Thanks so much for the reassurance! The first person to comment on my size was my boss who's horrid, and honestly the first few times those comments were made, they aggravated me -- what I heard was "Wow! Don't you look fat!"
But now that I actually FEEL huge too the comments are starting to get to me -- I was starting to believe them. And then yesterday a very sweet friend made the comment -- not in a snide knowitall kind of way but in a secretive sort of "Psst! I don't think you'll last til April either! Eep!" kind of way. It didn't upset me but it did surprise me -- if she thinks it too....maybe it's true?
I's pretty obvious how huge I am and everyone's shocked so that I'm to the point where I started saying I didn't know if I'd make it al the way to April or not either.
And then that started the whole omg am I talking myself into premature labor blahblah paranoia.
I think from here on out when people comment on my due date, I'll just go back to telling people I'm shortwaisted and that's why I seem so big.
But it's funny, you know - this is my first pg but I was already having to buy new pants at 6 weeks. I started showing that early.
Thanks again for the reassurance, all. It's good to know that the comments are unfounded.
I feel much better!
ETA: I get pokes on the far right and far left simultaneously so I think the baby's lying sideways? The midwife did say I was wider than longer, even though externally I look more vertically pg than horizontally. Does that make sense?