Post # 1
Today at work, I had my lunch (PB&J and a little popcorn); at 3pm I had some triscuits and cheese; and at 5pm I had a peach cup. I was hungry and not eating until 7. When I finished my peach cup, I said something about how good it was, and my co-worker replied “Oh my god you’ve been eating all day.” WHAT?!!? I said “I’ve been eating all day?!” and then she said something like “oh it’s good the baby needs it” – I think because she could tell I was insulted. Too late, biatch, I’m insulted!
I keep thinking about it and being annoyed! Like, really? You seriously just said that? Maybe it’s pregnancy hormones, but I’m really irritated by it!! And now by her, and unfortunately I’m stuck at work with her for several more hours.
Just looking for some validation or other stories- anyone else have people say rude things and need to vent??
Post # 3
I think it was the worst for me when people would randomly try to touch my stomach. Um, no, just because I am pregnant that is not an invitation for random strangers to touch my belly. I smacked so many peoples hands away from me and it was always so strange that they looked shocked. Who does that?
Post # 4
I can see where you’re feelings are coming from for sure!
I have a hard time eating as much as I need too sometimes, and then others I’m just hungery like constantly.
Like we need ANY kind of remember that we have to and want to eat so much.
Definitely don’t let the ignorance bother ya though. 😉
Post # 5
Any nutritionist will tell you pregnant or not it is BETTER to eat smaller more frequent meals (ie: eat all day) than three large meals. I do it all the time and it keeps my metabolism going…it is also how I lost my weight.
So poo on her!
….eats fourth “meal” of the day, my afternoon banana.
Post # 6
That’s going to be me. I told DH that when I’m pregnant, anyone stranger who touches my belly without asking forfeits the ownership of their hand.
My pet peeve is people who go, “What’ve you got in there, twins?” You can just see the woman’s face crumple while she tries to laugh it off. You’re talking to someone who’s raging hormonal, achy, tired, and as self-conscious about her growing belly as she is proud of it; what part of that comment do you think is useful to her?
Post # 7
Pregnant or not, no one should comment on the amount anyone eats. How tasteless!
Post # 8
Thank you! So true- like I really wanted a reminder that I eat often these days. It’s actually not the first time she’s made a comment about me eating often or a lot or something, but I let it go before. This time she struck a nerve, maybe because I actually didn’t feel like I ate much today.
Ew, I’m still so annoyed though!
Definitely very true! Plus, she is always eating chips and burgers and crap that’s not healthy and I don’t say anything. WTF.
One time recently a guy said to me “you know, that diet isn’t really working” – He was super nice and totally just using it as a line to open conversation because then he started asking about when I was due, etc. It was actually funny the way he delivered it, and it didn’t bug me, but then I was thinking, if he caught me on a bad day or said that to the wrong person… yikes!
Post # 9
@AvantLaLettre:Yeah, I had ramen at lunch a few days ago and a coworker told me I need to eat healthier. UM? I am the HEALTHIEST eater in the office, and I have low salt levels so I eat ramen every 2 weeks or so, just in case. I got really defensive.
I am a lot more sensitive about it all now.
Bummer though. It’s really hard to deal with that junk, especially when everything you were eating was really well balanced and honestly sounds like what I might have eaten pre-pregnancy when I was maintaining my heathy 108 pounds. (I’m really short).
Anyway, screw them. Keep doing what you’re doing! Baby needs it.
Post # 10
That is really rude regardless of whether you are pregnant or not! I would have ben pissed!
Post # 12
I agree with a previous poster, it’s rude to tell someone they’ve been eating all day or a lot regardless of whether you’re pregnant or not.. especially coming from a co-worker. I understand if you’re trying to get a close friend or family member to eat healthier, but I would never say that to someone I’m not close with and even then I”d say it in a nicer way if I was concerned about someone’s health due to their eating habits..
all the stuff you ate sounds pretty healthy to me!!!
Post # 13
I think any comment about what someone is or isn’t eating, or how often/infrequent is rude whether you’re pregnant or not!
I had my great aunt tell me I’m looking “chunky” these days. I wanted to cry! Seriously, I am at the heaviest I have ever been in my life and every week that number on the scale is rising – I don’t need to be told I look chunky!! Seriously, doesn’t she remember what it was like to be pregnant?! I want my body back lol
Post # 14
One of my friends was in the grocery store and a little girl asked her mom if she was pregnant. Her mom looked at my friend and said, “oh no honey, she’s just fat.” She was so upset, and was also 39 weeks pregnant!!
Post # 15
I have already have at least 5 people ask me if I am sure I “only have one in there”. I know this is only going to get worse because I am only 15 weeks and my belly is pretty bumpalicious
Post # 16
@AvantLaLettre: That was definitely rude lol. People are supposed to eat several small meals a day anyway!