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... if I wasn't really comfortable with my body, and lucky enough to only gain weight in my boobs and belly this pregnancy, it probably wouldn't be funny at all.  But go ahead and giggle at my bachelor friend's ignorance.

 

Him: ...well you still have like 40lbs to gain, right?

Me: Actually recommended weight gain is 25-35lbs, and I have already gained 15-20.

Him: Really!?!  I would have guessed you had put on like 50lbs!  *pause*  I guess it must look heavier than it is.


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Ouch! Men... Not always the brightest! DH's bachelor friend stopped by 3 days after ds2 was born. I went out on the deck to greet him. He looks up and says: "oh wow, you're still showing! I thought you'd have lost your belly by now.". I said, "well, I only had him 3 days ago.". He says, "yeah, but I thought you'd be smaller by now.". He's not the brightest, and I actually felt really good by how I looked already, and it didn't bother me at all. I did laugh at him and tell him he probably shouldn't say that to anyone who'd recently had a baby.

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... if I wasn't really comfortable with my body, and lucky enough to only gain weight in my boobs and belly this pregnancy, it probably wouldn't be funny at all.  But go ahead and giggle at my bachelor friend's ignorance.

 

Him: ...well you still have like 40lbs to gain, right?

Me: Actually recommended weight gain is 25-35lbs, and I have already gained 15-20.

Him: Really!?!  I would have guessed you had put on like 50lbs!  *pause*  I guess it must look heavier than it is.


LOL!  I'm glad you were able to not rip his head off!

 

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Ouch! Men... Not always the brightest! DH's bachelor friend stopped by 3 days after ds2 was born. I went out on the deck to greet him. He looks up and says: "oh wow, you're still showing! I thought you'd have lost your belly by now.". I said, "well, I only had him 3 days ago.". He says, "yeah, but I thought you'd be smaller by now.". He's not the brightest, and I actually felt really good by how I looked already, and it didn't bother me at all. I did laugh at him and tell him he probably shouldn't say that to anyone who'd recently had a baby.

My husband freely admits that when he walked into my hospital room after my emergency transfer with my 2nd birth, the first thing he did was look at my stomach to see if I was still pregnant.  He and I both laugh about it because he even knew that I would still look pregnant.  smile.gif

 

I have guy friend who told another mutual friend that she had birthing hips.  Oy!  This was before either of them were married and he is known for not thinking before he speaks.


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Oh dear. LOL. Everybody is telling me my belly is huge, but they usually mean in comparison to the rest of my body, which hasn't gained any weight at all, so I know they're meaning well at least. I usually get 'You're huge' and 'you're tiny' in the same sentence. LOL


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... if I wasn't really comfortable with my body, and lucky enough to only gain weight in my boobs and belly this pregnancy, it probably wouldn't be funny at all.  But go ahead and giggle at my bachelor friend's ignorance.

 

Him: ...well you still have like 40lbs to gain, right?

Me: Actually recommended weight gain is 25-35lbs, and I have already gained 15-20.

Him: Really!?!  I would have guessed you had put on like 50lbs!  *pause*  I guess it must look heavier than it is.


LOL. What is with people?! I've gotten similar comments, and I'm in the same boat—feeling lucky to have only gained weight in boobs and belly. A few weeks ago I accidentally sort of kicked the leg of a chair as I was walking past it. One of my coworkers was like, "Guess it's getting a little tight to maneuver all that around now, huh?!?!" At that point I had only gained like seven pounds and was barely showing! Jerk.
 

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Ouch! Men... Not always the brightest! DH's bachelor friend stopped by 3 days after ds2 was born. I went out on the deck to greet him. He looks up and says: "oh wow, you're still showing! I thought you'd have lost your belly by now.". I said, "well, I only had him 3 days ago.". He says, "yeah, but I thought you'd be smaller by now.". He's not the brightest, and I actually felt really good by how I looked already, and it didn't bother me at all. I did laugh at him and tell him he probably shouldn't say that to anyone who'd recently had a baby.


He's much better educated now, but at first DH was seriously shocked to learn that I will not look pre-pregnant the second the baby is out. I guess that sort of makes sense from a purely mechanical standpoint, but .... no :P



 
 
 
 

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My husband freely admits that when he walked into my hospital room after my emergency transfer with my 2nd birth, the first thing he did was look at my stomach to see if I was still pregnant.  He and I both laugh about it because he even knew that I would still look pregnant.  smile.gif

 

I have guy friend who told another mutual friend that she had birthing hips.  Oy!  This was before either of them were married and he is known for not thinking before he speaks.

That's funny. After I had my first, my little sister walked into the room, looked at me and said "Why are you still fat?" I had to explain that you don't just deflate.

 


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DDCC to say that when I had my first I assumed that once the baby was out my belly would go back to the way it used to look that same day. Nobody had ever told me otherwise so I figured it must? Of course I gained 80lbs with my first so there is no way that is even possible, but I was young and naive. You know what they say when you assume!


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i was shocked how long it took the uterus to return to normal size - never mind the other considerations (hello, leg swelling..). i figured once i got a baby out of there, i'd be significantly deflated. boy did i learn the hard way!

 

i just told my husband that i'd still look pregnant for a while because it takes a couple months for uterine involution. he was surprised. glad i warned him :)


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When I was around 24 weeks a young man was I think trying to be conversational in a nice way, but casually asked how was I feeling "having to carry around so much extra weight for so long, that I must be due any day now"    yikes.gif    .... I was measuring just a *little* bit ahead and even though I gained all my weight in my belly at that time my gain was only about 5 pounds or so and I was just getting used to the idea that I was starting to finally look pregnant!


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Just the other day I was at my parent's house and said I got a good deal on a yoga ball and my dad smiled and said "did you eat it?" PUNK! Only because it was my dad and I know he was completely joking did he get away with it. 


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DHs can get away with saying so much.

 

I had been talking about wanting to buy a swimsuit so I could take my 17 month old swimming during this pregnancy when I'm finished working in the middle of December, and my hubby said to me, "yikes, is there going to be enough water in the pool?" Then, "get a blue bathing suit, and I'll bring a harpoon!" He's just lucky I have a good sense of humour. ;)

 

Other than the occasional joke, he's really good about it. I put on 45 lbs with my first, and took it all off within 4 months, so when I told him that I'm on track to gain the same amount, if not more, with this one, he just shrugged and said, "so what, you're all belly, and you'll take it off again, just like last time. You're still beautiful!"

 

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