Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Pregnant Tango

The nice thing about being obviously pregnant and dancing is that it doesn't matter how off I am that night, it is pretty much guaranteed that someone will come and gush about how beautiful I am. It goes to a girl's head, I tell you.

I'm struggling just a little with the body changes. I wasn't really dancing when I was pregnant last (actually, I started tango lessons when I was 7 months pregnant with my last surroson), and I certainly didn't have the same kind of watchfulness about what I looked like while dancing, how my clothes accented features, what I looked like in sexy shoes, etc. This time, I know it. And I love my pregnant body, but sometimes I feel self-conscious about it. Kinda like the fishbowl effect, you know? I'm the pregnant chick on the dancefloor. Sometimes it gets to me.

And then, evenings like tonight happen where I am told again and again how lovely I am, how beautiful I look dancing, and it's nice to have that kind of love showered on me and on the babies. It's nice to share the joy of growing these babies with people. And for a few moments I forget that I feel a little awkward in my body.

Thanks to all you lovely people that say such lovely things.

5 comments:

Anaya's Mama said...

I love hearing your tango stories! Even through a blog I can hear/see/feel you glowing!

Elizabeth said...

I tell you, if I could lead, the idea of leading a woman with those little beings there inside the embrace...Wow.

Mtnhighmama said...

Thanks, Hil. This pregnancy is easier than last...a lot less stress, I think? I don't know.

Elizabeth, I have leads that mention the awe of it. It's nice to be a catalyst for bringing that magic into the dance.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm biasing these babies towards tango. Their mama is French, and likes absurdly silly french pop and rap, among other things. Very different than tango, or at least classic tango. I wonder if somewhere down the road they'll hear the strains of a bandoneon and be pulled by it...

Elizabeth said...

Well surely they hear the music and will have some little inkling of it later on? The motion has to be good for them too, getting all that so early. I think those little babies have a good thing going.

msHedgehog said...

They're hearing real music. That can't be a bad thing.