I've apparently reached the point in my pregnancy where people who don' t know me are confident that I'm actually pregnant and not just oddly chubby. I got my first baby comments this past weekend from strangers.
First was at the checkout at Whole Foods when I told the cashier I didn't need help carrying my one bag of groceries and a gallon of milk to the car. Her response: "Are you sure that baby isn't going to pop out if you do that?"
I appreciate the concern, however I managed to carry the same items around the store in a basket as I was shopping and there is obviously no baby yet.
The second came at church last night. I was heading up to the old Warehouse location to get some Bibles and I passed several people on their way to the community dinner. I heard a cackling laugh and "That lady has a baby under her shirt"... I just smiled and continued.
I must admit that I am going to have to restrain myself from answering pregnancy comments with "Actually, I'm just fat..." even if watching peoples responses would be highly amusing. Similar to when Matthew and I were dating and people would ask if we were serious... my usual response was "Nope. We're just fooling around".
I'm also working on a response strategy for when strangers start trying to touch my belly. Maybe some stealth ninja moves. If I don't know you and you try to touch me, there may be some karate chopping.
On a totally different note, I finally saw baby movement! I was laying on the couch reading and all of a sudden my belly jumped. I've been feeling movement for a few weeks now but it was decidedly strange to have parts of my body move without any input from me. Mini must be practicing for soccer or ballet in there.