A coworker of mine is pregnant. She recently approached me in a hushed tone, "I have news!" she said.
"I know," I replied with a smile. "I've been waiting for you to tell me!"
She says she started showing early because of bloat. I think she's growing the next Yao Ming. She's three months in (though looks about five), and I've been suspicious half this time. But, did I say anything? Of course not. . . I wouldn't want to be wrong and (the horror) imply she looked fat. Moreover, I'm sensitive to pregnant women not wanting to share their news until they're ready.
A funny thing happened yesterday when this coworker informed our entire team. A 50-something male colleague seemed shocked. "You didn't know?" I asked, in disbelief. When he shook his head, I laughed and said, "But she's out to here!" (gesturing)
"I think it's a male thing. We just don't notice these things."
"At what point do you think you would notice? When she showed up at work one day with a 12-year-old kid?"