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March 9th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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I can't even walk down the hallway here at work without getting stopped by at least 4 people to comment on my stomach and how big I'm getting and blah, blah, blah. Then when I walk back down the hall, the same people make the same comments again. I get comments from people about what I'm eating for lunch and whether it's healthy or not for the baby too. I basically have gotten to the point where I have started bringing my own bottled water to work, so I don't have to walk down the hall to the machine and I use the other restroom away from everyone so I don't get comments about the baby sitting on my bladder making me go more. I know I shouldn't be so sensitive, but it's really getting annoying. I just want to go about my day without a million comments about the state of my pregnancy. If it was just one comment here and there, fine, but it's constant and the same people keep saying the same stuff. It's like they have nothing else to talk about all of a sudden. I shudder to think what this is going to be like in the last few months when I really do get big. I'm not all that big at the moment.
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March 9th, 2010, 11:01 AM
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Yes, absolutely. I really am not into the attention of being pregnant.
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March 9th, 2010, 11:39 AM
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I agree its frustrating!!!! Or im just overly sensitive, ( stupid hormones)
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March 9th, 2010, 11:45 AM
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just wait until they all start saying "you haven't had that baby yet?" ......no Captain Obvious I have not!!!!.......I work from home so I don't actually see people and I can avoid people fairly easily LOL, but anytime I get an email, IM or phone call from a coworker my pregnancy comes up before anything else, I know they mean well but sometimes I don't feel like chit chatting ya know!?
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March 9th, 2010, 11:51 AM
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just wait until they all start saying "you haven't had that baby yet?" ......no Captain Obvious I have not!!!!.......I work from home so I don't actually see people and I can avoid people fairly easily LOL, but anytime I get an email, IM or phone call from a coworker my pregnancy comes up before anything else, I know they mean well but sometimes I don't feel like chit chatting ya know!?
Oh boy, I'm sure I'll get those comments too. I guess I've just been a grouch lately, but it's been harder to deal with in the last few weeks. I just want to get my job done without people giving me little knowing smirks every time I walk by and making comments on everything I do down to how I blow my nose. It really is exhausting!

Oh dear, here comes our HR Mgr. who I haven't seen in a few weeks. I'm sure he's going to make me stand up and show him my belly. Someone shoot me now...
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March 9th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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I haven't had much attention, so it doesn't really bother me lol
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March 9th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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I hate being the center of attention....I'm probably going to melt at my shower!
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March 9th, 2010, 01:20 PM
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I hate it too. I just dislike the constant discussion. Please leave me alone! I know you mean well but...if something new happens, I'll tell you!
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March 9th, 2010, 03:04 PM
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I guess I'm pretty lucky, I haven't had too much attention (yet) so I don't mind the odd comment. I'm sure when I'm as large as a house that will change, though. It helps that I don't know most people at my office that well, and I'm fairly quiet and keep to myself, so they don't feel they can say whatever they want.
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March 9th, 2010, 03:27 PM
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haha, yes, there is this lady at my work who keeps like yelling at my belly. She wants baby to learn her voice so she can hold her. Funny and I don't mind that. But the one I do mind is the constant, when is your due date again because I know they are just gauging my size as too big.
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March 9th, 2010, 03:32 PM
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yeah it is a little weird. I especially hate the eating thing, when I'm having a cookie or something not healthy I always feel self conscious that all eyes are on me. There is also this skeevy janitor at my job who is always asking if i'm keeping myself hydrated, ugh.
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March 9th, 2010, 04:11 PM
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I try my hardest to avoid people and their comments LOL..It has gotten really bad to the point that I literally go a different direction when I see someone I know will say something. Leave me alone!!! Must be the hormones cause I use to be such a people person haha
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March 9th, 2010, 04:19 PM
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I dont get attention so I at least dont have to worry about that.
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March 9th, 2010, 04:29 PM
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I dont mind it so much, JUST HANDS OFF THE FREAKING BELLY!
that is all
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March 9th, 2010, 06:44 PM
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Really nobody knows I am pregnant and even though I'm 25 weeks I'm not showing to a point where it's obvious. I'm at that awkward stage where you can see that I don't have a flat stomach, but it doesn't stick out enough for people to think "Gee, she's pregnant," just "Gee, she should lay off the beer and doughnuts." So I get no attention from anywhere in public, other than the sideways glance of people quietly thinking the girl with the huge boobs should probably not wear clothes that make her stomach stick out. LoL

I was at Old Navy and there was a woman there shopping for dresses and she was 18 weeks and LOOKED pregnant, like obviously pregnant. I pop out with my dress and get the comment "It's nice, but it makes you look kind of pregnant..." When I said I was 25 weeks, nobody believed me. LoL
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March 9th, 2010, 06:54 PM
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I am beyond frustrated. I don't even like the attention from my family. Like yes we know I'm pregnant, now move along freak!

And I am so sick of people making comments about how I "just ate" and then turn around and say I need to eat more because I"m too skinnny.
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March 9th, 2010, 08:20 PM
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I am beyond frustrated. I don't even like the attention from my family. Like yes we know I'm pregnant, now move along freak!
Exactly how I feel Amee!!!
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