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The things people say

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Simian0 Mon 22-Apr-13 19:44:20

Am 40 weeks+ 3 and have been getting floods of 'advice' from people as to how to get things started. It's made me reflect on all the things people have said over the past few months. I don't know about you guys but being pregnant seems to attract a number of comments/advice/opinion from people (known and random) about everything to do with your pregnancy. Thought it could be fun to try to capture some of the funnier ones here.

What types of things have people said to you during your pregnancy that have made you roll your eyes back in your head, or made you want to drop an anvil on them?

Things like....

1. "Make sure you get plenty of sleep to see you through when the baby comes" - like you can 'bank' sleep reserves. If you could wouldn't we all do this all of the time anyway? Sleep for 48hours non-stop then don't again for 6 months. Genius!

2. " it's best not finding out the sex as it's what keeps you going through labour" - like if I knew it were a boy or a girl I'd be tempted just to give up half way through and not push the whole thing out!

3. "Ooh, you're all out the front so it must be a girl"

4. "Ooh, you're all out the front so it must be a boy"

These have all amused me untold over the months.

Any to add?....

MoottonBun Mon 22-Apr-13 19:48:47

5. "Ooh shouldn't you be bigger than that by now?" Exactly how big should I be?

I get this a lot. Grrr.

RJM17 Mon 22-Apr-13 19:51:55

Oh u know because u have had bad heartburn your going to have a girl.

Bad heartburn means your baby will have loads of hair!!

I'm only 10 weeks so don't think it has anything to do with hair or the sex lol x

mrspaddy Mon 22-Apr-13 19:52:34

You know x (woman up the road) ended on crutches during pregnancy.. another got alopecia.
Makes you really confident ... hmmmmmm

mrspaddy Mon 22-Apr-13 19:52:57

oh and another one.. you lose a tooth for each pregnancy. .. I love that one

SomethingOnce Mon 22-Apr-13 19:53:03

I bet you'll end up saying 1. to somebody in a year or so grin

Bunnychan Mon 22-Apr-13 20:06:54

"You've had a growth spurt- I think you're having a boy"

This annoyed me for two reasons
1) it was from a doctor and if I wanted to know the sex, I'd have found out.
2) she measured me completely wrong according to my mw.

I find the "yo're carrying high so it's a boy/ it's a girl; you're all in front so it's a boy/it's a girl; you haven't put weight on anywhere else so it's a boy/it's a girl" hilarious- no one knows- they all say the same for boy and girl! X

YummyMummy17 Mon 22-Apr-13 20:07:41

Oh your rather big... Must be twins!
Must it? hmm

Don't use SMA for your child... It's really bad for them
Seriously? My mother and all her family used it for all the kids

Heartburn means lots of hair

Shaiandbump Mon 22-Apr-13 20:11:30

'' OMG YOUR HUGE, HOW ARE YOU STILL WALKING'. - bore off I'm measuring behind for my dates knobhead

'oh your having a girl, you've got one of each now you can stop' - ill have 16 children if I friggin wanted to, bore off.

Simian0 Mon 22-Apr-13 20:18:16

grin These are brilliant! Love the tooth one! WT...??

@SomethingOnce - you're probably right. I'll remember to slap myself for it at the time. wink

honey86 Mon 22-Apr-13 20:21:20

'are you sure youll cope with another? i mean are you sure?'

<when i split up with oh> 'you might wanna have a long think about whether you can cope alone, and if you wanna continue with this pregnancy.'

angry insensitive swines angry

spanky2 Mon 22-Apr-13 20:26:41

Enjoy the rest. Really ?! I would if I didn't feel so bloated ,bored and hot!
That drove me mad! The hair and heartburn was true with ds2 .

lollypopsicle Mon 22-Apr-13 21:03:02

"don't waddle, it's bad for your hips" I'm not doing it out of choice!!!!

NTMummy059 Mon 22-Apr-13 21:11:15

"don't find out the sex .. Its the best suprise ever!" ok I get that people like to find out at the birth as its exciting.. But its not really the greatest suprise - everyone knows its either a boy or a girl!

enjay0811 Mon 22-Apr-13 22:39:51

40+3 here too - the phone calls, txts and messages asking if there's 'any news' is getting wearing. Like I had the baby last week and didn't tell you!! grin

Stepawayfromthesweeties Tue 23-Apr-13 06:27:16

I'm so disappointed you're not finding out the sex, how will I know what colour to buy?? Well I'm extremely sorry for ruining your shopping trips but we'd quite like a surprise thanks!!! And there are a lot more colours out there than blue or pink, grrrrrrrr

MrsMangoBiscuit Tue 23-Apr-13 06:37:18

YummyMummy17 I am also getting the "ooh it must be twins" thing. I've started telling people "only if one of them's made of cake!" grin

The irony is, I've lost weight since getting pregnant, and I'm right off eating cake at the moment! sad

LalyRawr Tue 23-Apr-13 06:56:20

"Not had the baby yet then?"

Said when I was the size of a small block of flats and waddling like a professional penguin.

"Oh, yes I did, but then I ate it which is why I'm still so big."

Trazzletoes Tue 23-Apr-13 07:02:33

What used to wind me up was when I couldn't sleep during pregnancy - up at 3am every day without fail and people would say: well it's good practice for being up all night when the baby comes.

Really? I need to practice that? I don't think so.

And to be honest, I would prefer to sleep while I have the opportunity to do so.

Trazzletoes Tue 23-Apr-13 07:03:52

And one of my favourite websites for directing people to:

Forgetfulmog Tue 23-Apr-13 07:10:09

Huh wait til you've had the baby & all you'll get then is "is he/she sleeping through yet?" Or "is he/she a good baby?" She's a baby! I didn't realise they could be "good" or "bad"!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Tue 23-Apr-13 07:11:43

You're looking better, you've looked like death warmed up for months. <err thanks>

And when very pregnant with dd I got this from a random stranger

You must be carrying a girl because you have clearly put on loads of weight on your hips and bum <err fuck off bitch>

Not sure why it is acceptable to tell people they look shit just because they are pregnant I've started sweary ranting and it's only 7am, this could be a long day

ArtemisTheHunter Tue 23-Apr-13 09:04:38

I've had that too hopeful. "I guessed you were pregnant because you look so pale and tired". Really, Sherlock? Well done to you for spotting that I look shit but failing to notice the large and obvious bump.

My favourite so far was a (female) colleague last week who pointed out to a mixed meeting room of about 12 people how huge my cleavage now is. Cue 12 pair of eyes swivelling round to stare at my chest. My cleavage isn't huge. I'm a D, which is one cup size bigger than my pre-preg size. If she comes out with that again I might have to point out that my tits are only massive when compared with hers grin.

VisualiseAHorse Tue 23-Apr-13 09:09:36

"Everytime I see you, you're bigger"

OF COURSE I FUCKING AM YOU IDIOT. I'm not going to get SMALLER am I????

sheeplikessleep Tue 23-Apr-13 09:17:14

By text ... "Oh, third boy? (sad face) nevermind."

Grrrrrr angry

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