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In which I look ridiculous

AiW300A little over a week ago I got to perform with my dance studio in their hip-hop production of Alice in Wonderland. I was a crazy guest for the tea party.

We’ve been preparing for this for months and I basically had the attitude that if the baby cooperated I would do it. I wasn’t sure how realistic that plan was though since it was scheduled for almost exactly a month before my due date. How many people do you know who perform in a hip hop production at 9 months pregnant?

Yeah me neither.

But dance is my exercise as well as my passion so I learned the dances and just kept an open mind about things. I finally got brave enough to ask my doctor when I should plan to stop dancing (I say brave because I honestly didn’t want to be told I had to stop. Ever.) and got the amazingly hilarious, “when you’re crowning.” response so I fully committed to doing this performance.

I had so much fun.

AiW2

Photo credit DLD Dance Center

I also clearly need to work on being more expressive.

Joel put together a little series of clips of my parts in the show.

I wish I could show you the whole thing in it’s entirety but it’s not my choreography or my music. The songs we danced to were Tea Party by Kerli and Outta Your Mind by Lil Jon feat LMFAO if you want to use your imagination.

Dancing at nine months pregnant is not something I recommend for the faint of heart. After dress rehearsal the day before and then the performance I was in a lot of pain for few days. Like, walking like a 90 year old woman, pain. I also felt completely ridiculous with my giant belly. Luckily as part of the crazy tea party I was supposed to look ridiculous so that worked out.

Funny side story. Backstage was nothing but concrete floors and metal chairs and I knew my back couldn’t stand hours of that on top of the dancing so I brought my own comfy lawn chair. I was supervising some of the kids back stage and of course they gave me a bit of a funny look when I pulled my own chair out so I said something along the lines of, “growing a human is hard.” Later I grunted or something while standing up and one of the little girls said, “Was that because you’re growing a human?” with a look of concern. I about died laughing. Kids are the cutest.

Anyway, I only had one person tell me that they were worried my water was going to break while they watched me perform so I guess, win? I hope I inspired someone or at least made them smile with my ridiculousness. If nothing else I had a blast and did not give birth on stage. That is a definite win.

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  1. You are a brave woman, and what a great story to tell your little one!

  2. Awesome!!! I hope I am that cool when I’m pregnant πŸ™‚

  3. Well done! You look awesome!

  4. Love love love this!!! Good for you. πŸ™‚ I was at the gym the day before I went to the hospital. I had been going for weeks and getting larger and larger. I couldn’t even reach some of the weight bars and had to have Geoff help me. I got a lot of compliments from the other men there for sticking with it! I still think all the walking I did helped get this baby out of me…maybe your little boy will come break dancing out of you soon.

    • That’s super encouraging. Sometimes I just feel like being lazy and skipping but I’m really hope that the physical activity will help make my labor that much easier. We’ll see.

      And I would love it if this kid got my love for dance. There is nothing cuter than a little buddy dancing.

  5. wow! that’s awesome!! you are just amazing! good for you!!

  6. Awesome on sooooo many levels – I love this post!

  7. That’s brave! I’ve had people telling me they’re worried about my water breaking when I was 8 months pregnant and doing a desk job… That’s truly amazing!

    • I definitely had the fear that I would somehow go into labor in the middle of things. I’m glad I didn’t, although I guess it would have made a fantastic story later.

  8. Wow, you are an awesome dancer and dancing pregnant, soo cool! Glad your water didn’t break, though it would have made a great story later on. πŸ™‚ I worked out at the gym when I was 9 months preggo too…got lots of stares, but oh well. Keep on dancin’!

    • It really would have made a good story, but I’m honestly happy my little guy didn’t decide to make things quite that exciting.

  9. Never stop having fun! That’s all that matters! Love the video! Can’t wait to read more πŸ™‚ XO

    • My dancing is definitely all about having fun. I don’t plan to stop as long as I can physically handle it. Thanks!

  10. How awesome.

  11. You look absolutely AMAZing and I can’t tell you how impressed I am that you did the show at 9 months pregnancy!! Wow!

    • Aw, thank you. I felt like I looked pretty ridiculous (hence the title) but I’m glad I don’t look that way to everyone.

  12. What matters is you had fun- and that your water bag didn’t break just yet :). I love dancing too, by the way πŸ™‚

  13. Ahh…I’ve been running late on this post and notifying the recipients for the Beautiful Blogger Award, and I am sorry for that. Life has been so busy lately, and that’s why I am stopping by today. But, I see your pingback, so I am glad you already knew. Have a great weekend!!

    http://lovetowriteblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/nominated-for-the-beautiful-blogger-award/

    • Thanks so much for the award! I kind of missed the pingback because so far all my pingbacks have been me linking to myself. Silly me! Anyway, I’m super flattered that you thought of me.

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In which I look ridiculous

AiW300A little over a week ago I got to perform with my dance studio in their hip-hop production of Alice in Wonderland. I was a crazy guest for the tea party.

We’ve been preparing for this for months and I basically had the attitude that if the baby cooperated I would do it. I wasn’t sure how realistic that plan was though since it was scheduled for almost exactly a month before my due date. How many people do you know who perform in a hip hop production at 9 months pregnant?

Yeah me neither.

But dance is my exercise as well as my passion so I learned the dances and just kept an open mind about things. I finally got brave enough to ask my doctor when I should plan to stop dancing (I say brave because I honestly didn’t want to be told I had to stop. Ever.) and got the amazingly hilarious, “when you’re crowning.” response so I fully committed to doing this performance.

I had so much fun.

AiW2

Photo credit DLD Dance Center

I also clearly need to work on being more expressive.

Joel put together a little series of clips of my parts in the show.

I wish I could show you the whole thing in it’s entirety but it’s not my choreography or my music. The songs we danced to were Tea Party by Kerli and Outta Your Mind by Lil Jon feat LMFAO if you want to use your imagination.

Dancing at nine months pregnant is not something I recommend for the faint of heart. After dress rehearsal the day before and then the performance I was in a lot of pain for few days. Like, walking like a 90 year old woman, pain. I also felt completely ridiculous with my giant belly. Luckily as part of the crazy tea party I was supposed to look ridiculous so that worked out.

Funny side story. Backstage was nothing but concrete floors and metal chairs and I knew my back couldn’t stand hours of that on top of the dancing so I brought my own comfy lawn chair. I was supervising some of the kids back stage and of course they gave me a bit of a funny look when I pulled my own chair out so I said something along the lines of, “growing a human is hard.” Later I grunted or something while standing up and one of the little girls said, “Was that because you’re growing a human?” with a look of concern. I about died laughing. Kids are the cutest.

Anyway, I only had one person tell me that they were worried my water was going to break while they watched me perform so I guess, win? I hope I inspired someone or at least made them smile with my ridiculousness. If nothing else I had a blast and did not give birth on stage. That is a definite win.

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38 Weeks

28 Comments

  1. You are a brave woman, and what a great story to tell your little one!

  2. Awesome!!! I hope I am that cool when I’m pregnant πŸ™‚

  3. Well done! You look awesome!

  4. Love love love this!!! Good for you. πŸ™‚ I was at the gym the day before I went to the hospital. I had been going for weeks and getting larger and larger. I couldn’t even reach some of the weight bars and had to have Geoff help me. I got a lot of compliments from the other men there for sticking with it! I still think all the walking I did helped get this baby out of me…maybe your little boy will come break dancing out of you soon.

    • That’s super encouraging. Sometimes I just feel like being lazy and skipping but I’m really hope that the physical activity will help make my labor that much easier. We’ll see.

      And I would love it if this kid got my love for dance. There is nothing cuter than a little buddy dancing.

  5. wow! that’s awesome!! you are just amazing! good for you!!

  6. Awesome on sooooo many levels – I love this post!

  7. That’s brave! I’ve had people telling me they’re worried about my water breaking when I was 8 months pregnant and doing a desk job… That’s truly amazing!

    • I definitely had the fear that I would somehow go into labor in the middle of things. I’m glad I didn’t, although I guess it would have made a fantastic story later.

  8. Wow, you are an awesome dancer and dancing pregnant, soo cool! Glad your water didn’t break, though it would have made a great story later on. πŸ™‚ I worked out at the gym when I was 9 months preggo too…got lots of stares, but oh well. Keep on dancin’!

    • It really would have made a good story, but I’m honestly happy my little guy didn’t decide to make things quite that exciting.

  9. Never stop having fun! That’s all that matters! Love the video! Can’t wait to read more πŸ™‚ XO

    • My dancing is definitely all about having fun. I don’t plan to stop as long as I can physically handle it. Thanks!

  10. How awesome.

  11. You look absolutely AMAZing and I can’t tell you how impressed I am that you did the show at 9 months pregnancy!! Wow!

    • Aw, thank you. I felt like I looked pretty ridiculous (hence the title) but I’m glad I don’t look that way to everyone.

  12. What matters is you had fun- and that your water bag didn’t break just yet :). I love dancing too, by the way πŸ™‚

  13. Ahh…I’ve been running late on this post and notifying the recipients for the Beautiful Blogger Award, and I am sorry for that. Life has been so busy lately, and that’s why I am stopping by today. But, I see your pingback, so I am glad you already knew. Have a great weekend!!

    http://lovetowriteblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/nominated-for-the-beautiful-blogger-award/

    • Thanks so much for the award! I kind of missed the pingback because so far all my pingbacks have been me linking to myself. Silly me! Anyway, I’m super flattered that you thought of me.

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