So Monday Boo and I went out to lunch. We enjoyed ourselves, as always, and were heading out of the cafe to run some errands. While walking out we ran into an old friend of Boo's. At one time they were really close, so I knew her well, but hadn't seen her in years. She looks at me and says, "I am going to assume you are pregnant!" (Third person to mention it that I didn't tell...all three did know me before pregnancy, but still. Exciting to be showing!) I say I am and we talk about the baby, her son, and Boo's Avery for several minutes. Boo then gets a call and walks away and I keep talking. That is when it happened. She said the one thing you should NEVER say to a pregnant girl. (okay, I am sure there are lots of things, but this is near the top of the list...)
Boo's friend: So how far along are you?
Me: 24 weeks
Boo's Annoying friend: Wow! You are carrying just like me. I just got WIDER too! I never looked pregnant, my hips just got bigger...
Me: *stare at her in shock absorbing that she just called me WIDE*
Boo's completely obnoxious friend who I officially dislike: *takes in my look of shock and takes it as confirmation that I agree with her assessment* "Yeah, that's how it goes I guess! I never took on that baby belly look either! Just HERE" *Made motion with hands to simulate hips getting wider left to right rather than out like baby belly*
Me: "Hahaha...*laughter trails off to awkwardness as I fight the urge to tell her she is ugly* I guess you are right!"
Boo comes back and I point out that we MUST LEAVE. Because I hate her friend. Here is the thing, I REALLY don't think I am wider! I mean, maybe I have on pregnancy rose colored glasses, but I think my hips look FINE. Even if they don't, I am totally cool with them, why are you going to point them out and make me feel bad?? I guess I could point out that this girl hasn't seen me in years and I was much thinner then. That might have something to do with it...yes. It could. She assumed all the weight was baby weight when really a good 20 lbs is just "I got older and married" weight. Still...STILL. WIDER.