Lady in grocery store: "you look like you're about to pop."
Me: "I still have quite a ways to go yet."
Lady: "maybe you'll have a Christmas baby."
Me: "I really hope not."
Lady launches into a story about the Christmas babies in her family and how much fun it is, reassuring me that it is the greatest thing ever, totally didn't hear me when I said there's two babies in there. I ended up walking away to finish my shopping.
This same conversation, almost word for word, has happened 5 times in the last week. FIVE TIMES! All but one of these conversations were with total strangers.
Okay, it's not that I have anything against Christmas babies. However, I would really like to NOT spend Christmas in the NICU because my babies are born so early. I will be 33 weeks at Christmas. Chances are that they would be healthy and be okay, but it's a little too early not to expect time in the NICU at that point.
I find it funny and a little annoying all at the same time. I enjoy people being excited about our pregnancy and our babies. I really don't mind at all when people touch my belly. I think it's kind of fun actually. However, that is limited to people I KNOW! I really don't understand total strangers asking when your due date is, or giving advice, or TOUCHING you without asking.
It's different when you are actually engaging with that person who is a stranger, but I find it odd when you are just going about your business and they specifically go out of their way to stop you.
I told my husband early on that I never realized that people get a little weird around a pregnant woman. It's as if normal rules of etiquette fly out the window. I made that observation way back in the first trimester. Little did I know then what I would be in for now!
For the most part, I do find it funny and get a kick out of it. However, I suspect the whole Christmas baby conversation is going to get a little old, especially when it's already happened 5 times before Thanksgiving....