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Things to NOT say to a pregnant woman.

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April 15th, 2013, 11:55 AM
ashleykathleen's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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One of the dr's I work for is constantly being rude. We don't get along well in general so that may have something to do with it. She asks me all the time "are you sure you aren't due in May?" and "you sure are outgrowing your scrubs a lot faster this time". My favorite is "ya know, your body is never the same after the 3rd...you won't ever fit into your skinny clothes again". She has 3 kids and has been overweight since the last one so I think that is a lot of bitterness talking.

Also, a parent to another child in Jaleigh's class asked me the other day how much longer I had. I told her about 2 months. Her jaw dropped and she said "oh wow I would have guess a month at most. You poor thing." If we hadnt been at an elementary school I would have told her to F off.

So basically, the verdict is I look much farther along than I am. Go figure.
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April 15th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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I had a lady come up to me in the store a couple weeks ago gushing about how she had just heard I was expecting and she "really hoped" I had a girl She went on to ask me when I was due, and I just said a couple more months, so she added "oh, so it'll be a big girl!" My DH had to hold me back from smacking her. For one, at 7-8 months pregnant I'm still smaller than this woman (and her daughters who are "perfect" you know), and two ... I've never liked her so I was excited to have a reason to finally smack her
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April 15th, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Most people have been pretty nice to me lol. But my DD's father said I look reeeeeeaaaallllly pregnant now. But he doesn't have to say much for me to want to pick up a stick and smack him!
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April 15th, 2013, 06:56 PM
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IDK, maybe the people around me just know to keep their mouths shut cause I haven't had to deal with this at all.

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April 15th, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Karen78 View Post
My FIL has asked me twice now, "How are you feeling? Fat?" I said NO!!! So then he said "chubby?" Ugh! My BIL told me he (FIL) used to say that to my SIL when she was pregnant too and it drove her crazy.
I'm sorry, I almost peed myself reading that. It sounds sooo much like my own Dad's sense of humor.

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April 15th, 2013, 08:08 PM
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On Thursday I worked at my normal school for the first time in about a month, and one of my former co-workers asked how much longer I had, I said about 8 weeks and she said, "WOW! You look like you could give birth tomorrow!!" I just responded, "Nope, just growing a big baby."

And my mom was telling me that they were showing off my maternity pictures to family on Easter (I like 2k miles from all my family) and everyone was saying how "big" I looked. God bless my Mommy because she immediately said, "She's short, and she's carrying it all out front. Look, it's all baby."
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April 16th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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I had this interaction at a pharmacy the other day:

Checkout girl: "Holy cow, girl! Look at you!" (we do not know each other, btw)
Me: *irritated grimace*
Checkout girl: "You look like you could pop any moment! When are you due?
Me: *tersely* "June 8th."
Checkout girl: "Oh, you've got some time left." *stares at my belly suspiciously* "Sure there's only one in there?" *laughs at her own joke*
Me: "Yup."
Checkout girl: "Boy, you must be ready to be done, huh?"

And it continued on like this the whole time I was checking out. I think I had a minor rage-blackout trying not to make a scene so I can't remember all the comments she made, but I swear it was like she went down a checklist of crap NOT to say to pregnant women and said ALL OF THEM. I was already on the verge of frustrated tears due to a prescription mess up and the fact that I had not eaten yet and was getting shaky, so it really pissed me off. I would have said something to her, but I HATE crying in front of people and I knew if I opened my mouth I'd start to bawl and I did NOT want that.

Also the other day my BOSS said to me "Oh my god, you're huge, girl! You look like I did when I was full term. I can say that because I've had 3 kids."

Uh, no. No you can't.
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