Friday, May 29, 2009

I'm told I'm measuring on schedule

Apparently something happened this week and I have shifted from "Is she pregnant or fat? I better just stare at her wild eyed and not comment since I can't really tell" to "Whoa she's pregnant. I better ask when she's due so if she goes into labor while I'm ringing her up I'll know what's going on." I don't know if it's because I finally caved and bought real maternity shirts or because holy crap I'm huge, but every day strangers have approached me to ask when I'm due.

I will admit that it's nice to finally know that people aren't looking and wondering if I've ever heard of the 30 Day Shred but at the same time it is very unsettling to have random people approach me to talk when I'm shopping at Target. Thankfully no one has gone for the stomach touch yet because seriously, friends only! And even letting friends do that took awhile for me to become comfortable with.

I think part of the reason that these questions and comments have caught me so off guard is because I am having a hard time seeing how big I'm getting. I mean, I know I'm big and I routinely walk around the house mooing at jparks, but knowing just how much I've grown week to week is a challenge. Thank god I don't wear pants with stretchy waistbands when I'm not pregnant because I would probably weigh 400 pounds and not even realize it.

Anyway, I'm tired since I skipped my nap today (woe is me) so let's just give the people want they want: evidence of my fatness

29 weeks


  1. I really DO NOT get the urge to touch a pregnant belly. I mean seriously, wtf?

  2. DUDE. You're still not even remotely fat! Like if I saw you, I'd maybe just thought you'd been eating a little more ice cream than usual.

    Also, I'm with Slynnro...WHY?

  3. I don't get why people want to touch pregnant bellies either, but I like my personal space and figure others do too. (living in Asia will do that for you.)
    Your hair really looks long, isn't pregnancy fun!

  4. blergh. people touching my pregnant stomach. I HATED that. '

    also? you look awesome. and you get to take naps.

  5. You look great! I am 20 weeks along (a boy here as well) and I am constantly telling people that I am pregnant so they won't think I'm just fat. I might be a little bit crazy, but I'm OK with that.

    And yeah...Nobody touches my belly but me and my doctor. Sometimes I let the hubs touch it but not much.

  6. You look great and not fat at all!

    I think I've touched like maybe one pregnant belly ever in my life, probably because I thought that's what's right because everyone does it. Actually, it was for a photo.

    I don't get it. It's weird. And I would NEVER touch a stranger's belly. Do people do it to make sure you're not carrying a balloon under your shirt?

  7. When I was pregnant I never let strangers touch my belly even if I had to swat their hand away. The rule was if you didn't know me well enough to know when my birthday was, you don't know me well enough to be touching my baby belly. The only pregnant bellies I've touched are good friends (and my sister) and when I'm really excited for them that they are going to have a cute little happy baby! I'm also secretly hoping that I'll feel the baby kick because that is just so cool.