I have a co-worker who has always been nice to me. He and his wife have been having severe difficulty in conceiving. Knowing how difficult and time consuming trying to get pregnant can be, I've been lending stories from my family, words of encouragement, my OB's office number in case she wanted to go to a new doctor, websites to help her chart and where she can get a CBEFM.
Everytime he sees me he makes a mad dash to me and rubs the belly. I laugh because he is the only one who does this other than DH. I've mentioned it to DH and he just smiles, no biggie. So I forwarded a picture of Emma in her first pumpkin to my friends here at the office and he was one of the recipients of that email. Well, he printed the picture out and laminated it. It's hanging in his cube here in the office. If someone asks him who's in the picture he answers "That's Emma!" like they are supposed to know who it is.
Most of the people from our teams went to a farewell luncheon for a co-worker yesterday. No assigned seats of course, but he sits next to me. No less than 4 times during lunch he's rubbing on the belly. He laughs that if I go into labor he'll drive me to the hospital, take my baby and bring him/her back when they are 18 so I can pay for college. Yyyyeah no. Now it's to the point that my girlfriends at work mention "Did you see how Daniel kept putting his hands on 'the sequel'?" (Sequel is what we've nicknamed this baby since this one and Emma are back to back births.)
I am happy he is happy for DH and I about the baby and I know it must be hard for him to see pregnant women knowing his wife is having trouble conceiving but does this seem a bit much? I don't want to be rude or piss him off by saying 'stop it already' but when my friends at work can see I'm trying to be polite, let him touch the belly but then it's like you kinda need to move on. Plus seeing the laminated pic of Emma above his desk kinda creeped me out like maybe he's paying attention to my baby and the belly a little too much.
Do you have anyone at work that is like this? Any ideas?
ETA: We work on opposite sides of the office. He's been known to come over here to chat with me and tries to give my a shoulder massage from time to time....I back the chair up to get him to move and start a conversation.