Tuesday, January 29, 2008

They Told You What?!?! - Part 2

Yesterday, we posted some of the strangest or worst things people told you while you were pregnant. Those were really bad, and there's more.

Considering pregnancy is a very hormonal and emotional time of someone's life, it's NOT the time to tell anyone that they look BIG or ask if they are expecting twins (what if they aren't?). But there are some brutal people out there!

Size seemed to be a recurrent theme in lots of the stories we received. Here are a few...

  • Towards the end of my pregnancy (it had to be around 34-35 weeks), I was at work on the postpartum floor. I saw one of the OB docs who had not seen me in quite a while. He said, "Wow! You got twins in there??" He was completely serious, and I was devestated. When I told him no, he was embarrassed of course. I went home depressed that I apparently looked so huge! I delivered at 37 weeks a 5lb 9oz baby! - Adrienne

  • I was about 18 weeks pregnant (and measuring right on track). As I waited for an elevator SHE walked up and said, "Gosh Amanda, when are you due?" I told her March. I think her mouth hit the floor and she said, "MAN! You are really big! Are you supposed to be THAT BIG at this stage?" As I'm clenching my fist wanting to punch her and I'm trying to keep my cool, she has the nerve to continue, "I mean, you are REALLY, REALLY, BIG!!!" I was stunned!!!! I didn't know what to do. I had always sworn that I would have some amazing "come back" the day that someone made comments like these to me but I was speechless! - Amanda

  • I am 19 1/2 weeks pregnant with my second child. I've heard that you seem to show quicker with the second child, which must be true since I had a lady at work ask me, "Are you sure you aren't having twins?" What do you say to that? - Sara

  • When I was pregnant, I took a dance aerobics class. Most of the ladies in the class were older (40ish). When I was around 27 or 28 weeks, they asked me if I was due the next month. When I said no, they giggled and asked if we were having twins. - Bridget

  • Let me start out by saying I only gained 19 lbs in my pregnancy and weighed 125 when I got pregnant, so I was not very big. I had a lady at work ask me if I was having twins and I also had a lady at a gas station ask me how far along I was. When I told her she said oh you look bigger than that. I wanted to say, you don't know me and you should not say that to a pregnant lady. - April

Thanks to all of you who shared your stories. We'll pose another pregnancy/parenting-related question soon.


NIKKI said...

I was sick when ya'll posted this..
The worst thing I ever had said to me .... I had 3 miscarriages, and when people found out my fourth pg I was pg with twins I had a couple of different people tell me "Well they at least replaced two of the one's you lost." Anyone who has been through a miscarriage knows that no baby will ever replace the one you lost.

.......................Honeycutt Family said...

Amen, sister!

Baby Bedding said...

Thats the truth.