Getting Pretty Big, huh?

by Melanie Edwards on July 6, 2007 · 12 comments

in Motherhood, Pregnancy

For all you moms or soon-to-be moms out there, I’m sure you can relate. We’ve all heard those annoying comments or questions when pregnant.

The one I used to hate the most was, “Getting Pretty Big, huh?“.

I used to just smile and nod, or fake a lil laugh, but man, do I wish I could have just told them off.

I think next time, if I get the same question, I’ll try to answer with something like, “Big? You think I’m getting big? You don’t think I could be pregnant, do you?”.

What sorts of questions/comments did you get when pregnant or as a new mom? What was your answer (or what you wish you had said)?

Don’t you wish you could have just handed them this?

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen July 6, 2007 at 11:00 am

I can’t stand the people who think just b/c you are pregnant they can touch your belly. ICK!

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JHS July 6, 2007 at 11:23 am

The worst was easily when I was 3 weeks overdue and put on bed rest for pre-eclampsia. I snuck out to church for an hour and a DOCTOR came up and told me that “a watched pot never boils.” I almost slugged him.

Fortunately, my oldest was born the next day.


ModernMami July 6, 2007 at 11:53 am

Karen: Yes, I agree. I actually had that happen to me and I felt like punching the person. :)

JHS: Unbelievable. And, from a doctor!


Mary July 6, 2007 at 1:13 pm

The worst one I got was “You are REALLY going to blow up one you have that baby.”

Gee thanks. LOL!


ModernMami July 6, 2007 at 1:32 pm

Wow, do people think that’s funny?!


Kari July 6, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Yup. No better way to make an already sensitive topic even more so for someone strung up on pregnancy hormones. I hated feeling big and ugly while pregnant and it certainly didn’t help to have strangers laugh at me for it.


Grace July 7, 2007 at 1:39 am

Since I am never small, size zero, petite…when I got pregnant and told some friends they responded: “Are you sure it’s not just the effect of yoyo dieting?”


Jenny July 7, 2007 at 2:00 pm

I didn’t get very big so people didnt really say anything to me. But I say it now since I am getting pretty fat. xD


ModernMami July 9, 2007 at 10:45 am

Kari: You’re so right.

Grace: I can’t believe that was the response of your friends. How horrible!

Jenny: That’s cute.


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Mary January 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

The worst one I got was “You are REALLY going to blow up one you have that baby.”

Gee thanks. LOL!


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