Saturday, February 28, 2009

Life of it's Own

So it's official. The belly is taking on a life of it's own. I know, it doesn't seem possible, but it's true. Take these two examples from the last three days...

Example One: Our UPS guy comes to work twice a day. I am not usually the person you signs in packages, but we have a small lab so we all know good old Howie. I hadn't seen him in the last week or two, and was up front making copies when he came in on Thursday. Our GM was signing everything in, so I said hello and headed back to the lab. A little later the GM came in and shared the conversation that occurred after I walked out...

Howie: *Huge eyes filled with shock* "MAN, she looks like she swallowed a watermelon! I didn't even know she was pregnant, and now it's like BAM! Giant belly!"

GM:"Yeah, we were all pretty amazed. One day she just came in and THERE IT WAS!"

I laughed at the story, thinking it was odd Howie hadn't noticed the belly before, but enjoying that someone noticed the pregnancy.

Example Two: I was downtown yesterday taking care of the car stuff and getting the ticket dropped. I walked into the courthouse and had to check in with the security guard. This is the conversation that occurs...

Me: *Smile at nice lady as I hand her my keys and purse*

Security Guard: "Well, my GOODNESS, you are as big as a HORSE BARN!" *Laughs hysterically at her the shocking nature of my stomach and her own cleaver metaphor*

Me: *laughs with her because, a. she was a sweet old lady, and b. WHO SAYS THAT??* " I guess I am! I actually have three more months!"

Security Guard: "REALLY? Good Luck!" *continues to laugh as a walk away*

So, yeah. You can TOTALLY tell I am pregnant these days. Somewhere around watermelon/horse barn size. I clearly has a screwed self image because I don't think I look THAT different. Still, there is no denying the belly. It really has taken on a life of it's own. What are people going to be calling me in May??


  1. You are good to handle those comments so well. BUT!!! You do not look like a watermelon or a barn. You look just fine for six months pregnant! I can't believe people have the nerve to talk like that. While you're being nice and sweet about it, I'd like to knock them all out for you.

  2. I don't think I'd be able to put up with the "my, aren't you big!" comments. (I don't do very well with the Captain Obvious announcements anyway) I also don't think I could deal with strangers touching my belly!!! AH! If I get pregnant, I'dd have to run and hide when I start showing and then reappear 6 months later with a baby.

  3. Horse Barn.. haha!

    To me, you look fine! Not to big and not too small!

  4. You are seriously good natured to be so pleasant to everyone.

    I, on the other hand, would probably give them a look and just walk away.

    Seriously! :)

    Hey, I tagged you

  5. This made me laugh out loud. When I was 6 months preggo everyone said the same thing about me. People couldn't believe I had 3 months left.