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A friendly reminder and a mini rant

by Karen on November 2, 2010

I’m finally home after a harrowing morning at the polls and the grand opening of a brand new giant supermarket less than a mile from our apartment. Unfortunately, exposure to that many people means I have to endure a lot of really stupid comments about my belly.

I’m starting to think it’s best if I just stay home for the rest of this pregnancy. I am far too crabby to handle even the nice comments, especially since they’re so few and far between. I just can’t believe that I’m really THAT enormous, but yet another person incredulously asked if I’m carrying twins today after I told her I’m not due until December 9. Grrr.

So I think I’m probably just going to hide out for the next 2-7 weeks. Oh geez. SEVEN weeks? Is it really possible that I’ll still be pregnant in SEVEN weeks? Sadly, if this baby decides to stay in until I’m 42 weeks pregnant, then yes. It is possible. I think I’m just going to hide in my apartment until he finally decides to come out already.

ANYWAY, my point is, those of you who aren’t the size of a house should get out and vote today! Pregnant ladies should also go vote, but maybe consider wearing some earplugs to block out rude comments about how you’re too big or too small or whatEVER.

Happy Election Day!

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1 Jes November 2, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I live in a tiny town, so there were about 5 people at the polls with me, one of which was my husband. Luckily I got no comments. Yesterday I got 3 “you must be due any day now” and 1 “Oh my, you’re having twins then aren’t you?” when I told them I’m not due until December 10th. Yup, house sized is about how I feel. Yesterday the doctor I saw even told me I was really big. that was after he told me I was measuring 39 weeks despite being only 34. I think if I could handle being stuck inside I would stay here.

2 Karen November 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm

:( Hang in there! People are just so rude. I think I might make a t-shirt that says, “Yes, I’m pregnant. No, I don’t want to talk about it.” And I’ll just wear that when I go out in public.

3 Olivia November 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Haha… I sympathize! I’m already getting the “Is there more than one in there?” questions from people and I’m only at 19 weeks! But, I suppose since my last pregnancy resulted in twins, it may be expected to hear that question on occasion. ;)

Take care during these last weeks of your pregnancy! It’ll fly by quicker than you think!
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4 Elizabeth November 2, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I wish people would just stop with the pregnancy comments altogether. I get that babies bring joy and all that jazz, but I just feel like it’s nobody’s business. I keep getting asked when my due date is. The problem? I’m not with child…I’m a normal weight, but I happen to carry ALL my extra weight in my belly. It’s beyond humiliating to be asked that question. Even if I was pregnant, it seems odd to be discuss it with a stranger. – I don’t even know your first name and we’re discussing one of the most private things possible? It just seems weird. Maybe I’ll feel differently when I am pregnant.

PS, love your shirt idea!

5 Bobbi November 3, 2010 at 8:39 am

Wow, I am so sorry all these comments are happening. People are rude! I do not remember those comments when I was pregnant. I do remember AFTER I had my baby how hard it was to lose the baby weight and all the comments then. I even had someone ask ‘when are you going to have that baby?’, I just smiled and said “I already had her, thanks”. It was hard though and I will never forget that. :( So be prepared. I hope it doesn’t happen to you all but it could.

6 M November 3, 2010 at 8:50 am

I’m curious what it is about the comments that upsets you? I agree that people can just be rude and it is none of their business. What do you feel would be more appropriate? It is hard to ignore a pregnant belly, and personally, I always appreciated the acknowledgement, but that’s just me. It was a happy exciting time, but I had an easy classic pregnancy, no morning sickness etc. I figured that you are supposed to gain weight and be big when you are pregnant, so I didn’t worry too much about it. Your OB would have a fit if you were not! :) People can certainly say stupid things, no doubt. Be kind to yourself these last few weeks. Your little guy will be here before you know it.

7 anne November 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm

You should just be thankful that you and the baby are healthy. Don’t let stranger’s comments get to you.
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