Sunday, December 30, 2012

Are you just, gaining weight?

My tummy is beginning to protrude, and I haven't really bought any new clothes, so I'm currently experiencing the challenge of making my old wardrobe work. I think, for the most part, I've succeeded in finding things that fit without looking frumpy. For The Most Part.

The other day I must have been wearing something frumpy because a well-meaning older neighbor lady asked me, in a crowded place no less and in a loud voice that caused everyone around us to hush, if I was, "...just gaining weight?" My response: "Yes I am gaining weight, but it's mostly because I'm pregnant." And she was happy and excited for us. And it was joyous.

What I didn't say but kind of wanted to was, "It's also partly because I'm constantly hungry and only certain foods sound appealing, and it's never salad that's at the top of my list."

What an awkward way to ask about a lady's growing gut! It made me laugh, luckily. I could see it going the other way, so I'm happy it just made me chuckle.

To answer the burning question on everyone's minds, yes, I am showing. But in my mind it's that inelegant waistline weirdness that doesn't represent itself clearly as a baby bump. It's more like, "Whoa girl! You ate a lot of meatloaf!" But every day it looks more and more like a baby, and less like meatloaf, so that's good.

And belly shots? Not on this blog. Sorry kids. But here's a fairly recent picture of me.

My face is quite a bit rounder than normal.

Oh, and check out those boots! They are Aldo Dannis and guess where we found them! In Honolulu. And can you imagine that they were marked down from $130 to $25?!?! I scored big time, but what in the world were those boots doing in Hawaii? I'm not complaining. These are comfortable, warm and cozy and fun to wear. A two-year-old friend of mine likes to pet them. Honestly, so do I.


  1. What lovely news to start the year. Your boots are awesome!

  2. You just know she was dying to ask you if you were pregnant in a not-awkward way, but I love your answer.

  3. Well, I'm not sure why we're not friends on facebook anymore, but I wanted to say congratulations!! That is so exciting!! I always thought you two would make awesome parents!

  4. You look BEAUTIFUL, as always, and not round at all. :-) Funny old lady. I'm glad you laughed as opposed to socking her.

  5. I should check your blog more often! Congrats on your pregnancy. Glad you're starting to feel better now that trimester 1 is over. I'm due to have a baby girl in 10 days (Jan 17th).

  6. I tried to post a comment on your last post, but it didn't work. Hopefully this one will. A huge congratulations to you! As I recall, there are a lot of annoying aspects to being pregnant. A LOT. But, you'll also find there are some advantages and benefits. Enjoy them! It makes the annoying part easier to deal with. So happy for you guys!


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