Got my first one of those comments, for this pregnancy, yesterday at the mall. People!!
Anyone else getting crazy comments?
Nothing in my experience and comments I got beats the old lady in a street market shouting to the whole world how big my belly was lol Best thing is ignore or have a good come back! Once a friend of mine who has a beer belly was making mean jokes about my growing belly, one of them was something like did you eat an elephant. I finally told him at least my excuse is pregnancy, what's yours? (He doesn't have any health issues accept drinking a lot of beer and not to watching what he eats). The jokes stopped :-p
I've only gotten one rude comment from a man I don't even know at work. He asked when I was due, I told him Thanksgiving, he looked completely horrified and said "WOW, are you sure?". I then told him "Well, it's twins." And he sighed in relief saying "oh, Ok, I was gonna say..." Dude, go away, i don't even know you. Usually I start with the twins thing because its just easier....but the one time I didn't say that up front someone freaked out. lol I know I'm BIG ok??
I just try and go with the flow mostly though, the "Do twins run in your family?" question is sooooooo annoying at this point. I usually just smile and say No, they were quite the surprise. And I try to remember that people are just super curious and hey if they are interested, I will talk about it with them. Even if I have to hear about their brother's sister in law's cousin who had twins twice. lol
I usually got the opposite comment, like "how many more months?" Me: "Two weeks", them: "are you sure?" well, yes I was sure I never expected so many comments about pregnancy. In Switzerland we are very reserved/cautious. No one would ever comment a belly of a stranger, never ever.
I got one yesterday. From our waitress when my mom and I were out to dinner, no less:
"Woah. Look at you. You getting ready to pop?" "Due in October," I say. "Woah, twins?!" "Nope, just the one." "First or second baby?" "Second." "OH THATS why then, whew!"
And to think, we still tipped her so nicely after all that,
Oh boy, so my younger sister's Bridal Shower was yesterday. It turned out beautifully and I was able to Host without too much trouble or pain. The Groom's family (bunch of country folk), about 15 people whom I have never met....OMG the comments. I could go on and on about it but I will list a few of my favorite comments of the day.
"I hope you've got a man at home to help you with those babies."
"Better you than me!" 5 different people said this...
"Are you gonna push them things out or are they gonna cut em out?"
"You better sit down or we might have to get a mop and bucket."
That's just a nice little handful of what I had to deal with yesterday. Luckily, after this wedding is over I won't ever see these stupid people again! My Brother in Law is a nice normal person, I'm glad the apple fell far from the tree.....
oh my word. Those comments are crazy!!! I mean if that's what comes out of their mouth I wonder what they are REALLY thinking....So glad we have this room to vent this stuff and get encouragement. I swear people can be so thoughtless.