As I am finishing up the 2nd trimester, it is now obvious to the world that I am pregnant. This obviousness has its ups and downs.
On the plus side, I look pregnant instead of maybe like I’ve just had one too many cheeseburgers at lunch. Also, people often carry things for me or ask me if I need help, which is nice, though being pregnant does not render one totally useless.
On the down side, people like to comment about the state of my belly constantly. And most of these people are lacking a bit in the tack department. Just to let you all know, FAT is not a term that should ever be used when referring to a pregnant woman. Even saying, “You’re not that fat yet,” is not a good option. I don’t care what size she is, it is just not cool. I mean, she is growing a baby, so her stomach is going to get big, maybe even comically large, but there is no need to point this out to her. I imagine that she already knows!
Also, when asking when a pregnant women is due, no need to visibly let your eyes bug out of your head and say, OMG, you are going to be HUGE by then. Again, I am sure that this is something that most pregnant women are already all too aware of. They do not need a reminder about the possibilities that loom large in front of them.
So now you all know. Pregnant women should always be called beautiful and offered free massages and pedicures! That is your public service announcement for today. You’re welcome.
PS- Go vote!!