Pregnancy is not an illness!
I don’t want to weigh 100 kilos the time I deliver my baby.
I am perfectly fine and can pick up things from the floor, thank you very much.
I am cleared by my doctor to exercise and I am not crazy to overdo it.
These are the things running through my mind most of the time I am at work because lately, I’ve been really ticked with some people at the office watching every move I make, making really ridiculous comments like this is the 1800’s since the time they knew about my pregnancy.
“Why are you taking the stairs? You are pregnant, for God’s sake!!”
I was in the copier machine and dropped a piece of paper and one co-worker screamed..”Nah, ah, ah!! Don’t bend down, I’ll get the paper off the floor for you!”
The ladies have also started commenting on every dress I wear.
“That black blouse and trousers was good at hiding your bump.”
“That floral maxi dress – it’s so bad. It makes your belly look really obvious and BIG.”
Oh hey, for your info, this belly will just get bigger no matter what type of clothing I wear. It is destined to get big and I won’t be hiding it. In fact, just because you said maxi dresses is bad coz it makes my belly look big, I will wear it most days of the days and march in front of you.
And speaking of the bump – oh the contradicting statements!
“Are you supposed to be THIS big already!?”
“Why are you NOT gaining weight all over and it’s only your belly popping out?”
“Are you sure it’s not twins?”
“Fatten yourself up!!”
My baby size and weight during the last checkup I had was perfect for his fetal age. If you see my belly pics at 20 weeks, you’ll know I am not paper thin nor obese, I really don’t know where these kind of comments come from.
One co-worker even calls to give me random advices:
“DON’T EXERCISE*! Now is the golden time to let loose and eat whatever you want!!”
Apparently in the place where they come from, pregnant ladies should only move when they eat. Eat, sleep, eat, sleep. Rinse and repeat.
Is it just my crazy, raging pregnancy hormones that’s making me mad or are these comments really RUDE!?
* My exercises mostly consists of walking or doing the ellipticals, stretching and light weights. I’ve been exercising regularly prior to getting pregnant and my ob-gyn can’t see any reason why I shouldn’t continue. My pace has fairly slowed down though but I feel better if I move everyday than just be a couch potato.