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Monday, August 31, 2009

Yes. Yes I am.

Funny moment today. At eleven weeks I am starting to show already! How depressing is that? I have been wearing looser, more flow-y-ish clothes, but there is definitely a bump there. So I suppose I should not have been really surprised today when walking across campus I ran into a student from last Fall and had the following conversation:

Me: "How are you? How has your summer been?"
Student: "Good. It was great. How are you?"
Me: "I'm good."
Student: "Are you...pregnant?"

My face must have said it all, because he immediately began scrambling. However, it got worse before it got better.

Student: "I just mean....You were always super skinny."
Me: Saying nothing, just letting him fluster
Student: "I mean...you are still super skinny but it just looks like there is a bump there. It's a cute bump, even if it's not cause you are pregnant. I mean...gosh...this isn't something you should ever say is it? I just....I really hope you are pregnant."

Lucky for him I am. Just for a moment though - had I been able to act indignant enough I might have let him think he had done what he thought he might have done. He gave me a real headache over a paper once, and if I could have mustered up the acting skills to be mortally offended and let him be horrified I would have chalked it up to karma.

But I couldn't. So I owned up. Let him take his foot out of his mouth and graciously accepted his congratulations.

7 comments:

Shalee said...

funny. this post begs for some pics of the cute little bump!

Stacey said...

hahaha. dang funny. and i agree, pictures pictures!!!

Roger and Laurene said...

You wear that bump proudly girl!

Clarissa Meegan said...

It has to start at some point...next thing you know you'll be getting comments like the ones like my friend shared on this post:http://erickandmeg.blogspot.com/2009/08/rude.htm

Ben McAffee said...

check it out... this is actually stacey- but ben now has a blog. isn't he just cute? :)

The Sanders said...

I be you are the most beautiful pregnant girl! I wish I could see you. I definitely agree about pictures! I'd love to see some!

Adam and Ady said...

I love this! I am SO glad that you made him scramble for a while. And you may be showing already, but the kid is right...it is because you are a toothpick! Toothpicks always show faster than those of us who have a bit of cushion :) I'm sure you look wonderful!!! (even though the "in between stage" really sucks and I can't wait to be out of it!)