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Am I Showing?

How to answer this question when a pregnant woman asks is quite easy.  The answer is "Yes."

Here's why.

You might not be able to see diddly squat change on her even if she's 20+ weeks along, however you better believe that since about week 6, if not earlier, she is incredibly aware that her body is indeed changing, particularly her midsection.  Now this might be bloat, baby, or chocolate cupcakes as the cause, but whatever the cause she's noticed she's not the same and she's looking for reassurance that you know she's got something growing inside her besides a tapeworm.  She's also not trying to trick you into telling her you think she's fat.  She simply just wants some justification of why her underwear and comfy fat girl pants are all of a sudden not as cozy as they once were.  So humor her, please, and tell her yes indeed you think you spy a perfect tiny little baby making bump at work.  Also, if you say "yes" and the water works start, it is just her hormones and I guarantee she would've probably wept silently if you had answered "no".  Besides saying she's showing is always better than the alternative of "put down the cupcakes".


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