Originally Posted by magpiedee
What ticks me off the most is the basic nosy progression everyone makes:
"How far are you?" <answer>
"Do you know if it's a boy or a girl?" <answer>
"Do you have the name yet?" <grumble>
Those questions don't bother me, because I think it's human nature to be excited about a pregnant woman. I mean, *I* think I'm pretty fascinating, can I blame strangers and acquaintances for thinking the same thing?
It makes me feel warm and fuzzy, like I'm yet another awesome woman bringing life into the world. It also helps that my honest answer to questions 2 and 3 is "no" -- and I think it will stay "no" even after it's "yes"!
What I don't like is when people make little comments about how (1) "you don't look pregnant" or (2) "you must be almost due!" I hear those as (1) you are ordinarily heavy and we can't tell the difference, or (2) you are huge. Neither of those are true. Dammit. And I'm just sensitive about my weight in general. It's annoying when people think they know exactly how a 5-months pregnant belly "should" look. THIS is how it looks, folks!
Another one I didn't like -- got this before I was pg -- was something like "How could you want to bring kids into this world, the way things are going?" WOW, I mean, if you want to not have kids, go ahead, but don't rain on my parade. I'm not happy with the way many things are going, but that doesn't mean I don't have hope, or that my kids (and I!) can't work to make things better. Sheesh. I actually heard that from a couple people.