So this is a little corner of my blog I am dedicating all to my pregnancy. Everyone keeps telling me to start a mommy blog, but I’m not 100% into that right now. I don’t feel like I’m enough of a mommy to give other mom’s advice or anything. Beauty products I talk about, because I know about them. This little spaghetti squash in my tummy right now? I feel like I know nothing about her except how much I am in love with her. So I’ll save the down and dirty mommy blogging for after Baby R pops out and I’m up at 2:00 in the morning between feeding and burping. Here I am just going to write about the things that bug me about pregnancy. Not about my baby! Just…. things.
April 24th, 2011 — Pregnancy advice from women who have never been pregnant.
This really kills me. I don’t even know if I have to go into detail here, the title kind of says it all. But… I’ll go into some, why not? It REALLY grinds my gears when someone who has never been pregnant tries to tell me how or what I should be doing during my pregnancy. Like… “You shouldn’t eat that.” Or… “can you do that while you’re pregnant?” Like really though… I’m the one that’s pregnant. I’m the one that has this child growing inside of me. I’m the one that reads the books, checks the websites, and most importantly… goes to the doctor. Do you? Does your physician tell you what you can eat, drink, or do once you get pregnant, just for shits and giggles? I know I sound horribly bitter here, but sometimes it’s just rude. Sometimes I’m sure people are just trying to be supportive, but if you’re not 100% sure of something, just keep it to yourself. Very much appreciated, thank you, love you, bye.
February 29th, 2011 — Don’t rub my belly without asking. I am not a dog.
Before I ever got pregnant I really never thought this would bother me. I would hear people on tv, movies, or my own friends saying how annoying it is, but I really didn’t think it would be that bad. Sometimes it’s not. Every time I see my mother, or mother-in-law, I expect to have my stomach rubbed, pushed on, touched, without asking. And that’s ok, I’m carrying their grand child. But random people… hands off please. Recently I was at a benefit and was walking to the bathroom and I happened to walk past this guy who is kind of friends with my brother. He stopped me by putting his hands on my stomach and rubbing my bump. He then proceeded to put his head on my stomach as if he could hear the ocean through my belly button. I am not particularly fond of this person, never have been. I flat out said to him, “We are not on this level. Please remove your head from my stomach.” Like… this is not funny. And my baby kicking is not even something I necessarily want to share with everyone who has hands. It’s something kind of special and amazing. I don’t want to share that with just anybody. So listen people, if you ask to touch a pregnant woman’s stomach, I can’t imagine anyone would actually say no, but just ask first. Please and thank you.
February 9th, 2011 — “How Are You Feeling?”
This question drives me nuts!!! Like… absolutely bananas. I am 22 weeks along now, well into my 2nd trimester. Usually, women start to feel better once they’re out of their first trimester. So why are people still asking me how I’m feeling? I’ve always felt great, in comparison to the horror stories I’ve heard about other women’s’ pregnancies. Since we found out we were having a baby I had only gotten sick sick two or three times. Yes I was extremely tired for 12 weeks straight and yes every night at 8:00 pm I was ready to end the day, but I never felt absolutely terrible to the point where I thought this would be the only time I ever get pregnant. I had heart burn that could literally ruin my day, but in general, I felt pretty great, all things considered. So it just irritates me when even today, 10 weeks into my 2nd trimester, the same people are still asking me how I’m feeling. People always said that would happen too. There is this weird little progression of questions about life people always ask you. It all starts when you start dating someone seriously. “When are you going to get engaged?” “When are you getting married?” “When are you guys having kids?” “How are you feeling?” “When are you going to have more kids?” …. it never ends. I mean, seriously people, do you ask the elderly when they plan on kicking the bucket? No. Because it’s rude! Give it up with the questions already, please. So just so everyone knows, I feel great, I feel fine, never been better. If it wasn’t for my gigantic stomach I wouldn’t even know I was pregnant. But thanks so much for asking. Seriously though, I know it’s because people genuinely are concerned with how I’m feeling… but when it’s the same people over and over and over.. what am I supposed to say? ::Sigh:: that’s enough venting for one evening. :] Night. <3