Monday, June 15, 2009

Look at the bump, look at the bump!

I'm loving swimming laps more and more by the day! I swear I'm more buoyant now, but it's helping the laps fly by.

During my last swim I enjoyed a funny kid encounter. After sliding (very awkwardly I'll let you know) into the pool, the woman in the lane next to me said "wow, you are pregnant! Very very very pregnant!" (Yes, I know - thanks a lot for the reminder ...) Then she turned to her daughter who I'm assuming is 3 and said "Look at the ladies big bump honey." At this the daughter kept dipping under water to look at my stomach then emerging smiling. Dunk, smile, dunk, smile - you get the routine. When I finally kicked off the little girl started swimming along side me staring at the belly.

I can't say I was too annoyed - it's good to see kids eager to learn about their surroundings, and I'm getting used to the big comments. It was just odd - somehow I replaced Nemo as the underwater wonder and became the kicking and floating bump.


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jbordewyk said...

This just reminds me of when my dad used to tell me that pregnant women actually ate a watermelon seed and so a watermelon was growing in her belly. I remember that I was so afraid to eat a watermelon seed for awhile! Ahh to be a kid again....