(Closed) Paws off the belly!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think it’s lovely. Something to be proud of. I’d be proud anyway.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Tell me about it, some people have no respect for personal boundaries. I think you shouldn’t have a problem telling people where to go with their germy hands!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I get not wanting strangers to touch you! But family members?? Good luck keeping their paws off πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

LOL!!!! Sorry I cracked up at the “I’m not a Buddha!” bit!

I think people should ASK for permission if they REALLY want to touch someone’s belly!! Everyone feels differently about it. Some moms to be are super happy to have someone rub their belly and some just hate it!

I think it’s weird for strangers to ask to rub someone’s belly~~~ can’t think of anyone who will enjoy that in general (only one I can think of is my 2 yr old nephew and my pup) 

A friend of mine actually had think T-shirt she wore on outing occasions that said “Occupant sleeping, do not disturb” on the belly part πŸ˜€ 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve never been pregnant, but I feel the urge to touch a pregnant woman’s belly.  It’s the oddest thing!  I can’t explain WHY I want to touch it, I just do!  I’m sure there’s something evolutionary in there somewhere.

Though, I know enough to know it’s unwelcome when it’s not close family.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Im the type of person who doesnt get any urge to touch people’s stomachs unless directed too.. So I’m guessing I’ll be running from people who start to put out their hands lol!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SweetChick:  Um. You’re okay with random strangers coming up and touching you? 

OP, I’ve heard this from several friends. I wouldn’t mind friends and family (well, maybe), but total strangers? That’s a good way to get smacked.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

@NekoBride:  haha that t shirt sounds awesome πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The best response I ever heard of to this was a woman who, upon having a stranger put a hand on her belly, immediately reached out and put HER hand on HIS belly.

But I can see how that might not always be the best option. πŸ˜‰

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m dreading this… I don’t even want family touching without asking.

My problem is that I can be a real jerk. Honestly, it was so hard to keep my mouth shut when a cashier asked if I was having a boy or a girl (I was 13 weeks and not showing – just my normal pudge). I wouldn’t be surprised if I reached out and smacked someone… but I’m known to react badly to things.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@vorpalette:  Right???

I wouldn’t want anyone touching me. If friends or family did it, it would be okay, not wanted, but okay. If a stranger did it I’d probably try to move away as quickly as possible or at least flinch and try to make it clear that it’s not okay.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Jacqui90:  LOL When my mama to be friend complained about it a friend and I got one of those ‘bling’ sticker thingy made and ironed it on to a materinty shirt.

Maybe I should get them made and printed! lolz

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh man, this is something that I’m TOTALLY not going to be able to handle.  I have a personal space “bubble” and if someone touches my belly, I really might be inclined to smack them…

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