Are You Pregnant?
I’m going to spoil the ending by telling you:
NO I AM NOT PREGNANT!
We all know the “rules” about asking a woman if she is pregnant right? And many of us with children (especially #doulakids) have experienced the embarrassment that ensues when your darling little one asks someone who is not pregnant
“Are you having a baby?”
I’ve had many conversations with my kiddos over the years about the polite thing to do if you suspect a woman is carrying a baby in her uterus (NOTHING. You do and say NOTHING!) However, I never thought I would be the one they asked.
We were recently at a clothing store. I was on a mission: Flipping though pants looking for the ones. I was focused. I noticed my girls giggling and whispering to each other right next to me, but I was not focused on them. Finally their giggling and whispering came to a head, and [the older] one pushed [the younger] one towards me. She asked through giggles
“Mom, are you pregnant?”
“But you have such a nice, round, pregnant belly.”
I think Jennifer Garner said it best: