Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Post 100 - Paranoia Is Home... Updated

It is officially my 100th post ladies! Sorry in advance, it is such an insane topic...

Paranoia, is it ever going to go away??? Tonight I was taking a nap and woke up to find my cat Humphries sitting (not laying) on my uterus. Really, I mean I freaked. Here is 10 to 12 lbs of cat sitting on my prized baby's home.

I uncerimoniously dumped him off and into the floor, but I spent about 20 minutes lying in bed trying to figure out if I thought he could have killed my baby. He was kind-of to the right of my uterus, so maybe everything shifted out of the way and he wasn't really sitting on the baby, but man. Also, I know everything is pretty small and way deep in there (I'm fat too, so that should help), but I'm still a little bit scared.

I spent another 10 minutes considering how I could keep kitty off my stomach without locking him out of the room. I considered all kinds of contraptions that could shield my baby from harm - don't ask. I hate to lock him out, what with Cocoa being gone now. He's home all day alone, he shouldn't have to spend the night alone too - it might just kill his mind for good.

Now, I also wonder if I will partly blame my kitty if the ultrasound doesn't come back good. I mean really folks, this is not like me to worry, at all really. I mean I think about things going wrong in my life, but I don't dwell on them. Dwell seems to be my middle name right at the moment.

OK, feel free to chastise me and my parinoia... I just know you other ladies have experienced stuff like this, and would understand how crazy I am.

In other news, nothing has changed.... Everything else is still just rolling along...

Updated....

I went to the store tonight after posting and talked to my girlfriend DD while I shopped. We had a good laugh over the cat sitting issue. She said she totally understood why I was a bit freaked but not to worry. I realized that I wasn't really so worried anymore, I was just needing to talk to someone about it. Now that I'm back home and rereading my post I realize that I am likely to sound like a nutter for the next 8 months. Geesh!

12 comments:

Chili said...

Your little bean is very well protected in there, so I wouldn't worry about the kitty at all. I get why you're so paranoid though!

Baby Blues said...

I understand the paranoia. If I finally get pregnant, I'll be protective too. Nothing is going to come near my tummy! :-)

Samantha said...

I think you are also very safe. Maybe Humphries is just trying to keep your little one warm :)

Kate said...

There are so many hazards to worry about - including big fat kitties! :)

Jamie said...

I have four kitties -- one who has jumped on my stomach from a higher perch -- and they lay on my uterus all the time. I like to think they are guarding the embryos... :)

Being paranoid is totally normal -- but don't worry about the kitty!

Rachel said...

Don't worry. A cat sitting on you won't have any ill effects. Though it may be uncomfortable to have kitty on you soon enough. I'm glad you don't feel worried any more. But I do understand the paranoia.

ultimatejourney said...

I'm sure I'd freak out if one of my cats did that, even though the logical side of me would know it's no biggie. Don't feel bad for worrying!

Amy R said...

I'm glad you wrote that post Dawn. The thought has crossed my mind on and off regarding my cats, especially my huge orange furball. I've also thought ahead as to what to do: my solution is just to keep a pillow on my stomach when I'm lying on the couch. I tried that the other day and it worked perfectly (he's a jumper).

I'm glad to read all the other commenters say its not a big deal though. And I like what Samantha said about Humphries keeping the little one warm :) True 'dat!

Gemini Girl said...

Hmm... I dont want to tell you how I feel about that. My family holds a belief (no matter if it sounds crazy or not) that cats should NOT be around pregnant women. I guess it's a middle-eastern belief. I would just say, try to lock him out of your room at night, and if that bothers you bec he lost his buddy.. maybe consider getting another cat for him. I dont know if that works for you...I know Im no help!
sorry

Ann said...

I bet your kitty doesn't know what hit her! Honestly, I have absolutely no idea how I'm going to get through the next 7 or 8 weeks. Argh!

megan said...

i totally understand the paranoia. i can tell you not to worry about your kitty but know that it won't help! :) i too believe that this is very safe. you can think of it as just a little help....like a hen sitting on her eggs!

Nugget-Maker said...

I am laughing AT you AND WITH YOU- LOLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! Humphries wasn't trying to be a murderer....maybe the thought crossed his mind out of jealousy but he couldn't go through with such a savage act.....
I love kitties and grew up with a million of them- they are like heating pads to me- warm, snuggly and fuzzy & they could lay on me anytime!
Humphries was just trying to make friends :)