That being said, I am dedicating this post to the Target Lady, Gas Station Man and Restaurant Waiter. **Names have been changed to protect the ignorant. Please don't:
- Look at my tummy with huge eyes and say "WOW! You are about to pop". Because I am not about to pop. In fact, I have two more months before I give birth and I am certain my family would feel much better about things if I didn't pop!
- Rub my tummy in circular motions and ask me when I am due, all the while keeping your hands on me. You are a stranger. I don't know you. How would you feel if I rubbed your belly while I spoke to you?
- When I answer your question of when I am due and step back a step (out of reach of your rubbing) don't step up, start rubbing again and say "Wow! Is it twins?" No, it's not twins...yes I know I am huge...AND GET YOUR HANDS OFF!
- Ask me when I am due and when I respond say "OH WOW! There was another lady in here about your size, but she was due last week. Are you sure it's not twins?" I am sure. Modern medicine makes it increasingly easier to determine how many children are in there...again...I know I am huge.
- Ask me if I need some help because (and I quote) "You dropped your receipt and I am sure it's hard for you to bend all the way down and back up with that belly out there!" No, it's not hard. I have a 2 year old and 5 year old at home. I spend most of my time playing on the floor with them and have no issues getting "this belly" up off the floor.
- Tell me, as I am loading a case of water into my cart, "You shouldn't be lifting that in your condition" First of all, pregnancy is not a "condition". I am not dying. I am just pregnant. Second of all, I have a 2 year old who I pick up all the time. I am fine with a case of water!
I do not have a picture handy, but promise to post one soon of the Buddha Belly. I just needed to vent...gotta love people with no filter!