Post # 1
This is just a random vent, geared from facebook statuses.
I dont know if the girls I’m friends with are just supid, or what. They seem to think that as soon as you get pregnant, theres a fully formed baby in there.
One girl is just reached 12 weeks today and is already posting pictures of her “baby belly.” Thats not a baby, thats bloat.
Another girl is only 8 weeks and is constantly posting about how she’s worried about the baby because she hasnt gotten bigger yet. 8 WEEKS.
Seriously, have you not done any reading about how babies and your bodies progress?
Post # 3
@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
@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
lol! I totally agree!!! hilarious! but oh so true
Post # 6
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
@eeniebeans: I agree! Baby bump or pregnancy bloat, it doesn’t much matter, your body is still showing because you’re pregnant.
Post # 8
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 # 9
@FutureMrsHallam: I know! I’m not a parent and I feel like I know more about babies than most of my pregnant friends do. Some that even have kids already!
@Brittanyg20: Oh my God. Why do people do that?!
I might could understand more if this girl was actually showing. But she seriously looks almost exactly the same. She just looks softer, like she ate a big meal. Plus one thing that also irked me was one of her friends commented on it saying “omg, you’re still so small. Are you sure you’re pregnant?” Like she was supposed to have a fully formed bump already. Its just a big pet peeve of mine.
Post # 10
@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
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
@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
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
@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
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
@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).