Thursday, May 22, 2008


I don't get out much. At all, really.

But twice in the last 7 weeks of bed rest, I have been allowed to go to my local drug store after my weekly appointment. This is a big outing for me. I get to pick out cards for people's birthdays coming up, I get to pick out a new nail polish (since painting my nails is a weekly hobby at this point), I get to be around people that aren't my husband or aren't wearing white lab coats. Even if it's just for a few minutes. I look forward to this. I spend time on my hair and make up. I plan my outfit the day before.

Yesterday I was browsing the nail section when a middle aged man walks by, turns and stops and says, "When is the baby due?" I was totally taken aback. I haven't been in public hardly at all since 18 weeks pregnant - where I felt I clearly looked pregnant but strangers probably thought I looked chubby. To me, this was thrilling. A stranger asking about my pregnancy! A normal pregnancy moment, something I miss out on daily. So I responded, "August" with a sweet smile.

Then he says, "TWINS?"

No, dickhead, not twins.

Just one baby, and a mom that's not feeling too great about her bed rest body these days. Thanks for taking my glow away.

I think this might be worse than my co-worker saying, when I was 16 weeks pregnant, "Wow, you're going to be HUGE, aren't you?"

Apparently so, just ask the guy at Rite.Aid.


Michell said...

Some people just don't know when to shut up. That wasn't a very nice comment.

Alison said...

Awwww... Katie... I think you look beautiful!!!!

sara said...

I volunteer to go over and beat up the guy at Rite Aid if you like. Hope you're feeling good and yay for pretty nails!

Ariella said...

I got to agree with Alison you look great. I am sorry the guy in rite aid was an idiot. If it makes you feel better I am going to be GENORMOUS!

Ariella said...

Hey Katie. I am "tagging" you. Go to my blog for rules post from Thursday the 29th.

Still Standing Strong in A Bloom of Hope. said...

Hi, found you on Mel's Lost and Found.

Some people can be so insensitive!!! GAH!!!!

Anyway, I love stories like's story like yours that gives us hope that someday i'll be a mum!

And you look great!