I’d forgotten the “joy” of interacting with other people in a professional environment when pregnant.
I met a couple of former coworkers for lunch today that I hadn’t seen in a while. It was a good lunch. Since I’d parked near their office building, I stopped in on our way back (we ate on campus) to say hello to everyone else.
Being massively pregnant, everyone’s very natural question was: “So when are you due?” Not many people ask me that anymore. Probably because I don’t see that many people on a day-to-day basis. I haven’t missed the pregnancy questions.
Anyway. “Tuesday,” I replied. Which caused them to practically jump or take a step backwards away from me as if a baby was going to spontaneously spill from my body at any moment. It was quite the universal reaction. And quite funny.
Unfortunately, I was able to make it all the way home and through the afternoon without a baby falling out between my legs. I’ll probably make it through the night and tomorrow as well. Hopefully not all the way to Tuesday, though.
Makes me want to walk around somewhere people know me on Tuesday, though, just so I can get that reaction all over again. Imagine the response to “When are you due?”. “Today! Right now! Right this second.” Hahhahahahaha
Lunch was great, though. I miss some of my coworkers but I totally don’t miss being in an office environment or the 9-to-5 life.