Monday, March 24, 2008

A postscript for my last post

So, the last week before spring break is always Spirit Week at my school and this year one of the dress-up days was "dress like a teacher" day. I put my hair up and wore my glasses to dress like Mrs. Gosson, my third grade teacher. A few of the girls in my class dressed up like me (with no pregnancy additions) and really didn't look much like me--no curly hair, for example. But then the k, 1st, & 2nd grade teachers all decided to dress like me too. And they all used varying sizes of pillows to make themselves enormous. I just hope some of them get that huge someday!

The kindergarteners had really funny responses to their teacher's sudden pregnancy. A lot of them were sure she really was pregnant and so she decided she had to quell the rumors by showing them her pillow. Even after she did this, and left it on her chair, one little girl kept asking her, "When is your baby coming out? Is it still in there?"

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Belly weirdness

So last week I had to get dressed up for my school's auction/fundraiser. And it took me a long time to pick a dress--I finally ended up wearing a black knit dress that my mom sent me which isn't maternity but had some room. Since I had a nice necklace on, I didn't have to go home and change.

Anyway, when I got there I went into the ladies room with my friends and my first reaction was to try and suck in my stomach. Because you could see easily how it was poking out in the dress. And then I realized how silly I was being. That's what it's supposed to look like. But it's still an adjustment.

And now the newest thing seems to be that whenever I see anyone in passing, they feel duty bound to comment on my belly and how I'm starting to show. Ugh. A friend even took a picture of me at a bridal shower and, aiming at my belly, said, "Smile, baby!"

Hopefully the novelty wears off soon for those I see all the time. But then I'll have to deal with R's wedding when I'll see all sorts of family for the first time and I'll be huge. I guess I could post a picture on here to forestall some of that.