused and cracking up about this?

Postscript: My friend Winsy believes this woman is a dancer who is "walking through" a previously choreographed routine. Rewatching it, I agree.

Makes me feel a bit better about her "spontaneous" moves. Wow. Imagine watching your mom dancing like that when she was pregnant with you! Thank goodness you can't get shaken baby syndrome in the womb.


Nicole said...

ohmygosh that's HILARIOUS!!! I can't decide whether I'm disturbed or entertained...maybe a little of both?!? Either way, I was cracking up!!!

the tichenor family said...

OHMYGOSH I am laughing so hard and quite literally just spit Diet Coke on my computer. I couldn't agree more that it's both disturbing and hysterical all at once. Thank you for making me LAUGH!

The View from Up Here said...

That's it. I've been on the fence about it but this pushed me over. I'm officially investing in Wii Just Dance. :)

EKM said...

This is wrong on so many levels.

Sweet Caroline said...

that might be the funniest thing I have ever seen!!! holy wow, she can get it! definitely a dance she already knew...but I can't imagine doing that at 41 weeks!!

Brianne said...

This is by far the funniest thing I've seen in a while! How in the world could she dance like that at 41 WEEKS...she didn't even look out of breath! Thanks for posting! What a good laugh!

Maryland Magnolia said...

I cannot stop laughing! How is she so light on her feet? Yikes! Thanks for sharing :)

Karen said...

Haha, that is both hilarious and disturbing. I'm only 14 weeks and not sure I could bust out those moves.



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