Jenna Fischer shows off her growing bump: did anyone else forget she’s preggo?

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In this, The Summer of Babies (and Bumps), I keep forgetting that some ladies are pregnant. I blame January Jones – that bitch gets pap’d every single day, and it seems like the paps aren’t interested in documenting some of the other pregnant ladies’ assorted bumps. Such it is with Jenna Fischer. I had completely forgotten that she was pregnant, that’s how long it’s been since I’ve seen a photo of her. Jenna got married to Lee Kirk last year, and she announced her pregnancy in May… which makes her, what? Six months along?

So here’s Jenna at last night’s premiere of A Little Help. Many of her Office friends came out to support her new comedy, where she’s playing a widow trying to take care of her kids when all of her neighbors think she’s a 9/11 widow? That’s seriously the plot. Er… okay. Jenna is also going to be back to playing pregnant on The Office, because this (real) pregnancy has been written into the show. Jenna told Vulture, “Pam will be pregnant when the season starts, Pam and Jim snuck away last season on Valentine’s Day, and they had sex… The story is that they conceived this baby at that time and were keeping it a secret until we come back from the summer. When we started shooting that [Valentine’s Day] episode, I thought to myself, If everything goes well, this is going to be a very, very convenient coincidence, and I think I found out I was pregnant when we were shooting that episode.”

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Also: Well hello, Ed Helms.

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Photos courtesy of Fame.

 

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22 Responses to “Jenna Fischer shows off her growing bump: did anyone else forget she’s preggo?”

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  1. inthekitchen says:

    I hate how pregnant women on the red carpet always cup their bellies like that, as if to say, “I’m not fat…it’s my bump.”

  2. DogBoy says:

    @ITK: in her defense, every woman in history has cupped her pregnant belly like that.

  3. junk573r says:

    But whhhyy???? do they do that? I want it to be because it alleviates some pressure or pain. I am a little tired of seeing the contour of the underside of a pregnant belly. I shouldn’t be able to see that when you’re in a gown.

  4. Wif says:

    Dogboy, I made a conscious effort not to cup my belly like that in photos for my pregnancies. This is because at my wedding my cousin (who has always had issues with narcissism) cupped her belly in every single photo she was in. And when my friends look at those photos they tease her mercilessly.

  5. mia girl says:

    Cupping or no cupping, I think she looks great!

  6. lucy2 says:

    My love for the Office has dimmed, so yeah, I haven’t been paying much attention to the cast. I always like Jenna though, so congrats to them!

  7. TQB says:

    @ITK, it annoys me to no end. I get the hand ABOVE/on top of the belly. I do that all the time. But the cupping is just so awkward and intentional. If you want the world to know exactly the size and shape of your bump, wear tight clothes. If you’re going flowy, accept that the bump is going to be amorphous.

  8. Nikkers says:

    I agree with the hand on top being more natural. I did that all the time with my pregnancies. Like a handy, built-in arm rest.

    The underneath is a bit too “joy of motherhood” for me

  9. Isa says:

    I cup my belly. My bad.

    That is a beautiful maternity dress!

  10. I Choose Me says:

    Whew. Glad to see I’m not the only one super annoyed by the hand under the belly pose. Like TQB and Nikkers said, I get resting the hand on top of the bump but the other is too perilously close to the crotch area for my liking.

  11. GoofPuff says:

    Her cupping is too obvious. It’s like she wants to make sure we notice since she’s not getting enough pap attention.

  12. Melissa says:

    I didn’t forget, but that might have something to do with me being a fan of “The Office” to the extreme.

  13. Faye says:

    She has a baby inside her. As far as I’m concerned, she can touch her bump however she pleases. Maybe she wanted to show it off because she’s happy about being pregnant, maybe she’s insecure about her weight. I’ve never been pregnant so I don’t know how awkward or not awkward it is to cup your belly like that.

    HOWEVER, I’m very excited for her and her husband, and I’m glad to have some pictures of this. I was just wondering the other day how far along she was, etc. Maybe it’s because I’m also a red headed Jenna, or because I love the Office, but I really dig Jenna Fischer.

  14. The Bobster says:

    That’s no bump, it’s a hill. But Angela looks cute.

  15. Alice says:

    Whenever I see someone from The Office in another role I freak. I want to yell at them by their Office name and tell them to get back to work.

  16. Becky says:

    I think she looks lovely and I wish her all the best.

    That being said, I am so tired of Jim and Pam on “The Office.” The show in general has really gone down in quality and I find those two characters particularly uninteresting. Nothing against Jenna personally-she’s one of those actresses I don’t really have an opinion about-but I’m not a fan of the character Pam.

  17. annie says:

    jenna looks gorgeous, as always! beautiful hair, dress, makeup… and of course shes gunna cup so back off its her first time being pregnant on a red carpet, its gunna be awkwardd. jennas the best at life!

  18. linnie says:

    its her stomach, she can touch it whichever way she wants. shes adorable! so happy pam will be pregnant :)

  19. Claire says:

    I am a little bit in love with Ed Helms. Not sure what he is meant to be like, but he is always awesome when interviewed.

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