Some of this made me LOL!
People are definitely idiots!!! Do you still have doubts??? LOL!!!
When I was 34 or 35w like you I had an old lady (MIL's aquaintance) telling me cheerfully how she tore so bad that she needed 19 stitches and couldn't sit or pee without crying!! I probably looked terrified, because MIL spent the whole car ride reassuring me that birth wasn't so bad!
Then there were tons of strangers rubbing my belly... DH's grandmother even used to lift my shirt to touch the skin, and I had to refrain from slapping her hand!!!
OMG, Mari - these are hilarious! It's unbelievable what some people will say.
Just the other day, one of my 1st graders, this little girl who drives me up the wall but for some reason is so smitten with me, gave me a hug on her way into my classroom and patted by belly and said "You're getting bigger?" to which I quickly replied, "NO!" Apparently she thinks my excess weight is due to