Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Matter of Perspective

Yesterday morning, after weeks of asking when my tummy was going to get big, my daughter Aubrey told me, "Your tummy is big."

Later that morning we went to a friend's house (this friend runs a produce co-op and I was going to pick up my basket full of produce). She and another co-op participant couldn't believe how small I was to only have 6 weeks left.

When Kelly got home last night, I laughingly told him about the two different comments. He looked at me and said, "You are starting to stick out there."

Then last night, I was at a friend's house for a girls' movie night. I told a couple of the ladies there about the different comments, and they concluded that my tummy was more on the big side rather than the small side.

This morning the checker at Wal-mart asked when I was due (after asking if it was my first baby - that one always gets a laugh out of me). When she found out how soon I was due, she commented, "Wow, you sure don't get very big, do you?"

The people who know me best and see me all the time think that my stomach area is big.

People who are strangers or only see me occasionally think I am not showing very much for how far along I am.

Not sure what all this means. Maybe the people who know me best just know what I looked like before I got pregnant (back when I could do 300-400 crunches a day) and everyone else is comparing me to other pregnant women they see/know.

All I know is that there will be NO belly pictures on this blog. I have friends who are that brave, but I am not one of them. You'll just have to wait for baby pictures!


Tiffany said...

I would say your belly is large for you but not large for the average woman. You look great. You know though with me EVERYONE says I get big. Strangers swear I'm carrying twins or overdue at 7-8 months along. I don't get it.

Tami said...

Tiffany, I think it is because you are so petite. Those big babies look big on your tiny frame.