Monday, September 24, 2007

Belly Laughs

OK, so this is me at 27 weeks prego. My cousin, Kristina Whitman, is a fabulous photographer, and I was very eager to document the ever enlarging belly. So she graciously agreed to shoot me--with a camera.
Now, three weeks later, I am so HUGE that every time I leave the house, I come home with a new collection of funny comments I have received from strangers about the size of my pregnant belly!
When asked, I tell people I am not due until December. I am given shocked looks that quickly turn to pity, or the most common--"oooohhhhh" followed by silence. The best one has to be a lady I met while with my daughter at the playland in the mall. While comparing due dates, she remarked, "Wow, you are bigger than me, and I am three days over-due!" And then there was, "That sure is going to be a good-sized baby!" And my 9 year-old neighbor who innocently exclaimed, "Baby Soren sure... is... BIG!" I had to thank him for blaming it on the baby and not on me. I have to admit though, I don't mind. I love "the belly." Even through all the uncomfortable nights, hot days, penguin waddles, and funny comments-- I love it!


Anonymous said...

You guys are so cute. :) Reading your message almost wants me to be pregnant again- almost!

Jenny said...

That is such a beautiful picture! People always used to ask me if I was having twins. Then there was the courier at my work who, every time he came in, would say "Are you about ready to go to the hospital?" I told him that was, oh, three months away. I think some of it was the 8-lb baby and some of it was the chocolate ice cream :-)