Friday, June 30, 2006

Belly Buttons are Reversible

I thought I would be revolted if my belly button started to turn into an outie after all these years, but I'm actually kind of fascinated by it. I don't have a full outie yet, and may not get one. Right now, though, I can actually see the center of the thing again. Sometimes when I laugh or cough it pops out a little. Geron thinks I'm going crazy, I'm sure, because I like to go around the house studying it and how its changing. I like to push back on my stomache and make it stick out. I guess its been hiding for so long that I've just missed it. Standing up, I have maybe a quarter of an inch to go before its out; sitting down, its right on the surface. I know everyone has been concerned about my missing belly button, so I just wanted you all to know that I've found it.


On an entirely different note, does anyone know how long the crazy dreams last?

9 comments:

Jenn Hacker said...

Outie belly buttons are fun. When Jamie was a baby, we could tell when he was full because his belly-button would poke out. Then when he was hungry again, it would be an innie! To this day, I can tell if Jamie's full or not by the position of his belly-button.

As to the crazy dreams, they last forever! I still have crazy dreams - but then again, maybe I'm just crazy.

Tooz said...

Reminds me of that poster you used to have in your room of the little girl looking at her belly button. I have crazy dreams right now, and I'm not pregnant.

Becca said...

Yep. The crazy dreams don't go away. In fact, I rather enjoy them--perhaps that's why Tom says I sometimes burst out laughing while I'm asleep.

I was fascinated with my belly button, too. Still am. One word of warning, towards the end, there may times when it itches. That's a lot of fun!

hollybird said...

everyone is right... the dreams last forever!!
I never had an outie at all. Guess I missed out there.

annalu alulu said...

That is really really interesting about the dreams. Maybe it's cause your brown baby girl's dreams are getting mixed in with yours, and teh results are crazy. And if my theory is correct (pause to push up my glasses), the reason baby's dreams keep continuing even after she exits your interior is because you are changed forever having had her soul occupying your body. I am really amazed by this whole baby thing. One day, but not today. Maybe I'll try the five year principle. Seemed to work for you and Geron. I wonder how much self-centeredness I can shake loose before the time comes for me to be a parent...

if i have the Holly condition of the persistent innie to the end, i might eventually stick a marble or a gumball in there so it looks to the outside world like i have an outie under my shirt...

hollybird said...

I realize I am a nurse, but belly buttons kind of gross me out (i can handle poop, pee, blood, etc etc though- go figure) Therefore, NOTHING and I mean NOTHING is going in my belly button! I rather like being an innie!! ha ha ah

Jenn Hacker said...

Holly: So I take it Anne Lamott discussing how her and her friend used to stick their fingers in their bellybuttons to smell that "bellybutton smell" grosses you out, too? Reminds me of Molly Shannon on SNL - "Superstar" (oh wait, that was armpits. still - gross!)

Lydia said...

EVEN I think trying to smell bellybutton smell is gross!

hollybird said...

That is 100% Totally CREEPY and DISGUSTING!!

Smells get me worse than anything at all in nursing work! BLAH!