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Was just thinking about pregnancy comments today. Anyone had any wierd ones lately? or even any inappropriate belly touches? I always find it fun to hear everyone's antidotes.

I don't have any really good ones, but a couple that made me laugh:

-one lady hadn't seen me in a couple weeks at church and when she saw me 2 Sundays ago she says "I didn't know!". Just like that too - with no follow up on what she was talking about. Obviously I figured it out, but it just struck me as so funny. I mean, you can't miss my belly anymore. Even the lady at Goodwill yesterday yells to her employee - "she is pregnant" in order to get him to hurry and help me (I didn't need help), but it is hard to miss now.

-the other comment was this weekend and they didn't even know I could hear. My husband had a men's Bible study in our home on Sat morning and at the end I heard them speaking briefly about the pregnancy. One of the guys asked Dave when the baby is expected and he told them. The comment back was "wow, that is soon" and I just laughed to myself thinking that most women would say "wow, you still have 3 months left". Different perspective, I guess Wink

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I havent had any odd comments yet, mostly just women asking when im due.....my Dh and i went to a buffet for dinner monday and there was an older lady in front of me who smiled and stared at my belly the entire time we were in line, she was soooooo happy! And every minute or two she would comment about how "the green beans look really good followed my a belly stare and a big smile" so far only nice comments and no belly rubs, i cant complain!

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Stephanie - your comment about the different prespectives is very funny.

I was lucky with DD - no belly touches. So far with this preg just one so far. A guy at work walks right up to me and starts rubbing my belly - very weird.

The one comment I get repeatedly (once they find out about twins) is "how are you going to do it?......Well, I don't know but we are going to have to figure it out.

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haven't had too many comments.... just people i haven't see for awhile, will be like oh neat, congrats, do you have name? lol.

I did have one lady i work with on occasion saw me at a training and asked how many i had in there, i'm like um, one. Which then i felt like i was this huge cow or something, to which she said, when are you due? and i'm like july and she's like, oh, well, that makes so much more sense, someone told me you were due in Oct....LOL...and i'm like oh, okay, cuz i started to get a complex that i was huge or something.

As for belly rubs, i welcome them...so, they don't bother me, but i haven't gotten any random strangers rubbing the belly...

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I constantly get, "Man, you are sooo small!" Now you would think I would be happy about that comment but they say it like they think there is something wrong with my baby and it just rubs me the wrong way. I'm really not "that" small either, I just carry my babies differently. I got this each pregnancy and then people were shocked when I pushed out 8 and 8.3 lb. babies, lol. Come summer, just b/c I'm not as big as some pregnant women doesn't mean I'm not just as hot and uncomfortable, and more than likely, I've been carrying around more baby than the ones that are saying I'm smaller than them. Ok, rant over, lol.

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I get a lot of "wow you are tiny" after I answer the "how far along are you?" question. I've gotten a few weird looks when I'm carrying my DD and people notice I'm fairly pregnant but no real comments (my 20 month old look about 15 months so that's probably why).

I didn't get any negative ones last time either really. I did have some sweet girl tell me I looked great pregnant when I was 39+2 and I wanted to hug her because I was so swollen and huge!

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A girlfriend of mine told me yesterday that she thought I was carrying different than I did with my first pregnancy. I said that I felt like I was carrying exactly the same and she said "Oh, maybe its just that you look skinnier this time." I could have kissed her because I started out at least 10 pounds heavier this time than last.

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I totally have a complex about how big I am:(
I get lots of comments- "That's gonna be a BIG baby!", "Wow, you still have a ways to go", "are you sure there's only one?" etc, etc.
And maybe because I stick out so far, I get lots of touching too. I did tell one person not to touch me if he wanted his hand back, lol. Most people are pretty good about asking first though.

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A co-worker asked me yesterday how much longer I have to go. When I told her about 12 weeks, she replied "oh my god, you'll be huge by then!" :eek: I just replied, very defensively, that i've only gained 2 lbs! I know I was already fat when I got pregnant, but is it really necessary to say that?

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No comments that stick out.
As for belly touches-- one of my cousins did this a few times while I was home visiting: she asks if she can touch my belly ("May I?") and once I give the okay, she totally RUBS my belly and it seems like hours (but it's probably less than a minute) until she takes her hands off.

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why is it that people want to touch your belly? i mean, i never had that desire to touch a pregnant woman's belly, no matter how much i knew them. then again, i'm huge on personal space-- i don't like people right in my face, touching my face, i don't like to hug strangers, etc. that is prolly the most annoying thing to me though is people touching my belly.

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"WonderWomanExtrodinare" wrote:

why is it that people want to touch your belly? i mean, i never had that desire to touch a pregnant woman's belly, no matter how much i knew them. then again, i'm huge on personal space-- i don't like people right in my face, touching my face, i don't like to hug strangers, etc. that is prolly the most annoying thing to me though is people touching my belly.

This is me, too. I'm so glad nobody asks to touch my stomach!

The only thing I have as far as comments go, is I've gotten the first "are you pregnant?" this entire pregnancy the other day. A girl at Starbucks asked me, and then she told me I have a cute belly. Biggrin I don't think it's so cute, personally, but she was still so sweet about it.

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I'm getting a lot of "when are you due?" questions with mouths hitting the floor when I say I have four more months. With triplets I know I look ready to pop now, but I'm NOT. lol

I do have a funny story to share though - was wandering through Nordy's shoe section with SIL and a lady sitting there trying on shoes says she has to tell us something. She was in the grocery store and two boys were staring at a pregnant lady then one whispered to the other "look at her - she's got a beer belly!" LOL I figured that would be my response from now on... when are you due? What? Pregnant? No, I just have a beer belly. lol

A bit later we went up to the baby section looking around. The saleslady asked boy or girl? My response is both, two girls and one boy. She was shocked - looked to my SIL and asked "Are you the mom?" WHAT?? First, my SIL is younger than me! Second, don't even tell me you are judging two women shopping together as being together...that is just ignorance. So the other option is that I'm a surrogate because it's clearly my belly sticking out there?? None of the choices make sense we figure she is just crazy. We got a good laugh out of that one too.

~Stephanie

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Haha, beer belly...I likes it Wink I'm still getting the "You're so tiny!" comments, too. Which is fine (and will be even better after I get to see the baby again on Wednesday, cause I do worry sometimes) cause I was a moo-cow with Clara. I've taken to wearing form-fitting clothes & holding my belly so people will know I'm actually preggers & not just a chunk. So far only one belly rub & it was my step-Mamaw, so it was quite alright. I got used to it last time with my Dad's 5 sisters...they would ALL put their hands on my belly & proclaim, "Shhh! Don't breathe!" and "Stop moving! I think I feel something!" We're estranged now, so no more of that, I reckon. Which is fine, too.