Listen Up

13 Feb

Actually I am not having twins, yes- I am quite sure.  How good of you to ask though.

Okay, people.  Listen up.  I am a young healthy pregnant mom who just happens to get a very large belly when I am expecting.  Lord only knows why my belly juts out like it does, but I can assure you it is not because I sit on the couch eating ice cream all day.  I am usually running around chasing my girls and juggling life stuff.  I actually just stopped playing hockey last week and am still skate skiing and doing workout videos thank you very much.

Why on earth do people think they can say whatever pops into their head when it comes to pregnant moms?

Would you tell ANYONE else you come into contact with that they are getting quite huge?  No, no you wouldn’t.  And the person who you ESPECIALLY should not be saying that to is someone who is sustaining another life, with wacky hormones that probably doesn’t enjoy the fact that her beach bod is being taken over.

Here is a blog article that my sister wrote while she was coming toward the end of her pregnancy- a very good read.

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I am not one of those ladies who likes being pregnant.  I love the end result- don’t get me wrong, but I like having my body to myself.  I really shouldn’t complain because I have fairly easy pregnancies BUT one side effect is that my belly is out there.  So out there that people can’t seem to help themselves with rude comments.  I have 12 more weeks and people are already making the, “You are a huge,” comments.  I don’t know if I can survive three more months of this.

So please, be nice to those around you who are pregnant.  I promise it is not easy to do this.  Even though we put on a tough face and pretend like it is.


2 Responses to “Listen Up”

  1. Sandi February 13, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Actually, Caitlyn, I CAN identify! More than 30 years ago I popped out really huge with my last pregnancy. One person told me it seemed like I had been pregnant for two years! Now I try to make sure my mind is in gear before my mouth goes into action!

  2. Gluten Free Jesus Freak February 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    A-freaking-men. I hear you, sister.

    I don’t miss the days of being pregnant in the pulpit or in a small town. People mean well, but geez…

    You are gorgeous. That baby’s gonna be gorgeous. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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