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October 2nd, 2010, 08:16 PM
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My mother-in-law told me today that "your face looks like it's filling out," and that "You look pregnant."

She meant it in a nice way, but I'm pretty sure 5.5 weeks is too early to blame a fatter face on being pregnant.
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October 2nd, 2010, 11:09 PM
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Oh boy! That sucks . Hang in there ! I hope she gets better!
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October 2nd, 2010, 11:11 PM
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She's really not bad. She wasn't trying to be mean, but it did sting a little.
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October 3rd, 2010, 03:27 AM
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haha she's funny. Although it may not seem funny at times lol Even if you know she has good intentions.
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October 3rd, 2010, 04:42 AM
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Sometimes when people say things like that it's like "was there a though process before that came out of your mouth?!??!" My favorite was when I was hugely pregnant with my son and clients at work would say "Have you had the baby yet?" Umm...yes, and then I stuffed a basketball down my shirt because I missed being so huge. What kind of question is that?!?!?!
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October 3rd, 2010, 07:23 AM
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Thats funny.
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October 3rd, 2010, 08:46 AM
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Oh man, MIL's are too funny. I hope to not even have to deal with my MIL's crap this pregnancy.
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October 3rd, 2010, 09:20 AM
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Awww.... I'm sure you look great! She is probably excited and thought telling you that you look pregnant would show her excitement or encouragement... It's so ridiculous what people say outloud, my husband will ask people "did your brain really just let your mouth say that?" he doesn't exactly hold back....... : )

On the opposite end I had people ask me with my last pregnancy if I was sure I was really pregnant or if the baby was growing ok because apparently I wasn't big enough for them! You can't win... too big ...too small...not carrying right...blah blah blah I'm actually hoping I get bigger with this one!!!!
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October 3rd, 2010, 09:23 AM
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I've already had to deal with some comments from my SO's mom...and she wasn't meaning them negatively but it struck a nerve with me anyway. It's like pregnancy makes people forget their manners or consideration for the mother's feelings. I'm trying my best to keep reminding myself she means well. I'm sure yours did too!
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