Wednesday, March 4, 2009

pregnancy DONT'S

I don't know what it is but people conversing with pregnant women forget that such a thing as tact exists. So I have compiled a list of things said to me and to friends that you should NEVER EVER say to a pregnant woman. Are you taking notes? Good!!!

--Wow! You are HUGE!
--Are you sure you're not having twins/triplets/octuplets?!
--You're having ANOTHER one?
--Your face looks swollen.
--Have your ankles always been that big???
--You are only 20 weeks? Man! You are as big as my wife and she is due any day now!
-- Do you feel like a whale? You sure look like one! (Yes, someone actually said this!)
--Just wait till the next one...

In case you are wondering there are a few things you can always say to a pregnant women that will make them love you forever.

--You look great!
--Are you sure you are six months pregnant? You look like you are only 3!
--You are tiny!

Honestly, if you don't know what to say, remember what your mother always taught you. "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."


WhiteEyebrows said...

wow... now that is some nerve some people have...

Rebecca said...

I've got one to add!

"Professor, I know all you can think about right now is your 'bun in the oven,' but can I maybe have an extension on my paper?"

!!! :P

Danielle said...

When do you find out what you are having?

Jamie said...

I cannot believe that someone told you that you look like a whale!!! I think I would hit them. In fact, tell me who it is, and I'll take care of them for you!

yamsey said...

Jamie, the whale comment was directed at a friend of mine by her husband. Yeah, I would have left him too. She thought it was funny. Becca, sorry I forgot about that one.
Danielle, We find out officially some time in the next 2 weeks if it is a boy or girl. Feel free to take your pick in the survey on the sidebar.

Heather said...

Oh, the things I could add to this. These are so nice compared to something people have said to me...Hum...the best one, when I was pg with Kelsie, "you know you didn't have to have another baby just because we did." And this was said by a MAN. I wasn't very nice in response. I have many others, but this one just leaves the worst taste in my mouth.