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Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Big Belly

And so it begins:  the vast over-estimation of my baby's gestational age.  I think I'm a little more relaxed about it this time around than I was the first two.  With the first two I was very snappy when people would say things like, "You're about to pop, aren't you," (during my 6th month).  Or, "Are you sure there's only one in there?"

I would snap back, "Don't you know you're not supposed to say things like that to a pregnant woman?  It's really rude."

This time, though, I know to expect it.  I have big babies; I know this.  I show early; okay, whatever.

I was at Lowe's today buying Michael's father's day present, and the cashier was this nice, young guy that said that his wife was due in December with their first baby.  "Looks like you have one cookin', too," he happily notes.

"Yeah, it's my third," I say, obviously, since my two boys were in the shopping cart.

"Can I guess how far along you are," he very foolishly says.  This guy has a death wish or something.

I started laughing at his naivety.  He really must not have a lot of experience with pregnant women.  "No, no," I say, still laughing, "since it's my third I started showing very early.  For you own good you shouldn't try to guess."

"Five months," he blurts out.  Oh dear.  He was even given the information that I was showing early since it was my third kid.  And he still guessed five months.  ::sigh::

"Eleven weeks," I say, now embarrassed and ready to run out of the store hiding my big belly behind the shopping cart.  "But it's my third, you know, and you show early with the third," I try to reiterate.

Oh well.  Maybe I should just start lying.  I wonder how that would go over.  ;)


  1. Hehe...I know the feeling. And with my last (when there really was only one) people were guess "Triplets!" by seven weeks;)

  2. HA HA HA HA HA HA!! You totally should! Just start saying, "You're exactly right! Amazing!"

  3. You should just tell them I'm going to have it any day now. People will just love it! :-P

  4. LOL! I got it all the time when I was pregnant with Jeremy. I was so big I looked like I was having triplets or something. I remember being about 4 months along and looking like I was due any day. My favorite thing was going out with an obviously brand new baby and getting asked when I was due. I just wanted to tell those people, "Hello! Do you not see the little newborn baby I'm pushing around in this enormous stroller? I don't think they grow quite that fast!" Some people are just lacking in commom sense! Hang in there! :o)


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