... the nice thing for people to say is "how exciting! All the best!"
or "take care of yourself!"
It's funny that people didn't start stalking me till I was a week away from my EDD. Before that, nobody really said anything.
I woke up to "No baby yet?" from my Auntie M on my Facebook this morning. After this thread, it made me laugh more than anything- but I was surprised she didn't know she's on my list of people to call when the baby "gets here."
I explained that I had 3 lists. There's the "Tell Right Away" - which is for people who are going to be involved in the birth. "Tell as soon as the baby is here." - That's mostly my Dad and brother. And then there is "Tell at a decent hour" - which will be everybody I consider a close friend or family member. They don't need me to call them at 3am.
I'll also likely update my FaceBook as soon as I'm in REAL labor, so they'll be "in the loop"... everybody just wants to be a part of it I guess!
Blarg, blarg-blargity- BLARG!!!
Blarg, blarg-blargity- BLARG!!!
Working, freshly graduated! mama. Loving life with DH , DD 7/09, and DS 06/11 .
I also get a lot of people telling me that the baby dropped. Then I have to explain that I am just carrying really low and my belly looks a little funny this pregnancy. Thanks for making me feel like a cute mama.
Proud Mama to DS1 09/07 , DD 07/09 , and DS2 06/11 . Feeling more and more blessed with each day!
Thank goodness we have such competent doctors who can tell when a baby is "ready" :
I'm getting pretty tired of the "you're huge" or "you look tired" or "your feet are so swollen" comments as well.
That being said, I do have to roll my eyes when I go through this conversation regularly:
Curious onlooker: What are you having?
Me: I don't know. We didn't find out.
CO: Oh, it's a girl. I just know.
Me: Um, alright.
CO: *gives their strange reason for being sure I'm carrying a girl when the only person in the world who knows is my OB*
Me: Um, sure, that sounds about right. *eyes rolling* Well, you've got a 50/50 shot that your theory is correct. Thanks for playing!
My mother insists I'm having a girl, has given me soooo many reasons why she knows this. It's to a point that I *want* a boy just so I don't have to hear from her "I told you so", like she had some divine parental knowledge yet to be imparted to me as the mother of the child I'm carrying.
And the first real doozy I've had thus far from FIL yesterday: "So what day is the baby coming?" Um how in the heck would I know - don't you know?
Jordana, mama to almost 8 year old Evan, 3 year old Atticus, and 1 year old Tabitha - my gifts from heaven
One of my mom's coworkers told me, "Oh, you're going to have the baby any day, I can tell because of the puffiness in your face." It pissed me off so much! If anything my face was thinner than usual, and everyone who knows me has been telling me how good I look! Why would you say that when you have no comparison because you've never met me before? Why would you say that ever?
NOW my face has gotten puffy, a month later at 41 weeks.
But you should see people's faces when they ask when I'm due and I say, "10 days ago."