“I’m huge”, I said to myself, as I looked around at the other pregnant women in my pregnancy yoga class.
Seriously, I have felt like a whale for the majority of this pregnancy. 40 weeks down the line and I refuse to leave our apartment for more than a few hours at a time. Frankly, I am too tired to do anything anyway. My husband and I saw Beauty and the Beast at the movies the other day and he had to nudge me multiple times to wake up. Was it a late screening? No. We went after my afternoon nap.
I really shouldn’t complain about the size of my stomach, right. Every woman carries differently. After actually talking to those ladies after yoga I realized society is never really happy with the way a pregnant woman looks.
While I’ve been constantly getting extremely annoying and somewhat rude comments such as:
“Are you sure you don’t have two in there?” (yes, at 35 weeks I am very sure).
“Oh gosh you’re ready to pop” (nope, still got 3 months to go).
“Should you be here? You could go into labor at any moment” (in a waiting room, at 32 weeks).
“Your baby is going to be at least 10 pounds!” (uh… not according to my ultrasounds).
“You need to stop eating so much and start walking every day” (why would you seriously say this to a pregnant woman is beyond me).
And my favorite:
“You are HUGE!” (what love, from a family member nonetheless).
On the other hand, there is my lovely friend Jessica (same amount of pregnant as me), who has a very small belly. Now, she is getting comments such as these:
“Are you sure you’re actually having a baby?”
“You must have your due date wrong”.
“Are you starving yourself? Because you are damaging your baby’s brain development”.
“Your baby is going to be like, 3 pounds”.
Why do people feel that it is alright to projectile vomit these insensitive thoughtless comments at any woman who is sporting a baby bump? Pregnancy is hard enough as it is. Turn on your filter people!