Technically this was written on Monday, but it took until today to get it all posted...
So, I should totally be doing other things. We have company coming for dinner and I have not cleaned up the house at all, or showered, and unlike my usual have -enough -food -to -make- any -meal- on -hand -self- I need to run to the grocery store. So, instead I am writing a blog entry... how productive of me eh?
I had an odd occurance today. I saw someone I had not seen in a while and they told me they knew I was pregnant last time they saw me, which was before we told people, because, and I quote,
"Your face was so full."
HUH??? What??? Did I just hear that? Why would you tell anyone, especially someone who is already big and pregnant that? I just said, "Um, really... OK."
What am I supposed to say?
"Hey, thanks for telling me my face looked fat months ago, I must look like a blowfish now huh?"
or maybe the now I am going to embarass you approach "Really, cause I wasn't even pregnant then!"
I did neither though, oddly self control, not one of my more typical character traits kept me in check. Plus, enough other people are lying to me about how wonderful I look. Yeah, I have reached that glorious point in the knockedupedness journey where people lie about "how small you look", or how "you make pregnancy look so easy" etc. Not that they are being fake or anything, I think it just comes to the point where they realize, they need to throw the big girl a little bone ya' know? And bless them for it, cause it does make me feel good!! LOL...
So, in closing, DO NOT tell any of your knockeduped friends that their face looks "Full" this is an insult in any form or fashion.
Secondly, the kind words of encouragement will keep that knockeduped one going, even if you think she looks like a beached whale and is starting to waddle a bit.
Here are some LOs from the 31 Day Journal, courtesy of your favorite blowfish, Jude.
*** There is also a flickr show at right I added last week to show all these LOs in one place***