I met a friend of mine for breakfast this morning and I ordered a hot chocolate. The waiter looked at me and said, "Do you crave hot chocolate a lot?" Puzzled I responded, "No." Then I was walking away from my afternoon meeting and this lady was just staring at me. I felt even more awkward once I noticed she was also following me. But as I approached my car I look over to make sure she was not going to jump me, and she had the biggest smile on her face. I was like, weirdo! Then I went to a walk through at a local venue and the lady at the cafe offered me a free snack. She looked at me funny and said, "Well, you must be hungry." I can't explain to you what I was feeling, but it was one of those things that I seriously thought the stars were out of alignment or something. Their faces are etched in my brain because they just struck me as off. It wasn't until I went to Paradise Bakery and saw a former student of mine that I realized what was happening with these weirdo woman. She looked at me and said, "So Amanda was right, you are having a baby." That was when it dawned on my stupid baby brain. I look pregnant!!! Yay!! My joy was even more complete when I saw our friends Karen and Bill at dinner and the first words out of their mouth was that I had a little belly. And I believe Karen said I looked really good and fat. I think that was a compliment... Then I went to my mom's house after dinner and both of my sister's, including my sister's husband's Mike, were over and they all said I was looking good and pregnant. I just had to take a moment and sigh. I think the really awkward days are over. I finally look more pregnant than fat. Smile!!! And since my husband is not home (surprise, surprise) I had to take a picture myself. Note: I was wearing a much cuter dress today than the pj's in the picture. But I had to share. Today was a big day.