In direct correlation with this, another reason why I am enjoying this pregnancy more is that the people around me seem to be so much nicer! I should seriously consider writing a book on what NOT to say to a pregnant woman, things like:
"Are you carrying twins?"
"If I were you, I would start writing sub plans, because there is no way you are going to be able to finish the school year and make it to your due date."
"You still have TWO MONTHS?! Wow!"
"You look uncomfortable."
"You look like you are about to pop."
And, yes, these are all comments that people have actually said to me during my first two pregnancies. You know, I have always wondered why it is a societal faux pas to tell someone that they are fat, but somehow it's totally ok to say those types of things to a pregnant woman. Listen folks, it makes a pregnant woman feel like crap when you tell her she is huge!!
In contrast, people have been so, so kind to me this time. I have had more of these kind of comments:
"You are tiny!"
"You only have three months to go? Wow, you look really great!"
"I hope I am as cute as you when I am pregnant!"
Now, I totally recognize the fact that
I have never posted, or even taken, belly pictures before, in large part because in the past I have been so self-conscious about how I look. But because I am feeling better this time around, I have taken, and will now post, a couple. This may be the first and last time I do this, but for posterity's (and my family in Utah's) sake, here we go:
|Today, 27 1/2 weeks|