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People noticing

I work in childcare and had one of my co workers come to me and say that one of the mothers of a child at my daycare asked her if I was pregnant . Apparently she said she could tell by my face ? I only just told my work and i feel like I haven't gained weight . Is it possible for people to notice ? Feeling confused

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    Some people use a variety of factors to decide if they think someone is expecting. For instance, I was pregnant with DD at the same time as one of my coworkers who was just 5 weeks ahead of me. When she got pregnant in September with her 2nd LO and then announced in December, students started talking about how they thought I was pregnant, too, and my fellow colleagues didn't help but perpetuated the notion. I was personally frustrated because it takes DH about 2-3 times as long to get pregnant due to my outrageously long cycles, and I wished I was pregnant, but since I wasn't, I just felt fat! I think people factor in your age, how long you may have been with a SO, your mood, and other things just as much as they might judge your attire or something related to body changes.

    With that said, I KNOW people at the gym have been wondering the last 2 weeks about me. I'm really not showing, but I am retaining water and I think I look a slight bit thicker in my lower abdomen due to that and a change in diet. When I was pregnant with DD, my early morning workout regulars were the ones who noticed first because I wear form-fitting fitness attire (normal at the gym), and my rest periods between sets have been a bit different. People at our gym are always super sensitive to people's body changes because we have a group who train for competitions and cycle, so everyone is hyper aware of shifts in diets and water retention (quirky, right?).

    I hope you're at a point where it's fun to start sharing with people! I think it would be more frustrating if you weren't pregnant and she had asked! :)
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    I general I think it's rude when people ask about a woman being pregnant, even if they are allegedly asking for another person.
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    I general I think it's rude when people ask about a woman being pregnant, even if they are allegedly asking for another person.

    I look so incredibly pregnant now and nobody at my work has said a thing! I think it's funny and might just see how long I can go before anyone asks
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    Some people use a variety of factors to decide if they think someone is expecting. For instance, I was pregnant with DD at the same time as one of my coworkers who was just 5 weeks ahead of me. When she got pregnant in September with her 2nd LO and then announced in December, students started talking about how they thought I was pregnant, too, and my fellow colleagues didn't help but perpetuated the notion. I was personally frustrated because it takes DH about 2-3 times as long to get pregnant due to my outrageously long cycles, and I wished I was pregnant, but since I wasn't, I just felt fat! I think people factor in your age, how long you may have been with a SO, your mood, and other things just as much as they might judge your attire or something related to body changes.


    With that said, I KNOW people at the gym have been wondering the last 2 weeks about me. I'm really not showing, but I am retaining water and I think I look a slight bit thicker in my lower abdomen due to that and a change in diet. When I was pregnant with DD, my early morning workout regulars were the ones who noticed first because I wear form-fitting fitness attire (normal at the gym), and my rest periods between sets have been a bit different. People at our gym are always super sensitive to people's body changes because we have a group who train for competitions and cycle, so everyone is hyper aware of shifts in diets and water retention (quirky, right?).

    I hope you're at a point where it's fun to start sharing with people! I think it would be more frustrating if you weren't pregnant and she had asked! :)
    I second the gym thing. I feel like when I do make it to the gym, people have been surprised at what I look like. Can't tell if they think I've let myself go this winter or if they think I am pregnant! I've gained almost 15lbs and my abs are but a memory :(

    One person did guess but we are friends and she also said she knows I am too neurotic to have put on weight just because. I appreciated the vote of confidence :)

    I am pretty sure the other regulars don't have the guts to ask, but I hope they will so I can say "no, why do I look different" hahaha! :)
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