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August 15th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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...or at least that's how people make me feel! I can not go ANYWHERE--work, Starbucks, target, the bank, without people asking how far I am or when I am due and they don't believe me or are dumbfounded or ask if its twins. I am so fed up!! My mom says they are complimenting me. But it sure doesn't feel like it.

And the sad thing is I feel better this pregnancy than any other. Still jogging, exercising, and good energy overall. Yes, I have gained 18 lbs and my belly is big but I feel healthy! Why won't people stop? And what the heck will they be saying 3 months from now?? Why is it ok to tell me how huge I am? I would NEVER say that to someone.

I just don't know how to respond. They don't say "congrats". They just comment on my size.

Oh and coffee employees?? If I WANT decaf, I will SAY decaf. (Hint: I will never say decaf).
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August 15th, 2013, 03:41 PM
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I can relate.. the other day I got my first taste of this at work.. a customer said "ohh.. your having a baby!.. when are you due?" and I said december 1 and she was shocked I was this big. I didn't take it personally because a. ive only gained about 7lbs total and b. i chalk it up to it still being summer so people can't believe it when they hear december as if its years away.. it's only 4 months people!!! summers over, the holidays are coming!! LOL

but people can be so ignorant when it comes to pregnancy.. its annoying
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August 15th, 2013, 07:20 PM
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I've got this a few times. My supervisor at work always comments about how huge I am. That's not sumn I really want to hear. "**** your Nona be huge". Oh my evil ***** dad said I'm gonna have a 100lb baby, because I eat 3 meals a day.
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August 15th, 2013, 08:14 PM
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What, I cant believe how rude that is.

Honestly, If I don't know people are pregnant, I don't say anything. If I know they're pregnant like by mentioning it I say congrats. When I worked in retail I didn't even ask how far along.

I thought that was the general rule. :| Apparently, it's not.

I had a guy at jamba juice ask the other employee what a pregnant lady can, or can't have off the menu. I got red and thought ALREADY they can tell?! although looking into that was nice
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August 16th, 2013, 03:41 AM
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I get that at work alot.. they ask when I"m due and when I say dec. they're like ur huge.. Oh so I wanna give them a slap.. so what if I'm huge;. everyone body is different when it comes to pregnancy... stupid people.. ugh..
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August 16th, 2013, 06:53 AM
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I'm in the opposite boat. I'm so big, people don't dare ask for fear that I'm NOT pregnant, just fat and bloated, I think... So, I never get any preggo comments unless they overhear a conversation about it.

And caffeine...

I don't drink coffee, but YES, on occasion, I will get a fountain soda. A real one. With caffeine. And I get strange looks (because people can't figure out if I'm preggo or fat, either way, god forbid, I shouldn't be drinking a soda... )
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August 16th, 2013, 01:24 PM
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I know the feeling. At the end of my last pregnancy I would turn and people would literally blurt out WHOA!!!
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