The first time I was pregnant, I was pretty impressed with my growing belly. I didn't mind it at all when people told me how big I was getting or when I outgrew yet another size of maternity clothes. Then again, everyone was so nice, telling me I looked like I'd only gained in my belly, when in reality I swelled from head to foot and put on a good 60 pounds. There is no way I put on 60 pounds in just my belly!
This pregnancy, I have to admit I'm quite over being ginormous - the new has definitely worn off. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about our new little addition, and it a special gift being able to keep little Korban so close for nine months. The little kicks and hiccups and whatnot are precious, but I'm ready to be able to go out in public without some stranger making a comment about how HUGE I am. Maybe it's the fact that I'm very pregnant with a one year old at my side, I don't know, but people seem to put their tact aside when they see me waddling up. Fortunately, I don't take myself too seriously, and have seen quite a bit of humor in the things people think up.
Here are a few comments that me and hubby have had a good laugh at (keep in mind that these have all come from total strangers) -
"Girl, you just been having too much fun. You've got that little one right there and you're already expecting again!" - Guy in the breakfast line at a Holiday Inn
"Dayum, girl, you bought to drop that baby! I mean, you big, you bought to drop a baby right here!" (turns to friend) "I saw her when she turnt around, she HUGE!" - Guy at a home improvement store
"WHOA! I didn't see that one coming!" - A nurse at the hospice care center who walked around me from behind. Apparently, I don't look pregnant from behind, so I took this one as a compliment. I saw some pictures of myself from behind when I was pregnant with Izzy - definitely looked pregnant from all angles.
Well, I was standing still when that nurse walked up. According to this next guy, I definitely walk pregnant.
"GIRL! WHY ARE YOU WADDLING SO MUCH?" - A man across the parking lot at Target. I wanted to yell back "BECAUSE THERE'S A BABY SITTING ON MY VAGINA AND I HAVE TO PEE!" I refrained.
"That's a big giant belly, Mom!" - Kid at the park yesterday.
I think the most confusing comment I've gotten was actually at my OB's office. I went into the back to be weighed, and one nurse turned to another nurse and said "Oh my goodness, look at that belly!" I was at an OB clinic. I'm pretty sure this nurse sees about 20 pregnant women a day.
I must really be huge.
And of course, I can never think of anything witty to say in that moment, so I usually smile nicely and say "I know, I have big babies!"
What would you say if someone made these comments to you? Did anyone say anything inappropriate to you when you were pregnant?
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