Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Expandible Belly

Here is a belly shot for all those who are wondering. This was taken about 2 weeks ago at around 6 months along, and just imagine it twice as big. I am a human elastic and sometimes at night I really amaze myself when I look down and see this tummy I've got.

Yesterday, whilst at Trader Joes, an employee at the sample booth stopped me and said the following:

"Are you having a girl?" she confidently said
"No. It's a boy." I replied with a look of wonder and curiosity on my face. (Is there something she knows that I dont?)
"Well, You're just carrying so high and I thought for sure it was girl, well um uh, at least that is how it was with both my uh girls," the Trader Joes worker said.
"Yup, He's right up there!" I said pointing to the baby bump.
"Well, I wish you a happy pregnancy and a speedy birth." she finished.
"Thank you," I responded.

That was very kind of her, I hope I have a speedy delivery too, cause you know boys just pop out like cannons right? Then I turn around, sipping a sample of the watery organic lemonade happy to get some sugar in my system and the lady behind me blurts out the following.

"How can you be having a baby? You're a baby yourself!" she blasted.
I really love that the whole store now knows I am having a boy and I just might be a teenage mom...not really!!
I am actually getting close to 30 here, but you know.."
"Hmmm...well good luck to you," she said with a strange look on her face.

I dont mind sharing the joys of pregnancy, but it's funny how curious people become. I cant wait for the question, "How far along are you? You look like you're going to POP." "Thank you...So do you!" Ok, I wouldnt say that, but wouldnt that be funny!


  1. Some people! How ridiculous. I think you're just the right age to be starting a family. :) And you're adorable as a pregnant lady! So excited for you!!!

  2. You are the world's cutest mommy just like I thought :)
    Not sure why people think they can get involved in your life when you're expecting.... My favorite part was at the end. 'So when are you due?' 'Last week' - the surprised looks I got were priceless! :)

  3. Stacey, this story makes me laugh so hard!! If I had been there I would have popped them in the nose for you! And then I would have laughed at them... Sheesh! And I agree with Christa and Manndi--you're adorable! I can't wait to meet him!

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