Oh so you want an 8 month pregnant woman to slap you

People wait until you are very very pregnant to say stupid stupid things to you. At this point you are oozing hormones out of places you did not know hormones could come out of, and this is not the time to start something with me.

Coworker: My I see someone is eating for two

Me: (in reality) stunned into silence (in my head) yes well my belly goes away after the baby comes out, what is your excuse

Brother in law: blah blah blah… babies die all the time…. blah blah blah

Me: ( in real life) you don’t know what you are talking about  (in my head) Too upset to process this.

Friend: Oh you will have to stay at the hospital for 4-5 days, I laugh when I think you want to leave before then ( we got permission from our dr to leave in 24 hours bc there is no need to stay in a hospital if you are healthy)

Me: Thats funny I don’t know of a single person who stayed that long, maybe 30 years ago when you had kids that was the case, but not anymore. ( in my head) really you are going to school me. I could dance circles around your lack of education fool.

Too many people to count: So what day are you having the baby? (literally, they wanted an exact date the baby would come)

Me: When I go into labor. (they did not like this response) ( in my head) um, seriously no one knows the exact day the baby comes stop asking me that. How the hell am I supposed to know.

24 thoughts on “Oh so you want an 8 month pregnant woman to slap you

  1. I had one hospital birth and vowed no more. I had the next two in a birthing center. I would certainly never stay 4 or 5 days. It ain’t the Ritz, people!

    Squish was due on my birthday. If I had a quarter for every time someone told me to have my doctor induce me on that day, I could BUY the Ritz. Induction is one of my biggest peeves/soapboxes. There are docs around here whose inductions rates are above 90%.

  2. I had to work hard to be able to leave the hospital after 1.5 days. I had to tell everyone a million times that I wanted to go. I want a home birth next time but you should hear my mil (the OB) respond when I mention it…

  3. There are many great things about Canadian healthcare, but one bad thing is the hospital stay after having a baby – it’s often 12 hours or less! My son was 1 month premature so they let us stay about 18 hours after he was born.
    Great post!

  4. I explained to your brother in law after that conversation that you can’t say that to a pregnant woman!!! Men can be oblivious sometimes. But he’s sorry. 😉

  5. Pingback: Top 10 RAWResome Blog Posts {Mar. 3 – 9} | julie's chick lit

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s