April 2013 Moms

Quit telling me I'm small!

I am so sick of people (family, friends, and strangers alike) telling me lately that I'm small for being as far along as I am.  I have a small frame with a VERY noticeable bump.  I'm right on track with my weight gain and their comments make me feel like I'm doing something wrong.  I just want to tell them to booger off and kiss my bump!!! Stick out tongue
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  • This is me too. I was very slim to begin with but my bump is very noticeable. One of my extended family members told me I look like a starving African kid with a bloated belly on Thanksgiving. I was pissed.

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  • image tondraluv:
    This is me too. I was very slim to begin with but my bump is very noticeable. One of my extended family members told me I look like a starving African kid with a bloated belly on Thanksgiving. I was pissed.

    WTF is wrong with people! 

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  • I think it is just people's way of trying to give a compliment.  Like when they say "you're all baby".  Still can be annoying though
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  • People say very dumb things to pregnant women. Why even comment on our size? You (normally) wouldn't do it if we weren't pregnant!
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  • I got that a lot with my first pregnancy.  It made me worry all the time.  Now people tell me I'm big and look further along and ask me if I'm sure there's only one, since I was so much smaller with my first.

    I liked the small comments better.

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  • It is meant to be taken as a compliment, so even though it sounds annoying and you want to protest that you are doing everything right, try to just hear it as "You look great!" - which is the only thing people really should ever say to a pregnant woman, as we will take everything the wrong way!

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    It is meant to be taken as a compliment, so even though it sounds annoying and you want to protest that you are doing everything right, try to just hear it as "You look great!" - which is the only thing people really should ever say to a pregnant woman, as we will take everything the wrong way!

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    I know I should take it as a compliment.  It bothered me most when my grandma said it, because she actually sounded disappointed.  I love my new shape, so I really just need to focus on that!

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  • I get the same thing! I was about 10# over what I normally am when I got pregnant. My metabolism liking me being pregnant and trying to work out has kept my weight gain down to 4-5# at 21 weeks. I measure right on target though and my doc isn't worried. I try not to take it personally and would LOVE to be all belly. ;)
  • I wish ppl would just stop over observing pregnant women.  For the first 15 weeks everyone kept telling me I was so big and probably having twins.  Now, everyone is telling me I'm small.  I haven't changed anything.  My mother in law even says something everytime I eat a something sweet or unhealthy.  I'm learning to just ignore people and enjoy my pregnancy.  The only opinion I need to listen to is my doctor!

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  • I take it as a compliment. I figure I have plenty of time to look and feel huge. Being small means less annoying pregnancy symptoms. I love it.
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  • I've gotten this a lot this past week. It made me really sad, because I thought my bump was a good size. My A/S isn't until Monday and I am extremely worried something is  wrong.
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  • Some one told me this the other day. Went to the dr and i am measureing 28 weeks even though I am only 21 weeks along. People don;t know what they are talking about
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  • I've gotten this with both pregnancies. And this time, I've actually got a bump by now so I don't wtf people are talking about! I'm measuring right on track. It makes me wonder, what is someone who is 4/5 months supposed to look like, since everyone seems to be such an expert??



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  • I used to work out side the home and for my first pregnancy I got the opposite!  Everyone felt the need to tell me how huge I was and how I must be due any day and how I was having twins for sure!  I actually had to ask a women to leave the store because she was telling me to get a second ultrasound to make sure I as only carrying one!  I only put on 22 lbs for the entire pregnancy and was all baby out front.  People should think about how it sounds before they speak out loud.... I feel your pain from the opposite side of the sound board to how people should keep it to them selves.  The funny thing is my son was only 8lbs 12.2 oz, and my second child was 9 lbs 8 oz and I was bigger with her.  I am just glad I decided to work from home for that one or it may have got ugly with some customers  LOL
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