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??

6 comments:

  1. Those are some funny stories.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Horse Barn.. haha!

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

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  5. 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
    http://leighloveslists.blogspot.com/2009/02/tag-about-honesty.html

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  6. 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.

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