Monday, September 12, 2011

No, I'm Not Pregnant, But Thanks Anyway.

On Sunday after church, a friend of our family came over to Justin and I and said, "I hear congratulations are in order!"

Justin and I looked at each other puzzled and said, "For what?"

"Well, 'cause you're having another baby!!"

"Um, no."



"Oh, Joe (an elderly man at church) told me you were pregnant!"


Justin then added, "Oh, maybe that's why my dad called last week to ask if you were pregnant."

So, that's awesome. We go to a very small church and to my knowledge, there isn't anyone who attends right now who *is* pregnant, though I just now realized that the daughter of another member who is also tall and blonde is pregnant, but she doesn't really attend regularly. I'm still not sure whether Joe (whose named has been changed, FYI) was genuinely confused, or whether he thought he was being funny because he is a bit of a prankster. Either way, it totally caught be by surprise.

And of course, my mind went right to "If someone is spreading rumors that I'm pregnant, it's because I look pregnant," and no amount of supportive comments from Justin or friends and family could quell those stinking thoughts. Why does my mind go there? Why can't I just assume that there was some sort of misunderstanding rather than that the impetus for this whole scenario is that I must still look fat and pregnant?

I came home and took a nap. I'm convinced that most of the problems in my world can be solved with a nap. I think I'm okay now....or maybe not, 'cause I still felt the need to blog about it. But seriously? Suck.

That said, I'm hoping that TurboFire (which I had already ordered prior to all this) arrives in the mail today. I could use a good workout, and its too smoky outside to run, being that pretty much all of Oregon is on fire. Anyway...happy Monday everyone!


  1. Meredith: you do not look pregnant!

    I also have Turbofire, and holy Toledo it will make you sweat!

    Have fun.

  2. Oh sheesh! People!! And for the record...from every single picture I have seen of do NOT look pregnant. Thats the immediate jump my brain would have taken too, but from an outsiders perspective...YOU DONT LOOK PREGNANT!!

  3. 1. You do not look pregnant.

    2. WHY DO PEOPLE DO THAT? It's just a bad idea on so many levels.

  4. You do NOT look pregnant!

    A while ago when you posted on FB about your bible study you were doing on your blog, I noticed that for some reason it posted one of the comments from your readers right under the picture. And it said something like "With our new baby arriving"...I only noticed because someone commented and said "Congratulations" and I thought to myself "Uh, is there something Meredith didn't tell me?" and when I went to your blog post, it didn't say anything about your being pregnant, but someone left a comment about them being pregnant!

    Could someone have maybe seen that on your FB and assumed without looking at your blog? Just a thought!

    Enjoy your TF! Let me know how you like it. I hear good things about it!

  5. I agree with Brittany. You do not look pregnant, and we are not just saying that because we like you! ;) You don't. And who SAYS that with no amount of truth to it? Ugh. People don't think.

  6. Just like everyone else, I'm here to tell you that you do NOT look pregnant. Sounds like a rumor/joke gone wrong.

  7. I'd feel the same way if someone thought I was pregnant. Worst feeling ever.

  8. I've been thinking how awesome you look in all the pictures you've posted. You do NOT look pregnant. And I'm not just saying that.

    Can't wait to hear about Turbofire.

  9. Awww, I'm sorry, mama. People need to #1. mind their own business and #2. be absolutely positively sure that someone is pregnant before mentioning it and even then, I think they should know that the mother should be the one to bring up the subject.


  10. Ugh. I totally get it. Had the same thing happen to me a few months ago. :-/ Sorry lady!

  11. You do not look pregnant. I HATE it when people assume and start blurting things out!


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