Here's something no one told me about pregnancy. People critique your body. Closely. Often. Several times a day someone I know will have me stand up, turn around, turn to the side, etc. That person will then discuss with a companion (out loud in front of me) the size and shape of my body.
This actually doesn't bother me, I just find it phenomenal how much boundaries shift when someone is pregnant. Could you imagine doing that to any non-pregnant woman?
To be fair, almost everyone who does this has said that I look great. A few people even go as far as to say I'm small for how far along I am. (Those are really sweet people who believe in lying to protect feelings.) However, for your amusement, I am including the following direct quotes that I have been told over the last two weeks:
1. Oh my gosh! Sara! Your stomach is huge!
2. I can definitely tell that your legs have gotten bigger since you've been pregnant.
3. From the front, you look really small for as far along as you are. But from the back? Wow. Are you carrying this baby in your back? Your rear view is much bigger.
1 week ago