It’s no longer possible for Mary to hide that she’s pregnant. The warmer weather mixed with the growing “baby bump” (what a strange name…) makes for lots of questions. Here are some answers to the most popular ones that we get while we’re out and about:
Q: Are you…? Baby? [tries to make strange hand motions because “pregnant” isn’t in most Japanese people’s English vocabulary]
A: Yes. She is baby.
Q: Are you going to have the baby in Japan? Where will you give birth?
A: Yes, and…good question (we aren’t sure yet).
Q: eeeeeeeeeeeeh! Kawaiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!
A: That wasn’t a question…
Q: Is the baby moving?
A: Yes, but not right now (this usually spares her from tummy groping)
Q: When is baby… [spreads legs and uses hand motions to demonstrate something dropping out]
A: In August.
Q: Will you quit your job?
A: Nope! She will take a short maternity leave before returning to work.
Q: What is baby’s name?
A: No name yet. That comes later.
Q: Is it a boy or girl?