The scene is my place of employment. The conversation is between me and someone else who was at my place of employment (that's as far as I'll go).
Other person: How much longer do you have?
Me: (at the time) 10 weeks.
Other person: Really? I just can't believe how much bigger you are this time than last time.
Me: Really... actually I've gained less than half of the weight I had gained with Cannon at this point.
Other person: Wow... really? I just can't believe how much bigger you look.
Same location. Same people involved.
Other person: Maybe instead of resting ice cream on your belly at night you could work on shooting your own video by putting a camera there.
Kings Island Amusement park parking lot. Just before 6pm.
A woman pulls up next to our live truck in her beat up Honda, proceeds to nurse a child way older than any child I would ever nurse and then get out of her car... (she judged me first.. FYI)
Her: Looks like you don't have long to go!
Me: About 8 weeks left.
Her: No way! Really? I would have never guessed, you look ready to go!
I don't even really know where to start.
With Cannon I was pregnant from my forehead to my little toe and everywhere in between. Puffy face, kankles, the whole nine yards. BGB is being much kinder to my body. I do have a rather large belly, however, let me be very clear. In case you didn't know there's a HUMAN BEING in there. A REAL LIVE PERSON. She weighs at least 3 pounds right now, so, I have a pregnant belly. It's not a beer belly, it's not a gut, I am OBVIOUSLY pregnant.
However, that is not a license for strangers and others alike to verbally vomit all over me with rude opinions they should keep to themselves.
Men know better.
No man would ever even consider telling me anything but 'wow! you look terrific! love that baby belly on you!'. So why is it that having a uterus gives you permission to be an asshole? If you have never been pregnant you should NEVER say a word about the size of another pregnant woman because that will come back and bite you in your stretch mark covered ass. If you have been pregnant before then you should know better.
Aside from Heidi Klum I know no one (yes, Heidi and I are personal friends) who feels sexy or even pretty while pregnant. No one. So, don't make it worse. I guarantee you pregnant women already know what they look like (despite best efforts to not look in the mirror after the shower). So, if you don't have anything nice to say... shut the eff up.
And to clarify. I am NOT eating ice cream this time, I'm eating pop ice instead.
The Best part? I walked 3.2 miles today.