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i look like i'm ready to pop any day now, i cannot be held responsible for what i do to them!!! Come on people i know im short and the bump is getting big but it's not that big i still have 11 weeks!!
Ok vent over.
My favorite so far is "Haven't you popped yet?"
Yes, as a matter of fact I have, but I decided I wasn't quite ready yet so I put her back hence the big belly and lack of baby! (I'm getting cranky with my lack of sleep, achy back and swollen... everything. But no, as much as I wanted to I didn't say that to her)
robs867:I keep getting those comments too. When asked how much longer I have, I have now resorted to saying the number of days. It makes me feel like that sounds shorter than the number of weeks. However, these people probs think I am large and in charge either way.
I think this is what I'm going to start doing also-- convert weeks into days and see if people will start laying off about how large I am.
I'm getting these remarks all the time now, too. Though, I'm a bit further a long than you are (it sounds like). Still, it gets old.
Best comment I've gotten so far is from a guy that sits on the otherside of my cube wall. We've worked together a lot over the past year, and he has definitely seen me multiple times in the past two weeks. Apparently, he never knew I was pregnant. Regardless of the huge watermelon shaped object protruding from my front. As I was walking down the hall just YESTERDAY, he caught a glimpse of me and literally stopped in his tracks and said "Woah! When did this happen?!" I just looked at him while I tried to figure out how to pick my jaw up off the floor! I had to laugh...I guess his response was better than "you look like you're ready to pop!"
I hear ya.
I also just got: (without any prompting from me, mind you) "if you think you are tired now, just WAIT!"
ARG ARG ARG ARG ARG ARG
This is why I should not still be at work. This is why my huge a$$ should be at home, on my couch, watching me some Maury Pauvich.
I had failed induction a week ago and went home with no baby. Everyone (family, friends, work, etc.) were all prepared for Sept 30th baby. Every day I get at least 15 calls, messages, emails, etc from people wanting to know if I'm in the hospital, on the way to the hospital, or had the baby yet. Major culprit (at least once a day) = my mother and his boss. Soooooo annoying. Mom, you are going to have the kids when we go to the hospital so you will be the 1st to know. Boss Lady, if I was in the hospital having the baby do you REEEEALLY think he would be sitting in his office at work??? People are on my last nerve. I agree with PP... It's safer for the world that I'm working at home on my couch away from the general population for now.
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I am in the same boat. Here's the ones I hear most often:
"Are you sure there's only one in there?"
"You're due in December? You look like you're due right now!"
"Well, that is going to be a healthy baby!"
"Holy cow, you're huge!"
Thank you, rude people. I just tell them that he's measuring at exactly where he should be (which is true). My mom was sweet the other day; she made a point of emphasizing that that from the back, I don't look pregnant at all because you can still clearly see my waist line. I take that as my consolation when people remind me that I'm clearly a big, fat pig.
I'll never understand why people think it's appropriate to comment about pregnant women's bodies like this... and then get offended when we demand a little respect!
I'm not a whiner, but the few times I've asked for a little bit of personal space (nicely) when people decide to kiss and rub my belly... or when I express exasperation about the rude comments that I get because I'm pregnant... I've had people tell me off and say "People are well meaning!"
ashleyatjewell:Yesterday I got "At least it's getting cooler outside so your swelling won't be so apparent"...
Oh. Dear. Lord. I think that's the worst comment I've seen/heard so far. Were you able to walk away without smacking them?
I hope you have a healthy sweet baby!!
I was at the store the other day and got the same comment from the lady at the register. First off, I am 159 lbs and 5'4" (135lbs before), my first child I gained 67 lbs, so I feel great that I am still within normal range with #2. Also, I am already emotional about my body because it took so much to get off the weight the first time, so now I am prematurely thinking about losing the weight I've gained due to her comments. **The comment that really got me was when my OB said, you should stop eating fast food and concentrate on eating veg/fruits. I don't eat fast food, red meat, pork, or anything cooked in oil because of my stomach (gave up 2 years ago), so to hear that from someone who barely knows me, hurts!!! The OB should be someone I can count on to councel me and not assume I hit Sonic every other day. Boo!
:( My least favorite is.. "Oh you'll never make it until Brandon comes home."
I don't know if people just don't think when they speak.. but it really makes me want to scream!