Things NOT to Say to a Pregnant Woman!

My January Birth Board started a post on this and thought it was funny.... so thought I'd share with you! BTW, these are all things that someone has actually said to women on this board....

"Is this a good thing or a bad thing?"

"Congrats... I guess!"

"Should you really be eating/drinking/doing that?"

"How much weight have you gained?" followed by a disapproving look

"Can you even afford a baby?"

"Now you'll never be able to do what you want to do!"

"Are you STILL pregnant?"

"Wow, you're HUGE!"

"I was a lot bigger/smaller than you at [insert how far along you are]"

"What are you having?" asked at 8 weeks or less

"I hope this wasn't planned!"

"I hope this WAS planned!"

"Are you sure it's not twins?"

"Are you sure your pregnant?"

"Are you sure your baby is ok?"

"You have to find out what the sex of the baby is... and if you don't, you should have the doctor call me so I'll know!"

"You shouldn't name the baby [insert your child's name], you should name it [insert name of person talking to you]"

"You don't look sick at all, did you have a miscarriage?"

"Stop being pregnant paranoid, I did that when I was pregnant and my child turned out fine!"

"I smoked/drank/etc while pregnant and my baby turned out perfect!"

"I can't believe you won't tell ME what you're having! I need to know! You're ruining everything!"

"Well you definately have the hips to have a big baby"

"My baby is going to be so spoiled. " said by someone other than the person actually carrying the baby

"Who's the father?"

"Are you going to keep it?"

"Was it planned?"

"You're pregnant? You don't look any different."

"You'll probably miscarry... everyone miscarries a baby atleast once."

"Are you even old enough to have a baby?"

"Girl you are gaining WEIGHT!"

"Is this your oops baby?"

"You can't have your shower then... I won't be able to come if you have it on that day!"

"Are you going to have an abortion?"

"Awww! Have the baby on MY birthday!"

"Don't you know what that causes that?"

There were so many more... and they just got worse and worse :-\


What to Say...

What do you say to someone who doesnt ever take the time to listen? What do you say to someone who never has time to spend time with you? What do you say to someone who doesn't truly know who you are because they never took the time to find out? What do you say to someone who makes you cry more often then words are spoken? What do you say to someone who has suffered more pain then you could imagine... when really all you want to do is understand?

I sure as hell don't know. I've been trying to figure this out for as long as I can remember.


Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

That's right! We're having a baby girl! We'll be welcoming Miss Isla Moriah Massey to our family sometime around Christmas or New Years! Can't wait to meet you little one!


Baby, Vacation, School, Summer..... AGH!

Baby is doing great! Had to take the 3 hour fasting glucose tolerance test on Tuesday and as soon as I chugged down that nasty orange drink.... he/she was flipping and flopping and doing sumersaults! Haven't felt THAT much movement EVER! I'll be 19 weeks on Saturday, have my next prenatal appointment w/the midwives next Thursday and then the following Monday on August 16th we find out the sex and get to see our little one's spine, heart, etc.

We are planning a vacation for the first week of August to TN. We thought about taking a quick trip to the beach, but we're planning a BIG beach trip with the Flint Family next year and decided to wait for the beach until then! So we're staying at a super nice hotel we've stayed at before, and planning on having 2 date nights with dinner out and bowling or movies... and basically just hanging out. I'm also hoping Janelle can figure out a way to meet us for a day so that she and I can go shopping!!!!

School starts on August 18th, holy cow! I have to go buy my EXPENSIVE books next Wednesday, and I'm really hoping my parents will follow through and help me. The bookstore at my school provides carts and baskets, however its almost impossible to get one. And carrying all of my books and supplies I need while pregnant.... mmm not such a good idea!

Summer is almost over, thank the LORD! Next Friday is my last day and I can't WAIT!

So that was short and sweet and to the point... hehe!