Everyone at work has known I was pregnant since day one. Well, the people I talk to. I wear a hoodie at work and my belly pokes out, but it's much more obvious with it off.
Anyway, now that I've found out what gender I'm having, people are coming out of the wood work:
Is that what you wanted?
Are you gonna try for a boy next? (Like you can really "try" for a boy)
Well, when I had kids......(15 minute story follows)
Have you bought anything?
Have you thought of names? (One lady about got slapped when I told her Julie, she got real quiet and was like...um...Julie? You really want to name her that? I'm thinking...lady, please.. think about YOUR kids names...)
Anyway, it's just constant. Oh, and how far along are you? Which is immediately followed by when are you due? Then they tell me I have a long time to go and when THEY were there in their 3rd trimester....
UGH it's driving me NUTS. I appreciate advice. I like to hear stories. But it's never ending! And sometimes it's the same people that come back and ask me the same friggin thing.
People are interested and excited about a new baby...which can be kind of fun sometimes (if you're an attention wh#re like me ) and can also be annoying sometimes. The thing I always try to remember is that most people truly mean well, they just don't realize how often you get the same comments and questions over and over again.
UGH about the lady being all "Julie???? For real???" This is why DH and I keep our names secret until the baby is born (except, I'm sure I'll tell you guys, but we don't tell anyone in real life.) We kept it a secret until T was born, and we will be doing the same with this one. There is not one name in the entire world that everyone loves, and people are less likely to comment like "Noooo, that's a terrible name" once the baby is born and that is legally their name. At that point if they don't like it, they usually have the sense to keep it to themselves.
Alissa, that's probably a good idea to keep it to yourselves...IRL of course, you have to tell us though! LOL I had to tell a few close people and my mom LOVES it, I think DH's mom was less than floored, but she atleast acted happy. But this was a lady at work who has really really strange names for her boys. I wanted to say, really? One of your boys is named Savon. Pronounced Save-On. It makes me giggle every time I hear it, because I always think I could Save-On groceries or Save-On gas.
I can't believe you're @ week 22 already. I was showing DH my belly yesterday and when I pulled the stretch-y fabric down on my pants, I actually almost gasped. I don't have a mirror that goes that far down in my house, so I don't really know what I look like...haha. But for some reason last night my belly looked HUGE. I'm still not buying anything until farther down the road, but it kind of hit me last night that in a little over 4 months, I'm gonna have a little girl. Kinda freaked me out, actually.
I agree with Alissa, people tend to get excited over new babies. But it can be annoying when that's all they want to talk about. It's almost like once your pregnant that's all you are, is a pregnant woman. Everything else about you flies out the window! I like the name Julie. It's pretty and you don't hear it very often.
I think Julie is very cute! I have 2 friends named Julie, otherwise I would have considered it for our girl's name.
People are very nosy. I'm learning to just deal with it. All I can say is just wait until you have the baby. I hear the questions and comments roll in at a greater rate then. The question that I get the most is "How many MONTHS are you?" I feel like I'm constantly doing math to convert my weeks into months.
Jess - you're only a few days behind me!!!
LOL about Save-On groceries. That is what I thought of too. That just goes to show, it takes all sorts. But yes, I'm sure I will tell you guys once we decide on a name. The only one that we've agreed on that we both sort of like so far is Reed, but we're still taking our time and looking at other names too.
Elizabeth - I feel the same way about the months thing! I never think about myself in terms of months, so I have to do the math, and then I get confused because 40 weeks divided by 4 weeks is 10 months, but most people are looking for a 9 month scale, so....LOL I actually bookmarked this site because at the top it tells you how many months you are on a 9 month scale. I'm a dork. A dork who is entering her 6th month! (woot woot!)
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My cousin was laughing over Thanksgiving because she asked me my due date and then she heard at least 3 other family members ask the same question through the course of the evening. I don't mind questions too much because I know people are just excited/interested. I do hate it when people ask the name and then give their opinion. We didn't announce our name for our DD IRL until she was born so we wouldn't have to listen to any opinions on that. And I never ask what name someone else has decided for their baby, I might ask if they have narrowed their list down, but if they don't volunteer the name, I figure its none of my business until they are ready to announce it.
I just thought of this while reading that website Alissa posted... I work in the back of a grocery store where the only heat is supplied by whatever heat is coming in through the doors from the actual "store". But on Monday and Tuesday, I had to keep running outside because I was SWEATING. I was soooo burning up the entire time, which is entirely un like me - I'm always cold.
YES! And it does get really old. When I was pregnant with DS, I considered making a sign that said all of the major details because I got sooo sick of answering the same questions over and over ... it's like, it's a boy, he's due this date, yes, we're very happy,etc...
**lurker** i just wanted to pop on and let you know that Julie is an AMAZING name - but i might be a bit biased.
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