29 weeks pregnant: you can always bank on strangers
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:
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.
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 weeks, 25 weeks, 24 weeks, 22 weeks, 21 weeks, 20 weeks, 19 weeks, 18 weeks, week 17, week 16, week 15, week 14, and the first trimester.