Saturday, February 20, 2010

6 months - and an FYI

I am 6 months!! 
==> 6!!  MONTHS!! <==
She will be here in 3 months!!  

I know I sound like a broken record, but I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going by.  I was looking at our little ultrasound pics today - sweet little chubby cheeks, just like her sisters.  I can't wait to hold her and kiss those little cheeks.  ♥

On an unrelated note.

I enjoy being pregnant.  I really do.  I feel cute.  Bulgy, but cute.  

Pregnancy is the ONE TIME in my life that I actually DON'T feel self-conscious about my weight.  I like the cute little belly and I like the cute little clothes.  I *adore* the enormous ta-tas.  :)  I don't obsess over the number on the scale and I don't feel guilty about eating.

HOWEVER.  I have noticed a disturbing trend.  For some reason, it seems that people feel it is okay to say things to me (I assume because I am obviously pregnant) that NO ONE in their right mind would say to a woman who is NOT pregnant.

Comments like, "You must be due any day," and "Feeling big?" and my favorite, "ONLY 6 MONTHS?!  Is it TWINS??" just roll off their tongues.  Worse, it is WOMEN who are guilty of this!!  Now come on ladies.  Would you tell another non-pregnant woman at the grocery store she seems a bit hefty to you for her height?

Of course not.  Can you imagine?  "Wow, you are big for a woman who is only 5' 4"!  You must feel miserable!"  


That's about how that conversation would go, no?

So, just an FYI ladies.  No pregnant woman wants to be told she is huge - just like the *not* pregnant girl next to her in line who is carrying an extra 30 lbs - she knows.  And there is a good chance she is NOT standing there thinking how much better she would feel about herself if someone would just acknowledge her plight.

The old adage is true - think of something NICE to say.  Ask her if she is excited.  Ask her if she knows the baby's gender.  Tell her she looks cute.  And if she retorts with a negative remark about her appearance, don't be fazed.

The last 3 women she stood next to in line probably asked if she was carrying twins.

Thanks for listening.  I feel better. :)  Once we get the crib put together I'll be putting up some before-and-after pics of the nursery and the girls' room, both of which have recently received a fresh coat of paint in super girly colors.  Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I so understand Leah been there. You look so fantastic my friend and it baffels me that anyone would say anything like that to you. I love you girl!