Well, shit. This is embarrassing, but my Mom thought it was hysterical (thanks, Mom!), so I decided to share it with y’all as well.

First off, does this dress make me look fat?

…or for that matter, pregnant?

Yes, my boobs are already growing ridiculously fast.
Yes, I have a condition called a pre-existing beer belly.

But, c’mon, would you assume I was pregnant based on this picture?!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m beyond thankful that I actually am pregnant, but my husband just didn’t get how that wasn’t my focus after the following comment was made to him by a fellow parishioner before Easter services started yesterday morning.

Wow, it must be really nice working near home again, especially with a baby on the way. 

Um, WTF?!?!

Remember, I am only 5w3d in this pic – and as I not-so-patiently explained to my husband yesterday, I am definitely not showing b/c of the 2mm big baby.
C just brushed it off with a stuttered, “um, what? oh, no. nope!”… which I’m sure made the guy who said the above statement incredibly confused and embarrassed, but really, I don’t even care. I’m just thankful I wasn’t standing there when the comment was made or I’d have probably burst into tears. 
Seriously – pregnant?! I wouldn’t make the assumption is the woman was 40w and bursting!
Afterwards we went to my in-law’s house for Easter dinner where I successfully put myself into a food coma to feel better about my belly and stared at the damn snow that is falling once again…
On a serious note, I am beyond thankful that things seems to be progressing normally so far for me. 
*My boobs still hurt so badly I feel like they’re going to explode, and they are definitely growing. My husband is amazing, though sad that he is NOT allowed to touch.
*I’m constantly hungry. I can’t eat much at once, but I feel like grazing
*I sleep for the majority of the day. Whenever possible, I am napping. 🙂 
These are all good things. 
On the bad, horrible, devastating side of things, my friend that I blogged about here lost the baby last weekend. We weren’t sure at first, hence the TLC day on Saturday, but her beta was down to 9 yesterday. 
Please pray for her to have the strength to jump back on this painful TTC journey. 


  1. Maybe he was a closet blog reader!I am so sorry for your friend. I knew a lot of people with troubled pregnancies when we first conceived and I know how scary, difficult and humbling it can be to be the one who's OK.

  2. Oh and if you're planning to bf, your hubs better get used to the oh-so-tempting no touch zone! 🙂

  3. You so do NOT look fat!! I think you look adorable 🙂

  4. I'm so sorry for your friend :-(. heartbreaking.And no, you definitely don't look fat or pregnant in that pic. That's crazy that the guy said that!

  5. You definitely do not look fat in that dress! Men! 🙂

  6. I'm so sorry about your friend. That was such exciting news, so I know this must be a deep heartbreak for you as well.BTW: You don't look anywhere near pregnant. Some people seriously need to learn to keep their mouths shut. Take heart… if he saw me in all my IVF bloat glory (still sans baby), he would think I was surely on my way to delivering any day now…

  7. I wouldn't make a comment about someone being pregnant, even if their water broke on my foot 🙂 Im so sorry to hear about your friend. 🙁 So sad.

  8. First of all, I never got to congradulate you on your BFP.. OMG!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! How did I miss this?!So happy for you!!Second, I think your stomach looks flat and I am jealous! I am bloated.. I swear I look majorly preggo too. And sharing all the time symptoms as you except I have a lack of appetite but my stomach growls all the time. So sorry about your friend and her loss. 🙁

  9. Your boobs look great, but I don't think you look fat or pregnant at all. There is no belly there at all!Is it possible this guy heard about your pregnancy?? Maybe a wife reads your blog or something. Surely he knows about it.When I wasn't pregnant, I just stayed away from the empire waist dresses just in case someone wanted to make a comment.

  10. Just to reiterate how super-fab I think you look… I just nominated you for the Stylish Blogger award! 🙂

  11. Super cute, Josey! Definitely not fat…So sorry to hear about your friend. Unfortunately, I know from experience how heartbreaking that situation can be. Thankfully, she has a good friend like you.

  12. In my defense, I did think it was pretty funny, but that's because I'm just generally over the moon happy whenever I think about anything having to do with your little Rock Star so everything strikes me as sweetly amusing. :-)xxlove you! xxMomAnd P.S. you do NOT look fat OR pregnant in that dress. You look lovely. Later, when the news is out and about around town, it will be interesting for C. to ask this fellow if he somehow knew or was just guessing!

  13. what the crap was that guy smoking? your tummy is perfectly flat and you look gorgeous! i'm so sorry about your friend. my heart goes out to her. maybe it's the hormones, but reading about her beta made me cry. i feel so bad for her. she will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. You most certainly do not look pregnant in that dress! Gotta love the boobs though; one of the first positive side effects. 🙂 Sorry to hear about your friend – she'll be in my thoughts.

  15. No, you don't look pregnant! not yet anyway. I'm super sorry to hear about your friend. that sucks.

  16. Umm…you look so freaking cute. That will be a great story to look back on years from now when you tell rock star about your pregnancy. 🙂 So sorry about your friend. This journey sucks!

  17. I think anyone who wears those types of dresses could look pregnant..but even with that said, you DO NOT have a belly! Glad you can laugh about it 🙂 Only a man would say that…dangerous territory!Yay for symptoms!!! Less than a week to go!!!!!!!

  18. I do not think you look pregnant at all. I don't know what your boobs normally look like, but I think the dress really shows em off!!!I would be upset too. I can't believe that someone would feel comforatable assuming that???Congrats on the 5 week mark, I LOVE napping too and do it every weekend day!

  19. You must just have that pregnancy glow about you ;). That will be a good dress for when you do start to show, but you don't look pregnant right now. I'm so sorry for your friend.

  20. I think you look beautiful and certainly not fat! SO SO sorry for your friend..that is devastating.

  21. Nice tatas – and NO you do NOT look knocked up, that's just fooking bull that someone would think that…craziness.

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