Friday, July 16, 2010

I Knew It Would Happen Eventually

Good Evening Humble Readers...

So, something kind of interesting happened today while I was at work. 

I need to preface this by reminding you all that I am a VERY plus sized woman.  My weight has always been an issue for me (from the age of 11), and it's really only in the last few years that I have come to accept myself for who and what I am. 

I am short.  I am round.  It's my reality. 

Often in my past, I have been in the oh so awkward positition of having to say, "No, actually I'm not pregnant.  Just fat."

Children, who speak with an honesty that is incredibly refreshing, are often the instigators in these situations, leaving their parents to make the embarassed/apologetic face in my direction. 

Today, while I was at work, a little girl pointed to me and said, "Look Mommy, she's got a baby in her tummy."

The mom immediately shushed her, and got that look on her face.  That 'oh-my-gawd-my-child-has-no-tact-feeling-bad-for-the-fat-lady' look. 

But today, instead of being embarassed and trying to pretend I didn't hear the comment, I just smiled at the little girl and put my hand on my tummy. 

I know I'm not showing all that much, not really.  Anyone who doesn't know I'm pregnant would just assume that I have gained some weight.

But I'm still tucking this moment away in my heart.  The first time someone, albeit a child, said that I looked pregnant.

It feels good.

10 comments :

  1. That is so heartwarming :) I am so happy for you!

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  2. That is truly one of the most wonderful feelings in the world.

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  3. Being a plus sized momma-to-be as well I remember the first time someone noticed that I was pregnant as well. It really is a beautiful moment!

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  4. That is beyond awesome my friend! Just amazing! xoxo

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  5. You're not fat, you just have more to love. :-D And a baby, too. Babies make people look "fat". lol So glad someone noticed!

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  6. Awww, so sweet.

    When a co-worker found out I was pg, she said, "Oh, I thought you were just gaining weight. Mainly in your chest." Thanks a lot. :-/

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  7. that had to be a great feeling!
    I had the tiny asian woman who did my pedicure last week as me when I was due and when I told her I wasn't preggers she told me I needed to loose weight then. Thanks, thanks a lot.

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  8. precious!

    Happy ICLW ... hope you're having a restful vacation and that everything is going well!

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