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Wednesday, since it was so warm in the morning (only 35 degrees!) I went to work without a jacket. I had on a hoodie and that was just enough for me. I get hot easily now – something I NEVER thought would happen. As I got on the bus, the very friendly driver asked “I don’t normally ask these questions, but are you pregnant?”

No. What would give you that impression? Was it the little waddle I did trying to chase you down? Or the white shirt I’m wearing that accentuates the belly to point where it’s completely obvious? But I’m glad he asked instead of just assuming I’m fat.

I’m not fat!

So we started talking and he mentioned that another rider is pregnant too. So when she got on, he “hooked us up.” That’s what he called it. She’s not as far along but had some questions. I was flattered, but since when did I become an expert? I guess anyone is happy to talk to someone who’s already been through it (I know I asked my sister-in-law questions). Even though I disappointed her by saying, “I haven’t had any morning sickness or any other issues.”

Later, in the skyway, two dudes were walking in front of me. Really, they were just tooling around, generally being in my way. They moved to the side and happened to look back at me.

Guy 1: “Whoa, watch out!”
Me: “Um, thanks?”
Guy 2: “You look like you’re about to pop!”
Me: “Nope, not yet.”
Guy 2: “Soon I hope!”
Me: “Nope, got 2 months left.”

My brother-in-law is an expert on when prego’s are gonna pop. He’s seen it 6 times. And he said I’m no where near popping. Obviously! I’m only 30 weeks! But I’m happy he basically said I wasn’t as big as those tools made it sound like.

These dumb maternity shirts with their empire waste do nothing to flatter any part. At least that’s what I think. Plus, the “empire” part makes me itch!

This is basically how I wake up. With my shirt over my belly. Yes, the ring is still in. The Doctor said I’d need to take it out soon*. But! My belly button hasn’t even popped out yet, that’s how deep it is. It’s so obvious it’s a ring under my shirt, people’s eyes are attracted to it almost like it’s a third nipple or something. And I know you just took a peak while talking to me so stop making it obvious that you looked!

I thought it’d pop out at 30 weeks, now I’m aiming for 35. Any takers on that?

Oh, Justin. Look at how cute you are with your little belly.

*I have a maternity ring – a flexible ring. I put it in a while back but it was too long and looked even sillier under shirts. I would NEVER get it re-pierced if it closed up but then, I don’t want to be a 40 year old with one. So I assume at one point I should just let it close up. Oh, the life decisions to make.


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