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Bonding with my Unborn Child

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37 weeks pregnant! Only three more weeks to go (maybe.)

This week’s strip is about bonding with the little guy while he’s still in the womb. Honestly, there’s a limit to how much you can bond with something that gives you non-stop heartburn and diarrhea, but I guess I like him anyway.

Babies are a great excuse to eat all kinds of crap. People always talk about cravings, but I really didn’t have many. My biggest craving was probably watermelon. I have no idea if that’s because the baby wanted it or I wanted it though. I also craved chocolate, but I craved that before I got pregnant too, so, it probably doesn’t mean much.

Generally, the baby politely ignores my singing in the car. He does jump when I yell at my students, so at least can tell when I mean business, haha.

I think he likes my husband. He’s pretty used to his voice, and Kent’s the only one (other than a few random touchy students) who’s felt him kick. I predict conflict with our cat though. I can’t tell if the cat doesn’t know I’m pregnant or if she doesn’t care. Either way, she’s used to being the only child, so that relationship should be interesting.

I’ve had luck with the baby not kicking for touchy, annoying people. In an earlier strip, I mentioned not minding the touchers. I changed my mind. Most people don’t bother me when they want to feel the baby, but some people need to chill. People I see ALL the time who are always petting my stomach; it’s creepy! He’s been a good baby so far though, and hasn’t kicked for those jerks.

About carrtoons@gmail.com

Chelsea Carr has been cartooning for over ten years. Currently, she works as the editorial cartoonist for Harford County’s The Aegis and The Record. She has also had her work included in MAD Magazine, b, and Baltimore’s City Paper. Chelsea holds a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art (2005) and an M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins University (2011.) In addition to cartooning and being a first-time mother, she has worked as an elementary school art teacher.

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