Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Wow! You must be due any day now!"

Along with being pregnant I get some realllly interesting comments. At first I thought, "Man, I must be extra sensitive". Then I realized if I heard those things and I wasn't pregnant I would be very offended and just because I am pregnant doesn't mean I want to hear them.

This blog post is not to call anyone out. For the most part the comments come from strangers and this is a place I can write about it and laugh. However, I will be really careful from now on what I say to someone who is pregnant. I get comments like:

"You are going to get soooo much bigger"
"How far along are you again?!?!"
People I don't know touching my stomach. *weird*
People I don't know telling me what I 'should' be doing to not get stretch marks. haha... *weird again*

When you think about comments or actions like that for women who are not pregnant it is soooo rude and out of line. Despite the fact that there is a little person in me it is still my body. I am just graciously sharing the space. :)

I was at a birthday party last night and my sister-in-law's grandmother said, "Wow, you only have 81/2 weeks to go! You look great and don't look like you have gained a pound anywhere else!" I felt like I could kiss her. :) I love to hear "You are glowing" (don't really get the pregnancy glow thing but don't mind the comment) I guess all of that to say there ARE alternative comments if you feel you must comment.

So, to the lady at Wal-Mart - I think I figured out that for me a few stretch marks are inevitable and I am doing what I can to help them. Thank you for your input. (or not) :)

Have you ever been pregnant? What is something shocking that someone said to you?


Lindsay Bertram said...

My in-laws neighbor(a huge, muscled-up black man)saw me in wal-mart and rubbed my tummy. And not just patted...rubbed. Just stood there and talked to me and RUBBED my belly. Yikes!
At least I knew him.

marie meairs said...

Yep...a truck driver came into our company and burst into the conversation saying "Pregnant women are SO HOTTT!!! I mean they just have a glow about you do! It's just a major turn on for me..." HOW EMBARRASSING!?!?! That was by far the most AWKWARD comment of my LIFE much less my pregnancy!

Christy said...

I was surprised at how much all the stares bothered me. I felt like I was a freak show or something. Seriously, haven't you all seen a pregnant woman before? It helped me a lot when I realized what a special memory pregnancy/early baby days is for most people. They stare because they like remembering and empathizing.