August 2013 Moms

Pet Peeves

I've had a few bouts of false labor (hey, I'm new to this) and I just love when people say "you'll know when it's the real thing." In retrospect, yeah, I'm sure. And while I'm sure they're trying to provide me with useful advice and have the best intentions, it just feels like a blow to my woman's intuition. I thought I did know

This is how I imagine I look when someone says "you'll know."
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WOOP! That was mine! What's your pregnancy pet peeve?
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  • I hate everyone telling me to enjoy my rest now because when baby is here, I won't get any sleep. I get it. Just shut up. Lol

    Eta: I was having real contractions that were actively dilating my cervix earlier this week and didn't realize they were real. Everyone says you just know. Apparently that is not always the case. I honestly just thought it was annoying back pain.
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  • image Maritza707:
    I hate everyone telling me to enjoy my rest now because when baby is here, I won't get any sleep. I get it. Just shut up. Lol

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  • image Maritza707:
    I hate everyone telling me to enjoy my rest now because when baby is here, I won't get any sleep. I get it. Just shut up. Lol

    UGH! You are totally right. That is the absolute worst.
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  • image Maritza707:
    I hate everyone telling me to enjoy my rest now because when baby is here, I won't get any sleep. I get it. Just shut up. Lol

    I hear this too. I reply, "Yes, but when I do get sleep it will be comfortable and I won't have to pee every few hours. When I wake, its because my baby needs me."  They usually shush. :)

             

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  • Lol! That's a pretty scary gif! Mine is seriously having so many damn people look at me like I'm an alien and say "are you sure you're not having twins? Wow you are big! You're going to pop any day!" I have NEVER ever told any preg woman she looks big or small! Why would I? First, I never really knew what size someone should be at their stage of pregnancy... And everyone is different! I can't stand the comments. It's making my skin crawl because I get them SO often.

     

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    image Maritza707:
    I hate everyone telling me to enjoy my rest now because when baby is here, I won't get any sleep. I get it. Just shut up. Lol

    I hear this too. I reply, "Yes, but when I do get sleep it will be comfortable and I won't have to pee every few hours. When I wake, its because my baby needs me."  They usually shush. :)


    I'm so using that. 
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  • Well, I'm a super grumpy and irritated biotch today.. So I'm going to say that people in general are my pet peeve!
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  • image AACaHa13:
    Lol! That's a pretty scary gif! Mine is seriously having so many damn people look at me like I'm an alien and say "are you sure you're not having twins? Wow you are big! You're going to pop any day!" I have NEVER ever told any preg woman she looks big or small! Why would I? First, I never really knew what size someone should be at their stage of pregnancy... And everyone is different! I can't stand the comments. It's making my skin crawl because I get them SO often.

    People have so much tact, I tell you what.
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  • image KatieR2310:
    Well, I'm a super grumpy and irritated biotch today.. So I'm going to say that people in general are my pet peeve!

     

    this is me lately haha, I have had to stop myself from posting several times this week 

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  • image KatieR2310:
    Well, I'm a super grumpy and irritated biotch today.. So I'm going to say that people in general are my pet peeve!

    LOL that's okay too. 
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    image KatieR2310:
    Well, I'm a super grumpy and irritated biotch today.. So I'm going to say that people in general are my pet peeve!

     

    this is me lately haha, I have had to stop myself from posting several times this week 


    Yeah, I feel like that several times per day. I try to tone it down, but I have to admit, my patience decreases along with my bladder control.
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  • I hate when people ask my plans about feeding, diapering, epi, travel etc....and I say to them "well, I hope to do such and such" and they respond with "oh just wait you won't do that at all."  

    This is why I said "HOPE" but now that you have told me I will change I stubbornly refuse to do anything but my initial plan to prove you wrong. 

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  • I've learned to ignore other people's comments about my size, but MIL drives me nuts every time we see her with ..oh you're getting bigger.. or ..look at my baby in that big belly.. Yes, she's been corrected for that one. It always was ..are you sure you're eating enough, you have to eat, you are too small.. Now it has turned into big. I just don't think she should say anything. Or maybe it's the fact that it's my mil and she does a lot to rub me the wrong way..
    Or when there's any wine around and I say that it looks good and someone tells me that it's perfectly ok to drink wine while pregnant so just go for it.. Yes, I know what they say about wine, but I have a month left, I will be just fine.

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  • image AACaHa13:
    Lol! That's a pretty scary gif! Mine is seriously having so many damn people look at me like I'm an alien and say "are you sure you're not having twins? Wow you are big! You're going to pop any day!" I have NEVER ever told any preg woman she looks big or small! Why would I? First, I never really knew what size someone should be at their stage of pregnancy... And everyone is different! I can't stand the comments. It's making my skin crawl because I get them SO often.


    this would really irritate me!! My job requires me to work mostly with farmers and people in the crop industry and I am SO thankful men don't feel the need to small talk about my pregnancy or make any comments for that matter! I couldn't hold a smile..
  • People continually telling me there is NO way I'm going to my due date. Oh really, I didn't know you were an OB!?

    Oh, and the few that I made the mistake to tell that we were taking Bradley classes telling me to just go ahead and get the epi, since you don't get a medal for going med free. Yes, I'm aware



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    image Maritza707:
    I hate everyone telling me to enjoy my rest now because when baby is here, I won't get any sleep. I get it. Just shut up. Lol

    THIS. I know that I will not have a normal sleep pattern. I know that I'll be tired. It's having a newborn 101. I'm not an idiot. 

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    I've learned to ignore other people's comments about my size, but MIL drives me nuts every time we see her with ..oh you're getting bigger.. or ..look at my baby in that big belly.. Yes, she's been corrected for that one. It always was ..are you sure you're eating enough, you have to eat, you are too small.. Now it has turned into big. I just don't think she should say anything. Or maybe it's the fact that it's my mil and she does a lot to rub me the wrong way..
    Or when there's any wine around and I say that it looks good and someone tells me that it's perfectly ok to drink wine while pregnant so just go for it.. Yes, I know what they say about wine, but I have a month left, I will be just fine.

    I'm mobile so my .. .. Is supposed to be my quote marks haha, I hate that symbols don't show up!


    Omg MIL's aren't they grand? Mine always has to say "I think he is going to be such a big baby!" She has said it numerous times and it really rubs me the wrong way. I ask her why she thinks that since I was 5lbs 4 oz and DH was 5lbs 14oz and we are both on the smaller side as adults.. And she replies with "I don't know, I just think he is going to be really big" I can't flucking stand it!!!! She drives me bonkers.

     

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    I hate everyone telling me to enjoy my rest now because when baby is here, I won't get any sleep. I get it. Just shut up. Lol

    What people keep saying to me is if I mention that I'm not sleeping well (because who is?), they tell me "Oh, wait til you have a newborn! You'll never sleep! It's just nature getting you ready for motherhood!"

    STFU.

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  • Asking me how much longer.

    Then look at me funny when I say whenever she wants to come. Do I have a crystal ball? Do babies usually come on their due date? No!

    Or asking about my cervix. Finally told my MIL that I prefer to keep other people's hands out of my vagina when there's no medical reason to do so. Don't look at me like I'm the weird one.
  • I'm so tired of hearing "just wait until..." Not every kid is the same. Even if they are, I would prefer to find out first hand. I know my baby is going to cry, I know I'm not going to sleep a lot, I know my body isn't going to go back to its pre-pregnancy state overnight, I know BFing is not easy. SHUT UP.
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    image Maritza707:
    I hate everyone telling me to enjoy my rest now because when baby is here, I won't get any sleep. I get it. Just shut up. Lol

    What people keep saying to me is if I mention that I'm not sleeping well (because who is?), they tell me "Oh, wait til you have a newborn! You'll never sleep! It's just nature getting you ready for motherhood!"

    STFU.

    Oh God I feel you, I hear this all the time and it drives me nuts.


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  • ALL of the above and or below! Including one I have no control over the HEAT!
  • I have a very long torso, so LO is lodged quite contentedly inside of me. When I say that I have three weeks left, everyone always says "No way! You are so small!"

    I NEVER know what to say... I've gained the right amount of weight, and he's measuring perfectly. I just happen to have a body structure that makes me look less pregnant. Do you say thank you for that? I usually awkwardly look at the floor and say something about my torso being long and um, thanks? 

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  • image Maritza707:
    I hate everyone telling me to enjoy my rest now because when baby is here, I won't get any sleep. I get it. Just shut up. Lol


    Me too!!! If I hear that one more time I think I'll look just like Tyra in that gif!!!!
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    I have a very long torso, so LO is lodged quite contentedly inside of me. When I say that I have three weeks left, everyone always says "No way! You are so small!"I NEVER know what to say... I've gained the right amount of weight, and he's measuring perfectly. I just happen to have a body structure that makes me look less pregnant. Do you say thank you for that? I usually awkwardly look at the floor and say something about my torso being long and um, thanks?nbsp;


    All I get is comments on how small I am too. Nobody believes me when I tell them how far along I am. I'd rather that than being told I look huge though? I usually just awkwardly laugh and say ya I know.
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    Hannah Evelyn 8.19.13
  • My pregnancy pet peeve is when people ask me if I'm upset that I'm having another boy. Also the whole "baby can't come on XX date" thing.... Sure dude, I'll have a chat with my vag about that later.
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  • image KatieR2310:
    Well, I'm a super grumpy and irritated biotch today.. So I'm going to say that people in general are my pet peeve!

    This has been me lately too.  I actually apologized to my coworkers in advance first thing this morning, because I knew I was just going to be a raging b-word all day today!

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  • Mine is when I try to explain to people that baby is IUGR and that's why I'm going to the doctor so much and they say "yea right I'm sure she's fine, she'll be fine, you aren't that big how big so they expect her to be, your doctors are crazy". Of course I enjoy optimism but it takes me back to infertility when people would say things like "if you stop trying it will happen"
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  • This conversation:
    Coworkers: "oh i need to get xyz i fo to you for this project...When does your leave start, again?"
    Me: "I'm due the 20th but I'm working until I go into labour, so it could be anytime"
    Coworkers: "ok. But when is your last day? I want to get this done before you are out"
    Me: usually a blank stare
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