Hostess: How many months are you?
Me: Eight months.
Hostess: Really? And it's just one?
Me: Yeah, just one.
Hostess: Oh...boy or girl?
Disclaimer: I am 8 months pregnant...I am not (nor should I be) small.
The thing that annoyed me the most about it all was how her jaw hit the floor when I told her it was just one. Give me a break. I've gained 27 pounds (average) and I'm nearly 36 weeks pregnant :
I started getting asked about twins about a week or so before DS was born, so maybe this is the end?
Wife to J, SAHM to W (03/06) at 32w4d, C (10/08) , and H (02/11)
Someone suggested to me that maybe not many women are out and about their last month or two of pregnancy. So the general population doesn't really realize how big women get when they are close to term. It's because we're all hiding at home with our big bellies!
I've decided that most people just don't know how to say "congratulations" and leave it alone. They usually decide to just open their mouth and insert their foot by coming up with some really uncalled for comment.
I've decided that all people should be required to tell obviously pregnant woman that they are beautiful.
and what's more, i only got the "twins" question one time when i was actually pg with twins, and it was from another twin mama. she recognized the enormity for what it was. :
i like the idea of telling pg mamas they are beautiful. i may start doing that.
I think if we hadn't been in church I would not have been able to resist saying something nasty. LOL.
I am well aware that I look huge for barely 33 weeks. But I always look huge, I carry all out in front like a basketball, and this is my 4th baby in 6 years, so give me a break!
Kerri blessed single mama to Teresa 8/2/02, Madeleine 5/28/04, Andrew 6/25/06, and Isabelle 11/27/08
If it's any consolation, last time when I WAS carrrying two, people stopped asking the "when are you due"-type questions and just immediately said "you must be having twins!".
DD and DS are 11 & DD is 4 Our car is a bike!
Sharing our with 3, 2 & 4
I agree with a PP that people just don't know what to say (as if "Congratulations!" isn't enough) so say something, which generally makes the mama feel bad.
Equally as bad (although I've never had this comment, only overheard it said to others) is when people comment on how small a pregnant women is for how far along she is. As if we don't have enough to worry about without people insinuating our babes aren't growing enough (or too much, whatever the case may be).
I like to tell pregnant women that they look perfect and are just the right size!
write@home mama to big boy (04-06) and little boy (10-08)
and someone new in november