It turns out that I was completely wrong about this
building. I'm now thinking that quite a few women were just safely past the first
trimester this winter when looking for an apartment upgrade. All of a sudden
newborns are everywhere.
It's also possible that I just keep seeing the same
couple because everyone kind of looks alike, or at least they do in my mind
where all women have long hair and are bony in strappy maxidresses and the men
all have straw hats and v-neck t-shirts.
I also rode the elevator yesterday with a
middle-aged woman on my floor that I'm 90% sure was pregnant. Just barely detectable
in loose shirt, though you never know.
My gut bulges more than that. A few hours after I got to work, the guys who sit around me, one whose wife just gave birth, were discussing how you should be careful about offering seats or congratulations unless you were certain a woman was pregnant. I did not join in this conversation.