"We need to make sure your bike is safe, especially since you are expecting a little one."
If ever there were words to remind me to keep going with this journey, it is these ones. Spoken by a bicycle technician last night, when I had my bike serviced.
I just looked at him a little blankly, trying to recall the conversation we had had. Had I somehow referred to my children in such a way that he'd think I was pregnant? No. One possible conclusion: I look like I'm pregnant.
Ironically, when I actually was pregnant, it took a long time to show. I weighed 35 (first) and 15 (second) pounds more then I currently do when got pregnant. All the extra weight hid the baby belly fairly well and I think the only thing that made it obvious early on was the fact that I wore maternity clothes.
No need for maternity clothes now. Apparently I look pregnant without them.
When I got home, I asked my husband if my outfit made me look pregnant. He looked thoughtful and with a scared expression nodded and said "kind of".
I went to the mirror, and sure enough, I can see how the mistake would happen. Particularly if I slouch a certain way. I actually look more like I am 5 months pregnant then when I was 5 months pregnant.
Okay, so just a tip to all of you out there. Never, ever, ever, refer to a woman as being pregnant unless you have either been told she is, or she is so pregnant she's ready to pop. Just don't do it. Ever.