(Well, some web sites said I entered it last week.)
Here is this a comment thread on how to discourage strangers from touching your tummy! I’m reading it and I don’t get it–I am in my third trimester and not a single stranger (or friend!) has tried to touch my tummy. Even my husband doesn’t rub my tummy much. I think I’m just not showing much. Last week yet another person was surprised that I was pregnant. There are a few people at work who talk about my pregnancy and ask me how I’m doing, but there are the other 80-90% who do not mention it at all.
On an unrelated note, I have a huge, HUGE bruise from when they tried to take blood for my glucose tolerance test. My cardiovascular surgeon colleague walked in, looked at me, and said “boy, you had a bad phlebotomist!”
I walked into my other colleague’s (he’s a radiologist) office today and he said “would you like to sit down?”
“No thanks,” I said. “Actually sitting hurts. I read somewhere that your ligaments all loosen or something and then your joints get out of whack, but you’d know more than me.”
“Well they do, but that’s only when you’re almost done!”
“I am almost done!”
“Wait a sec, I thought you weren’t due till November?”
“OK I am defining ‘almost’ optimistically. 🙂 I’m in my third trimester though.”
Dude, way to burst my glass-half-full bubble. 🙂 But seriously, 2/3 done, 1/3 to go.