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Funny little interactions: "Do you 'know' I'm pregnant somehow?"

post #1 of 13
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Today I was chatting with a co-worker of mine, and suddenly out of the blue, she says "How's the baby" !!! I was totally caught off guard, and I'm sure I looked more shocked than confused by the question. She quickly followed up with "I mean your dog!"

 

Meanwhile we've only told our parents and a few very close friends, and yet I keep getting these kinds of interactions. I was at a baby shower last weekend, and the mother of the mama to be, told me twice during the shower that I looked great and that I was "glowing"!

 

Have any of you mamas out there had a similar experience, where it feels like someone is insinuating that they know you are pregnant? Maybe I'm just reading into it nut.gif

post #2 of 13

How weird!  I told everyone and their mom within a couple days, so everyone DOES know I am pregnant so I don't have anything to contribute, but I would think that was weird as well!!

post #3 of 13

Some drunk lady at a wedding this weekend put her hands on my tummy and smiled. We were on the dance floor. It was weird. I know her vaguely. I told my husband, that's not something you do to an overweight woman with a belly on her. But no one at the wedding knew!

post #4 of 13

weirdness, ladies. lol

 

No, I have a big mouth about being pregnant. So never experienced this.

post #5 of 13

I told the story about the little boy at school somewhere here already, but I'll share it again. :)

 

A couple weeks ago (I think) a little boy at school came up to me, put his hands on my tummy and said, "Miss Sarah, you have a baby in there?"  I was dumbstruck.  This boy is barely 3!  I can't lie, so I told him yes.  Almost every day since then he comes up to me and does the same thing.  Well last week I think one of the other teachers overheard because a few minutes later she said, "I've got my eye on you Miss Sarah!" and she looked at my belly.  lol  The other teachers must have been talking about it, because for the rest of the day people were asking me about it.  lol  It was fun to be able to talk about it.

 

It's funny, because there are SO many people at school that are pregnant right now.  Teachers and parents.  A couple months ago when the last teacher (besides me) announced her pregnancy people were joking that there was something in the water.  Well, being slightly superstitious and somewhat silly, I started drinking water from school like crazy.  A couple weeks later...BAM.  lol 

post #6 of 13

I told most of my department at work because I am the only woman in the department and the job involves a lot of lifting, and because I'm so short, it usually involves a lot of climbing, so I need help with reaching top shelves, plus the uniform is a bit of a problem.  I am pretty sure the entire store knows now because A) I am really belly-y and am usually pretty tiny and B) a coworker with whom I never really interact pointed at my belly when he asked how I was today.  Either belly pointing is the new way to say, 'hi,' or everyone must know.  On the up side, I was worried that all the guys would think I was shirking but I climbed a shelf over the weekend when I was in a rush and a coworker scolded me for it and said he would have gotten the box down for me.  So I think they are ok with helping a little.

post #7 of 13

My husband and I just bought a house, and I've been getting a lot of "congratulations!" to which I always seem to respond with a split-second of panic - like, I didn't tell them I'm pregnant, did I? HOW DO THEY KNOW?

post #8 of 13
About a week before I found out I was pregnant, and a week after ovulation, a rumor spread around this big family that I am close to that I was pregnant again. Nobody could really figure out where it came from- my best friend's niece told everyone I was pregnant, but we don't know why she thought that. So I told everyone that I wasn't, hoping I actually was, then I was! A week or so after I found out, I met my best friend (who knew, of course) and one of her sisters for tea and the sister immediately asked, "So are you actually pregnant now?" So of course I told her, yes. Last Friday I was at their other sister's house and their mom says, "So when is the next one coming?" I thought they had told her so I said "May 29th." The sister that hadn't yet found out, the mom, and another family friend were all like, WHAT??? Ahhh! She had just been asking in a more general way because they knew I wanted to have another soon.

Their dad also ran into me the other day and said something about the old rumor that I was pregnant so I told him, too.

It was pretty funny. They all love babies and all of the sisters are done having kids, so they are all excited about this, just like with my last baby.
post #9 of 13

The day I began to really feel *sure* that I was pregnant, I met my husband (after work) at his parents house for dinner.  He asked me how my day was and I told him i'd had another headache but only during the morning & I was feeling fine now... He says "it's not morning sickness is it?"  which I thought was wierd since usually people don't say that about headaches... then, (he loves to give his parents a hard time) he announces to his family that we're expecting  -- twins!  I had not mentioned to him that my period was late (in fact it wasn't til after we returned home that I was certian I was pregnant) & I was tempted to whisper in his ear "my period's late. Joke's on you!!" Lol. I'm sure that in some way that was his inuition -- now I'm just concerned that he may have been right about the twins ;)

 

         He hasn't even bothered to tell his family we really are pregnant yet since they won't believe him this time. lol.

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by lia_joy View Post

The day I began to really feel *sure* that I was pregnant, I met my husband (after work) at his parents house for dinner.  He asked me how my day was and I told him i'd had another headache but only during the morning & I was feeling fine now... He says "it's not morning sickness is it?"  which I thought was wierd since usually people don't say that about headaches... then, (he loves to give his parents a hard time) he announces to his family that we're expecting  -- twins!  I had not mentioned to him that my period was late (in fact it wasn't til after we returned home that I was certian I was pregnant) & I was tempted to whisper in his ear "my period's late. Joke's on you!!" Lol. I'm sure that in some way that was his inuition -- now I'm just concerned that he may have been right about the twins ;)

 

         He hasn't even bothered to tell his family we really are pregnant yet since they won't believe him this time. lol.



That is just fantastic!!! I am pretty sure I would have used it as an excuse to poke fun at my husband for weeks! :P

post #11 of 13

A woman I work with told me she knew I was pregnant before I told her. Here's the amazing part, she then said, "But I thought I might be wrong, because I thought you were pregnant last November and of course you weren't." Well, I WAS pregnant last November! I lost it at 6 weeks but never told anyone except DH, because it was so early. She also claims to be a medical intuitive and to know what I'm having (she won't tell me). I'm pretty intrigued!

post #12 of 13

the other day my three year old son touches my belly and says there is a baby in there. we havent told the kids yet.

 

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by alittlesandy View Post

A woman I work with told me she knew I was pregnant before I told her. Here's the amazing part, she then said, "But I thought I might be wrong, because I thought you were pregnant last November and of course you weren't." Well, I WAS pregnant last November! I lost it at 6 weeks but never told anyone except DH, because it was so early. She also claims to be a medical intuitive and to know what I'm having (she won't tell me). I'm pretty intrigued!



Wow!  That's wild!  :)



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Originally Posted by polishprinsezz View Post

the other day my three year old son touches my belly and says there is a baby in there. we havent told the kids yet.

 


Sweet!  I think 2-4 is the magic age for this kind of thing.

 

Today at work, I was in a classroom that I've never been in before with kids I'd never met before (ages 3-4).  One little girl kept lifting up my shirt.  She kept saying something, but I couldn't understand her.  I'm fairly certain I made out the word baby though.  Then later I was standing with a group of kids and one little boy just randomly kissed my belly.  lol

 

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