Let me see your baby...

I wish I would have kept a journal of things people have said to me over the past nine months. The nerve/lack of sense some people show to pregnant women is astounding and it doesn't end when the belly takes her leave... it just continues.

While I was pregnant I had the pleasure of being told the following things...
  • Wow...I can't believe you're showing that much (I was 23 weeks at this point)
  • You look really tired today, you must feel awful
  • You're getting huge
  • I bet you're ready for her to get here
  • You must be miserable; it's so hot outside
  • I can't believe how swollen you are
  • You're never going to make it to your due date
... the list goes on. And while these may not be the rudest most outrageous things you can say... I still can't believe that people would say them (out loud).

So, when Emmy arrived, I thought I was done with the comments...little did I realize they had just begun...

  • Let me see your baby... I swear it was just like that; like people feel they have the right to stare at my child and this happens everywhere, Target, Kohls, Hobby Lobby... all the SAHM hot spots ;)
  • Look at all that hair... you know it's all going to fall out ... why thank you for letting me know you get that your kid is ugly, right?
  • Are you tired? You look tired.... actually, I feel great although I'm sure that's a great disappointment to you
  • Oh, a girl! How sweet! But she's going to be trouble in 13 years.

I'm not sure what the point of this post is other than to provide a public service announcement to everyone out there that may have said a similar remark to someone you know. I'm sure you meant no harm but let this be a lesson that pregnant women already know that they are bigger than normal... but let's not forget that are GROWING LIFE... let's cut 'em some slack! Only 50% of the population are given the opportunity to do this and a large percentage of that may not be able to conceive, so talk about miracles. Who cares about a little swollen feet, eh?

And when commenting on new babies just stick with "How cute" "What a blessing" "So precious" "That's the most beautiful baby I've ever seen" "You look GREAT", etc...

Once again, enough of my ramblings... I have a face to wash (mine), a baby to feed, and some ice cream to eat... for now enjoy some pics of the last few days...

Playing outside (yes I put my baby in the garage)

Our first "Ladies Lunch" with KK

And a pic with Mommy

Playing outside again, but this time she was being carried

Doesn't he look so big in this picture?

Not sure why this is sideways, but I LOVE this hand-me-down gown from Caro and Anna!


  1. I'm pretty sure I will want to punch everyone when the time comes for me... btw did I tell you that TWO count 'em TWO different people thought I was pregnant recently. Hence the hardcore workouts.... belly be gone.... for now :)

  2. Love your PSA!! When I was 8 weeks (yes, 8!), someone found out I was pregnant and said "Well, I thought I saw a little baby bump, but didn't want to be rude and ask." Um, okay, well thanks for going there anyway.