Friday, October 24, 2008

Things I didn't need to hear this week.

Friendly Tip of the Day: Always assume a pregnant woman is not as far along as she looks. And NEVER argue that she must be closer to her due date than she says. Really, it's for your own personal safety.

Over the last week or so, I've heard:
  • So, are you due, like, any day now?
  • I'll bet you're ready to have that baby by now.
  • Wow! You really are big for 5 months!
  • Yeah, I knew when I saw how big you were that you were having a boy.
  • Your doctor must be wrong. Mark my words, you'll be having that baby in January.
I'd like to note that these things were said by 5 different people on completely different days. And, also for the record, I have lost 17 pounds this pregnancy and I am still wearing my regular jeans. Which I am saying only to make myself feel less like the huge pregnant whale I apparently resemble.

Though according to my husband, I look less pregnant now than I did before I was pregnant to which I say, Gee, thanks?


Anonymous said...

Could be worse... they could be saying, "You're pregnant???"

Ashley @ said...

What tha crap!? Some people shouldn't be allowed to talk...period. Sadly it is those people who are always talking and always saying really stupid stuff! I bet you are adorably pregnant!

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

I think you should write out a few "safe" compliments for your husband to say at regular intervals -- he'd probably be happy to say the right things, if he only knew what they were. :)

Rae said...

Ha, I just love the tactfulness of the general public. Only to be rivaled by that of one's husband.

Rachel said...

Well, I'm not even pregnant and when I wear a certain shirt people always ask me when I'm due. :(

Needless to say, I've thrown that shirt in the garbage.

I feel for you. Really, I do. Once my husband said to me (in the middle of the lunchroom at work), "What's wrong with you? Your face looks really messed up."

I can't imagine what he will say when I'm finally pregnant.

Julie D said...

I had the opposite problem. Since I'm a big girl to start with--and my chest is even bigger--nobody knew I was pregnant. When I was about 7 months pregnant, my daughter got pneumonia. When I took her for X-rays, the nurse asked, "Is there any chance you might be pregnant?" Um...let me see...what to feel a kick?!?!?