24 weeks and baby is as heavy as a cantaloupe. i was trying to find a cantaloupe all week but no one had them except trader joes. and each afternoon when i called to see if they had any so i could go get one, they were sold out. so, i called yesterday am and asked them to put a cantaloupe on hold for me. thats right, i put a melon on hold. and the great guy at traders laughed and said, sure, why not. so, this melon was hard earned.
not much to report this week. leg cramps, up nights peeing, sore back. but SO happy and excited to meet my little lovely lady.
side note: a student touched my belly the other day out of the blue and i was ok with it, cause she was so excited.
i had the following conversation with a woman at a check out counter
her: (the first thing she said to me) so, how much weight have you gained?
me: ha, you know, i've gained some
her: so what did you look like before?
me in my head: I don't have a 'before' shot with me lady. i had a smaller chest, a less poofy face and no cantaloupe in my belly.
me outloud: ha, just less pregnant i guess
her: is it a boy or a girl?
me: a girl
her: you know what they say, the girls steal the mother's beauty
ok last story. a friend of mine told me that when she was pregnant with her first she was at a gas station and the attendant, a teenage boy, guessed that she was having a girl, which she was. he explained that he knew because they say that girls steal the mother's beauty and he knew what the mom had looked like before....
come on people, THINK before you say anything to a pregnant woman. please