I'm at the half way point in my pregnancy. Above are a couple of pictures Michael took this morning.
Over the past few weeks I've had quite a few people comment that I don't look pregnant. Honestly, I don't know what to think about this type of statement. I've gained about 10 lbs and I can certainly see it so it almost makes me feel worse that people say I look that same. Heck, that's a huge % of my body weight. But then again, I know plenty of people who were frustrated by the opposite type of comments when they were pregnant. People assuming someone was much farther along b/c they look big.
Today I was talking to a friend who's had 2 children. She said she popped out a lot quicker with the second one, I've heard that a lot. We decided there's nothing you can really say to a pregnant lady about her size. No matter what, it is likely to come out incorrectly. But then again, if you don't say anything it's also bad b/c the pregnant lady wonders why nobody comments on her big belly, do they just think I'm getting fat?
I've started to count the number of times I hear a 'you don't look pregnant' type comment in a day. Today was 4x, not too shabby. I have a feeling I might hear it a few more times on Sunday. It will be the inevitable response when people ask me why I'm not racing and I tell them I'm pregnant (update on the Rookie Comment Count to follow at a later date).
Since there is apparently no correct thing to say, I've come up with the correct thing to say to me, "Wow Michelle, you're the fittest looking pregnant girl I've seen all day." In most cases I'm sure this would be a true statement ;)