in-laws - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 09-20-2008, 11:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
catballou24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 972
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dh just called from our dd's soccer game and said his folks will be here any minute. we knew they were coming today, but today is also the first day that i don't know if i can hide the belly without lookking like i've gained a ton of weight! my MIL is very opinionated about weight...: anyway, we weren't going to say anything until after 12 weeks. i'll be 11 on monday but we wanted to hear the hb first with a doppler. now i am panicking because if you look at my belly, i'm obviously not just fat! eekk!!

okay..thanks for allowing me my freakout..gotta run..

Cat - Mother to Jonathon (1-24-1987) ; Lola (3-24-2003) ; Xiola (9-27-2005) : 8 wks (4-2008) ; 11 1/2 weeks (9-2008); and 7.5 weeks (5-2010) Nana to William (3-27-2009) Blog: AmLo Farms
catballou24 is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 09-20-2008, 11:23 AM
 
MI_Dawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,446
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by catballou24 View Post
dh just called from our dd's soccer game and said his folks will be here any minute. we knew they were coming today, but today is also the first day that i don't know if i can hide the belly without lookking like i've gained a ton of weight! my MIL is very opinionated about weight...: anyway, we weren't going to say anything until after 12 weeks. i'll be 11 on monday but we wanted to hear the hb first with a doppler. now i am panicking because if you look at my belly, i'm obviously not just fat! eekk!!

okay..thanks for allowing me my freakout..gotta run..
Bulky clothes! Got any baby-doll type tops? Stay sitting down, covered with a blanket, and say you're cold! Or put a pillow over your belly.

Good luck! (I hate MILs that are judgmental about weight! Argh! My ex MIL went shopping with me once, and actually said out loud in front of everyone outside the dressing room: You have a big butt! : JEEZ lady! I just looked at her, and she went on, "I mean, in comparison with the rest of your body... it's larger..." I blinked at her and said, "Yeah, I've noticed." )

Autumn (1990) Blake (1993) Zoe (2001) Dmitrios (2002) and William (April 2009) born still @ 39 wks - my 4ever
MI_Dawn is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 09-20-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Peony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 25,333
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
My parents dropped by unannounced a couple weeks, this is when I decided I had to say something a couple days later even though I had wanted to wait. I spend the whole visit sucking my my belly as hard as I could because if I didn't then it was obvious!

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Peony is online now  
#4 of 6 Old 09-20-2008, 12:57 PM
 
IncaMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 4,431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
do you have a loose-fitting dress you can wear? maybe something with an empire waist?
IncaMama is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 09-20-2008, 02:02 PM
 
momma2be_k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 579
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I second the baby doll/ empire waist dress. It's stylish, trendy and can hide most anything!

Kim - momma to Parker James REPlaySkateboard04HL.gif3/31/09 and Eva Lorraine energy.gif3/17/12

 

momma2be_k is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 09-20-2008, 10:51 PM
 
kai28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Worcester County, MA
Posts: 345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good luck with the in-laws. I hate being judged. Do you think it's possible that only you can notice the changes? we always seem to be our own worst critics.

For what its worth, my mom knows, and keeps asking me if I've gained any weight yet, and seems dissapointed that I've only gained a little. So it cuts both ways, and it appears that we just can't win.
kai28 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off