Pregnancy is a really beautiful thing - but along with the joy comes a whole slew of other things; like nausea, heartburn, fatigue, mood swings, stretch marks (just to name a few).
But maybe the worse part (other than the labor for some) is the non-stop unsolicited advice and comments from strangers, friends, parents, co-workers and the clerk at the grocery store. Basically EVERYONE has something to say.
We mamas hear it all. I know from personal experience.
From being told horrific labor stories weeks before the birth of my daughter, having strangers touch my belly and being told "you'll never sleep again". I get it. I once had a co-worker ask how far along I was and when I replied 14 weeks, he said "Oh, so it's gonna stick then" (seriously dude, rude).
"Was it planned? Are you going to breast feed? Were you really hoping for a boy instead of a girl? How much weight did you gain?" And my favorite "You'll shed all the baby weight right after the birth, you just need to breast feed and it will melt right off."
Well guess what DUDE I've been breast feeding for six months, and last time I checked it's still lingering. I had to find out how other local moms felt and what made them cringe when they were preggers. I think my FAV response was this from a mom of two: "I always say there are only two things on the approved list of things to say to a pregnant lady, 1.) You look so cute! and 2) You don't even look pregnant! And that's it. Could not have said it better myself!