Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Pregnancy Perks

Scene: A friend’s apartment. The men are missing. They’re doing things pregnant women can’t help them with. Like painting walls and lifting boxes. What were you thinking?


“I’m huge”

The rest of us in chorus - “No you’re not!”

“Yes I am. Look at you. You’re hardly showing”

*Some reaching over and feeling of belly happens*

“I am showing more than her!”

“But she’s not even at 14 weeks!”

*We all look down at our own bellies*

“Remember when we sucked it in all the time?”

In chorus – “Ooo yeah!!”

“I was usually exhausted by the time I went home”

*Everyone nods understandingly*

“It’s nice to let it all hang out”


“In fact, I don’t think this is the baby at all. This is all that was sucked in before”

*We look at her. Admiration mingled with horror*

“Ummm…Maybe not”

You can’t let everything hang out.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

And all this time I thought it was your beer belly hanging out ! No ?

2:52 PM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

No, honey, it's just gas. Now go away.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA HA HA!!!! I love the post AND your response to Anon!

You go girl!


3:36 PM  
Anonymous Ph said...

Agree. Absolutely love it.

4:05 PM  
Blogger visithra said...

I too shall agree both the post n response were hillarious ;)

pregnant together has its perks eh ;p

8:16 PM  
Blogger Rash said...

hehe love your gas response! :)

8:35 PM  
Blogger Swathi said...

'am wondering how come u have a gang of preggy frends? i mean was it joint family planning?? :) or u have made frends with other pregnant women??

10:53 PM  
Blogger Parna said...

question : how many of you were there?

observation : everytime i go out, lately, i see at least one woman who is expecting. (on a sunny day, even four of them)


11:08 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

Love the coversation! Love your gas response! Hehehe!!

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:D loved the first part! totally!

ps: what do you think we were thinking? :p

3:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops...the prev one was me! damnnn i hafta enter the word verification thingy again!!
for ya!! the things we do for preggie wimmen!! sheeeeeeesh! :p


3:42 AM  
Blogger Arunima said...

It must be fun to gang up :-)

6:03 AM  
Anonymous ?! said...

And I thought women only went to the *loo* in groups ...

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Another Anon said...

HA HA! You women are crazy. Do you suck it in all the time?

You are good at writing Gratis, all kinds of stuff.

7:15 AM  
Blogger phatichar said...

yeah...u can't..i agree :)

9:04 AM  
Blogger Twilight Fairy said...

mutual admiration society of blown up tummies, eh? :)

From your poem below I am guessing that you are the youngest of 3? siblings.. :p

9:39 AM  
Blogger VC said...

I am having a LOL-ling time imagining the same conversation between a bunch of men - replacing she/her with he/him. of course.

10:08 AM  
Blogger VC said...

OK! Maybe just parts of it!!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Aditya Bidikar said...

Wonderful post.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Casablanca said...

I am also wondering how you found so many pregnant friends! Is it 'the season' or something? ;)

11:22 PM  
Anonymous pallavi said...

comparing notes eh :) LOL hugsss

10:54 AM  
Blogger anantha said...

Gabby: Emailed you!

12:44 PM  
Blogger Khushee said...

Lol :)

4:34 PM  
Blogger Ashish Gupta said...

laughing my a** off =))

"Remember when we sucked it in all the time?"
Oh you Women *sigh* I am sure even god didn't knew wat was in the making!

7:38 PM  
Blogger Akruti said...

Hahaha,that was cute my dear:)

4:00 AM  
Blogger manan said...

i was thinking... having a sensible, peaceful conversation about the indian cricket team :D

3:29 PM  
Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Gratisgab, first of all, congratulations... I haven't been able to blog or comment for sometime, but I still think that these good wishes are in time. About your little clique, why not discuss "How to get hubby to say 'you-look-thin'" ?? :D Do keep us posted here

3:25 AM  
Blogger Rhyncus said...

Such alien worlds you describe nowadays...sigh.

7:11 AM  
Blogger tilotamma said...

Damn - I should have been in this club too!

3:21 PM  
Blogger AmitL said...

'Painting walls and lifting boxes'?Sure,Sure,Gabby,I believe u...the men must be doing that only,while the expecting ladies are,err,chatting..LOL..Keep up the good cheer.:)

7:19 PM  
Blogger :-) said...

LOL. This one is a gem. Lucky you. Is there anyway I can join this club. I am tired too from all this sucking up.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Peg said...

Oh golly, brings me back to a time when my best friend and I were pregnant together. Well, not quite three months apart but she was carrying twins and I was as big a house for this being my fourth pregnancy. We got a day out away from our other two children (we both had two other kids a year apart from one another) and we spent the morning in a book store looking for children's program things. But anyway what was really neat is we found one spot we both were very interested in and sat down on the floor to comfortably reach the lower books and began talking about everything that popped up. We were both about 7 months, me in actuality and here in a 7 month size and we both got stuck on the floor! What a sight that must have been to see two beer barreled bellied woman trying to get to a standing positon on all fours and nothing to grab onto to help us get up! :-0} And now you know where Borders and other book stores got the idea to put in chairs, tables and other comfortable places for people to sit!!
Bet you guys look adorable!! :-0} I love looking at pregnant women!

6:39 AM  
Blogger KJ said...


where r u? long time no post...

waiting for ur post...

:-) KJ

9:29 PM  
Blogger tilotamma said...

Long time no post?

2:07 PM  
Blogger Peg said...

Hope all is well with you! :-0}

6:48 PM  
Anonymous toinks said...

am late... but what the *beep Beep* ... have great time. congrats. stay healthy. take care. and be happy. and bas for now :)

4:35 AM  
Blogger KJ said...

Hope all is well with u!!!

10:33 PM  
Blogger Akruti said...

Hope all is well with you.

3:51 AM  
Anonymous karan said...

hey gabby! how u doing ?
an unannounced leave ?! i don't remember the readers approving any maternity leave!
take care, and pop up here once in while.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Megha said...

Why the uncharacteristic silence? Come back pronto and tell us what you've been upto! :) Take care. Hope all's well..?

1:22 PM  
Blogger Parna said...

updates please

12:51 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

Whoa! Sorry, sorry, sorry! It HAS been a while hasn't it?

I can manage to find all the stuff I'm looking for in the new place now...my thoughts are a different matter though. A lost cause?

Here's hoping I am able to gather my thoughts for a long enough while to put them down in some comprehensible manner!

Looking forward to blogging days people...believe you me, there's much to say...and NOBODY is as good a listener as you.

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am fine woman.. and just *how* are u and *where* are u? am back in apna desh, saddi dilli, apna office, apnee seat, apna ghar :p :)

9:48 PM  
Blogger Twilight Fairy said...

argh.. the damn thing wasnt letting me put in any comment!

that was me above..

9:50 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

Great to "see" you again! So things are progressing... wonderful!
Ugh - I still try sucking it all in and there's no baby I can use for an excuse. hahaha

6:24 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

T Fairy - Good. All hunky-dory I hope?

Weary - Good to see you here. I should go check out your blog. Bet you have a bunch of gems lined up!

1:46 PM  
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