Originally Posted by TrishWSU
For any future pregnancies I'm either not telling people my exact edd or else I'm making it at 42 weeks.
I did this this pregnancy. Hardly anybody knows my due date, even family. I just told them all the date was "mid June". If they press me, I smile placidly and say "June is my due month", and they usually get the point. BUT the thing that has been happening is that since people don't know, they look at my size and assume it's any day, when actually I'm not even 39 weeks yet. I still think that's preferable to them knowing the date, talking about it coming soon, calling me on the date, etc etc.
I've started telling folks that it's still "a couple weeks off" or I'll tell family that I'm around 38 weeks, etc, and that has reduced the attention somewhat. I really don't like the pressure! I want to just roll with it this time.
I actually had someone make me laugh at the grocery store the other day -- he was in line behind me, looked at me and said, "You must be in your first trimester." I laughed really hard, because everyone usually asks me if I'm due any day, and it was such a relief to hear a comment on my size without any curiosity about when I'm due, just celebration of the size. It really is a wonderful time, if people would lay off the pressure!