Let me add my own DH's stupid comment that I tried to laugh off but still stung....
"Haha...you look like Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum!" I was wearing a striped shirt which didn't help, but still!
And my dd, who's 5 so gets a full pardon immediately based on age for this comment..."Mama, is the baby as big as this house?" "No, he's in my tummy and I'm not as big as this house." DD's reply: "But Mama..." with an eye look that said it all...
Anyone else get some stupid comments they want to share?
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Annemarie ~catholic mom of 8 -4 boys (19-16-10-7).Emma)2 girls (3 and 1)Someone new due in April too!An yes I Blog @ You Leave me breadless blog
a few days ago, too, i made a comment to dh about how my butt gets bigger with each pregnancy. he laughed & then had this distant look on his face. "i need to schedule my vasectomy, don't i?" he was completely serious, too, and i knew what he was thinking!!!!
Also, this was less the comment and more the situation, but it almost made me cry! Last week in the midst of my low fluid saga, when I was at the height of emotional "my babies are going to have to come out too early" thinking - I showed up for one of my bi-weekly bpp's. I was about 15 minutes early and knew I'd probably be called in late (they had to fit me in that day) and I had to pee DESPERATELY. When I asked the receptionist if I could go to the bathroom, (you have to ask to get through the doors) she just looked at me coldly and said in a sort of rude way "if you're having a sonogram, she won't want you to." A) After this ordeal, my sonographer and I have a close, personal relationship. I know exactly what she'll want to do each time I visit, and I knew that this visit did not require a full bladder. B) I'm probably not going to be seen for another 20 minutes which you should know is an entirely sufficient amount of time for my bladder to refill itself!
Do not deny an emotionally distraught pregnant woman bathroom privileges...
I definately have a problem with the "explode" and "pop" comments! I get super preturbed when people DO NOT REALIZE I'm pregnant (I'm 39wks and have gained about twice what I was "suposed" to - and nearly all of my maternity shirts can't even cover my belly...)
I think the most aganizing ones to me right now though occur whenever I show up to work or school - and usually by multiple people in a row... "You're still here!?" or "No baby yet!?" They act so shocked! I'm not even "due" yet! Oh and also the, "are you dilated yet?" and "when are you getting induced?" Which...neither has been checked or discussed nor do I have any desire to..
Sorry, I'm a bit grumpy today after a night of being up w/ another round of contractions that have once again petered out!
I think the most aganizing ones to me right now though occur whenever I show up to work or school - and usually by multiple people in a row... "You're still here!?" or "No baby yet!?" They act so shocked! I'm not even "due" yet!
I work at a school and was on spring break for 3 weeks, so I guess everyone is shocked at how much huger I look.
I wore a huge coat all winter and no one knew I was pregnant. Now I am just avoiding the places where people will want to talk to me about it, like the post office, one of the grocery stores, and the credit union. I'm going to send my husband on all my errands there until I have the baby. I just do not feel like talking about it. I'm even avoiding eye contact with my neighbors.
The first, at the San Diego Zoo from another mom - "wow you like you're about ready to pop." Me: 'wow, thanks, I still have 6 weeks."
Then at the grocery store, another mom "you must have twins in there" Me: Um no, just one, but thank you for the well wishes. <sarcastic tone>
It just goes on and on. Its like - come on! DH thinks the next time someone says something to me I should stop and "educate" them on how to deal with a pregnant woman. Here my imagination of the incident:
Old Man: "Wow, you look like you are ready to pop/having twins/really huge"
Me: "You know, I'm having one baby and its not polite to comment on my size. I'm feeling uncomfortable enough without your inconsiderate comments. Perhaps the next time you see a pregnant woman and want to comment on how she looks you should say. "Wow you really look beautiful/glowing/goddess-like.""
Vanessa... Happily married to a paramedic - celebrating 10 years of marriage! Mama to one crazy 6 year old transformer and one chatterbox 4 year old princess. Daycare provider to many jumping beans I'm expecting my third in late November.
In December 2005, I had a second trimester fetal loss of my son. Now, I am pregnany again (due end of May, start of June) with another boy.
I've actually had relatives ask me "Is he still alive?" :
I am sorry for your loss.
I am sorry for your loss.
Thank you. I still miss him.
By the way, I went to the doctor on Friday and my darling child is actually higher then she has been. I think my baby might have a touch of too much of her daddy in her and for some reason is thinking I am going to vomit her out. I wish she would move, my ribs are killing. Her butt is on my rib that I broke this past December and let me tell you it HURTS.