A: Are you kidding me? Four pounds? You can tell?
Q: Any other symptoms?
A: Nauseua, fatigue, lower abdominal pain, amenorrhea.
Q: Hang on! Are you pregnant?
Q: Don't you have a five-, three-, and one-year-old?
Q: And isn't your husband starting his residency program this year?
A: Uh, yes.
Q: Are you nuts?
A: I hope not!
Q: Any chance that this one will be a girl?
A: Maybe! I once met a woman in the ultrasound waiting room who wore pink underwear for weeks before her ultrasound date in hopes of getting a girl. I thought about that, but I don't really wear pink underwear (or blue, for that matter). But I do have a purple snowsuit, some Mary Janes, and some hairbows just in case we have a girl.
Q: What about that marathon you've been training for?
A: I asked, and the OB advised against it (although many women have done it before). Next year!
Q: When's this baby coming?
A: Late August.
Q: Do you have any pregnancy superpowers?
A: Yes! I can smell anything disgusting within a five-mile radius.
Q: What is your favorite thing to eat while you're pregnant?
A: There are a few choice foods that don't bother me. Dryer's lemonade bars are sure sweetening my life right now. And last night I ate half of a jar of Claussen pickles.
Q: What have your children been eating while you've felt so sick?
A: Very nutritious things.
Q: Like what?
A: Rice Krispies, an entire box of Costco Quaker oatmeal packets, and some popsicles.
Q: What have your children been doing while you've been sick all day long?
A: Puzzles, books, sitting on me and yelling, "Wake up, Mom, it's morning time!" I was very proud of myself for organizing this activity, which allowed me to lie on the ground while the kids got some exercise:
Q: Are you excited?
A: Of course! These kids are Eric's and my greatest joys, and we can't wait to meet this next little Brinton.