13 May 2009

Another go at Rehab

Remember last year when I needed to get away and visit my Crazy Sister? She decided to name her brand-new house "Rehab" so I could tell people that things were getting on top of me and I was off for a quick visit to "Rehab."

Well, Sonny, Smoochy and I have just been for another two days at "Rehab." Unfortunately, this time we had our naughty Puppity Doggity as well as Crazy Sister's dog Dash to keep separated so that Dash didn't lose her life. (My dog is naughty, and I don't like her very much.) So after a few days of worrying about dogs, I feel like I wouldn't mind a quiet little rest in a real rehab facility. Rehab For People Who Don't Like Their Dogs, for example.


While I was there, I discovered to my immense dismay that it appears that my belly button is turning into an outie.

I hate that.

I had an outie when I was a young kid, and I hated that too. There was much rejoicing when it decided to become an innie.

There was again much rejoicing when my first two pregnancies did not cause it to become an outie.

And at the best of times, I am a bit "thingy" about my belly button.

I don't CARE that those who have carried babies will all say yours turned into outies but went back in. I just don't think I can handle this.

So Crazy Sister and I decided I'd better put a marble in there and put some strapping tape on top.

It's the only way ... unless you guys have any better ideas?


Crazy Sister said...

When I was pregnant, mine used to go in or out depending if I was breathing in or out. In the bath, I'd fill it up, then breathe suddenly, and the water would WHOOSH out.

Sorry, you didn't need to know that. I'm tired.

Givinya De Elba said...

I am totally grossed out.

Swift Jan said...


No remedies for the outy situation I am sorry!! Plenty of giggles however!!

GreenJello said...

I don't think I was ever an outie during my pregnancies. Just lucky, I guess.

You could always use one of those cute round bandanges...

Sassy Britches said...

Okay, look on the bright side.

Would you rather have an outie that could possibly go back to being an innie...or would you rather be a lifetime innie whose innie has become INCREASINGLY innie due to the extra layer of chub that decided to show up in the last six months?

I say, count your blessings! :P

Jen said...

When I was pregnant with the babies, mine went flat. Not in or out just flat and stretched out.
Try the marble thing but only if you take pictures so that I can see it.

Joy said...

Belly buttons definitely have a mind of their own. Mind is not recognizable anymore. My last pregnancy did it in I think.


Joy said...

Oh, forgot to mention that I'm glad you had a chance for rehab therapy. Next time leave puppity with his own rehabilitator and enjoy your time.


Hairline Fracture said...

That is so funny about "Rehab." You sisters are hilarious.

I tried putting a Bandaid on mine when it became an outtie but it didn't hide it. I never thought of the marble and tape!

musingwoman said...

I'm no help, sorry! But, the marble and tape sounds promising.

Tracy P. said...

Wow, who knew you could even get through a pregnancy without an outie? Hunh. I thought everyone got them. Kinda like the little turkey thermometer thing that pops up when the turkey's done.

Whiney Momma said...

Love the "rehab" -- that would make a good boat name too : )

I never got outies with my pregnancies...they started to look like they were but they never went totally out. Good luck with the marble and tape, let us know if it worked.

Heather said...

I have no advice on this, am just thrilled to read that childhood outies as my Kiddo has can turn into innies someday.

I mean, what if she wants to get a bellybutton piercing? Can't do that with an outie, right?

'Cause, you know, I'd totally be fine with my child piercing her abdomen. Yep, I'm cool like that.