I also get very curious about what care providers are doing and how they do it. Sometimes I bite my tongue because I don't want to be annoying, other times I unleash the questions, especially if they're the chatty type. I think my optometrist thought I was thinking of becoming one myself when I had my last eye exam I don't know why, stuff like that just fascinates me.
I'm almost 5'9" and I have an average length torso. I can tell this baby is sitting low, though, a bit lower than my last baby sat. I only remember feeling like she was in my ribs for the last 3 weeks or so. I can understand a baby belly taking up an entire torso if you're on the short side. I remember seeing a woman once who was tall and was ALL torso, I'm kidding you not. It was freakish-looking but I tried not to stare because I didn't want to be rude. I thought to myself that if she were to become pregnant people probably wouldn't notice until near the end since the baby has so much room, which is both a blessing and a curse