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??