There's nothing like the last weeks of pregnancy to get you in touch with our friends of the animal kingdom.
eating like a pig,
feeling like a hippo,
feathering my nest like a bird,
sporting the cheeks of a bullfrog and the patience of a gnat.
clucky like a chook,
protective like a mama bear,
wide eyed in the night like an owl,
swimming like a turtle (a turtle with an unfortunate injury even)
and have the short term memory of a goldfish.
Hubby would probably like to add that at times I'm bearing a striking resemblance to a female dog.
But like an ostrich, I'll just keep my head in the sand on that one.
It's some comfort to know that very shortly I'll leave many of these creature features behind
- only to adopt the role of a haggard dairy cow for a while.
You feeling particularly feral at the moment?