Saturday, January 28, 2006

That Belly Line Thing

It's called a linea nigra (or linea negra) meaning "dark line", and it's apparently just one of those things that happen and nobody knows why. T'rif.

Oh, alright. Known facts can be counted on the off hand of a careless butcher:
  • It usually appears 4-5 months into a pregnancy.
  • It's more pronounced in women of stronger complexion.
  • it generally goes away after the birth. Generally.

An old saw has it that if the linea nigra comes up to your navel, you can expect a girl, and if it runs all the way up to your sternum - as mine does - then you're having a boy, which we are.

And that concludes today's Odd And Useless Fact Of The Week. Time to head off and start preparing for the New Year. Woof!


skribe said...

And here I thought it was Hubble's pic of OGLE-2005-BLG-290 Lb.

ToxicPurity said...

That's no moon, that's a... omigods, you're HUGE, woman!

Because if that's what you're saying, dear...