That said, sometimes people still say things that are hurtful or just rude... I mean what are they thinking?? Here are a few I am tired of hearing.
- In December, I got a lot of "When are you due?" And when I say February 4th, I got some sort of smirk and "Oh I thought you were for sure having a Christmas baby!" Really? Really? I'm thinking you've never seen a woman 9/10 months pregnant.
- And thankfully I've only gotten two of these, but still two too many... "Are you sure you aren't having twins?" Seriously? Yes, I'm sure. Two things: 1. Do you see my size? I was 104 lb and almost 5'3" prior to this baby... where else do you think the baby should go? And 2. Surely it occurred to you that you just called me fat... thanks.
- Or when I say we are waiting to find out the sex of the baby, I often get "That's fun! I'm too type-A to do that." This isn't offensive or rude, so don't think I'm saying that... It's just annoying. I'm way type-A, the typical first born child. I don't think us not finding out the gender has to do with personality type. I think it's just more that both Brendon and I have seen how special waiting to find out has been for some of our friends and family and wanted to experience that also. Plus as we always say, "If God wanted us to know, He would have told us." Don't worry - that's definitely said jokingly! I do respect that people want to know! I totally get wanting to do go all out in the baby room with pink or blue ...especially with the pink! I just get tired of hearing of the type-A thing as the reason.
On the other hand, I did hear a very wise comment from a man one day... So I was chatting it up with a police officer. (No ticket involved... just a nice guy.) And he said, "When are you due? I learned long ago to never guess when a woman is due. It seemed to be offensive. So I always just ask." Smart man!
Okay moms or pregnant ladies, what were/are you tired of hearing??