Post # 62
My bump is only just starting to show…so only a tiny handful of people have tried to touch it. As for me, I only touch a bump if it’s someone I know, who is feeling movement and is excited and wants me to feel it, so they say, “feel here!!!” I’d never just reach out and touch, creepy!
I’m not sure how I’ll handle the touching…I really only am comfortable with my husband touching it, but if family must partake…fine. But anyone else? Common, really?
Post # 63
Only family and close friends! Luckily, no strangers have even attempted a bump-touch. I think I give off a very “don’t come any closer” vibe, which is exactly what I intend. My biggest “omg wtf” about pregnancy was people’s stories about random bump touches from strangers, but it hasn’t happened (knock on wood).
Post # 64
If it’s a stranger, heck no.
But anyone else can touch without permission, I actually find it really endearing.
Post # 65
I’m not TTC, but I wouldn’t want just any ole person touching my stomach. Just family/friends, and even then I’d want them to ask!
Post # 66
I thought I’d be bothered by people touching my belly (even without asking) but so far it hasn’t. It’s always someone I know, and I guess knowing that they have the best intentions makes it ok. I went out with some friends on Friday and hadn’t seen some of them in a while so the belly was a new look. A lot of them, guys and girls, touched it and it was kinda nice to get that attention. But I wouldn’t want a complete stranger on a subway platform or something reaching out to touch lol.
Post # 67
I didn’t mind the last time around. Everyone I didn’t know as well asked first. It doesn’t bother me, I think people are sweet and caring when they do that.
Post # 68
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
I thought this was going to be an issue, but I’m 25 weeks and so far not one stranger has even asked me when I’m due. I guess this might be because I’m still in the “wouldn’t it be awkward if you weren’t really pregnant and I thought you were” phase of pregnancy. I keep expecting the comments and touches to start any day now. Maybe Seattle is too passive-agressive?