September 22, 2003

In defense of the belly

Yesterday, Ken and I met my mom, my grandmother (a/k/a Mimi) and my brother John for dinner at Padrino's in Hallandale Beach to celebrate John's 26th birthday. Mimi wandered around a bit in front of Padrino's while we waited for our name to be called. While roaming she overheard one woman tell her friend, "Look. She's having twins." Thank goodness Mimi was there to come to my rescue. She told them that I was her granddaughter and that I was expecting a little baby girl. In retrospect, "little" may have been pushing it but at least she straightened them out.

I really wonder how many other women go through the same "multiples" comments as I do, especially when they are so close to delivery. Is it that other women forget how big their pregnant bellies got? Or did they never really realize how large they were in the first place? OR am I just freakishly large and in denial? Either way, I hope that from now I show a little more compassion to the big-bellied pregnant women I meet in future.

Big-bellied pregnant women unite!

By the way, here's a picture taken yesterday at my mom's condo following dinner at Padrino's but prior to birthday cake. Therefore, no excess cake eating has been used to alter this image.

Posted by Jean-Marie at September 22, 2003 01:19 PM
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