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July 2nd, 2011, 01:17 PM
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Why do people insist on telling me this when they see me around town?

I am quite aware I look nothing CLOSE to great. I look like I haven't slept in six months (because I haven't lol). I am more than likely sweating like a pig and am out of breath. And at this point I look like I have swallowed a rather large watermelon. I am also very obviously waddling like a duck.

I always laugh and say, "Thanks," but I am actually not thankful at all because I have seen myself in the mirror and know they're lying lol

I appreciate my friends more when they say, "Wow, you look massively pregnant today!" At least they're telling the truth lmao
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July 2nd, 2011, 03:15 PM
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really? I love when I get told I'm looking good for being this close to the end. I know it's hard and sleep isn't there, but i still put forth an effort to not look like **** when I leave the house, so if someone notices I want to hug them!
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July 2nd, 2011, 03:31 PM
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I know some people are just being polite, but it's nice to hear!
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July 2nd, 2011, 03:35 PM
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I love the compliment Mostly because I feel like I look like crap lol. The comment that irks me is 'you look so small'. I want to say 'tell that to my skin that is KILLING me from stretching and carrying this extra 40+ pounds around'. The kicker is they never ask how far along I am, they just say I am small for carrying twins. Bleh. I don't agree since my maternity shirts are starting to fit like half shirts lol.
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July 2nd, 2011, 07:55 PM
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I love the people that tell me that I look great even if they are lying through their teeth and I have a hard time accepting the compliment! Tonight I was told I looked like I was going to deliver TODAY, I wanted to say thanks for calling me fat ($&^*!
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July 3rd, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Well, looks like I'm the odd one out here haha
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July 3rd, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Yeah...I would rather someone tell me I look great then tell me that I look ginormous or something. One of my co-workers told me that I am "huge pregnant" and just the way she said it and the way her eyes got all huge....was rude.
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July 3rd, 2011, 12:04 PM
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maybe they are not lying and you do, in fact, "look great." : )

I got the "no offense but you look very pregnant today" line the other day and I thought, can we go back to earlier in the week when you said "i look great." : )

i think we all know we don't look ourselves but pregnancy is beautiful, amazing, a phenom. Maybe we all look great. Happy 4th.
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July 3rd, 2011, 12:27 PM
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I agree that it's much nicer than pointing out how huge one is! I hate that! "How many weeks left to go? Looks like you're going to drop that baby any second!"
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July 3rd, 2011, 12:57 PM
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I kinda like the times that I get comments about how good I look for being almost done, and how little weight I've gained. I'm not super vain but since all I ever notice is the sweating, discharge and stretchmarks, I appreciate other perspectives. It's been a rough ride but overall I think my body has done an amazing thing over these past 8 months and I look pretty darn good despite the hardships .
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July 3rd, 2011, 02:13 PM
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I also would way rather have people say I look great for how far along I am. I don't even really care if they are lying. When people say I look huge I pretty much want to punch them in the face haha
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July 3rd, 2011, 04:53 PM
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I about kissed the lady in Target today that asked when I was due, and I said a few more weeks, she got a shocked face and said oh wow you look so small still to be due so soon.

seriously could have made out with her for saying that!
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July 4th, 2011, 10:00 AM
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I love being told I look great, even if I don't feel like it, and even if they're just being polite. My doctor tells me I look great every week at my appointment, and it makes me happy.
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July 4th, 2011, 11:47 PM
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I know some people are just being polite, but it's nice to hear!
I agree!
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July 5th, 2011, 01:54 AM
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omgosh, hearing you look great, to me, is sooooo much better then = you look huge! or your still pregnant, or looks like you could go any day now!

you better friggen tell me i look great LOL - lie to me, please
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