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I usually take the sarcastic route and say something narky which isn't very nice, but quite satisfying smile
I remember being asked by a random old duck if I was breast feeding and said 'sure do you want to see?' And made out like I was going to whip out a boob in front of her. The constant questions about if we were having a boy or a girl used to do my head in too.
You really need to develop a thick skin as a mumma sadly. I got a few unwelcome comments at work and addressed it directly. But you do need to feel comfortable doing it and it might be worth talking to a manager. I just said 'hey guys, if I wasn't pregnant, do you really think it would be normal or ok for you to ask me about my boobs, weight, my marital status?', 'the answer is no, so let's all try and not harass the pregnant lady'. I got a few people with noses out of joint, but they couldn't deny I had a good point so they dropped it after a while.
I had some similar comments from customers at work, but Im 41 with baby number 1 almost here and wasnt married (how shocking LOL). I just said to them straight, "you seem to be happy to make judgements about my life so I figure its fair game for me to make them about yours" never heard another word from them smile
But I must admit I probably wouldnt have had the guts to say it at your age, just being older I guess makes it easier to tell them to F*** Off
Hold your head up and ignore the twits, good luck.
Clax i really like your way of addressing the matter, i think that is the most suited to me and the most appropriate for my work place. Thankyou!
I just cant believe all of these beautiful women already having to endure body changes and body hangups etc have to take slack from other people.. very frustrating.
I now have a new sense of respect for any mother out there, I never realised how strong they are.
wishing health and happiness to all the other mums out there, you're all beautiful and amazing women!
I had all sorts, people telling me I was getting fat (as a 'joke'), people touching my belly constantly, people giving me advice on how to get through labour, men colleagues making jokes about how my vagina would be 'stretched', people asking me if I had considered having an abortion. Just horrible.
Honestly, people like this choose to comment on your pregnancy beacause they have shit people skills and can't think of anything else to say to you. And like the others said, wait till the baby is born this will seem like nothing lol
haha tarajs01 i have no problem either telling people where to go, but 1 im in a higher position then these "mature ladies" and 2 i would love to go back to working there a day or so a week after bub is settled to keep my sanity so to speak.. good luck and wishing you a healthy pregnancy.
Thank you smile
Going back to work isn't a problem, thats already been sorted. The smart assed comments directed to me were from customers, work mates and boss have been fantastic
I remember being asked by a random old duck if I was breast feeding and said 'sure do you want to see?' And made out like I was going to whip out a boob in front of her.
oh my gosh i nearly spat my drink on my laptop haha her face and reaction must have been priceless!!!
NZ Mumma + 1 wrote:
men colleagues making jokes about how my vagina would be 'stretched',
oh yes i had a 19yo boy at uni tell me " after 4 kids it must be like throwing a sausage down a hallway trying to have sex" while i think now that this is a funny description it sure was humiliating and hurtful at the time..
Mum of 3 girls, 1 boy, 1 angel, 1 on the way!
The trick is to come back at them - often they don't realise what they are saying is rude and inappropriate. I know its hard to come up with something smart and witty with a pregnancy brain - but, its amazing how far a little guilt back at them can go.
You could also guilt them, you know, pretend to cry next time they say something... they'll at least be embarrassed that they made a pregnant lady cry.
Crizzy, thats nuts! First I think you're amazing having 4 lil ones!!! Maybe people are envious! As for that dude... I doubt he'd have any clue about sex since douche bags like that probably struggle to get any!
I have 2 DSs but I'm still annoying for the opposite reason, I love pregnancy and it amazes me so I'll tell my friends how amazing they are allll day long lol.
I hope you manage to find a way to make them stop and begin to enjoy work again, this is the last thing you need to be stressing over at this stage of your pregnancy.
Personally I like the idea of going in and saying to them before they can comment "yes I look bigger, yes Im still moddy, no I dont want to hear about it" etc like a previous person mentioned doing. Doubt anyone would comment about it again (that day at least). Lol.