Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Pregnancy appetite is embarrassing. An hour or two ago I had a grape popsicle (Edy's), and it was as if my brain were chanting, "POPSICLE. POPSICLE." It couldn't be resisted. Just now the voice started up again: "CHEESE STICK. CHEESE STICK." And I had that, too. We've been eating Horizon string cheese...quite tasty, and no rennet. (Not that I try to avoid rennet as a rule...probably too hard to do...but finding cheese that lacks it is a nice bonus.)

Today two people said things to me (well, a third woman just looked at me and said, "Wow.") The first person hit upon every major cliche in my life recently (i.e., she managed to say ALL the things I hear on a regular basis). I'll let you pick out the recurring themes:

Woman: Any day now?
Me: June.
Woman: Any day now?
Me: June.
Woman: Any day now?
Me: J-U-N-E.
Woman: Twins?
Me: No, a boy.
Woman: Wow! That's a big boy. You won't make it till June! Too big! God bless you! (disappears.)

Woman #2 surprised me, though. She was pushing a stroller behind me. Then she passed me and smiled at me.

"I couldn't tell from the back!" she said.

That was new...and nice.

8 comments:

blackcrag said...

I agree with the second lady; from the pictures you posted recently, the full-on photo didn't make your belly look too big. It was the side view that showed off little Englebert!

Bearette24 said...

I know, it's always the side view that's scariest :)

Roxanne said...

I might have given woman #3 a big hug. That was sweet. :)

I'm always amazed at how openly rude people can be to pregnant women. Do they not realize how sensitive a time it is or are they just really that unaware??? Anyhow, you look gorgeous, both from the front and side view (and I'm not just sayin' that to be nice!).

Bearette24 said...

Roxanne - Thanks :) Yeah, I think people are massively tactless. It probably stems from oblivion. But still!

Liz said...

I will tell you what that elderly library patron once said to me:

"You look very nice from behind, as well as from the front, and all around."

Bearette24 said...

! That was the guy who sparked the WHMS casting discussion, wasn't it.

Poppy Cede said...

You don't look like you're having twins to me! Man, people are kinda rude...

But, um, I totally just asked you in email when you're due, even though I knew I should have just looked over here. :)

We probably most definitely won't get to have that meal together before E arrives. booooo.

But, secretly I'm excited to meet you so if it does work out that we can have dinner I'll be a very happy Poppy.

blackcrag said...

Englebert!