(Closed) I'm sick of people telling me that I'm "showing"

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2781 posts
Sugar bee

@ZoeyGirl:  I think that as soon as someone’s belly is poking out (even if its just a little) people start saying that you’re showing. Everyone did it to me around te same time too. Just say thanks, bein pregnant is so cute!!

Post # 4
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ZoeyGirl:  I’m in the exact opposite boat, but I totally understand.  I’m 34 weeks and everyone’s telling me how much I’m not showing.  I was overweight before getting pregnant and have actually lost weight instead of gaining.  But, I have what to me feels/looks like a very distincy-in-the-way-and-uncomfortable bump.  I feel like a miserable whale.  But everyone’s like, “Oh my goodness, you can’t even tell you’re pregnant!” Uhm, what?  So I’ve just always been this fat?? Smh. 😐 I wish people just didn’t feel the need to comment on my pregnancy appearance at all.  It would make things so much easier.


Post # 5
864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh man, I’m three weeks from my wedding and only eating rabbit food. I would love to have an excuse to pooch out a bit and eat some chocolate cake. Nom nom nom. 

I guess the grass is always greener! Wink



Post # 6
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Dude, I feel you. It sucks! I think when people know your pregnant they think it’s a cute compliment.

IN reality it makes prego feel upset, hormonal, slightly psycho and ready to binge on cheese fries. 

Post # 7
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@ZoeyGirl:  I’m guilty of saying that to my pregnant family/friends. 

Do I do it to be offensive? No.

I’ve never been pregnant before, so I don’t know it’s your uterus, but that it’s your pooch. Now that I know, I’ll be more sensitive and I’ll try not to say that the next time I have an opportunity to. 

Post # 8
7871 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ZoeyGirl:  I got it all the time because from about 3-4 months onwards it was pretty obvious, since I am a fairly small girl to begin with. I feel for you but I’ve got no solution. Just inwardly sigh and carry on. Look on the bright side, people are trying to compliment you, not deliberately being mean.

Post # 9
380 posts
Helper bee

I’m almost 20 weeks, I actually have a small bump now that is not just bloating, and I STILL feel self-conscious.  I thought that I wouldn’t when I started to show for real, but I am.  I hate that as soon as people who know I’m pregnant see me or find out that I’m pregnant they look down at my stomach.  It’s just weird to know that people are assessing your body.  At the same time, I’ve totally been guilty of that and get excited seeing friends start to show.  I’m trying to get over the self-consciousness, but it’s hard.  I think we just need to try to re-wire the brain to think of it as a positive….

Post # 11
3042 posts
Sugar bee

@ZoeyGirl:  I could have written this. My assistant first told me I popped at 7 weeks and again at 10. I wasn’t skinny to start with- so she’s just commenting on the belly I’ve had. Some guy I was chatting with on the street (I talk to lots of random people due to walking my dog around the hood) about dogs and babies told me at 9 weeks that I was carrying low. A good friend said I was really showing last week- at 13 weeks.

 My stomach is my worst part and I just hate that as soon as I tell people their eyes go right there. I honestly can’t wait to be further along so I start showing and stop feeling so completely self conscious. I have always hated comments on my body- even people telling me that I’ve lost weight. I hate feeling analyzed. There is nothing anyone can do to make it feel better, but just know you’re not alone. 

Post # 13
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

These people just want to be happy for you. Rock the bloat like a bump (I do).

I think this is a silly thing to get upset over: only you know the composition of your belly & nobody is judging you but youself. I also think that if it bothered you that much that people comment, it might have been best not to tell acquaintances & coworkers until you did pop.

Post # 14
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

Well, because of your pregnancy causing the bloat, you are showing! Rock it! I’m 42 weeks now (Don’t ask…) and look like a whale. Enjoy your tiny bump while you have it.

Post # 15
1572 posts
Bumble bee

Haha Personally Id rather them say “you’re showing!” than “jeez you’re so bloated” :p

Post # 16
1572 posts
Bumble bee

@ZoeyGirl:  also, my uterus reached my belly button at 15wks, those are just estimates that say 20wks. Everyone’s body is different. 🙂

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