2010-11-16

My Lists: The Pregnancy Rant Edition

Its been a while since I've posted my list and in tribute to my gigantor 3rd trimester pregnant self  I give you this list of

Things to NEVER say to a pregnant woman

  1. You're still pregnant?!
  2. So how many babies are in there?
  3. WOW!! You've gained weight all over!!!
  4. Are you sure there's just one baby in there?!
  5. You carry baby weight in your butt too.
  6. You wouldn't believe how horrible my labor was....
  7. So then you're not having twins?!
  8. I lost all my baby weight within the first month after he/she was born.
  9. Just one?! That must be a really big baby!!
  10. You look like you could deliver right here.
  11. I mean that has to be a REALLY big baby!!
  12. Seriously?! You're only 6 months?! You look a lot further along than that!!
  13. Well you don't look like you've gained any weight in your face.
  14. She must be huge!!!
  15. You still have a month?! You must be miserable!!
  16. You look like you're ready to go right now!!
  17. You look really tired
* These are ALL comments that I have heard over my three pregnancies
* Numbers 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14 were all said by the same person during the same conversation!!
* I just wonder how bad I'm looking if I look like I'm ready to deliver now?!
* At what other point in life is it ok to tell someone how fat, tired, or miserable they look?!

So this is what I've heard - what outrageous comments did you get while you were pregnant?  Do you have anything you think I should add to this list?

10 comments:

  1. Don't listen to them! I've gotten:

    "You're so small, are you sure you're eating enough?" to which I'd like to respond, "Thank you for what you think is a compliment, but I'm not starving myself or my child and despite what you see, my scale begs to differ."

    and

    "A girl! They're so expensive. Good luck!" I mean last I checked children in general were expensive and I don't plan on raising my child to be a spoiled brat.

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  2. LOL! I hear most of those and a few "You're pregnant again already" when I found out I was pregant when my oldest was only 4 months old! I saw a she in #14...does that mean your having a little girl!?!

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  3. haha... you pretty much summed it up!! Ive heard these to. And you must be due anyday...

    ugh!! people! hang in there. Im starting to get really uncomfortable :(

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  4. At least they're not TOUCHING the belly, right??

    My favorite was my coworker walking in, looking at my 7 month pregnant belly and saying, "YOU AINT GONNA MAKE IT".

    (She was right, Itty Bit came 2 weeks later. Dang!)

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  5. I hated, HATED, the "You look tired" comment. No, no one should ever have to hear that, but especially not a super sensitive, growing-a-person pregnant mama!! People are just stupid sometimes.

    But it's kinda funny - not once, in either pregnancy, did a stranger touch my belly. And I don't think I would've minded. Kinda like how I'm a cat person, but dogs are super attracted to me and the cats run away. What's up with that?

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  6. I HATED it when strangers would rub my belly...HATED IT!

    Another thing to NEVER ask a pregnant woman:
    "Soooo, how much weight have you gained?" Excuse me?

    Sure hope the rest of your pregnancy goes quickly and smoothly!

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  7. Yes, how fondly do I remember my post just like this one! What is wrong with people?? One of my all time favorites was from a co-worker, "You've really ballooned in the last week!"

    WTF? Zip it!

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  8. I can't beleive what some people say, really! They think they are being nice or funny, but it's best if they just keep quite. When I was pregnant with T I hear "Oh my, you are huge!" from two different men. And when I was pregnant with V, some woman asked if I was having more than one, and when I told her no, she said "Wow, you are really big, and you don't look like you'd normally be a fat person". Seriously!

    Anyway, we want to see belly pics!

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  9. People are SO opinionated!

    A few people upon hearing that #2 is another girl have said, "Oh, then you won't get one of each. That's too bad. Will you try for a boy later?"

    No, we are done after 2, and I wanted another girl, thankyouverymuchjerkface.

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  10. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true!

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