Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In Need of a Vent


I really hate comments comparing my pregnant belly to what some well-meaning (I'm sure) mother remembers hers as being. I don't care if yours was smaller. I don't care if you looked 2 months pregnant at delivery. I don't care that you only put on 15 pounds and that was when you were wearing your winter gear, clunky boots, and were dripping wet. Good for you. Thanks for using your comment to point out that I don't.

To be honest, I am content with how I look. In fact, this fourth pregnancy has been very kind to my pride-no innertube like I wore with #2, no belly hanging over my waist like with #3, just a nice round, high, centered bump. My weight gain is the best it's ever been, baby is healthy and happy. So there.

Thanks, I feel better.


LaughterThoughts said...

You look great, so just let those comments go right past ya. I had my fill of unwanted observation of my belly...

No, it is definitely not twins. Yes, I'm sure.
No, the baby is not going to drop out in like two seconds.
Yes, I'm sure about my dates.

The Momma Chronicles said...

Man, what a drag. I'm sorry, friend. I still say I love your cute baby bump like crazy.

Jordan said...

You are beautiful! Don't worry about those dummies. Although I hated them too. I even heard the receptionist at the doctor's office whisper to the other one "I hope she's having twins!" At least I got to say I was :) Speaking of, I brought the babies to KIX the other night and princess #2 spent a long time looking at Luke. I mentioned the baby boy who would soon be residing at your house and she got the biggest grin on her face and skipped away :)