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take it as a complement. I asked my dr and he said everything is growing fine, so I don't worry what others say.
I doubt anyone means it as an insult. They may not even mean it necessarily as a compliment. It could just be a comment in general.
Personally, I preferred being "small". I still laugh that I had to reassure L&D nurses that I was full term when I went in to deliver my girls. While my 2nd was preterm (36w4d), the nurse was worried that I was only 32 or so weeks and my water had broken. I even got an amusing "are you sure?" when I told her I was past 36 weeks. It seemed such a silly question.
I get this all the time. I am 32 weeks and baby is always measuring 4+ weeks ahead. I can't help but think how do people that look "big" feel? I feel massive, haven't seen my toes in weeks (while standing) and it's a 12step process to get up or roll over.
Oh, and I've gained 35pounds!! While I am tall(5'8") and was skinny to start baby is everywhere. She is VERY low down and wayyy up under my ribs. I really hope she starts to grow outwards or I feel like her feet will start sticking out my throat!!
and it's a 12step process to get up or roll over.
Bahahaha! This made me laugh because it is SO true! Especially if I am sitting on the floor or laying down in bed.
I would take it as a compliment. It's much better than the comment I got a couple of days ago. I went to the grocery store and the lady bagging my things commented that a lady having twins that's due soon "isn't even as big as I am". Really? Thanks.
SarahRae85:I doubt anyone means it as an insult. They may not even mean it necessarily as a compliment. It could just be a comment in general.
I am 37 weeks and have gained 27 lbs, everyone tells me I look small, I guess take it as a compliment.
My midwife told me people will always have something to say, whether it is that you are big or small, but just to ignore them as everyone's pregnancy is different.
I am long waisted and have a lot of room for baby to spread out, people tell me allll the time that I don't even look pregnant. I do think to myself, um thanks, do you think this is a beer belly?? since I am almost 30 weeks ... but never really take it personally.
People honestly don't know what to say in this situation...the correct (and frankly, ONLY) thing to say to a pregnant bag of hormones is to say "you look GREAT!" (or a variation of those words....)
And to be honest, I am totally guilty of saying someone looked small, etc before I got pregnant. Sigh. I hope people forgot/forgave me. :)
BTW, you look awesome!