Anyone else want to stab the I Knew'ers?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Do you care if someone says "I KNEW IT" when you announce your pregnancy?
    Yes! I want the spot light, it's not yours. : (8 votes)
    8 %
    Naw, they are just sharing in the excitement. : (48 votes)
    50 %
    Doesn't really matter to me. : (29 votes)
    30 %
    Yes. I want to follow up on stabbing. Now give me some chocolate. GO AWAY. Where'd everyone go? : (11 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
    2507 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Peach_Cobbler:  I put on an Oscar-winning fake-drink performance (I was in my first trimester over the holidays, so it was way too easy to always have a glass of wine or beer in my hand) so I never got any “I knew it.” Actually, a few older moms did guess, as did a friend of mine, but I didn’t mind at all. Our families were stunned and happy so that was enough for me.

    Post # 3
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have a few of those types of people in my life.  They KNEW I was pregnant, KNEW I would have a girl (despite guessing boy first lol), KNEW this KNEW that!  At first it really annoyed me… then I realized it must be so very difficult, tiring, and just sad to “KNOW” everything ;). (thus I feel bad for people who make jackasses out of themselves lol)

    Post # 4
    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Haha I feel you. My MIL actually felt like it was time to tell our friends on the day of my 12th week. She went ahead and mentioned it to them before we had the chance to announce. Yep, way to take our whole moment away. Thanks. 

    Post # 5
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Peach_Cobbler:  Usually it means they are excited for you.  I knew it with a friend of mine because she didn’t drink at my wedding and she just had this lovely look of happiness all over her face that evening (she had just found out that week.)  It was the first friend that I was truly 100% happy and excited for her being pregnant.  🙂

    Post # 6
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I never got any “I knew it” becuase I never shared if we wanted kids or when we planned to have kids. I kept my lips sealed pretty tight on our plans (or no plans) have a baby, and I will do the same with a second child. We already have people saying, “You have to have another” and I just say, “I don’t HAVE to.” And if we decide to, we won’t be telling a soul.

    Post # 7
    8390 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Nope don’t care, but then again I’m not that emotional or feel that I need a moment to “bask.”  If people knew and guessed it, great.  If they’re surprised, great.  It doesn’t make me any less pregnant lol.

    Post # 9
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013


    Peach_Cobbler:  Oh lady you are NOT alone. We’re almost in our second trimester and started telling more people. I’ve gotten a few “i knew it’s” from people who in no way shape or form could have known it. I kind of want to slap them every time i comes out of someones mouth. I’ve been avoiding telling a few people specifically for this reason.


    Post # 11
    1448 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My mom did this and it drove me nuts. She brags about it to people but truth is she was wrong and got a lucky guess the next time.

    Post # 12
    4043 posts
    Honey bee

    Peach_Cobbler:  Umm…I think you may be overthinking it and investing a little too much time into it. I don’t see how anyone is “stealing your glow or your spot light” by saying “I knew it.”

    This situation seems somewhat similar to when people ask about “the wedding” that is exciting, but it gets exhausting answering so many questions.

    I get this an emotional and exciting time, but I just see it as they are excited for you, and nothing else. Maybe they had a hunch and they were right. Maybe they are just saying it to say it, but I see it as….no harm, no foul.

    Post # 13
    2892 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Peach_Cobbler:  I don’t get why it makes you stabby in terms of spotlight. If anything it should make you stabby in terms of improper grammar. 

    All joking aside, maybe they’ve been suspecting as you said and are happy you’ve confirmed the joyous news. It doesn’t make them wrong to express joy and well wishes in a different way than you prefer. It’s definitely better than the “Oh.” response. 

    Post # 14
    1373 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’m not pregnant.. So I can’t relate to this really… (Although I suspect that some day it will piss me off too!)

    I do have a friend though that, everytime I say “guess what?”, she asks if I’m pregnant.. It drives me crazy. There are a million other things I could be talking about! For cereal.

    some day, she will rain on my parade I’m sure haha 😉 some people just always have to be right and feel like they have a sense of premonition about your life. 

    Dont Worry; the limelight is still yours! No one else cares that some random person knew it or not.. They do care that you’re pregnant though!!

    congrats by the way 😀 (I had no clue 😉 )

    Post # 15
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I guess I’ll take this as a PSA lol.  I got this about getting engaged, and it didn’t bother me at all.  I’ve correctly assumed a pregnancy about others before, but it was a group setting so it was more saying it to the person next to me and not mommy to be.  From now on, I’ll keep it to myself.

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