Tuesday, September 17, 2013

So, How Far Along ARE you??

Yup, that's what a lady asked me yesterday. 


Not, "Are you pregnant?" 
Or, 
"Did you just have a large and delicious lunch?" 

But rather, "How far along are you? 3, 4 months?" 

I thought: Months? MONTHS? Lady, we're still counting in weeks, occasionally days here!
I said: Oh, just over two.

Which, by the way, is a complete and total lie. We're 6 weeks tomorrow.

I am up 6 pounds. And I am happy about that, considering the day after transfer (and the entire following week) I was up 10-11 pounds. Even so, I do NOT think I look 12-16 weeks pregnant.

Here is what I know:


  • You show earlier with each pregnancy.  With Adelia I was 19 weeks... Emmy it was 14 weeks..
  • You show earlier with twins. So if this is... and I do show earlier than with Emmy.... 
  • Popular opinion says you show earlier if conceived through IVF. 
  • I was wearing low rise jeans (because of tender injection sites still)
  • I wasn't wearing a cami under my fitted shirt. 
  • I had just eaten pizza. 
  • I was sitting in an awkward position. 


But more than all of that, I know this. 

This baby(ies) is the size of a sesame seed. It aint showing.

There exists a rule in the universe about this sort of thing. It goes a little something like this, "Don't ask a woman if she's pregnant. Ever. Never, ever ask that. Even if she's wearing a Tshirt that says 'I am 45 weeks pregnant with quintuplets.' Don't ask if she's pregnant. It could be an old shirt."

Why don't people ever follow the rules? 

3 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I think you handled that well without punching the woman ;-)
    Some people have no idea!!!!!

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  2. LOL! Don't you hate when you hear that and realize the baby is only the size of a sesame seed? I show way early. I just blame it on the cookies. Darn cookies are so yummy!

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  3. Hilarious! I realizes a while ago that low rise jeans were the enemy! I wonder what your face looked like when you answered. Please tell me the film crew was there to capture this moment ;)

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