Thursday, November 3, 2016

Weird Stuff and Awkward Things: The Pregnancy Conversation Edition

I had a completely different post planned for this, but a comment made to me recently sparked this idea. Apparently when someone finds out you are pregnant all boundaries and filters go out the window. Here are some conversations that had me like:

"Was it planned?" I have been asked this a lot. Why do people need to know this?

"When did that happen?" So, to be clear, you're asking me when my child was conceived...?

(Scene: One afternoon I drove Justin's grandma to a doctor appointment. Leaving the office, we saw a couple with a very tiny very new baby. Grandma couldn't resist talking to them.) "How cute! She must be brand new...this one is brand new too" (and then proceeded to pat my stomach) I was only like 12 weeks at the time and I'm positive this poor couple felt as awkward as I did.

"You're having a boy? Did you want a boy?"  Just...what?

"Are you sure there's only one in there?" And along those same lines: "You're really starting to pop out"/"You're getting pretty big" Stop. Just stop. 

"I can tell your nausea must be gone. I've never seen you eat this much" If I could tear myself away from this plate of spaghetti, I would come across the table at you. Once the period of nausea passed, my appetite came back with a vengeance. Don't judge me.

"It really sucks that you can't have ..." I think the tiny human that I'm growing is worth not having a drink or a mountain dew for a while. But thanks for bringing it up. :)

"Can you tell there's a baby inside you?"  Should we talk about nausea, exhaustion, sore boobs, or the fact that I haven't had a period in a few months? Yep, I'm aware there's a baby. 

And finally this gem from my brother-in-law  "I'm gonna teach that kid how to live. You should name him Prince. Prince Hellyeah." 


Stuff, Things, etc.