Having a gluten-free bun in the oven sets me up for a ridiculous amount of awkward moments, but of course, I try to find humor in all of them 🙂 I’ve already posted about a few, but with the way this is going, it will most likely become a regular series 😉
1.) Getting hit on.
I was walking from the parking lot to the mall entrance, when I heard a truck full of dudes behind me whistling and yelling. I turned around to see who these jokers were and give them the stink eye, but the best was when they were greeted by my protruding belly, in full force after breakfast and dressed in a tight tank top. They were silent and drove away. It was awesome.
The bummer is that my wedding ring set is already too small on my swollen fingers (major huge sad face), so I’m going to buy an inexpensive CZ band just to make it more obvious that I’m married, especially at work when resort guests glance to my ring finger right away after noticing that I’m preggers.
2) “You’re getting so chubby!”
99.97% of friends and family members have been beyond amazing this entire time, with lots of belly rubs, support and encouragement. Needless to say, I was a little surprised when someone came up to say hi, put both hands on my belly and said “Oh my goodness dear, you’re getting so chubby already!”
I’m not chubby, I’m pregnant, you punk.
3) Other people thinking I’m a fragile petunia now.
The first trimester was pretty rough. All I wanted to do was sleep and eat salt and vinegar chips. I managed to work out *almost* like I used to, but a lot of the time I was exhausted and green in the gills. Now that I feel a thousand times better (second trimester is AWESOME), I sometimes have to remind myself that I have a baby growing in there 🙂
It’s funny though, because some people seem to think that I’m incapable of doing things now. So often, I’ve been hearing “you can’t do that. You’re pregnant.” or after teaching Zumba, “are you sure you should be doing that? Is the baby ok?"
I think it’s sweet that others are concerned, but some of the instances have been ridiculous. Even for the upcoming dance show at work, someone said “maybe you can perform again, if you aren’t that pregnant yet.” What does that even mean?!
Of course I have to take it easier now on certain things –no crazy hefty lifting while we move this week- but I’m definitely not a fragile petunia 😉
4) “Those names are wussy!”
When we went to reveal the gender to the fam –they were so thrilled to find out- of course, they wanted to know which baby names we’d picked out. We have a list of faves, about 10, and while I was reading through the list, my dad yelled out “those names are wussy!” and everyone started cracking up.
Awkward! …but he was kidding around and we love him 🙂