I am 37 week and 1 day pregnant.
Full-term. Look at that!
But just because I am full term, and it is June, does not mean I am miserable. People seem to assume that pregnant=miserable. They also seem to assume that I am “so ready for the baby to be born” and that I look like I’m “about to pop”.
Maybe some women feel that way – but I don’t. And I’m kind of sick of strangers implying that, because what am I supposed to say? If I say “oh, actually I feel just fine, just kind of tired.” They probably think I’m lying. But here’s the deal ladies:
I don’t have any swelling.
I weigh 15 pounds less than I did pre-conception.
I’m walking for 30 minutes every day.
I do have to pee all the time, but that is more of an inconvenience than anything else.
I kind of miss sleeping through the night, but I knew I was giving that up.
I have heartburn… every day… almost all the time.
As far as pregnancies go – mine has been relatively easy, for which I am very thankful. So I wish people would focus on the positive instead of the negative. It isn’t the end of my supposed suffering, rather, the beginning of getting to hold my baby!
So, what should you take from this? Don’t assume that every pregnant lady is miserable. The phrase “ready to pop” is rude, and kind of obnoxious. Makes me feel like people think I look like a giant blobby water balloon.
Lastly? Don’t touch my stomach… and especially don’t touch strangers’ stomachs. Pregnant ladies have essentially given up their bodies to this little baby inside of them, and the last thing they need is to feel like they have even less control over their own body because strangers feel entitled to rubbing their belly.
Plus… I just don’t like it when people touch me. Pregnant or not.