Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank you for noticing!

Those of you that have followed me for any length of time has heard me complain about my lack of baby bump. I am now showing more but I still get "the look". You know the one. They look at your belly, then your face, and back to your belly looking for some clue that says "pregnant" or "not pregnant" before they embarrass themselves. Rarely does anyone mention my pregnancy and I completely understand! No one likes to accuse a fat non-pregnant chick of being pregnant. So when I find a few brave souls willing to venture out and comment about my baby bump I just want to hug them. Unless they are annoying and then I want to mess their heads and tell them that I am not pregnant, just fat. But that would be cruel and I haven't done that. Yet.

Two weeks ago was one such moment. I was at the local hospital for another ultrasound. There were 3 other people in the elevator and before I could push the button for floor #4 the woman next to the door looked at me and said "Floor 4??". I was kind of stumped at first wondering how she could have known that I was going to floor #4 (which is the L&D and the perinatal unit) and then I realized that she could tell that I was pregnant!! I just grinned, happy to be noticed. Well, noticed for being pregnant instead of fat that is. And then today I was at the grocery store (don't worry, it was a quick trip even if it as against doctor's orders) and the cashier asked me how much longer. I answered "Until what?". She replied "Till the baby is here." She is my new best friend!!! I guess I should have asked her what her name was since we are now BFF.


  1. LOL about the BFF comment! Funny!

    I had a coworker who I didnt see regularly ask me if I was pregnant again .. I was not! ha ha! I said.. Oh Bob, No just fat! ha ha! He said.. Oh Marisa, I liked the other one better.. Im all.. Me too buddy! Me too!! ha ha! So fun! ha ha!

  2. I'm so glad you are finally getting a baby bump! hehehe they are fun to have!

  3. Hi, here from ICLW and my first visit to your blog. I look forward to spending some time reading about your embryo adoption process and the resources you have linked to.


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