Post # 1
I read this last night and since I just had someone stop by my office and ask if I was having twins since they heard I wasn’t due until October. So I thought I’d share. I see pregnant woman all the time, I am nowhere near looking like I am about to pop or extremely large for my 3rd trimester.
Wow, you’re pregnant again, did you PLAN this?
Your boobs are huge!
You are definitely having a girl, look how you are carrying all over.
You must be due any day now!
You look EXHAUSTED, you should get some rest.
Your belly is getting so BIG!
Are you staying cool in this heat?
Are those maternity pants you are wearing?
Do you think that you will have another baby?
Well, you are just a lot bigger than she is normally.
Post # 3
omg this is so good. I feel like i stick my foot in my mouth alot with pregnant women. I dont know what i should and shouldn’t say!!
Post # 4
I also hate:
You are going to have a really big baby!
I would never be pregnant in the summer, thats just aweful
or the face of astonishment when I tell them we are not delivering in the next week.
Post # 5
@Swizzle- Just don’t ask a pregnant woman things you wouldn’t ask someone who is not pregnant. I can’t believe how many people think it’s appropriate to ask me how much I weigh!
Post # 6
I’ve had the “Are you having twins?” twice from two different co-workers recently. Um, NO! And I get the “Wow, you are BIG!” a few times a week from people at work. Between that and people touching/rubbing my belly…oh my!
Post # 7
I’m not showing yet, and honestly, I am not looking forward to random strangers touching me. That is NOT OK with me! If I see someone approaching, and it lookas as though they might invade my personal space, I think I’ll say loudly “I have diarrhea.” and hopefully they will refrain. The Demetri Martin defnse, right?
Post # 8
One of my best friends is pregnant and every time I see her I tell her how enormous her boobs are but in my defense, she’s wearing shirts that pretty much expose areola. I would NEVER say that to someone who I wasn’t close to though. We just have a relationship where these kinds of things are okay.
Post # 9
Luckily I have not had a single stranger touch me, hope this continues that way 🙂
Post # 10
I had to double-check with my friend that she wasn’t having twins because she truly did have a huge bump by about 5 months, but in my defence twins do run in her family! And we’re really really close too – I’d never say those things to someone I didn’t know that well.
Post # 11
Having been small chested before, I like being told my boobs are huge.
I don’t like being told I look large anywhere else though….
Post # 12
You’re about to pop!
Oh my gosh, you’re so swollen!
Are you going to breastfeed? (because it’s nosy and intrusive)
I hated the “You’re so BIG!” one the most. Yes, I was the size of a small elephant… I didn’t need it pointed out.
Post # 14
URGH the twin comments…i got them all.the. time. also dont say “you must be due any day now?!?? ummm no im not, but thanks though
Post # 15
I’ve written this before but I continue to be SHOCKED by the “was this planned or a suprise” question…. haha my Mom’s cousin asked me that the other day at my grandma’s birthday party….it’s just SO WEIRD!
Post # 16
@DaneLady: Hahaha, I love him! Great defense.
I agree with avoiding the “You’re HUGE!” comments. I’m not pregnant, but I know better!