Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Did You Know You're REALLY Pregnant?"

What people say never ceases to amaze us.  I know that every pregnant woman in the world has said as much, but when you're pregnant, your body becomes a free comment zone.  And today I must be looking particularly pregnant.

First thing this morning I went to a yard sale that advertised baby boy things and the lady running the sale just couldn't get over how far out front I pop out.  I don't think I've heard "wow" so often.

But the best one came later, when we all went to the farmer's market.  We were in line at a booth behind a couple in their 50s or so.  When they turned around after having made their purchase the man's eyes visibly widened.  He then proceeded to say "Wow!  Now that is a green striped watermelon if I ever saw one!" 

Yes, I happen to be wearing a green striped shirt today.  In fact, this is me--today.  I wish I'd had the wherewithal to say something to the effect of "I know, that's why I wore this shirt.  I LOVE watermelon."  More comments were made, to which I tried to graciously smile, nod, and say "I know, but I'm almost done."

Once it was over my husband was outraged.  He commented that people might as well come up and say "Hey, did you know that you're really pregnant?!"  Why, yes, as a matter of fact, I had noticed...


  1. But do you realize that you have dropped? LOL! I get that one all the time too.

  2. Isn't it amazing that NO ONE would go up to a heavy person and say "Did you know you are really fat?" But they all come up to us pregnant ladies and tell us how big we are!! LOL!! I'm 33 weeks now, I've heard my share! LOL You don't have long at all, I bet you are excited!! :)

  3. people are idiots... and never is that more apparent than when you are pregnant. I had a coworker come up to me one day and go, "OHMYGOD! You're HUUUUUUGE. How big is that baby???" I told her to F off. :-) Not my proudest moment but really lady??
    Oh, and following from the Say Hi Hop!

  4. @Jessica~ I had someone basically say a remark like that to me while I was pregnant. I went to a Motherhood Maternity store in a local mall that had a sign outside advertising "plus sizes in stock". I asked a clerk and she proceeded to inform me that she "does not think maternity clothing is made big enough to fit someone like me." Um, I know I'm fat, but I wear a 2x.... Not something I needed to hear while I was 7 months pregnant....