Monday, October 7, 2013

What not to say to a pregnant woman. Ever. Ev. Er.

I am beyond amazed at the things people think are okay to say to a pregnant woman. Shocked even. And the truth? I never thought it would ever happen to me. And I'm not talking about every single person who I see at the store who says "wow you look like your going to pop any day now!" That surprisingly doesn't bug me. 
No. I'm talking about a particular person whom I'm not close with. We aren't great friends, we hardly even talk. This person has only recently begun to talk to me since my husband and I got married. His little brother was best friends with my husband going to school (we all went to the same school) 
So this person will randomly message me and ask about my pregnancy. How much longer I have, how's it going? Normal Chit chat. 
So today here is our conversation. 
The main parts anyways. 

After posting about some exciting news I was waiting to share he messages me to see what it is 
I tell him and he goes 

oh I thought you were going to say your having twins or something. Then he asks how much longer till
I hatch 
and I tell him five weeks but I'm hoping he comes earlier because I'm not sure I can physically handle another five weeks. 

Well stop eating so much. 

I kid you not. 

All I can say is 

That is not the case at all. 
And for future reference don't ever ever ever say that to a pregnant woman again.

His response??
Why is he getting so big? 

Well I have gestational diabetes, we could have had our dates wrong, I'm small so there just isn't much room for him. 

Then he tops it off with. 
 My friend in nc just had her baby yesterday and about a week ago I said to her, mind you she's really really short like four feet, wow your as round as you are tall! 

All I can say is
Your an ass

Oh that will cause it. 
She thought it was funny. 

Well it wasn't I would have been extremely offended. 

She isn't a midget   

K well I didn't assume she was but I have to go because I'm actually really mad about what you said. And I don't really feel like talking anymore  

I can't believe this jerk off. 
Pull your head from your ass and think about it before you say it. 

I'm not fat. I'm pregnant. 35 weeks pregnant. My hormones are going and that sort of statement or comment or what ever is liable to get your ignorant self beheaded. 

I'm fuming. 

How can someone be so dumb? I probably will be crying in a few minutes so I need to post this before I lose my nerve. 

1 comment:

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