I realize that at 41 weeks+ pregnant, I am quite a sight to behold. I'm quite possibly the most pregnant woman you've ever seen. I've gotten used to the stares, but it's the comments I can't quite swallow. It's amazing to me what people think is ok to say. I literally can not go outside without at least one person stopping me to comment.

Here's a selection from just the past week...

  • "Woah. Do you need me to call an ambulance for you?" -- Security guard upon entering Ikea

  • "Wow. You like you're about to drop a load!" -- A different security guard upon exiting Ikea

  • "Are you going to have your baby on this bus? 'Cause if you are, I'll wait for the next one. I'm in a hurry." -- Woman waiting at the bus stop with me

  • "How many are in there? ... [Evil eye from me] More than one - right?" -- A mother at our block party

  • "Hey mama. You should go home and get some rest." -- The homeless man outside the grocery store. To his credit, he's been telling me this every day for 3 months and it gets less annoying as others' comments get more annoying.

  • "Wow. You must be due any day. Are you scared?" -- Woman in the grocery store

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Jun. 18, 2009 at 1:25 PM


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Jun. 19, 2009 at 10:46 PM

LOL oh man. I was also a week overdue with my son. I know those stupid comments all too well. They still ring in my ear.

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Oct. 1, 2009 at 11:35 PM

when i  was pregnant with my first born daughter, i had some people say comments to me, especially when i was 10 days late.

I was big with my son and I am sure i heard some comments. @@

I was really big with my last baby.. my girl and measuring 6 weeks ahead for a month.. I am pretty sure there were comments about me being so big with the baby.

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Dec. 30, 2009 at 4:43 PM

I have the opposite problem. At 36 weeks, I get told I "barely look pregnant" and asked repeatedly if my due due is accurate. Then people approvingly smile and tell me what a great job I've done not letting myself go.  I haven't gone postal yet, but I've come close.

I hate idiots.

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Jun. 21, 2011 at 8:33 AM

can we see a picture of you when you were pregnant

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