July 31, 2006

And Speaking of Girth...

I had my first person of this pregnancy come up to me yesterday, ask when I was due and upon being informed that the blessed event wasn't expected until October, widen their eyes in surprise and say, "Oh really?!? That long, huh?"

Yes, thank you. I am enormous and only getting bigger.


Dontcha love that? That used to happen to me all the time. I always carried big.

Posted by: dcrmom at July 31, 2006 03:09 PM

I think you get bigger with every pregnancy.
I did anyway.

With my first, no one could tell until the last couple of months.

Posted by: Mary at July 31, 2006 05:22 PM

I am due on November 14th, and this is my fifth baby. I recently saw my aunt at a retirement party we had for my dad and she came up to me and said, "Wow, you've REALLY gotten big!!" What do you say to something like that?!... I was a little teary as I was telling my husband about it later, but he just laughed and said not to worry about it. But I know what you mean. There's nothing like being told that you're as big as a barn when you still have better than three months to go!
Blessings to you, fellow pregnant momma!

Posted by: Susan at July 31, 2006 10:12 PM

Clearly an ignorant person. 'Nuff said ;]

Posted by: Lenise at August 1, 2006 01:01 PM

I remember even with my FIRST baby people were asking, "Haven't you had that baby YET?" when I was only five months! I always carried big but had small babies.

Posted by: Kathy at August 3, 2006 12:43 PM

You haven't experienced the ultimate until you have twins. At 7 months people would look at me in awe when I was shopping and wanted to know if I was over due, then they would blanche when I would cheerfully reply "No it's twins! I'm not due for another two months."

The best was when I was dropping my brother off at the airport. I could see the aprehensive expressions as I waddled up to the check-in desk. The relief was palpable when I explained I was not flying, just dropping off my brother. Airlines get very fussy during the last trimester and will refuse to board you if you are too far along.

Posted by: Sarah G. at August 5, 2006 06:45 PM

So today someone asked me if I am going to start losing the baby weight. Nice, huh?

The worst part is, I weigh less now than before I got pregnant the first time!

Posted by: Lenise at August 6, 2006 06:00 PM

When I was about 7 months pregnant, another teacher told me (with perhaps a little too much glee) that one of the (male) assistant principals had remarked that I looked like I was carrying twins.

Thanks. So. Much. Principals are not ALWAYS your pals, as it turns out.

Posted by: Another Jordana at August 9, 2006 06:21 PM