DH and I went to a gathering of friends of his last weekend. People I see a couple times a year. Nice folk but no one I see myself having a lifelong relationship with as I don't have enough in common with them in terms of big things in my life. DH however, because he grew up with them, will always want to be friends with them.
I'm 14/15 wks and this was the first time we told any of them we're expecting. One girl (who really is very sweet and nice and while we have next to nothing in common, I always enjoy seeing her because she is a very sweet girl) was soooooooooo excited and happy for us and with her 5 week old baby in one arm, rubbed my belly with her other arm. Keep in mind I have mostly a fat food belly right now. This is the first time it's happened to me and I guess I expect it happen again? But I was so not into it. Thoughts i my head "yuk, ew, get off me!"
People mean well though. But yuk, I still don't like it. It's one thing for DH to lovingly rub my belly in private when we're being all cozy best friendy just us, but another thing when it's just about anything else.
Do you like when someone out of nowhere rubs you? If not, how do you deal? Just keep your mouth shut? There's kind of nothing you can say without making the person feel awkward right? Especially since the rub lasts for just a couple seconds?