Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Word to the Wise

I have found that with my second pregnancy that it is a completely different experience than with Cookie. The morning sickness has been rough, my tummy is much bigger and I had to bust out the maternity pants much sooner.

I think that the hormonal icing on the cake is that today the Barista at Starbucks asked me if I was having twins when I told her that I was only five months. Ugggghhhhhh! Needless, to say it didn't help that I was drooling over a apple fritter.

So I thought I would share a word to the wise this morning and post the top ten things that you really shouldn't say to a pregnant lady.

  1. "Hey there, big mama!"

  2. "My God, you're enormous! Are you sure you're not having twins?"

  3. "Well, looks like the boob fairy has visited you!"

  4. "Should you be eating that?"

  5. "You shouldn't be feeling so tired/cranky/insert-symptom-here. You're not that pregnant yet."

  6. "So, are you still with the father?"

  7. "How do you walk without falling forward?"

  8. "Are you gonna get fixed after this one?"

  9. "Enjoy sleep/time to yourself/insert-any-enjoyable-activity-here now, because you'll never get any once the baby comes!"

  10. From any husband or SO (or anyone else for that matter): "Yeah, this pregnancy has been really hard on me, too." Please!


Kim H. said...

Hysterical! I love it!

SAH in Suburbia said...

These are too funny! I got that a lot with my first baby!

Now that I'm on #4 I get all sorts of can imagine! I can't even begin to put them on paper they've been so outrageous.

We're excited - just the same.

Congratulations on #2 and may happy birth vibes float your way.

Anonymous said...

How funny, and I found it rather strange at all the weird comments I got from people when I was pregnant. Oh and how rude people can be, with my pregnancy (twins) I had one nurse look at me and say twins? I said yes, she was the only person who ever guessed it. She said it was because my belly stuck straight out.

Good luck to you and your little bundle.

Jessica said...

Too funny!! The last one is great, especially if your husband says it. ;)

Dutchnic said...

I am 13 1/2 weeks pregnant with my first and beginning to show a little bit.. so I bought some maternity pants last week. All of a sudden people ask me "already? Is that really necessary?". Mind your own business... I think. "I used to use a rubber band around the button of my jeans" OK, and I wear maternity jeans, they're so much more comfy!