Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ready to Pop or Just Fat?

On Monday, Justin and I went to Wendy's for lunch. We were entering the building at the same time as one of the Wendy's employees who was coming back in from her smoke break. As she stood back to let us pass, she looked at me and said, "Whoa! You look like you're about to pop! When are you due?" I told her that I was only 7 1/2 months along, and I wasn't due till mid-May. She was like "Oh man, you're huge." Well, gee, thanks. So then we went in and she got right behind the register and took our order. I had been considering getting a frosty and some french fries, but after her comment I got my healthy salad and chili! I mean, I do feel pretty big, but I'm going to get a lot bigger before I get any smaller!

On the other hand, though, less than two weeks ago, we ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant. After we ate, I was resting my hand on my belly the way I usually do these days. The waitress came by and said, "I see you're holding your stomach, are you ok?" I guess maybe she was worried the food made me sick. I told her I was pregnant and just resting my hand on my belly. She looked me over and said "Really? How far along are you? Congratulations!" So I guess she didn't think I looked big enough to be pregnant. Just fat, I guess...

But I don't think that in 2 weeks I've gotten all that much bigger, so I guess largeness is in the eye of the beholder. I can definitely tell that Eli is growing fast these days, though. His kicks and movements have gotten a lot stronger, in fact, finally strong enough to be painful or uncomfortable. This combined with the fact that he's moving ALL THE TIME now makes me one uncomfortable mama half the time! I've started saying that he must've decided he wants to burrow his way out through my belly instead of waiting to be born the usual way. Take it easy in there, little man! Still more than 5 weeks before you're considered full term! From what I've read, the bigger he gets, the more squished he'll be and the harder it will be for him to move around a lot. Keep your fingers crossed with me that he doesn't keep up his current rate of movement until he's born! Sheesh!

7 comments:

Mollie said...

Ya gotta love people and all their unsolicited comments!! Yesterday I went back to work after being off for over a week and all I heard was how much I'd grown already!! I wonder that people don't realize that comments on weight aren't necessarily welcomed just because one is pregnant!!! Oh, well!! You look great and Eli will be here SOON!

Melissa said...

Sounds like Eli has started taking "kickboxing classes"! Lauren used to have her class around 11pm, just as I was going to bed. Then, somewhere along the way, she started soccer practice in utero as well. I would have sworn she set up her own little gym inside of me. At least Eli is getting some exercise!

Nicki W. said...

ahhhh! i miss the unrelenting comments of strangers! heehee! it's funny the people who say them are almost always women, who are mothers themselves, so you think they would know better! haha! you look great! you are almost there!!

Corrie said...

My favorite was, "Are you sure there's only one in there?" Yep, I'm pretty sure, but thanks for asking! I retained so much water, my friends said Clara had her own little swimming pool in there.
You are looking great! He will be here before you know it!

Jessica said...

I remember one time we were in Cracker Barrel and this man at the table next to me started making comments about how I must be having twins, should I really eat all that I'd ordered, we ought to clear room in case I go into labor right now, etc. He thought he was funny, but I wanted Matt to beat him up. I mostly felt bad for the poor woman eating with him -- she has to live with him all the time!

Of course, I also remember one older man in Hobby Lobby who was so kind and encouraging. He asked if he could pat my baby, and I let him because that's what I did. He then smiled at me and told me God was going to bless this child richly. That was nice.

I think your skin has to grow thicker while your baby grows stronger.

Andrew's Mommy said...

Hang in there!!! I love that people get a license to be stupid towards pregnant people! You do look great - loved the Easter picture at Sonny's! Around 30-35 weeks it seems like bellies grow very rapidly. There is this whole thing that people do where they think they can tell you anything b/c of your "condition" - hello! Wierd!!!! Anyway - keep growing. Also, seemed to me that Andrew kept his patterns of activity at the hours that he did in the womb for awhile. Something interesting to note to look out for. Our big time was 10pm - exactly when I wanted to go to sleep. He apparently was rocked in the womb all day and came awake when it stopped (when I wanted to sleep!). I wonder if preggos would become nocturnal that last month if babies would sleep at night right off the bat. Hmmm..... :)

Love
Jill

Jackie said...

It has recently become an obvious baby bump for me- and it seems to grow more every day! So I am anxious at how big I will get if I still have 3 months to go! I'm already getting "buddha rubs" which seem to come from nowhere when my defenses are down... gotta love this time though! I wish we were closer to powerwalk and feel like we were more in control of the weight gain!