If I'm honest with myself, I didn't love being pregnant. I wasn't sure if I had a maternal bone in my body, so pregnancy (and a baby) was something that had to grow on me (no pun intended). I did end up embracing my pregnancy, but it took a while. And by "a while" I mean approximately 8 months. Comments from my coworkers (who obviously regarded me, a pregnant woman, as a freak of nature) certainly didn't help.
Now, secure in my status as a mom (and having lost, for the most part, my HUGE pregnancy belly), I find their comments hysterical. I mean SERIOUSLY. People SAID these things. Out loud.
NOTE: One would assume, from the comments, that I was the hugest pregnant lady who ever lived. At the very bitter end, my belly WAS huge. However, most of these comments came when I was still a cute little preggo lady (see pic). There's just no excuse for these people.
In Case You Were Already Feeling Huge That Day…
"Whoa! Now you must know what it's like to be fat."
"Hey, is that a beer belly? You better start laying off of that beer!" (NOTE: this comment came daily from the same coworker. I never understood – did he keep forgetting? Or did he actually think it was THAT funny?)
"You must be having a boy! I could tell because your hips have spread!" (This little gem was shouted across the crowded cafeteria during lunch. Yes, Lunch-lady, you are correct. I had a boy. Happy?)
Why You Don't Share Potential Names….
"I knew an Ari once. He grew up to be a transvestite."
"Isn't that a girl's name?" (I received this comment on virtually ALL the boys names on our list)
Skeevy And/Or Idiotic Comments….
"Your BOOBS are HUGE." (While staring in awe at my chest. Thank you Joe*. How professional.)
When I was 6 months pregnant, I wore a tee-shirt under a blazer that
read, "I'm not fat, I'm eating for two". My coworker Mark* saw it and….
Mark: You're pregnant???? Oh thank GOD.
Me: Why, Mark? What did you think was going on?
I don't know – I was worried you had a tumor or something. I mean, I
didn't think you would let yourself get that fat on purpose!
*name changed to protect the guilty
"Wow — I didn't think you could have kids." (I didn't even ask anything further on this one. Just let it go, let it go….)
And My Personal Favorite….
"I just can't see you as a mom. You just don't seem to be…you know…like a mom should be."
Thank you. Thank you SO much.
Am I the only one this happened to? Did any of you get crazy comments like these? OMG.