Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Comments

I decided I seriously need to share some of the things that people say to a pregnant woman. Because you need to hear them. And then tell me how I'm supposed to respond....so here you go, a random sampling....(And, no, I didn't make ANY of these up!)

"I knew you were having a girl because your face structure has changed and girls suck the beauty right out of you!"


"My God you got big!"

"Every time I see you, you get a bit bigger....it looks like you ate a watermelon over the weekend!"

"So...how much weight have you gained?"

"Are your ankles swollen yet?" (This said while peering down in the general direction of my feet, which, yes, I can still see and no, they are not swollen--yet!)


I could keep going, but are you getting the picture? I don't know that people think before they speak. Or perhaps that they don't realize that what they are saying is downright rude and just a little hurtful. I have to say though, I am learning a lot about what NOT to say to a pregnant lady. Stick with telling me I'm beautiful (because that is what every pregnant woman needs to hear frankly), and asking me about the miracle that is my daughter.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know why people say that. For the record, the first thing I said was how great your breasts looked. That's how good a friend I am. Nothing wrong with saying those got bigger. Here's to keeping them after the miracle arrives. : )

~ Nessa ~

nancypearlwannabe said...

I would definitely punch someone out if they told me my baby was "sucking all my beauty from me".

Kelli said...

Yeah. I'm with NPW - who says a baby is changing your face structure and sucking the beauty right out of you?!!!!

You should know, after I saw you at the beach house on New Years, I called one of my best friends on my drive back to Boston. I was telling her about the night & mentioned that I got to see you (she knows the whole history between us and how much I adore you!)
I went on and one about seeing you and believe I ended that portion of our chat by saying something like "I had always thought Lisa was pretty but she has that motherly glow now and she's still so tiny but now there's this amazing thing growing in her body and she's got these great maternity tops (well, the one black one I saw) and it's so nice to see motherhood look so becoming on a friend.
(Then I think I changed the topic to my own biological clock. Good times!)

Anyway, that's my long winded way of saying I think you're hot.

Mom S said...

Lisa- We think that you are- stunningly preganant, movie star pregnant! Getting more and more beautiful every minute. So fun to be watching. And you always GLOW!
I would like to have said to that person, "I can see that you must have had, what... 6 or 8 girls?" (hehehe)
Very Bad- Mom S