Pregnancy somehow gives "strangers" the okay to stare at you, to talk to you and even worse, to give you a piece of their mind. Some of the phrases I hear on a weekly basis. "Oh, you're about to pop, huh?" "Are you having twins?" "Wow! You're really big!" I don't know why people think that I'm not going to take offense to that. Yes, I'm pregnant and "growing" a baby inside of me but that doesn't mean that I'm not still sensitive about what you say about me.
After being asked if I was having twins yesterday I was trying to figure out what causes people to think I'm SO humongous. First of all, there are two questions that I get asked, either, "When are you due?" or "How far along are you?" When people ask me when I'm due I of course tell them the beginning of March. Seeing as we're not even in Winter yet, I think people think of March as being so far away that they can't believe I'm so humongous already.
Along, with March seeming oh-so far away, I realized that I too have been causing some of this verbal chaos. Trying to figure out how far along I am is easy in weeks but months is so confusing. My doctor, along with all of the books I have go, by weeks, I never hear about months. Well, as I calculated it I realized that while I've been telling people that I'm almost 6 months I'm really almost 7 months, which of course really makes a big difference. Technically when I reach my due date I'll be 10 months pregnant because your pregnant for approx. 40 weeks (or 41 1/7 if you go by the Bradley Method). So this whole time I've been the one causing the chaos by not even giving an accurate time period of when I'm due. As my Aunt T. would say, "My blonde roots are showing." We'll see if the correct date will cause less people to be SOOOO surprised.
I'll leave you with this picture Dirk took today of my HUMONGOUS belly. I am almost 26 weeks. Only 101 more days to go!!!