Tuesday, May 23, 2006


I came to work Monday morning and my Taiwanese supervisor immediately commented that I looked too pregnant to wait until my due date to have this baby. Well.... okay. What am I supposed to say to that? I feel pretty squished inside and all, but I was under the impression that it was going to get a whole lot worse yet. I can still sleep for long stretches at night, so I must be way too comfortable to be thinking about having this baby early. Right?

A coworker said the same thing on Tuesday, and then this morning my brother (formerly known as The Disaster) commented that it "was nice to see me finally gaining some weight instead of being so skinny." Skinny? Is that a joke? How can a pregnant lady be skinny? I told him it probably had something to do with puking less often than I eat.

But why, just since Sunday, am I invoking so many "you look huge" - esque comments?
I know it's good and normal and all.... but the sudden influx makes me a little nervous.

AND WHY, please explain, am I suddenly regarded as an invalid? People don't allow me to carry things, open doors, they even jokingly offer to carry me to where I'm going. I don't normally have a problem with people doing nice things for me or being polite. But I'm really perfectly capable of carrying one bag of groceries, thank you. And really, it's easier for me to open the door for myself than to wait for someone to run across the room and open it for me. I don't like not being allowed to do things for myself without attracting so much attention. I guess I'd better get used to it, it's only going to get worse.

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