Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Can I get a collective eye-roll please?

"Oh when are you due?!"
"July 31st."
"Twins, right?"


"No, just one big one I guess."

Luckily I was in a good mood and mostly laughed it off.  But seriously, can there be an etiquette book written on what not to say to an overly sensitive, hormonal, swollen, grouchy, pregnant woman?  Here are a few others I have received over the last month or so:

"Are you pregnant or did you just eat too many Oreos?"

"Oh you're not due until the end of July?!?  Well I guess you don't look so big from this angle."

"Shame on you for finding out the gender before delivery!"

The nicest thing someone said to me during this pregnancy is if I had lost weight because my face looked thinner.  I laughed and laughed and laughed because really my face is anything but thinner, but I love that person a hundred times over now, even if she was lying to make me happy.

Someone else also said I didn't look pregnant from the back, which I take as a major accomplishment seeing as how the only stretch marks I have thus far procured are on my hips, signifying the fact that even that part of me is getting bigger.

At this point, all of this big-bellied, stretch-marked nonsense is flying low under my radar.  All I care about is every week brings me one week closer to having a baby in my arms instead of under my rib cage.  Even if it is just one big baby that people mistake for twins.


Jason and Abby said...

are you freaking kidding me? I mean, really. I can't believe people.

MichelleBee said...

I hated hearing that stuff when I was pregnant too.

Stranger: Are you having twins?
Me: No, are you?

Just hang in there!

Chelsea said...

Wow. I just can't wait until I start getting some of those comments! Yikes.