This Saturday we have plans to go to the Sade concert (with John Legend opening) here in Oakland. We bought these tickets almost a year ago -- before I was pregnant or knew that I would be extremely so. Sade is one of my all time favorite singers and I've been looking forward to this show for quite some time. What I want to know is . . . do I have to fight for the right to bump my bump? Will people judge me for being 8+ months pregnant at a loud, crowded concert? Do I care?
Well, mostly I'm just curious. I'm going, so obviously enjoying this concert is more important to me than what people think. But I wonder what will go through other concert-goers' minds when they see this belly that has everyone thinking I was due yesterday.
|Thinking of wearing this maxi dress (from Target)|
Also, it could be an opportune moment to play one of those pregnancy jokes I wish I had the gumption to go through with. Like when some stranger comments on my pregnancy, act like I have no idea what they're talking about. Or talk loudly with a friend in the bathroom about how I feel like I should get this lump checked out in my stomach. Or be the one to order all of the drinks for my group of friends just to get a reaction. Or surreptitiously spill water between my legs and cry out "It's go time!" Oh, how I wish I had the lady balls.
What if I really do go into labor at the Sade concert? What an awesome story! And then she'd have to be named Sade, right?
In any case, out of all concerts to go to at 38 weeks pregnant, I'm thinking this one would rank near the top. It's not like it will be this earth-shattering, raucous event. Sade and John Legend will only woo this baby into the world with gentle, soulful, swaying rhythms. And what better way to become acquainted with the sounds she will be surrounded with for a lifetime.