Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Public Service Announcement from a Pregnant Girl


Name one other medical condition where it's ok to make fun of the changes a person undergoes physically. Are people unaware of how hormonally and emotionally unstable a pregnant woman already is? Clearly.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

When commenting on a pregnant woman's body: it is only OK to tell them they look... pregnant. (and if you feel so inclined, feel free to insert other flattering adjectives)

It is NOT OK to say any of the following things:
  • "So... can I call you 'fatso' now?"
  • "Oh hey, here comes Tubby!"
  • "Beep! Beep! Beep!" (when you walk down the hall)
  • "Haha! You're starting to waddle!"
  • "Wow, I just never thought I'd live to see you get fat!"
Yes, these have all been said to me. In the last week or so. Now, commenting on belly growth is OK. That is supposed to happen. Making a comment about my "fat" body or saying I may have been eating too many potato chips is NOT OK.

Other annoying comments & gestures:

"How's my baby?" (not said by Baby's Daddy)

Your baby? Really? Are you the one carrying this belly around, gaining weight, outgrowing all your clothes, "waddling" down the hallways, & wincing in pain with every step because of a pinched nerve? I didn't think so. Not your baby.

Patting My Belly

You know what? I don't mind this. I actually often invite people to feel or poke my belly. Keyword: invite. Sometimes people ask, and this is ok too.

But a stranger who is approaching my belly with an open hand & a smile like it's public property is NOT ok. If you don't know me, keep your grubby hands off.

"How much weight have you gained?"

Ok random guy from work in other section, it is NOT OK to ask me how much weight I've gained. Why? Because it's none of your business!

I freely discuss this topic with my husband, my family, my close friends, whatevs. But for you, guy from work, it is not something you need to know. Especially after you just got done asking if I plan on wearing tight designer jeans again after the pregnancy. WTH?

And this is today's Public Service Announcement. The more you know.......

11 comments:

  1. For the record, you are an adorable pregnant lady! You look wonderful. People are retarded.

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  2. I love being pregnant and having those powerful emotions. You tell it how it is, Amy!

    Funny thing for me is I don't remember really anybody ever wanting to touch my belly. Was I that repulsive?

    Yeah, those people really are a bit lost in the head to think it's okay to call a pregnant lady "fatso".

    I want to beat them up.

    Love you! You are hot!

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  3. Oh Amy! You are the cutest pregnant girl I've ever seen... and I've seen a lot! I can't wait to see you guys, we really want you to come on Valentines weekend, it would be so much fun. Hope you have a good rest of the week, eat whatever you want, and don't you dare feel bad about it!

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  4. I actually was fat when I was pregnant (I gained 60 pounds) and no one called me that - it is unacceptable to say that to a pregnant lady. Are these single people? They just don't have a clue how to act socially and are jealous.

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  5. Haha! You're starting to waddle?!!!

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  6. Ha ha Amy! JK! I had people touch me too..I think it is strange! I don't think it is possible for you to get fat! You might feel like it...but there is no way! SO SHUT UP!

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  7. People say the DUMBEST things EH?? I KNOW I am not excluded from that statement:) Just KNOW you are suppost to have A BIG SEXY BELLY, that comes with a FULL FIGURE:) Enjoy the LADY CURVES because believe me.. THEY all go away and ITS back to the ORIGINAL shape you had pre-baby and then ALL IS NORMAL again:) ENJOY it all!! I SURE TRIED to but I did ask KORRY do I looke HUGE a lot, HE ALWAYS said, yes! In all the right places:) HAHAHA GROSS! A fun GAME I liked to play was to keep track of all the crazy comments you hear in 1 DAY! THE GOOD AND THE BAD and see it they CANCEL eachother out:) It keep me looking for the comments but in a good funny way:) Each DAY would even its self out and I wouldn't REMEMBER all the nastys said about my BELLY!
    I hated the WEIGHT gained question.. seriously WHO CARES! Its The creepiest when the person rubbing your belly reaches from BEHIND YOU! AH!!!!!!!!!!! The WORST!!!!
    LOVE your CURVES, they will give you a BEAUTFUL Baby in A couple MONTHS!! Im soooooooo excited to MEET Him:)

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  8. I hated it when random people touched my belly. It is weird that people just say whatever they want when you're pregnant. A nurse taking my blood asked if I wanted this pregnancy and if my boyfriend was still around (I guess because I was 23? but I was wearing a wedding a ring) Anyway, I totally get what you're saying. Just tell them how it is. By the way, I don't think it's at all possible for you to look fat!

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  9. wow, that guy from work needs a real talking to. i mean, who raised that guy? seriously, not just one inappropriate question, but two? is this guy the king of tactlessness? could i ask anymore questions about the stability of his sanity? thank goodness you get maternity leave to get a break from designer jeans guy...ps buckle up and enjoy the inappropriate comments. they just get more frequent unfortunately. good luck!

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  10. Ha! Can't believe people can be so rude!

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  11. Now, commenting on belly growth is OK. That is supposed to happen. Making a comment about my "fat" body or saying I may have been eating too many potato chips is NOT OK. carlmontpharmacy.com

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