Monday, November 23, 2009

Still hanging in there

So, no baby yet :-) I seriously believe that those peeps at the doctor's office were WAY wrong in moving my due date from Dec 2nd to November 20th. I just don't feel anything...but we'll see.

Just a quick little top three that I'd like to share with all my pregnant and non-pregnant buddies out three things mommies to be DO NOT want to hear once we reach the 35 week mark...ready? Okay.

(1) You're still here?
(2) When are you going to have that baby?
(3) My gosh, you look like you're ready to pop (thankfully--haven't ever had this said to me, but it just sounds harsh)

I think the most common thing I hear is the first..."you're still here???" UGH...isn't there an obvious answer to that question? The lady at my local grocery store asks me that EVERY TIME I go in--so I've started going when she's not working and I've even avoided that store because its so annoying. I mean, how many times can I gracefully say, "yep, still here--guess the little one isn't ready to meet us just yet".

Whew. Okay. I feel better now :-) Feel free to add to my list, should you feel like venting just a little. I think there is just something about being pregnant that makes us targets for TONS of unsolicited advice and random tummy rubs from people.

You guys have a great rainy Monday...I'm off to do everything they say do to bring on labor. Clearly running does not help. Hot chili sauce and eggs for breakfast?? Yummy :-)


The Beaver Bunch said...

"Are you sure you're not having twins again?"

Actually, someone I like said it so it didn't bother me at all. Had it been anyone else though....

And.....I just have to say....

You're still here? Wow. You're about to pop!!! I can't believe you haven't had that baby yet. It's probably all that running you're doing. A woman in your state shouldn't be running like that, you know. Are you eating enough protein? Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day?......


Just kidding. I couldn't resist.

Michelle said...

Lindsey! I check every day expecting to see a picture of an adorable scrunched up newborn face! The baby will come when it's good and ready. Someone told me babies are never early or late, they come right when they're ready. I haven't gotten many weird or annoying comments yet. Despite my belly's expansion, I still don't look obviously pregnant yet! It is funny though that the men I work with (two of whom are childless) love to give me advice and comment endlessly on what I eat and what it will be like once the baby comes. One of them even told me I should try to gain only 5 lbs. Um. The baby will weigh more than that alone. hahahah. I think some of the comments come from people wanting to say something funny or (seemingly) nice, but just not knowing how their comments come off.

Natasha said...

Now that I have reached the 35th week of pregnancy, I have begun to hear several comments. The most annoying to me is the horror stories with way too much detail that people begin to tell you about when they went into labor. And...because my due date is December 26th...I get these looks like "poor baby" - he will never have a special birthday.

Like you, I know that the babies will arrive when they are ready-until then, we will grin and bear the lovely pregnancy comments. :)

I can't wait to meet Adalei!!! :) Any day now...

By the way...I think you are about to pop (he, he). :)

Bryna Rodenhizer said...

Oh you are full of so much more grace than I at 35 plus weeks!