Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
This has been bugging me for weeks now and I can't hold it in any longer. Why in the world do people think they can say whatever the heck they want about your body when you are pregnant? Would you EVER walk up to anyone and say "you are getting huge" or "wow, you are really putting on the weight" or "hey chubby" or "you actually look slender in that black outfit" or "look at your pooch" (that word makes me cringe! it's a baby, or a belly, or a bump people!) or say ANYTHING of the sorts unless you are just being hateful?! WHY in the world is it all of a sudden ok to say something to a woman who's body is changing faster than she can keep up. Yes, it is all for the baby, and whatever has to happen to keep this baby healthy I am willing to endure, as I think most women are, but it doesn't change anything about our insecurities, our fears, and us trying to cope with our ever-changing, growing, expanding, bodies. If you can't say something extra sweet to a pregnant girl because you feel like you are lying then keep your mouth shut! I am SO afraid that I am going to let it all out on some semi-innocent person who makes the next unknowingly rude comment. Yesterday my neighbor lady that I get the mail for made the comment about me "really putting on a lot of weight" I am more worried right now about not gaining enough than gaining too much but my body is still changing like crazy! So first of all it makes me so mad because I honestly know on one hand it's not even true. On the other hand, what if I had already gained 30 pounds by now? Why would you say that to someone either way? I don't care how big I get, I NEVER want to hear any negative body perspective opinions from anyone unless I ask. If I am having a day where I do feel like I am getting "huge" and not feeling the pregnancy glow those comments hurt even worse! And HELLO!!! I'm only gonna get bigger, then what? I will probably quit coming out of the house and just sit on the couch and eat twinkies all day! (Not really, I hate twinkies) But come on! Why would you want to insult someone and bring them down so much during such a happy time in their lives? I just don't understand why all of a sudden, being pregnant, makes people think that they can say whatever they want about your body. UUUGGGHHH! Has anyone else experienced this?