Goodbye Waist

5 Mar

Seabass and I have been reading a lot of Goodnight Moon lately, and the soothing rhythm of Margaret Wise Brown’s writing has infected me.  In fact, I’ve written my own book in the same style.  It’s called Goodbye Waist.  Check it out.



In my ever-expanding belly
Grows a precious little life
Worth all my goodbyes
Over nine months of strife

Goodbye waist

Goodbye tush

Goodbye brain

Turned to mush

Goodbye appetite

Goodbye sanity

Goodbye clean house

Goodbye vanity

Goodbye wine

Goodbye soft cheese

Goodbye dry underpants
After I sneeze

Goodbye jogging,
Tight belts, and good jeans

I hope to see all of you
In two-thousand thirteen.

7 Responses to “Goodbye Waist”

  1. DB Landes March 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    I love this and can completely relate. I’m due Aug. 10th.

  2. Jill Whitacre March 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    I liked that the second pregnancy popped earlier though…less of that awkward “is she chubbing up or pregnant?” phase. Btw, if I remember correctly (and I do) you rocked pregnancy and made it look like a breeze.

  3. Cynthia March 6, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Love it!

  4. Monika March 6, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Very well stated! I thought that not being able to drink martinis for 9 months would be the hardest thing for me, but in reality it was the soft cheese restriction! There’s nothing like going to a party with a delicious triple creme brie and not being able to dive in! Ahh, soon enough you’ll be able to celebrate your new baby with a cheese party!

  5. Anne @ Always Half Full March 7, 2012 at 6:13 am #

    This is definitely a shared sentiment among millions of pregnant women. I’d buy it in a board book version!

  6. Grandma L March 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    That was great! You can do another one in about six months, but you better write it now because you won’t have time or energy after the babe is born.

  7. Marta March 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Love this. Also what happens if I haven’t gotten all of that back and I’m 18 months post partum?

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