Well all give and get advice from time to time, and sometimes the advice is great and worthy, and at other times, you just want to punch the person who said it in the face.
Here is some of the "advice" or opinions or anecdotes I have been given in the last 8 months or so. My Ideas are in brackets beside!!!
1. Good luck cloth diapering, you will be covered in shit. (Yes, well, I can't wait to take a poo filled diaper and rub is all over my arms, legs and chest, you idiot!)
2. You are taking grocery store brand prenatals??? (Will this kill my baby?)
3. You're not going to an ob/gyn...good luck. (They are SURGEONS, why do I need a surgeon?)
4. No baby in the bed with you, you'll have your work cut out for you. (Um...WHAT?????)
5. A natural childbirth, you will never be able to do this without pain medication (Right, because I am the 1st woman EVER to want a natural childbirth)
6. Let me pick a name for you. (What, are you INSANE????)
7. Your crotch is going to burn, its the worst feeling ever. (I would imagine my crotch on fire is painful yes.)
8. Listen to my horrible labour story. (Why would I want to hear that?)
9. Will you keep the placenta? (Oh yes, most definitely, I have a nice place on my mantel all picked out already..WTF???)
10. Just make sure to choose a good name (Because, you thought I would choose a horrible name?)
11. You don't understand because you aren't a mother. (Apparently only genius' have children then????)
12. You don't know what its like to support people financially. (Oh right, at the age of 28 with a job, a car, a house, etc etc etc...I have no idea the value of a dollar)
13. You aren't sleeping well because the baby is preparing you for never sleeping again. (Okay, so really, parents go months straight with NO sleep, sure they do.)
14. It's going to be so hard for you, such an adjustment (Ya, well, no shit asshole, but lets not forget that I married an amazing man, who is anticipating this baby as much as I am.)
15. Oh wow, how did that happen? (I had unprotected sex days prior to ovulation, you idiot)
16. How are you feeling? (My reaction varies depending on who asks this)
17. Can I touch your belly? (Says the stranger in the Subway Sandwhich line up)
18. Oh, look at you all preggers! (I HATE the word preggers, I actually even prefer to be called knocked up over preggers, and yes, I am aware of how I look!)
There are many more of course, but the one that pisses me off the most are when people tell me that I don't have a clue on things "because I am not a mother" Being a mother doesn't make you a GOOD mother, it simply only alerts the world that sometimes idiots (usually the people who say this) can have kids too...and they do!!! Why do people say that? Why can I not have an opinion on something, or know something because I don't have my own children. I have spent years around kids, and of course used to be one. Also, I can say that certain products on the market are crap, and simply ways to make money, don't we all as consumers have the right to have an opinion on something that is available for sale????
For example: At a store one day, I laughed and shook my head, the saleswoman looked at me, and asked what was funny. I said that I was shocked that someone would make this, and then think that people would buy it. Please see below: (It's a little tent you put over the penis when changing the baby, so you don't get sprayed.) She said to me, that if I was having a boy, it would come in very useful. Ya, sure it would!!!
There are of course many people who say great things to pregnant women, or hold open the door at the mall, offer you a hand when reaching something from up high, let you in front of them in the bathroom, all these great wonderful things. Those moments I love and appreciate in people, its the rude and clueless ones that piss me off!!!
Please share other ridiculous things you have heard when pregnant.
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