Totally sick of the comments already too! I'm 28 weeks today and already had a meltdown with store employee a couple of weeks ago that wouldn't take the hint and continued telling me "I was ready to pop" and "anytime now" even when I looked at her exasperated and said I sure hope not, what an awful thing that would be! Next time, I'm gonna be blunt and honest and tell them that they are being incredibly rude and hurtful and walk away.
How sad! I hate that too. I don't like the terms "pop" or "burst". It seems so tacky and crude.
Today I took my kiddos out to lunch and an older, professional-looking man approached me and said "are you due tomorrow?" and I said, "no...I was actually due yesterday!" (I'm 30 weeks). Funny thing is, he thought I was serious. Then later he came back and said, "you know, I just asked because my daughter in law is due any day now, and she's not nearly as big as you" (GEE, thanks! Lol!) But then I was like, "well everyone carries differently, and I'm on the shorter side, so I don't have a lot of room to work with" He thought for a second and said, "hmm, she is pretty tall."
I never did tell him how far along I actually am. I just didn't want to get into that conversation. And he seemed sincere enough...which I think most people are, but I sure wish they would *think* before commenting on someone else's size. Thankfully, I was in a lighthearted mood. Some days I just wish it weren't such a novelty to have a huge belly. But I really am trying to "embrace" it, since many women are told that they're too small. There never is a "just right".