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Finally! (funny story)

So I commute to work via subway everyday.  And for the past year, I have been randomly offered seats by fellow commuters, who happen to be young, able- bodied women! That meant only one thing, they thought I was pregnant.  Ugh!  And back then it was offensive, heartbreaking and embarrassing.  I mean, Ok, I kinda can see it.  Sorta.  I don’t have a chubby face, my legs aren’t slender but more muscular from years of running, I’m proud to day my arms are not thick.  But my tummy!  That’s where I gain all my weight when I stopped going to the gym and eat more that I really should.  And since I had to stop running when I started my IUI/IVF treatments, I simply gained weight and thus looked kinda pregnant.  One time, a young Asian woman, tapped me on the arm and insisted I take her seat.  I tried to graciously decline but she was so insistent!  I finally relented and, get this, I placed my hand on my love handles and thanked her.  She smiled as if she knew my uterus was glowing with life.   Ladies, it was my belly fat and I thanked this lady.  For shame!! 


Fast forward to this morning, when a 9 weeks pregnant me got on the subway, a man, who initially rushed past me to get a free seat took a look at my belly and offered his seat.  Finally, I accepted a seat, guilt free! (Sorta.  At 9 weeks, you really don’t show much.  Unless you’re a plump like me ; )


Just had to share : )

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:42 am
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Bless you!!! How lovely to be offered a seat!
I was on the train in London when I was 8 months pregnant WITH TWINS and there was absolutely no way people could think I wasn't pregnant and a row of business men saw me and instantly started looking at their phone/watches/laptops - basically anything to avoid eye contact with me so they didn't have to give up their seat!!! Rude!

I did however make a point of thanking them all for their kindness when I got to my stop 10 minutes later!!!! Lol
Posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 am
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Oh man, how rude!  Really, I honestly think most guys are either so dense not to see a pregnant woman or are so selfish to not want to give up a seat.  I was surprised this morning that it was a guy who offered me a seat.  Like I said earlier, it’s usually women that are more observant and conscious about these things.

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:36 am
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Maybe T-shirts should be provided to all pregnant women saying "Give me your seat, I'm growing a person!"
Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm
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Funny! I'm 19 weeks and just now showing!
Posted on September 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm
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What's weird is that at my first prenatal appt, my OB told me I didn't gain any weigh from last year. I guess I lost all my muscle weight which went straight to the belly : (
Posted on September 14, 2012 at 10:29 am
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J, you are the tiniest thing! I don't believe you! Congratulations by the way! I'm thrilled thrilled thrillllled for you! Xoxo.
Posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm
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Jackieg I am with you hehe ;) I started to show at week 21.
Posted on September 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

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