I really think people just don't realize how pregnant bellies look close to the end. And have no filter AT ALL.
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I'm trying to envision this scenario playing out in real time.... Wow. I don't know if I could have restrained myself from asking when HE was due!!
Ugh! Weight comments during pregnancy mostly just amuse me because people are generally just trying to be conversational or obviously forget what it's like to be pregnant and what a pregnancy looks like. Mostly. The PP weight comments, though really start to irritate me. And I'm not even *that* sensitive about my weight.
So far, I have had 3 people joke about me still looking pregnant - "when's the next baby coming??" or "wow, you still look pregnant" stuff. Great, thanks. Then there is MIL, who when my aunts and I were talking about feet swelling during pregnancy, blurts out something about the huge amount of weight i gained last pregnancy - AND that it sure took a long time for the weight to come off. how she jumped from general swelling in pregnancy to my personal weight gain is beyond me.
Please tell me i'm not the only one who's family has no filter!!
Babysmurf, I'd kick their butts. LOL
Thankfully, no one has said anything to me PP before - family, friends, or strangers. But, now that I live in the south, it's hard to say what those strangers may come up with. It's totally normal to take a while to lose the weight and the pouch from a previous pregnancy. It didn't get there overnight. And some women keep bit of a pooch for the rest of their lives. The skin was stretched, what do you expect? Grrr...
I know, right?? The thing that's annoying is that I kind of like the more voluptuous version of me, and it's just so strange to me that MIL feels the need to critique me in that way. And assumes that I feel the same as she does. I'm feeling more hormonal about it now, but it really gets to me....especially that she brings it up in casual conversations with other people.
Well, thankfully my MIL would NEVER say anything because her own daughter is significantly heavier than I am (at least 60+ lbs) so SHE would keep that part to herself.
On a different note, I just told my mom this morning about the comment from the 400lb man and how NO ONE should ever say "it must be twins" to a pregnant woman because it's just plain rude and how HE of all people didn't have that right etc etc ... fast forward to around 2p and I send my step mom my final pregnancy picture ever and her response "you sure there's not two?" I'm not that big, I'm really really not and I've only gained 32lbs and I only weigh 168lbs RIGHT NOW
Not exactly something someone SAID, but I thought the title of my BabyCenter email was funny...
"Why you may still look pregnant..."
Umm. Because I am! I can't believe they send that during the 40th week! (I'm 40+3 right now.) No wonder I get so impatient! I don't know why I stayed on their email list. I guess just to show the kids the weekly pictures.