Saturday, August 30, 2008

Opinions are like noses...

... Everybody's got one!

I went to the doctor again yesterday. Nothing new to report. Still no dilation. Well, the nurse practitioner did say that I was maybe a fingertip if she forced it. Haha. That's gotta count for something, right? But she said that I wasn't even a centimeter yet. Oh well. I go again a week from Monday. There were no appointments available next week. By the time I go again, I'll be a week away from my due date. Crazy!

Anyway, it really cracks me up the way everyone (including complete strangers!) feels like they can comment on a pregnant woman's size. And the comments are always one extreme or another. For example: When I was in the elevator yesterday going to my appointment, there was this redneck looking couple in there with me. The woman turned to the man and said, "She's not having nothing BUT a baby. She's not even fat!" Thankfully the elevator stopped about then and I just kind of laughed and got off. It did make me feel a little batter about myself though.

A little while later I was in the waiting room waiting to be called back. There were only a couple of other women in there. One of them was very pregnant. Her mom was with her and they were chatting about how they hoped the doctor would take the baby that day. The pregnant lady said something to me, and to make conversation, I asked her when she was due. She said September 13th. I said I understood because I am due the 16th and I am very ready. The pregnant lady, her mom, and the other lady in the waiting room all turn their heads toward my belly and just stare. Then they asked, "You're due the 16th of what?" I told them the 16th of September. They all proceed to tell me there is no way! I'm just not big enough to be due that soon! I just laughed and said I felt huge. They even had the nerve to ask me how much weight I have gained! I didn't really care though. I figured I would never see these people again, so I told them. One of the ladies said, "Well, it must have gone somewhere else because your belly is not that big." Gee thanks. Just what a 9 month pregnant woman wants to hear. I just replied by saying, "Yes, that's the problem. It's gone EVERYWHERE!" I've learned that I can't let these things bother me.

It's just funny that within 10 minutes I get "you're all baby" and "there's no way you're due in two and a half weeks - you must have gained weight other places." One valuable lesson I've learned is that I will never comment about a pregnant woman's size unless I'm complimenting her!

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

I can't believe that people say those things! No woman wants to talk about her weight, pregnant or not.

KTElltt said...

How awful! During my first pregnancy, Daniel's mom wanted to know how much weight I'd gained EVERY time she talked to him. It infuriated me. Too sensitive of a subject. So many people are so clueless these days...

rachel989 said...

ok well i think you look fantastic! i mean seriously, if i look half as good!