It's Friday again already - where did that week go?!
So its time for another Friday Fives List, and this week I have chosen to do my
Top 5 Things People Say To Pregnant Women That Bug Me
1. "Ooh you've still got ages to go, yet!"
It seems like people say this no matter HOW far along into the pregnancy you are. People started saying it when I was around 8 weeks along and was considering announcing the pregnancy (for fear of people starting to ask questions about my sudden growing attachment to the toilet, thanks to all the morning sickness!) - I got a lot of "Oh but its SO early on yet....". I guess that was fair enough.
I first started to get annoyed by these comments at around 19 weeks, when I was officially halfway through the pregnancy....I remember asking my Dr a question about the birth and being met with the response "Well we'll talk about it nearer to the time, you've got ages to go yet..."
And now, at 29 weeks, it doesn't seem to have changed - despite the fact that I am now into the third trimester, am waddling around like Jessica Simpson's more pregnant twin, and am a mere 11 weeks away from due date - people are STILL saying those dreaded words to me.
I am now having images of laying with my feet in stirrups in 11 weeks time and still hearing the same evil words coming at me from the mouth of a midwife....
2. "You think pregnancy is hard...wait until the baby comes!"
I love those statements!
I mean, OMG - you mean to tell me that it's hard work to look after a baby?! I had NO idea!!!! ....*waddles off to cancel the daily mani-pedi appointments I'd scheduled for the next year*
3. "Breast Is Best!"
Thank you so much for forcing your views on to me, but actually, given the amount of medication I am going to be on after I give birth thanks to the medical condition I have which is not visible to the naked eye....No, it isn't always.
Now if you could please open wide and insert your foot into your mouth......thank youuu!
4. "Oh I LOVED that!"/ "I never had that problem!"/ "I was much smaller when I was xxx weeks....!"
I think its lovely that some Pregnancy Angels are able to experience blissful pregnancies, maintain wonderful figures throughout, and never have a single pregnancy-related gripe - I really do.
But I am about as far as you could ever get from one of THOSE ladies, and so - when I am whinging about my 25 weeks of vomiting, or complaining about the foot poking me in the ribs continuously - please just be nice and say "Aww", and don't tell me about how much you enjoyed it or how you never had that problem. Coz right now...I'm very unsympathetic :)
5. "That's going to be a big baby!" / "Oh I can tell what you're having!" / "I have a knack for these things, he's going to have a freckle on his left palm...."
When you become pregnant, you suddenly realise just how many people you know who have an extraordinary gift for predicting the future!
Suddenly the whole world is an expert on predicting babys gender/size/hair colour/first word/favourite colour based purely on their "feelings" which "have never been wrong!".
It gets old...quickly.
Join me for my next post on Sunday, when I will be discussing the naming of baby!