The baby bump has grown bigger. Bigger like, it doesn’t care whether I’d explode because of it. Scary, but I certainly feel that way on most days. How can a woman’s body expand like this? At 34 weeks, I feel I’ve reached the maximum stretch then I realize, “oh shit, I still have 6 more weeks to go!”
Along with baby bump comes the pregnant belly rubbers…
As natural as people would love to touch furry little kittens and pups when they see one, people – complete strangers at that have started rubbing my belly like suddenly I’m giving everyone a “Please touch me!” pass. The random touching often comes as surprising and honestly, I don’t feel comfortable with it (unless I know the person touching me).
There are so many get around to this. I can simply say, no or slap their hands off. But I tried another way and instead say, “Pregnancy is contagious, you know…?”
Immediately, they take their hands off the belly. Most are moms themselves who are done making babies and the rest, I bet, had unprotected sex the night before.