When I was pregnant with Nora, people constantly commented on how small my tummy was...even going so far as to ask me if I was sure the baby was growing correctly. I brought up each of these comments with my doctor, and we spent a number of my appointments with some discussion of my fundal height (and the fact that I was measuring perfectly).
This time around, my fundal height is still measuring perfectly, but it is clear from the comments that I am getting that my appearance is not the same as it was last time.
|31 weeks and 5 days|
A few examples:
- Our next door neighbor thoroughly embarassed himself two weeks ago when he yelled "Any day now, huh?" from his driveway as I was walking down to get the mail. I giggled and then corrected him..." No, actually I've got about 2 1/2 months left." He blushed horrifically and then said, "Oh. Well. I must...I must...hmmm...we...ah....we know a lot of pregnant women right now...I must be thinking about someone else." Yeah. Ok.
- My boss at work commented on how I "must be getting close" last week...then turned bright red when I told him how long I had left to go. He had a bit less tact than my neighbor...his reply was, "Wow. You'll be huge by then."
- As I was walking out of the grocery store Sunday afternoon, some lady leaned over to her daughter and said, "Look honey, that lady is going to have a baby any day now!" I just let them go. No need to correct everyone I see, right?
As if the comments weren't enough, my poor belly button has completely given up. Completely. It never actually popped out with Nora, although it did flatten out to become flush with the rest of my stomach. This time, however, the top half has popped out and the bottom half is flush...making my belly button look like "an old man wearing a cap" according to Dan (who is always perfectly sensitive to my pregnancy appearance concerns...ha ha).
|See the top part "popped out"? Beautiful.|