Friday, May 4, 2012

Let's Play Third Trimester

















But I really do admire her strength.


If I was pregnant, I would be a blubbering mess.




















She made my labor so much easier.


As much as I feel bad for my wife, I kind of feel bad for the baby too.


It must be a little traumatic.



























55 comments:

  1. What, no image of the placenta being afterbirthed? ha ha. I love the Biohazard medical waste drum. What a great detail!

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    1. Thanks DPLblog. I didn't have the heart to afterbirth him/her/it.

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  2. Wow. I have never felt such an emotional connection to placenta before.

    Your wife's face when she says, "Ah wants dem legsssss" = priceless. Just priceless. Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much Haley! Looking forward to seeing you work your way through your April script

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  3. Aw, Placenta has the cutest little fingers. Wait. What am I saying?

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    1. Mandy, you just echoed my exact train of thought while drawing this.

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  4. Love it.
    I feel for your wife, I remember how uncomfortable the last month was even though it was a long time ago now. I just hope that your representation of your wife supporting you here is not how you plan to support her when the times comes...

    Only you could make me feel sad for a placenta.

    Please promise we get to see a picture of baby gweenie when he arrives.

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    1. Thanks cowgirl, actually I planned to do something similar to this, as my past attempts at straight up supportive talk were quite awkward

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  5. Oh your poor wife. Third trimester + small children= hard! You are being a good sypathizer.

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    1. It's all show...really i run and hide when the feet come out for a rubbin'

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  6. Is it ironic that you posted this blog on the same day that I posted a blog about my middle son's birth?

    I feel connected to your wife's after birth, for some reason. I'm pretty sure it's kismet.

    And when you're eleventy thousand months pregnant, I'm pretty sure ripping off the legs of the able bodied and beating them with them is highly appropriate.

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    1. I have often found placenta to be very relatable as far as body substances go

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  7. This post is both relatable and insightful, and also very funny. My wife being in her third trimester, her sleeplessness and uncomfortability are on the rise. Loved your wife's singing through your delivery. Placenta seems so caring, the parting is a little sad. Great post.

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  8. Poor Placenta. He looks so peaceful snuggled up in bed.
    My neighbor (supposedly) used her placenta as fertilizer for her garden. The day I heard that rumor was the last time I ever accepted any of her "home grown" tomatoes...

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    1. What a great idea! Placenta tomatoes have got to be awesome

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  9. Propeller beanie?

    Ah, I'm seeing a pattern with the wooden nickels comment... you are 90-something years old and were a child in the roaring 20's.

    Everything makes sense now. All of it.

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    1. Yep, most of me can be attributed to advanced dementia

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  10. Oh what a lovely post! Having carried (and subsequently birthed) two huge babies myself (9 lbs. 13 oz. and 9 lb. 6 oz.) I have complete sympathy for your wife. The back that won't. stop. hurting. no. matter. what. you. do. Toes? What toes? I don't remember having toes.

    Anyway, I digress. I never thought I'd feel sorry for a placenta, but you made me! Amazing.

    Wishing Mrs. G all the comfort she can muster!

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  11. All this time, there were so many ways to make placenta funny, and it took you to find them. I'm gween with envy.

    Seriously, I wish the whole family well on the new arrival! Don't forget the push present (and nothing from Goodwill). Jewelry is good. Or comfy slippers. Or a gift certificate that entitles her to an entire day alone in her house without the children. That last one is tops on my list.

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    1. Oh good lord don't send Gweenie shopping. He will either get lost or buy her some half broken objet de crap. Which will be great for us because will no doubt get one of his hilarious product reviews but poor Mrs G ...

      But that last idea is a corker.

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    2. Good point. But isn't it all about us, the reader? So perhaps sending him to the local mall could bring a whole new wave of awkward social anxiety and maybe a funny description and/or drawing of the security guy riding a segway? It's important to have dreams.

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  12. My husband said last night he was due any day now while rubbing his belly....

    Ugh, that last trimester is tough, for both of you. My heart goes out to you both and best wishes, congratulations and all that gushy stuff =)

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    1. Thanks Elsie, I'm not big on gushy, but my wife will take it

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  13. At 'sh....don't speak....' I look away from the screen until the perplexed laughter stops (can you have that sort of laughter?). Why are you so freakin' funny?

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    1. Thank you Julie! I am so glad you like me! You write the nicest stuff it makes me all blushy

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  14. I am as lost when it comes to pregnancy as any man can be. I have never wanted children because I would probably have a nervous breakdown is some human was growing inside of me. And here's something I really don't want: when my sister was pregnant, the doctor was always sticking his fingers up in baby pouchland. No, thank you.

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    1. Yeah there is a lot of that happening to pregnant ladies....I would hate it too, and wait till the lactation consultant comes up and starts flinging your boobies around. There is no dignity left.

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  15. BAHAHAHA loved this!!! I like to talk to my brother about the fact that his face has been on and in our mother's vagina. It's times like these he wishes he was an only child! Love Elle xo

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    1. I am right there with your brother, running from you and your terrible honesty in terror

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  16. So that's why babies usully come out with their eyes tightly closed. They're thinking "Don't look back. Don't look back. It'll come out in therapy if you look back!"

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  17. God, you're so funny! I thought we would get to see the placenta making it's way out as well. And by the way, you pregnant is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Bozo, me pregnant was funny to me too; I had to restrain myself from running the joke into the ground more so than I usually do

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  18. Haha that was hilarious! Loved the placenta with the picture...wait, I loved the whole thing!

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    1. Thank you Tracie-thanks for always reading and commenting-I really appreciate it

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  19. Ah, that was so wonderful, a pregnant Gweenbrick, that made my day! (I don't know how I missed your new post for so many hours, that's bizarre, I'm a day late, totaLLy ineXcusabe of me.)

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    1. Hey esb, don't worry about being late-Whenever I post on fridays it kind of goes into a vacuum of weekend

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  20. That was so funny, my friend ate her placenta which kind of turned my stomach but now I have a picture of Placenta begging not to be eaten. I may need therapy!!

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    1. Cool-I would not eat one. They are too nice.

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  21. hahahaha This is hilarious! thanks for the comment and the laugh!!!

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    1. Thanks for reading Kendra! I really appreciate it.

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  22. The picture of your wife punching you in the face might very well be the best thing that you've ever drawn. Read into that what you will. (No, actually, don't. It's just really well drawn. I'm not insinuating that you deserve to get punched or anything.)

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    1. Oh, but maybe I DO deserve it. Maybe I do.

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  23. Oh that is touching, that little picture of the placenta asleep inside your wife... inside her. Still.

    I guess tho, it's better than taking it home and popping it in the freezer to "plant in the garden" or "cook and eat".

    The only thing I remember about my one brush with a placenta was almost crying in gratitude that it didn't hurt when it came out.

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    1. Yeah, I can't imagine taking a placenta home, especially in its own little car seat

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  24. I heart you both so much. Keep posting, your comics always make my day. best of luck on your new arrival. You are amazing. I do some crappy drawings on my blog, it must take you DAYS to get those finished! Well done Sir!

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    1. Thank you so much, detroitmom! It does take a long time, thats why I always sound so burned out and simple

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  25. It's sweet to see a guys view on birth. Most think women exaggerate it! I like how your assuming the baby will just be a mini you! Mono brow and all ;)

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    1. Having witnessed it a couple of times, I would have to say that it looks like it feels beyond awful

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  26. This is the funniest thing I've read all day. Probably all week. Found you through Clay Baboons.

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    1. Thanks for following Kim S! Clay Baboons was so nice to give me a shout out

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  27. I don't think I've ever seen the red ragey eyes of fitness envy captured so beautifully before. I'm going to start using you as a life guide.

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