Friday, April 30

CALLING ALL MOMS!

i need YOU! I need your input and i need your stories.
please...read on...

I have a big project i am working on and i need your stories of STUPID/terrible/inappropriate/funny/ridiculous things that were said to you (or someone you know) while you were pregnant. Or right after you had a baby. Or while you were TRYING to get pregnant. You get it, sistah.


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10 comments:

Brienne said...

Ok, so here's a funny one (well, funny to me anyway). I was at church on a Sunday, the next day (Monday), I was scheduled to be going to the hospital early in the morning to be induced. So, I was in the bathroom washing my hands & this lady says to me, "Wow, look at you, you're finally starting to show!" I just looked at her funny and was like, "I hope so, I'm being induced tomorrow!!". I felt kinda bad & hoped I wasn't too rude, but I was just totally bumfuzzled that she was just then noticing my GIGANTIC belly! LOL!!!

Christie Otts said...

I have one that's the opposite. I was only 6 and a half months pregnant with my second and we were in LA on an outreach trip. I went into Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and the lady said, "Wow! You look like you're about to pop...must be do any day now!" Seriously!! Ick. Granted, I guess that is what happens when you birth two children within a span of 13 months!

Jinxie said...

The most MADDENING for me, by far: I planned to have an unmedicated birth, and worked quite diligently in my reading and research to do so. For some FREAK reason, people kept ASKING me all nosy-like what I planned to do in the delivery room. It's like I was emitting a signal, as I don't remember people asking me about this during the pregnancies of my other two children, with whom I received planned epidurals. I felt like saying, "Look, people, my legs are going to be splayed out everywhere and my hootchie is going to be exposed to the world . . . WHY are you asking about this?" Anyway, they would ask if I planned to have a "natural" childbirth. As far as I'm concerned, ALL births are "natural." I mean, we aren't hatching babies from some kind of mechanized pods. Not yet. Well, maybe a few celebrities and politicians, but they don't count. Anyway, I would say, "I'm planning an unmedicated delivery." Without missing a beat, they would invariably launch into ominous monologues and dire predictions that I would be "SCREAMING for medication" and how I had nothing to prove, blahblahlbah. Negative ninnies, the whole lot of them. *They* asked *me* about my plans. And then felt the need to stomp all over them. It's not like I was marching around with my nose in the air judging everybody else's decisions. And this happened quite a few times - I wish I could say this was just one socially delayed nutcase. I ultimately experienced a dream birth without uttering a sound. And without medication. But meds or not - I never understood why so many people feel the need to bestow such horror stories and negativity on pregnant women.

/ramble.

Ms.Tsuji said...

Well the funniest thing I can think of was, I was standing in line for lunch one day and one of my GIRL friends looked at me and said, "wow claire, you're boobs are getting so big!" It was really funny and awckward because then the whole line turned around to look as she busted out laughing.

Ouijigirl said...

i remember when i was in my 8th month of pregnancy (and to be honest i wasnt a huge lady) so i went to the hospital and took permission from my doctor to look around the hospital, the rooms and the incubators just to feel at peace with the hospital i chose to have my baby at. So went to the incubator hall. It had a closed glass door. So i knocked. And there comes a little short tiny nurse asking "yes how can i help you?" So i explained that i want to see the incubator room. And she said " Why?... who said you can" So i told her that im a patient with doctor so and so and he told me i can come up and look at it. So she said.. " why do you wanna see it now... when you get pregnant you can come and see it" So my jaw dropped and said..."But i am pregnant" placing my hand on my tummy. And she said "Oh... ok but why do you wanna see it so early on... Youre still in the very beginning of your term" And i said with the tolerance that i have no idea where i got from... "im in my 8th month... if i dont see it now i dont know when i will!!" SO she looked at my belly wide eyed jaw dropped..."WHAT?? No WAY!!....... i mean....Ok please come in!!"

See i dont think that my tummy looked like it was just bloated.. but obviously to her.. it was! :) To her i was one of those paranoid new moms to be!

To be honest... I was!

AmandaK said...

My husband and I were walking around the mall one Saturday, after satisfying my ridiculous Red Robin craving. I was about 5 months pregnant, and starting to grow a pretty decent size bump. Back to school shopping was in full swing, and Moms were out with their children buying anything from shoes to Twilight t-shirts. I wandered over to look at a pair of baby shoes, and started getting the stank eye from a few Moms sitting on a bench. After eyeing my protruding belly, they proceed to discuss very loudly how teen pregnancy is on the rise, how unfortunate it is, and how television these days glorifies teen pregnancy.

!!!

I looked right at them, started laughing hysterically, and walked away. Apparently, they didn't notice the wedding rings on my finger. Or the fact that I am 22. Not 16.

Jessica said...

Mine is a story of annoyance. I was at church one day, I had been attending with this branch for a year and a half at this point, had to go outside to grab something from my car. On my way back in I saw a lady from church and decided to say hi. She smiled and asked me how I was, I answered "pregnant" -this had been my answer for that question for many months now, it seemed to sum everything up nicely- and her reply was "Really? I didn't' know you were pregnant." At this time I was 7 and a half months pregnant. It took all that was in me not to cry! I still wonder to this day if she was just slow, or if she honestly thought that I was just awkwardly fat.

Brooke & Freeland said...

the most common thing I have heard this time around being pregnant that has shocked me is peoples advice to just have 2 children and stop there... without even asking if we want a large family or planned on having more kids or asking us anything. just straight out telling me .. 2 is enough. stop there. I never thought that people would say that so its been the biggest surprise. And surprisingly offends me because Im not going to make that decision based on whatever they tell me. thats all i have! (for now!:)

Lollipops & Pig Tails said...

Oh I have so many!! I was waiting in the doctors office a month or two before my daughter was born talking to an older lady. This older lady had a VERY loud voice so she really talking to the whole waiting room but directing it to me. She asked how far along I was and told her I was due in a few weeks. She went into panick mode, praying, making me stand up so she could look at my belly, blessing my baby, etc. She went to sit back down and said "Are you sure you aren't carrying babies in your breast rather than your belly. Your breasts are huge and could each hold a 10 pound kid but that belly of yours could only handle a 3 pound kid". The entire waiting room was in so much laughter that the nurses all came out to see what we were laughing at. I was crying from laughter.

April Irvin said...

I was just shy of 21 when i had my first. I must have looked A LOT YOUNGER, wish that was the case now. Any who, I was walking into wal-mart when an older couple, o probably in their 70's stopped to tell me I was carying very low. No really I hadnt noticed. They then began to ask me about the father and where was he and if he would be in the babies life! With big eyes and A dropped jaw I said "well he is at work and we have been married nearly three years now" Don't be assuming anything oldies! It might bite ya in your saggy old bum!