It seems that something noteworthy always happens to me at Costco…or is it because that’s the only place I do my shopping? Anyway, it finally happened. I knew it was just a matter of time.
I was waddling back and forth between my cart and the conveyor belt that takes my loot slowly to the cashier when the lady behind me asked, “When are you due?”
“Oh, I just have about two or three weeks left.” I sighed unintentionally.
She smiled, gave me that knowing look, and then asked, “You’re having twins aren’t you? My daughter is having twins.”
“Ha ha! No, believe it or not, there’s just one in there!” I replied. Then noticing she looked somewhat embarrassed I added, “Oh, don’t worry, this is my fifth baby. They say you get bigger with each one.” I paid for my groceries and waved good-bye.
But I have one thing to say to all those that are always telling me I’m not that big: “Liars! The lot of you!”
Okay, now I have that off my chest. Thank you for making me feel better anyway! 🙂
Elizabeth Grimes says
Lol. Why do people say things without thinking?! Well, at least it’s all tummy! You’ll be back to your slim self in no time. 🙂
HAHAHAHA!!!!!! Esther, you are so funny.
Well, I can’t believe that people don’t know by now that the only time you even comment on a woman’s pregnancy is if you actually see the baby sticking out of her body. Well, at least you aren’t offended.
You’re so easy-going! I hate how, when you’re pregnant, you’re suddenly public domain. People feel like they can touch you, and say anything. No one ever says “Wow, going bald early, aren’t you?” do they? lol
You should have said, “Due for what?”
That’s too cute! You really aren’t that big, just obviously pregnant! Which is an absolutely gorgeous thing! Thanks for linking up with Evatt’s Beautiful Mess!
How funny, I absolutely go through the same thing. I also find it funny that although my daughter is dressed in pink, has earrings, people still call her a boy. Not all girls are born with a head full of hair! I love my beautiful, bald baby girl.
ja ja ja ESTHERIRISH, how funny, but don´t worry, you are so beatiful like this. now. Sometimes the people think that is going to say to you something nice but they wrong.
Im sorry, my English is very bad! Im learning.
Greetings from Argentina. And congratulations for your son.(or daughter?)
Thus far I haven’t had anyone say anything yet. Just that I am pregnant now…lol.
You look great! 🙂
Lori@ Teacher Turned Mommy says
why does pregnancy bring out the open mouth insert foot syndrome in other people?
shari lynne says
Look at that tummy! You are so beautiful! Can’t wait to see that little one!
That’s why I no longer make comments to pregnant women. 😀
Susan Evans says
LOL!! You’re so cute! I looked WAAAYYY bigger than that. My husband’s boss looked at my belly with huge eyes and said, “That looks impossible!”
Dr Momi says
It looks like it’s all baby to me (you look great!)…and no not twins, just getting to be time!
Sticky Little Fingers says
LOL, after reading the title of your post, I thought you were going to say your water broke at Costco or something!
People and their comments are just priceless!
Ginny Marie says
I definitely looked bigger with my second baby…I can’t imagine how big I would look with my third…or fifth!
At least you are indeed pregnant, I’ve twice asked the same,”When are you due?” question to women who weren’t. Never again.
Carly K. says
Oh my goodness, Mom has had plenty of those Costco pregnancy moments over the years! I always laughed at the look on the cashier’s face when he/she would ask when Mom was due and she’d (truthfully) say “Yesterday” or “Last week”. Their jaws hit the floor!!
You look great, and it looks like you are all belly! I’ve had a couple of pregnancies where I was constantly told I must be having twins. It is funny to see the poor people try to wiggle out of that one! I just sweetly say something like you did, or say that I have big babies (the last one was 9 pounds!).
Mama P says
LOL, I’m 15 weeks with #4, and I get that all the time, my goodness you must be having twins! hahaha
That’s too funny! I was big too and it wasn’t just my belly – I was like a big swollen…thing.
Here I thought you were going to tell a story about the kids knocking a display over! (One of my worst fears.)
I agree with Tori — you are so laid back about everything! What a great trait. You laugh at everything… even in situations where most people (me!) would get mad. Thanks for sharing your sweet, humerous disposition with us!
I was bigger than a neighbour who was having triplets! was not fun deflecting the comments, but I took it all in stride at the time. Some kind soul said that you get bigger each time, and this was #3 for me.
I wish she had told me that there was a possibility I’d stretch so far, it would never go back — I still look obviously pregnant and baby is now 2! 🙁
I love being pregnant. You are not big and you bounce back anyways, eat it up baby! And you get to eat more when you are in serious nursing mode.
Your uncle Dave looked at you a couple of days before Joy (#2) was born and commented, “How could anyone look at you and not believe in God?” I think you looked about the same as now.
You look awfully good to me! I thought I was going to birth a whale with my second – can’t imagine the way I’d be at the fifth.
It could be worse – I once asked someone when she’s due, and she was most definitely not pregnant!
What was even worse was that I KNEW I shouldn’t say anything, but somehow it just popped out of my mouth. Now I don’t say anything at all, even if they look like they’ve got Flipper and his whole family in there.
Elle (@Cleverlychangin) says
Thanks for sharing. I am not pregnant and people ask me the same question. The worse part is, my belly is small it is just not as flat as it use to be. I am no longer bothered by it, I just laugh!
You look lovely! You are just so tiny everywhere else that it makes your belly seem bigger!