(Closed) Thats not a baby belly! *vent*

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1162 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@allyfally:  HAHA. I find this hilarious, and I always think to the women who make these posts; WHY are you having a baby if you know NOTHING.

Thats not meant to be offensive to accidentally pregnant bees, but to those girls who wont even make an EFFORT to learn once they are pregnant!

Ive seen posts from girls I knew who ask about the stupidest things AFTER they have their baby… Really? You waited until your brought the baby home to realise what kind of clothes it will need, what their schedules are like, or even just what to basically expect? GRR.

Rant over 🙂

Post # 4
783 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@allyfally:  OMG. I saw a girl on my fb.. She was 7 weeks. And for some reason took a side/mirror picture of herself pushing out her belly? Everyone wrote “Wow, you look more like 5-7 months!” bahahhaa aka your fat. so embarrasing.


Post # 5
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

lol! I totally agree!!! hilarious! but oh so true

Post # 6
7493 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

While I agree with you in general, some women do begin to show early. I definitely did have a belly at 12 weeks. Call it bloat if you want (obviously the baby is still tiny at that point), but when none of your pants fit- the actual reason doesn’t make much difference.


Post # 7
7680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@eeniebeans:  I agree! Baby bump or pregnancy bloat, it doesn’t much matter, your body is still showing because you’re pregnant.

Post # 8
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@eeniebeans:  +1

Im currently 13weeks and certainly have a bit of a bump. Its my second pregnancy and I showed at around 16 – 17 weeks last time. I think people are just excited about their changing body so are embracing whatever they see as a change. 

Post # 10
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@allyfally:  Haha, I get comments like that a LOT from my friends (I’m 5’7″ and pregnant with #1, so STILL not showing), and I CONSTANTLY hear “Are you SURE you’re 5 months pregnant?”

Uh, yeah. Pretty sure.

Also: Great side story. When I was working in an infant room, there were two families that had CLEARLY gotten pregnant by accident. One couple turned into SuperParents! But the others (about 2 months after their kids started crawling), said the most notorious infant room remark ever “Wait, babyproofing? What’s babyproofing?”

Their three-story mansion (I later discovered when babysitting for them) didn’t have gates/electrical covers/ANYTHING.

Post # 11
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

This post kind of bothered me. I am 11 weeks pregnant with my first healthy pregnancy and after having an ectopic that ruined one of my tubes, an early miscarriage and years of infertility, I think I have damn well earned the right to post 6,7,8,9,10,11 week bumpdate photos to my hearts content. I know a LOT about pregnancy and a LOT about motherhood, and yes, my baby is the size of a lime and not out of my pelvic area yet, but I DO look a bit different and I am taking photos to remember every single thing in case I never get to experience this again. I think ALL pregnant women deserve to be able to look back with fondness over their photos. Who are you to judge a woman over their excitement of creating a new life? It’s a wonderful journey to embark on. Get off your high horse. And here, my bump date, just because 🙂

Post # 12
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@quierajen:  I take photos every week of my bump too, but I would never share (apart from with my mum and sister) as I know I only look pregnant to me and not to everyone else! (14 weeks)  i can see why it’s irritating to others. 

Post # 13
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I get why that could be annoying but honestly they’re probably just posting bump/belly photos because they’re excited, anxious, going through all the usual emotions. I think it’s kind of cute. And I’ll (hopefully soon) probably be one of those that takes photos too!

Post # 14
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@quierajen:  congrats on a healthy pregnancy!

I agree with hemnes though. You can take all the photos you want but there’s no need to put it on facebook. I also think by OP’s friend putting it on FB it opens the door for judgement.

Post # 15
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Even once they are showing, I don’t really feel like bumpdate photos havea place on Facebook. They’re one of the things for which I remove people from my newsfeed. If you happen to be cute and preggo in your family pics/that bbq you went to last weekend or whatever then great, but I find the weekly updates to be really self-absorbed. Best kept to enjoy amongst family, not with 400 of your “friends”.

Post # 16
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@quierajen:  See, I think these photos are cute. What bothers me is the early pregnancy announcements (like, prior to 12 weeks) because of the risk of miscarriage prior to this. I know that people are excited for pregnancy, but when you announce that you’re pregnant to your Facebook friends at 5 weeks and then miscarry two weeks later, I can’t imagine how painful that’s going to be. I had this just happen to a friend (who ended up deleting her Facebook altogether), and it happened twice to DH’s cousin after her Father-In-Law announced her pregnancy on Facebook).

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