The Joys of Pregnancy
So I just want to say that my pregnancy has been wonderful, I really don't have anything to complain about. There are of course things about being pregnant that are just funny and not fun. Comments people make, the changes in your body and mood. I would like to share with you some of the comments I have received since being pregnant.
lady in grocery store: "When is your baby due?"
me: "End of September."
lady in grocery store: "oh I saw a lady earlier today who looked just like you and she said her baby was due tomorrow."
friends boyfriend: "so how far along are you?"
me: "about 7 months"
friends boyfriend: "wow aren't you really big already?"
niece Landry (4years old): "what are you going to name your baby?"
me: "I don't know yet, what do you think I should name her?"
rite aide checker: "are you having a boy?"
me: "no it's a girl"
rite aide checker: "oh usually your butt gets bigger when you are having a boy, do you feel like you but has gotten bigger?"
co-worker (Hispanic doesn't speak English very well): "your arms look different"
me: "what do you mean?"
co-worker: "they just look more like pregnant woman arms"
me: "oh, you mean fat?"
co-worker: "no I mean they used to be smaller, leaner."
me: "so you mean my arms look fat"
co-worker (Bosnian): "This (indicates my belly) is okay. This (indicates the width of my butt) not okay."
I think most other cultures are ok with pointing out that you are fatter. It really is hard being pregnant and just getting bigger and bigger and not really being able to do anything about it. All I would have to suggest to you ladies that will be getting pregnant in the future. Be in the best shape of your life before you get pregnant and keep up your workout as long as you can. I made the mistake of saying I would get in shape after I had the baby. So I wasn't in shape at all and it has just been so easy for my body to put on the pounds. I still have the goal to get in shape after the baby is born, but I know it is going to be really hard.