It’s funny how many people are surprised that I’m due in a month. Generally, the comments are that I look too small and that maybe we got the due dates wrong.
First, as I have started to swell up like a ginormous pufferfish, telling me those things are not really comforting. I promise, I know that I’ve been pregnant this whole time, so the date better not be that wrong.
It’s almost been as bad as BEFORE I was pregnant and people would ask me, “Oh, are you expecting?” and I would have to respond, “Nope, just fat.” (Yes, that happened on more than one occasion.)
Second, it’s time to put it all in perspective.
This is the Baby Boothe bump on St. Patrick’s day.
This was the Baby Boothe bump as of yesterday. I can’t even twist as well anymore so it doesn’t look as big as it really is!
But as you can see, definitely some major growth. The poor baby still has a month in these cramped quarters and she’s still likely to grow another pound or two.
So, before you tell the pregnant lady she looks like a whale or looks too small, remember: the pregnant lady has feelings too, and is probably already stressed enough about all things baby.
And along the same lines, if you have to ask if somebody might be pregnant, then you shouldn’t ask. Just don’t do it. It’s better that way, especially when somebody isn’t pregnant.