I'm wondering...would it be weird for me to introduce myself to people by saying "Hi, I'm Melissa....and I'm pregnant". Of course I want the world to know I'm pregnant because it is the single most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. But I also want the world to know that I'm pregnant so they don't automatically assume I'm growing a "muffin top" under my shirt. Honestly, I've never been more excited about gaining weight. In my head, the more weight I gain, the bigger my belly gets. Apparently, that is not the case. My hips and butt are being greedy and they are stealing the the weight away from my cute little baby belly. I know that soon enough those gigantic maternity pants that I have will fit, but in the meantime, I just plan to rub my belly alot while in public. That might help them notice my baby bump instead of the rest of the stuff overflowing from the top of my pants. :-) Really, it's not that bad. As of my appointment on Friday, I've gained a total of 6 lbs which the doctor says is "right on track". But I worry because I don't exercise, and my eating habits are the exact same as my 5 year old nephew.
Oh, and doctor also said that the heart rate of the baby is "flirting with the possibility of a girl"!!!!! We find out for sure Dec. 15th!