I wish people would shut up about my due date!

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
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Helper bee

@Mrs.D:  Im sorry you are going through this! Some people just dont get it. I think the response you are giving is spot on (about the flip flops). I’m due in September, but I know I’ll be in later stages of pregnancy during the summer. I haven’t told my family yet (waiting til 12 wks) but my cousin beat me to it. She is also due in July like you! So my family has been saying similiar things to her at this point. You just have to wonder if sometimes people just don’t really know what to say-so they say anything that comes to mind. Hope it gets better!

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Sugar Beekeeper

My mom was pregnant in Texas during the summer heat wave of 1980 (when a ton of the summer high records were set).

She still complains about it! 32 1/2years later, she still brings it up.

Don’t have any advice for getting people to back off, just thought i’d throw that trivia into the ring. It could be that they know people who were pregnant that summer and remember just how awful it was.

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Busy bee

Note to self: Do not say that. Sorry, I think I’m clever. I’m sure we all do.

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Bumble bee

Hey, did you know it gets hot in July in Texas???

OK just kidding. I will admit being hot and pregnant isn’t much fun but hey… There is something called an air conditioner and another thing called a fan and I’m pretty sure they use them for cooling you off. (OK another smarty pants comment, I’m just feeling feisty today) If I were you I’d be a little smart with them lol… But when I was pregnant I was a smart a$$ to everyone. If someone had told me that I’d have said “Well thank you for letting me know, I was under the assumtion that July was a cold month”

Hang in there, it wont be nearly as bad as they say it will be. And hey, being pregnant is the perfect excuse for giving people attitudes when they say things like this :)

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Bumble bee

Three of my babies were born in summer. I loved it because I lost weight super quick. I took baby out a lot in the buggy  for walks and went swimming and to the beach. People tend to be  a lot happy in summer too. I love summer preganancies because you can wear nice cool flowing dresses and their is always aircon, or a swimming pool…:)

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Blushing bee

I dont live in texas or anything but i’m due in july too and i hear the same S*!T it gets really annoying! i usually make a comment about how that just means i can relax in the pool all day and no one can say a word. i was pregnant in the summer with my first and yep it sucks but i assume you already know that bc i would assume texas in the summer sucks pregnant or not.

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Busy bee

Yes!! So annoying!!

I live in southern Illinois and I get the same sort of comments.  Not as hot as Texas but it gets unbearably humid! I have been responding with my excitement for lying in the pool and wearing flip flops too!!

I am not worried.. I have A/C for a reason.  I don’t typically parade around outside in 95-100 degree weather so why would I do it now? 

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Buzzing bee

I hear ya! I’m due at the end of July and get these comments all the time. And I live 40 min from Boston, so although it can get hot in the summer, it’s not nearly as bad as other parts of the country! I just try to ignore it, even though it gets super annoying.

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Sugar bee

@Mrs.D:  I was born in July in Texas! Its a great month since I was never in school on my birthday. The rest of the kids had to hope their birthday was on a weekend so they could sleep in on their birthday! Plus, we lived near the coast so my birthday always meant the beach. Nothing better than that!

It might also be fun to float in a swimming pool on those summer mornings while pregnant. The cool water always feels so nice while the sun is rising.

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