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Hey, I'm fat!

Mia and I are taking a class that was scheduled to end in two weeks, but for various and sundry reasons the last session has been bumped to early December. As the instructor was making this announcement in the last class, one of the other moms (who also happens to be pregnant) turned to me, cast a worried look at my burgeoning belly, and asked "Are you going to make it to December?"

Um, yeah. Mid-February. Also, ouch.

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I got that fucking comment all the fucking time. I wanted to give myself an amniotomy and spray them with amniotic fluid for being such a stupid shithead.

Not that I am bitter or anything.

(Fuckers)

Ah, don't feel bad. Its second babies...they get so much bigger so much faster. (Note I said its the babies that get bigger, not the belly.)

Why are people such idiots?

I mentioned on my site recently that someone asked me (also recently) if I was pregnant. I'm not. So lovely in itself. But I was in A BAR. Sipping A BEER.

My response was, "Yeah, nominate me for mother of the year this instant."

There is a woman who I met when I was very pregnant with my third. I was humongous. I admit that. And no offense to large people, but she was as humongous as me and her "baby" was 6. Whenever I see her, she will inevitably bring up the fact that I was HUGE! HUGE! HUGE! Smear some peanut butter on your sweats and some waffles on your blouse and it will distract people from your middle.

With my second I got bigger faster. But the little one was 3 ounces less than her sister when born.

No, no, no. It is that YOU are so TINY your tum looks big by comparison. Bigger people get "I didn't even know you were pregnant!" in their 9th month.

I totally agree with Swistle's comment. A very TALL Mom from our play group announced she was pregnant, didn't look it in the least, and then said they would be finding out the gender in just a few weeks! I am only 5'1" so during both of my previous pregnancies I was accused of housing twins in my big old belly. I'm sure I'll be getting that this time around as well, only I may not be able to stop myself from saying something offensive in response. You know, like asking when an obviously not pregnant person is due, or perhaps asking when they think they'll be able to get rid of the baby weight they are carrying. Blame it on the pregnancy hormones!

I don't know why, but I never really minded when people told me I was big or that I looked like I was carrying triplets, or that they thought I was due any minute now. I think maybe it was because I FELT huge from the time I was ,like, six weeks pregnant. To have it confirmed only made me feel better. In fact, I was more irritated by my mother-in-law repeatedly poo-pooing it when people would tell me how big I was.

you have got to be kidding me! there's no way your little belly looks like it's that close to term!

Bitches. From the pictures I see, you barely even look pregnant.

Do note that there is a difference between 'your belly is large and therefore your baby must be quite developed' and 'you're fat'. It's totally not the same thing.

Dude. You know I nearly had several come-aparts when people would cheerfully exclaim (in May!) that "there is no way you're making it to July!" Not because I felt big, per se, even though I was! - but because you know? We pregnant women sometimes don't want to HEAR IT!!

Though, I'm sure the other mama wasn't trying to be mean.

Well...I would trade spots with you. I am almost well in two more weeks 7 months pregnant..and I would love to look entirely pregnant. I have always been slightly "fluffy" but dammit I want to LOOK PREGGY! I made a comment to a fellow teacher (new school and state...yep we moved big time) and they said "oh your pregnant" so yeah..i have a belly..but guessing people are just thinking i am FAT-TER?

Well...I would trade spots with you. I am almost well in two more weeks 7 months pregnant..and I would love to look entirely pregnant. I have always been slightly "fluffy" but dammit I want to LOOK PREGGY! I made a comment to a fellow teacher (new school and state...yep we moved big time) and they said "oh your pregnant" so yeah..i have a belly..but guessing people are just thinking i am FAT-TER?

I agree with the others - if you looked like jabba the hut, no one would think you looked very pregnant.

Your blog hates me...sorry it posted more than once..fuckers.

Sometimes the second pregnancy makes you look bigger. I only gained 14 pounds for the second, and look a bit unbelievable. Either very pregnant, or trying to get out of town with a stolen basketball under my shirt.

Well now you have an extra month to figure out something worse to say to her. Some people shouldn't be allowed to speak.

Pregnant women, of all people, should know better than to ask a question like that.

people need to shut up. The only appropriate thing to ever say to a pregnant women is "you look great." And by the way, I just saw you, and you looked great.

First of all, the first comment made me LAUGH! She sounds like I did when I was pregnant. (Yeah, fuckers!)

Second of all, I don't believe you. The last picture you posted of your belly was, well, kinda little. I think if you are going to try to convince us, the internet, that you really are huge, we need proof. It's time for another picture of the tummy. Maybe from the front and side. You know, so we believe you. :)

I think it's because you're tiny everywhere else. And um, hello? I'm going to be 18 weeks on Wednesday and I swear, from the last picture you posted, our bellies look THE SAME.

Shall I send you a picture of myself so you can whip it out when people are douchbags? Like, "She's two months behind me! What do you have to say to THAT?"

Let me know how it works out :-)

You would think she would know better.

HATE. Im in for those comments this time around too. Why oh why do we have to show so much faster the 2nd time around???

Ugh people are clueless.

I get the "you're due this month, right?" (that was in October - I'm due in Jan) and I also get "when are you due - April?"

As I said, people are clueless.

It's not just second-timers that get those RUDE comments; I hear them all the time, too, and have been getting them for about TWO MONTHS, even though I'm not due until December 10. Rude!

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