What NOT To Say To A Pregnant Woman
I am only slightly showing with my child, but I am already wearing maternity clothing. My teen asked me why this was the other day. Because I feel the need to make it obvious to the world that I am slightly larger than usual because I am pregnant, not because I am almost 40 and gaining weight. That is why. My teen said she agreed. Rather for people to know you are pregnant than think that you are gaining weight.
My husband asks me why I even care. I don’t know, but I do care. I also care about the stupid remarks I know will inevitably come during this pregnancy. Here are some of my “favorites”:
Are you having twins?- Seriously. Most pregnant women already feel extremely large. Even if they are large, they don’t need a stranger to validate that fact.
Your due date is in a few days, right? – No. No it isn’t.
Can I touch your stomach? – No. I am pregnant, but I am not public property.
You know that if your butt gets big like yours is getting, they say it’s a girl? – Really? WHAT are you doing looking at my butt like that.
Drum roll please…..
Are you related to that Michelle Duggar chick? – OK. I have 4 children from my first marriage. I have a son with my current hubby and I am pregnant again. Yes, our family is large. There is a big difference between 6 kids and 17(or is it 18?). And, please spare me the “clever” comments.
Do you have any comments to add to this list? What are some things that you think should NEVER be said to a pregnant woman?