Post # 1
So last night my husband and I were watching TV and I commented that my feet had been swelling recently. He looked at my feet and was like, “Holy crap, they totally are. You are like that cartoon character whose feet grow really fast, you know Shrek? Oh wait, maybe it’s the Hulk, not sure.” He totally realized his mistake as I sat there glowering at him and we had a good laugh. And I don’t think he’ll be calling me Shrek again either, haha. What stupid/funny things has your husband or other people said to you all?
Post # 3
DH told me my feet looked like BABY SEALS. O.o
I went 8 days past my EDD so I just kept on going to work. One day I came in and a coworker loudly asked “OH MY GOD! Why are you STILL here? You didn’t have that baby yet?!?!” I looked down at my enormous belly and said “Obviously still baking” rolled my eyes and waddled away.
My grandma, dear sweet old granny, put her hand on my hip and said “It looks like you’re starting to gain weight all over, your ass has gotten really wide!” to which I replied “Thank you SO much for pointing that out since I hadn’t noticed ALL OF MY PANTS GETTING TIGHT.”
Ugh. Some people.
Post # 4
@DaneLady: Ouch, I would not have appreciated the comment from grandma! Hopefully you were able to laugh about all of these later!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I was about 7 or 8 months pregnant with my first. I had a guy who was in my college classes tell me he didn’t even know I was pregnant. I pretty much had him in EVERY class from the beginning of the year when I wasn’t showing, until the end of the year after I had my baby. He must have said it on a bad day for me because I said “So you just thought I was getting fat?” I don’t know if I would have let it bother me normally, this guy was not the sharpest tool in the shed but you know pregnancy hormones.
Post # 6
Wow you are 38 weeks pregnant? You look so small, are you sure? * No – thanks for pointing that out – I will call my doctor to have him double check the 4 ultrasounds and 5 million appointments we have had.
Your face has definitely started to swell. * Yes, and you also look like crap today.
You look so tired today. * Probably bc I am creating a human heart and fingerprints today, what are you doing to look so terrible?
Are you getting excited? *Nope not at all. (this got old after number 234324… in the beginning it was fine)
Sleep now, while you can. *B*tch – i cant sleep – I am pregnant!!
Oh just wait, it gets worse. *I just generally hate people patronizing me and acting like I dont know what I am talking about because they seem to think they had something worse and more extreme.
Your clothes seem a bit tight, is that comfortable? * My mother said this one. No i am not comfortable, and no i am not spending 500 dollars on a new wardrobe. F off.
Basically the ONLY appropriate thing to say in my opinion is ” Ohhh congratulations!! You look so cute.”
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand
I’ve gotten “oh you must be having a girl, your face is getting fat”… ummm thanks? I didn’t even know what to say lol
Post # 8
@MrsB1015: Ugh, the sleep comment bothered me too! I had terrible back pain during my pregnancy, and add heartburn into the mix and you have a rather large, very cranky person who can’t even lay down! I have been so SO lucky in the baby sleep department- I now have an 11 week old who goes to sleep around 10pm and sleeps until about 6 or 7am. Even after pumping, cleaning, prepping the next day’s bottles, and making my lunch for work, I am still getting about 6 or 7 hours of sleep.
Post # 9
My husband told me I was getting “hiply.” When I got super pissed, he proceded to e-mail me a baby center link that he had googled to find that women’s hips spread in pregnancy (like that was supposed to make it feel better!).
My boss, who I rarely see, asked me on two separate occassions if I was eating more than normal. After the second time I actually said, “No, do I look like I am? That’s the second time you’ve asked me that.” He also said, “You know, you’re going to have to lose every pound you gain.” Gee, thanks for that reminder.
I am heading to a family reunion this week with 30 relatives, I have a feeling I will be back to update more!!!
@MrsB1015: I love all of your responses, and I 100% agree with you about the only appropriate thing to say to a pregnant lady!!
Post # 10
My husband still laughs hysterically if he sees a picture of me when I was pregnant with my daughter. It’s definitely a making-fun-of-me laugh. It makes me feel super crappy, apparently I was just gigantic, not glow-y and cute.
ETA: I had a female classmate ask how far along I was when I was about 12 weeks. I told her how far along I was and that it was my second pregnancy. She had the nerve to say: “Oh, so you haven’t had to experience anything yet.” She’s never been pregnant, wtf! The first trimester is the worst!
Post # 11
@hotpinkbride: My FMIL commented that I “waddled” when I was pregnant with my son. I wish she wouldn’t have, despite whether or not it was true. All I could think of was “Great, so I’m like a penguin.” Lol
Post # 12
@newlynesting: LOL, pregnancy glow is a myth. If I’m glowing, it’s because I feel like I’m ON FIRE because under all this blubber it’s FRICKIN HOT.
Post # 13
@DaneLady: I know! It’s so unfair how the media portrays it. My husband has never been around a pregnant woman before so its like he turned into an awkward 15 year old boy with an immature and mean sense of humor during the third trimester. He can have the next freakin baby.
Post # 14
@hotpinkbride: I had a woman the other day tell me that her first birth was horrendous, in her words, like, The Excorcist. Uhhh, thanks.
Post # 15
For me it’s basically anything even remotely close to criticism. Apparently all these extra hormones make me “snappy” b/c b!tch you say something critical to me and I snap, LOL.. not a good look while at work….. or more specifically at your bosses, SMH.
Post # 16
@DaneLady: yes – there is no glow!!! I probably put too much bronzer on this morning bc i was half asleep when i put my makeup on and am now greasy and sweaty. lol
Pregnancy is such a beautiful thing!