I’ve said this comment to a pregnant woman before, “You don’t even look pregnant, you’re so tiny.”
I had it said to me yesterday and I didn’t like it. Maybe I’m just at my hyper-sensitive, every thing pisses me off stage of pregnancy, but I didn’t like these comments.
I do look pregnant. My breasts are bigger, my belly is getting rounder, I have more weight on my hips and thighs. My body is happily gestating and I am getting larger. It frustrates me because I have gained thirty pounds so far and I’m just over half way. That is more than lots of women gain through an entire pregnancy. If I don’t look like I’m pregnant, then are you saying I just look fatter? The weight is there, I am bigger. I’m a stick with hips when not pregnant. Please acknowledge my growing body. It won’t hurt my feelings.
Instead, I enjoy hearing the words, “You look great,” or “Your body distributes the weight well then.”