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When's the latest that someone's asked you if you're pregnant?

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MillGuff · 03/02/2006 15:50

I met someone yesterday who looked me up and down, after I'd mentioned how exciting it was that my due date was 3 months away, and said: "So, are you pregnant then?"

Considering my bump is getting pretty big, I found this hilarious... BTW, it was a bloke, but even so...!

Come on, roll out your comedy stories for me - it's Friday and I've lost the will to work...


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munz · 03/02/2006 15:57

lol, the postie asked me when I was 33 weeks (i'd seen him every few days thru out the pG!) lol. I was soo pleased I didn't look fat any more!

MillGuff · 03/02/2006 16:07

Nice one Munz. Does make such a difference when the bump suddenly pops out. Clearly not to your postman though, hey?

I guess it's better than all those wonderful tales about people being asked when it's due AFTER they've had their babies... nightmare.

Although all this could be mine if I go on eating jelly babies at the rate I am...


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Bumblelion · 03/02/2006 16:20

When my son was born (now nearly 9) it was half term week. My daughter had a birthday party to go to on the Saturday (he was born on the Wednesday).

My mum drove to the sports centre, left my mum and baby in the car while I quickly dropped daughter off. The mum of the boy who was having the party told me to get on the bouncy castle as that would "bring the baby on". Didn't like to say he was in the car outside.

When I picked up daughter from same party, another mum asked me when the baby was due. I looked down at sleeping newborn in car seat beside me and she said "oh".

He was only 3 days old and I was still wearing maternity clothes.

kama · 03/02/2006 16:23

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WigWamBam · 03/02/2006 16:25

When we brought dd home our next door neighbour came over, cooed a bit over dd and then asked who we were babysitting for.

WharfRat · 03/02/2006 16:31

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Rhubarb · 03/02/2006 16:34

When I first started going out with dh, I went on the pill (this was before we were doing anything) but it made my stomach swell slightly, and any stomach swelling is hugely noticeable on me. We went to Ireland for the weekend and he was convinced that I was pregnant! He got cold feet thinking that he didn't want to bring up someone else's kid!

KathrynWales · 03/02/2006 16:35

um.... about 6 years after my daughter was born....

MillGuff · 03/02/2006 16:35

Lol Bumblelion, Kama and WWB - especially love your neighbour...

I had to tell work when I was 22 weeks because I was busting out in a comedy I-eat-lots-of-pies kind of way. Even then they said: "Oooh, we'd never have guessed." I'm beginning to think I should have left it now, and bamboozled them by going into labour at my desk...


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SorenLorensen · 03/02/2006 16:37

When I took ds1 into the library where I'd worked up 'til 36 weeks to show him off to my colleagues a woman who used to come in every day said "awww, whose is the baby?" and was gobsmacked when I said he was mine. Now I know I was mostly behind a counter but I was huge!

coppertop · 03/02/2006 16:37

One of the neighbours asked me yesterday if it was true that I'm pregnant. I see her out and about at least 2 or 3 times a week.

I'm 33 weeks pregnant and my bump is so enormous that I have a growth scan booked to see if the baby needs to be induced early.

MillGuff · 03/02/2006 16:39

Fabulous WharfRat... I can just picture the scene.

I had rather an unnerving encounter on the tube recently, when I was hauled aside by a ticket inspector and forced to accompany him through the gate. I was all ready with my ticket and to have an argument about fare-dodging when he said that on NO account should I attempt to negotiate the barriers "in my condition". I just LOVED that.

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Rach69 · 03/02/2006 16:55

When overdue! I had a very clear bump and my son's cubs' akela said 'i didn't know you were having a baby!' in response to something I said. Also random woman in hairdressers.

Tabs · 03/02/2006 16:55

Two weeks ago, when I was 38 weeks, I was out for a friend's birthday. When I ordered water to drink, one of her other friends said 'oh, are you not drinking?'. 'Not at over 38 weeks pregnant' says I. 'Oh, are you pregnant?' she said! I was already measuring 40 and was huge, and had hobbled my way from the pub to the restaurant due to SPD, dropping back from the front of the group to the back.

In her defence I was sitting opposite her at the time, so my bump was obscured by the table. When I later stood up and turned side on to her she was like 'oh my goodness, you are pregnant aren't you?!'

Aero · 03/02/2006 16:58

Well, someone I know commented that she had no idea I was pregnant nine days before ds2 was born! I thought it was common knowledge and hadn't spoken to her for a while so assumed she knew. She said she thought I'd just put on a bit of weight!

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