19 May 2011


OK. I am big. My belly is big. I am not. My baby is a normal size. But my belly is a large one.

Is it normal to get very anxious and upset about this? I guess not. But I am not sure how to cope with literally everyone I meet saying "oh my god you're HUGE", "are you sure it's not twins", or "are you due next month?". I worry what will happen to me in the next 4 remaining months of pregnancy.

Will I be able to get out of bed?  Will my favourite mode of transport be rolling along the street? Will the hip and back pain get even worse? Will people run and seek shelter when they see the ueber-large whale sized me dinosaur-walk along the footpath?

What do people want to achieve with these comments?

And I am not talking one comment a day. I am talking 30. The next person I'll meet who won't say "YOU'RE HUGE" will get a hug and a kiss. And probably some emotional hormone-tears.


Liam's Mummy said...

I am sure you look GORGEOUS!

I'm sorry people are commenting on your size, I am sure they mean well. Maybe just trying to make conversation?

They should just be telling you how beautiful and radiant you are :)

People were always saying how tiny my belly was and how I couldn't possibly be as far along as I was. My baby still came out a normal size.

Tania said...

Everyone always says that. You'd think the human race (especially women who have been pregnant) could be more original. Besides, you and your bump are beautiful. Talk to me about the whale thing when you're on to the third pregnancy and you look eight months pregnant three months in. (And believe me, when you're 153cms and you're wider than you are tall, there is no dignity).

Georgie Love said...

Oh I got that ALL THE TIME with Ruby and then this one (second is supposed to be bigger!), at 32 weeks, everyone is telling me that I am not showing enough. Basically, people blow and need to mind their own fricking business! We are making NEW HUMAN BEINGS HERE PEOPLE! WE DON'T NEED YOUR COMMENTS!

Squiggly Rainbow said...

I agree, people need to mind their business or have some sensitivity to a pregnant woman. There is no right or wrong way to look as far as I am concerned when you are sacrificing your body to grow a human. Don't worry xoxox

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Michelle said...

Oh Tina! I know it's easier said than done, but don't worry about what anyone says. You just concentrate on making your new little human and forget about everyone else. xx

fast times in m√ľnchen. said...

Oh, I know it's hard but please try not to worry about those silly comments. I'll never undersand why people feel compelled to make these kinda comments when they would never do so to an unpregnant woman.

Now go forth and enjoy growing that little bub of yours! He/she will be here before you know it. Cherish every (non-vomiting) minute and don't give those comments another thought.