If you've ever been pregnant, then you're probably all too familiar with the unsolicited remarks that strangers and friends feel compelled to share with you. Until recently, random people on the street were the biggest offenders. One Starbucks barista was brazen enough to ask if I was just carrying one child. When I confirmed that I was indeed pregnant with a single baby, he said something along the lines of, "Maybe you've got like nine in there! Like an alien! And you could be on Oprah and have lots of people send you free stuff!" WHAT!? I think someone had a little crazy juice with his lattes that morning.
Now, my friends have joined in on the insult game as well. The other day one of my girlfriends said, "You look different this pregnancy. Last time you were more pointed out and this time I think you're wider." Unaware that her comments were upsetting me, I let it slide. The next time someone pipes up, I'll be tempted to say, "You know what? You look wider, too!" In my last few weeks of pregnancy I may become more cheeky with my responses because pregnant or not, nobody should have to endure, "You look wider" comments.