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Monday, August 24, 2009

Enough with the fat comments...

Ok, so I know when I first started showing I was constantly complaining about people commenting on how big my tummy was. Well, I decided that nobody wanted to hear me complain so I stopped writing about them, however, I promise you that they did not stop! So, just so you know, I am approached daily by people who feel they have a right to comment on the size of my stomach. Usually, these are not the most flattering comments. Yesterday, I was at church and I received the typical, "you are huge," "are you sure you're due in October," "is it twins?" I know that these are all said in great fun and typically I can laugh them off, however, one woman came up to me with her niece--who is due in November--and just kept going on and on about how big my belly is and how I must be so jealous of her niece who is not showing as much as I am and is only due a month after me. It took all I had to smile, nod and laugh at myself when appropriate. When I got to the car, I made Brady assure me over and over again that it is just my belly that is big and that my belly should be big because I am having a baby (stupid, I know, but this type of affirmation works with me:).

So, long story short, I am apparently becoming more sensitive the closer it gets and beware of tears if you mention the size of my stomach. Just for laughs, I thought I would post a few of my favorite comments that I hear on a regular basis and maybe a few that I have only heard once but have become classics...

"You have to be ready to pop!"

"Are you due tomorrow?"

"All three of you are here, haha!" ha..ha..ha

"You...are...huge...!" Not kidding some people really talk slowly to give emphasis to the huge.

"Whoa!" This is one of my favorites; while I hear it often, once I was walking in Jason's Deli and turned to the side and the manager who was behind me goes, "whoa, I did not see that coming" I took it as a compliment and went on my way!

"I can't believe you fit through the door!" Not kidding, a guy at QuikTrip thought he was being funny...

"Don't worry, I gained over 60 lbs when I was pregnant." This wouldn't be so bad if she wouldn't have said it when I was only 6 months along and 12 lbs heavier...

"Were you a big baby?"

There are others, but these are the ones I hear most often. You wouldn't believe how many people feel like they can comment on your size.

Closing words...
Pregnant women are sensitive, tell them they are glowing and look cute, but never tell them they are huge!


DeAnna said...

Dude, I would never be able to just smile and walk away or laugh at myself. I would make totally mean comments right back at them like, "That is really mean, I would never consider commenting on the size of your stomach." or "Well, I'm pregnant, what's your excuse?" Seriously, you are way too nice! Oh, and glowing! :)

Mommy Michel said...

Sorry to burst your bubble, but that doesn't go away. About 6 weeks AFTER Ledger was born, a client of mine asked "Haven't you had that baby yet?"

Twincerely,Olga said...

Just wanted to say hi! I like your blog and look forward to reading more.I am a runner too so come on by

Twincerely,Olga said...

and I agree! Why do people think they can just say anything?When are you due?

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