Tuesday, November 6, 2007

mark the day

As I was saying goodbye to Chip this morning, he said to me, "You know, you look pregnant today. You also look really cute. Cute and pregnant."

This is a momentous occasion, folks, because up to this time, I've looked like I've been feasting on Big Macs and donuts 24/7. With the lumpiness. About a month ago, I sighed, looking at my lumpy self in the mirror, and asked Chip if he would tell me when I finally look pregnant and not just oddly lumpy. He agreed to the challenge - and took it very seriously. There have been days when I thought I was close, but hopes were dashed repeatedly when we'd find ourselves in a public place, mentioning the Bean to a stranger. Stranger would look at me, at Chip, back at me (eyeing my lumpiness) and then say, with a note of surprise, "Oh really?! When are you due?" And when we told Stranger, he/she would undoubtedly react with the same type of surprise - all So you're one of those lumpy girls, hmmmm?

Given my husband's appraisal this morning, we'll see how this day goes. It's going to be another BUSY day, but hopefully I can pop in here with some other random thoughts I've got in my noggin. I know you can't wait.


Heidi said...

Yay! Congratulations! :)

I also enjoyed it when I began to look obviously pregnant. That "in-between" stage is tough.

Of all times, I often thought about this issue when I'd be getting gas on the way to work. As I hobbled around, I'd eye the strangers around me thinking, "I wonder if they think I'm just gaining weight oddly or if they know I'm actually pregnant." I almost wished I had some sort of t-shirt that said, "Yes, I'm pregnant." :)

ailene said...

Hahaha, that's so funny!

I still have people look at me and say, "oh really?" and I always think, "well, isn't it obvious?!?!?!" :)

Cute! Thanks for sharing!