29 weeks pregnant: you can always bank on strangers

August 1, 2014

Are you pregnant? Make sure you read the latest in my weekly pregnancy update, at 29 weeks pregnant

29 weeks pregnant:

To start off with, here’s a 29 weeks pregnant bump shot:

29 weeks pregnant bump...a weekly pregnancy update in the third trimester all about what you can expect

I was going to write a post this week about being 29 weeks pregnant and finally in the third trimester (equal measures of how did that happen? Exciting and whaaaat) more thoughts on having two children (results from my unofficial polling of all the mums of two I’ve met) and maybe something witty and thrilling about our kitchen (state of chaos, as is the whole house).

But then at 29 weeks pregnant I had a conversation in the bank today, which went something like this:

Me: *paying a cheque into the machine* Look Eliza, the machine is flashing, isn’t it fun, oooh look what mummy’s doing…

Bank lady: *comes over to check – no pun intended – I’m OK. Sees that I’m pregnant.* So when are you due?

Me: Ah! October

Bank lady: *takes a step back and looks at my bump.* WOW, just…wow! REALLY? You’re HUGE aren’t you? Massive!

Me: *shocked face* Ha…ha?

I don’t mind discussing – in great detail and at length – most of the gory and nitty gritty details of pregnancy with friends, relatives, people I know, people on Twitter, and people I know on my blog. I do feel loads more, well, pregnant than I did a few weeks ago. And twice as much as I did at the start of the week, when this photo was taken. Because, you know, that’s how pregnancy works. But lady, I’m your customer, I’ve only just met you, and you’re already calling me fat? What an ice-breaker!

It did make me laugh that this is something right from my guide to how not to talk to pregnant women. Clearly she’d read it and decided to give me some blog fodder ammunition, right?!

I wrote about this conversation on Facebook this evening, and all my lovely friends had some great come-back remarks:

  • So when are YOU due?
  • I’m actually the surrogate mum for an endangered species of hippo
  • WOW really? You’re helpful, aren’t you?

Totally saving these up for next time.

A pregnancy update at 29 weeks pregnant - third trimester signs, symptoms and emotions

29 weeks pregnant – pregnancy symptoms and signs

Apart from mainly being annoyed at annoying people, 29 weeks pregnant has been all about being hot, hasn’t it?

Update: just changed the photo to this one, which actually shows my apparently ‘massive’ bump a bit better. My dress is a really lovely one from Isabella Oliver I’m reviewing, and my necklace I was supposed to give to my mum).

I’ve compiled all my baby 2 blog posts into one page. You can also read more maternity updates at 28 weeks, 27 weeks, 26 weeks25 weeks, 24 weeks22 weeks21 weeks, 20 weeks, 19 weeks18 weeks, week 17week 16week 15week 14, and the first trimester.

11 Comments

  • Jodie

    August 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

    We had a meeting Wednesday and the man said “with a baby on the way…” In conversation. I quickly went “what baby?” His face was hilarious. Was so worth it.

  • Suzie

    August 2, 2014 at 6:32 am

    It works the other way too – I was constantly being asked if I was SURE I was due in May as I was TINY. Yep – how to make a first time mum panic that get baby is too small, she’s done something wrong, or that there’s some awful problem. Strangers are so rude! Then there’s the ‘good luck with the bump’ comment the day after I’d had him…that was fun too 🙂

  • Munchies and Munchkins

    August 5, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Oh wow if she had seen me at 6 months she would have been a bit shocked! Ha. People can be so rude. You look beautiful. X

  • Katie Haydock

    August 10, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Makes me blood boil.
    Complete strangers told me I was ‘huge’ right the way through my pregnancy… I found it really mean and thoughtless to call someone ripe with all kinds of hormones ‘huge’. Horrible people.
    You look lovely xx

  • Corinne Afton

    August 12, 2014 at 5:10 am

    We’ll some people may really tend to say words that are not pleasing to the ears of pregnant women but that’s find, just smile. I myself also experience it. Don’t worry you look so lovely in the picture.

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    August 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Hi GIllian, hope you are better

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