I think I'm starting to figure out how this guy feels:
Well, OK, so strangers haven't started poking me in the tummy yet, but I have had a couple of people (luckily, semi-close friends) ask if they could rub my belly. Since both of them were very supportive during the bad days, I let them have a go. But I'm not planning on making a habit of it!
I guess what all of this means is that I've started to look more and more pregnant. Which is interesting, because it means that all of a sudden people seem to only have this one thing to talk to me about. In general, it takes one of two routes. People who know me a little bit better have been alternately telling me how awesome I look or (jokingly) slagging me for not having a bigger belly, whereas other people (mostly co-workers I don't know so well) just give me this weird smile and a sing-song-y "So how are you feeee-ling??" Lucky for them I'm feeling pretty good, because I doubt they'd seriously want to hear something like, "Oh, well, this morning I found something leaking out of my nipples. Is that normal?" (Answer: yes, but I don't actually have any nipple leakage. Yet.)
Anyway, I've been lax in posting headless bump pics, so here are a couple for anyone who's interested. And yes, it has become painfully clear to me that it seems like my entire wardrobe consists of stripes.
|24 weeks. Definitely rounded out!|
I had my 24 week checkup with my OB today, and was given a letter declaring me "in good health and able to travel" just in case Air Canada decides to give me any flak in a couple of weeks. M and I are headed back east to see my family for the holidays this year, and I'm seriously counting down the days!