So I never thought I’d be the first time mom-to-be taking weekly photos of my growing belly. In fact, I refused until I was in my second trimester and finally caved in to the family members who kept requesting updates. Apparently “I feel great!” wasn’t cutting it.
So here we go, the amazing transition the human body is capable of doing without any conscious effort on our part. Call it what you want, but I think it’s incredible!
*the first photo is 21 weeks & the last is current at 36 weeks!
I’ve been fortunate to get friendly comments from strangers and family (so far) verses what others have experienced. I recently read a post of a woman who’s 8 months pregnant and is constantly getting comments referring to how huge she is, how uncomfortable she must be and the ultimate, “you look really tired!”.
I don’t think these types of thoughtless phrases are meant to hurt feelings, but it seems some people forget that, not only are pregnant women still human, they’re also full of hormones! These super-women possibly have been throwing up all day and finally made it to the store. Maybe they’re suffering with excruciating ligament pain, hemorrhoids, sore back or are simply sick of being kicked in the crotch by their sweet bundle of joy. Please take these things into consideration before dropping “are you sure it’s not twins!?” or “you look exhausted”.
Back to the pregnant woman’s post… the best part… dozens of ladies showed their support with how they’ve responded after being fed up with the inconsiderate comments. Some of these are hilarious!
-“I know, right… it was a lot smaller going in!”
-“Yeah, pretty soon we can share clothes”.
-“Holy sh*t, I’m pregnant?!”
-“I AM big, it’s like I’m growing a freakin human in there or something!”
-“Pregnant, who’s pregnant? Congratulations!”
-Suddenly act like you’ve been caught shoplifting… be hysterical… then promise to put it back if they don’t tell on you. Lol!
-“Oh that, it’s just a pillow”.
-“I’m pregnant, what’s your excuse?”
-“Me, no I’m not pregnant”.
-“Funny you mention appearance, has anyone told you that your boobs have started to sag?”
-“Twinsie’s!” Then rub and pat their belly.
-“Look how big you’re getting stops being a compliment at age 6″
-“Hmm, seems I must feel better than I look. Thank you”.
🙂 ♥♥♥ Thanks for the reminders not to comment on pregnant women’s appearance, Erika! Congratulations on your soon-to-be Mommy and Daddy status.