I put my foot in it at church a few weeks ago! I was chatting with this other woman who is rather large, especially in the belly area, and for some reason I got it in my head that she was pregnant (a lot of women in my class are, and I forget who, I guess). So she said something about her 3-year-old, and I asked her if that was the only other child she had, "Other than this one" (meaning the one still inside). She looked at me blankly, I suddenly put two and two together and I remembered that she'd said something about a baby, and I said, "I mean, other than the baby." Whew. I'm not sure whether she picked up that I'd forgotten she'd mentioned a young baby (8 weeks?) and was thinking she was still pregnant, or whether I covered it well enough.
My neighbor looks pregnant. She looks, in fact, a lot more pregnant than I do. Like, maybe due late summer? I'm dying of curiosity about whether she's pregnant. But of course I can't ask, and if I ask my kids if her kids have mentioned expecting a new baby sibling, there's a chance that my kids will *ask* her kids if there will be a new baby sibling and it'll get back to her, so... I just have to wait. It's hard, though! She was out trying to start the lawnmower today and having trouble, and I commiserated with her and mentioned how hard those things were, and how I struggled so much with mine, "With this pregnant belly in the way." She said, "Oh, I know exactly what you mean!" How unclear is that? (She has two other kids, so she could be referring to the past.) I did notice that she holds/rubs her stomach sometimes in a way that women *usually* only do when they're pregnant. Ooh, maybe I should ask my kids if *they've* told her kids that we're expecting a new baby sister in October. Then, if she *is* pregnant, maybe her kids will then tell mine. Sneaky, sneaky. Or, I could, you know, just wait.
But I'd at least like to get her a little gift, maybe bring by dinner one night after she delivers, if she really is.