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Friendly reminder to the world:

No woman wants to hear "I can't believe how big you're getting!", even if she is pregnant.

Here are some welcome alternatives:
"You're looking so healthy!"
"Your hair looks great!"
"Beautiful sweater!"
"I've always said you had the best taste in literature of anyone in the company."

Truthfully, though, I'm in a good mood today. Will actually go see a movie (Harry Potter, natch) in the cinemas this weekend if all goes as planned. Hurrah! Enjoy, yo.


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Nov. 18th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
I was (hugely) pregnant in July. My friends kept saying stuff like, "you're beautiful! You're glowing!!".
Of course I was glowing. I was pregnant.. in July. I was glowing so much that I needed a shower every three hours.
Nov. 20th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
Ooof. I feel for you. I'm nice and cozy now that it's winter, but whenever the temperature was over, oh, 72, I started wilting like a snowdrop. Maui was kind of miserable that way. And they say Hawaii's paradise. Hah.
Nov. 18th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
"I can't believe how big you're getting" = "Your trimmness really contrasts with the ol' incubator there."

When they don't even notice you're preggers, that's when you start to worry.
Nov. 20th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
I guess that would be the "benefit of the doubt" interpretation. :) I'm trying to give that to people more often, so I'll train my thoughts that way.
Nov. 18th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
Then there's the rather large woman who took her toddler to the pediatrician and mentioned that there would be a little brother soon. The doc said, "Congratulations, when is your due date?" and the lady responded, "Doctor, we are adopting."
Nov. 20th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hehe. Oh dear. Also heard of the following conversation...
TODDLER: Mom, why are you getting so big?
MOM: Well, remember we talked about it, how your little brother or sister is growing in my belly?
TODDLER: Yeah, but what's growing in your butt?
Nov. 19th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
There was this one lady in our church who told me numerous times, "You haven't gotten really big, but you sure are getting wide!"
Nov. 20th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
Urf. Ah, the tact skills of some folks, eh?
Nov. 19th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
I like to open with, "Whoa! Dude! Hey, did you ever see Alien?"
Nov. 20th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, 'Alien' thoughts occurred to me the first time I could feel the baby move.

Now it's more scientific, luckily - "What is this exactly? An elbow? A knee? A foot? Hold still, would you; I'm trying to figure this out."
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