Add these to the list of “What not to say to pregnant women”

Two conversations in the past few days just made me shake my head in bafflement.

First, as I’m leaving work one day:
Coworker who shall remain nameless: “How much longer do you have?”
Me: “About 3 weeks.”
Coworker: “I’m so sorry.”

Then, at Harris Teeter the next day:
Incredibly young check out girl: “How far along are you?”
Me: “37 weeks.”
Check out girl: “What is that, like 7 months?”
Me: “No, closer to 8 1/2. I’ve got 3 weeks left.”
Check out girl: “That sucks.”

Both times, I sort of just stared at them, not knowing what to say. I mean – yes, I’m very pregnant right now, but I didn’t think I was giving off “Oh my God, if I don’t deliver this baby soon I’m going to die” vibes.

I will just never understand people’s inclination to “open mouth, insert foot” as soon as they see a pregnant woman.

One thought on “Add these to the list of “What not to say to pregnant women”

  1. Ugh. I hate hate hate! the comments at the end of a pregnancy. I particularly despise people who ask, “Have you had the baby yet?” or some variation. Yes, dumbass, I had the baby and forgot to tell you. I also left the baby at home but decided to stuff a watermelon under my shirt for fun.

    As soon as I hit 40 weeks with Marian everyone started pestering me about why I hadn’t given birth. I wanted to say, “I’m holding this baby in purely to annoy you.” Instead I referred them to this website:

    Needless to say, I’m kind of a sarcastic bitch when I am 9 months pregnant.

    Also, I love that you have a whole label devoted to “Stupid Comments.”

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