Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Danny & Lisa at 35 weeks

Things are progressing well here in Boston. Lisa is now at 35 weeks, inching closer to the finish line. She is currently in the "nesting phase." Animals of the wild have their own way of nesting: birds gather twigs, badgers dig holes, and turtles bury their eggs in mud. Lisa, as you can see from this picture from week 34, makes curtains:

In the not-so-distant future, we'll have Mary's room finished and you'll be able to see the finished product.

Danny is frequently asked how he is doing through the pregnancy. Now, obviously Lisa has the harder end of the bargain, dealing with the pains of pregnancy. That's why tonight, in our birthing class, Danny opted to take up the opportunity to empathize with Lisa's plight. We present to you: Danny and Lisa at 35 weeks.

Danny is wearing the "Empathy Belly." It's weighs in at 35lbs, mostly water. Underneath it is a strap around his chest, restricting the ability to breathe deeply. In order to help the father understand the need to use the bathroom so often, there's a special weight that rests on the bladder, which is especially effective while sitting- a feeling familiar to moms throughout the centuries. Danny practiced sitting, walking and bending over to pick up items. However, unlike Lisa, he gave up after 45 minutes. Ah, the pleasures of being a man...

2 comments:

Miguelito said...

That is too funny!!! I've never had to do that nor wanted to....

Gibsons said...

Danny, too funny!! I have never seen that before (not sure I want to again, either!=). Lisa, I can't believe you made curtains. I am so impressed. You are turning into your mother!!!