10 Reactions You Will Have To People In The 9th Month Of Your Pregnancy

The last few weeks of pregnancy are filled with joy and anticipation of the new life you are about to bring into this world. Just kidding! No they’re not! They’re filled with you anxiously anticipating your little parasite’s exit from your body. And everyone you know will be there to remind you how huge you are and how you look like you’re about to pop. Fun!

You may find yourself reacting to the most benign situations with rage and impatience. People really don’t mean to get under your skin, there are just some words that fly out of a person’s mouth when they see a hugely pregnant woman. Just try to breathe through the moment. It will all be okay. Here are some common reactions you will have to some everyday interactions in the last few weeks of your pregnancy. Don’t be alarmed.

1. Hi! Any day now, huh?

2. Oh my god! Look at that belly! 

3. Wow – I guess it’s hot today. You really are glowing! 

4. Is it getting hard to stand up?

5. Wow. You are huge! 

6.  Are you sure you aren’t having twins?

7. When is your due date?

8. You must be soooo excited!

9. Get as much sleep as you can now!

10. I bet that’s going to be one big baby!

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  • Jessifer

    Being 2 weeks overdue: “Looks like he doesn’t want to come out. Guess he’s going to be a mama’s boy!”


    • Cruelty Cupcake

      Someone recently asked my friend who went 2 weeks over if there were claw marks on her uterus…………………………………………………………..

    • Jessifer

      One of my friends asked me if I was giving birth to a teenager. (ok, I admit that I kind of laughed at that one). But seriously, do people not know how terrifying it is for a pregnant woman to realize that not only is “normal” childbirth scary, but that her fetus has had two full extra weeks to grow in size before she has to squeeze it out of her V?

    • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

      I went three weeks overdue. DAILY phone calls, texts and queries. I fled the internet and most human contact. Because at that point all anybody asked was, “Any news?”

      Yeah, had the baby last week, forgot to mention it!

  • Toaster

    I have a friend who’s pregnant with twins and she’s already getting these comments from strangers at 26 weeks. I would lose my mind.

    • Andrea

      Ha ha people told my sister that all the time when she was expecting her twins. One actually smirked and said, “oh, good luck with that”.
      In fairness, she kinda deserved it. She was one of those child-free sanctimommies before she had kids where she thought she knew everything about kids before she had one. The rest of us were all kinda pointing and laughing behind her back. And I think she knew it. LOL

  • Liz

    “No baby yet?” Oh yeah, I had the baby, I just forgot to tell you, mom. “She’s just too cozy in there!” Great. Should I start poking my belly to make it less comfortable or something? “Omg I feel so bad for you.” Um, I’m two days late. That’s hardly worth complaining about… yet.

  • The Kez

    Urgh. By 41.5 weeks, my response to anyone stupid enough to ask “so… Had that baby yet?” Was “yeah, weeks ago actually. I just didn’t bother telling you because I FUCKING HATE YOU”

  • Abby

    This site was the most useful thing when I was in the 9th month: http://www.haveyouhadthatbabyyet.com/

  • Cruelty Cupcake

    I’m just as annoyed by “but you’re so TINY!” as I am by “you’re HUGE!” and I know that sounds like a humblebrag but it’s seriously not. Like, I don’t know what to tell you. Okay. Sorry to disappoint. Fuck off and quit commenting on my body. Some stranger at the park had the balls to ask me to turn to the side for her. Ummmmmmmmmmmm, bye.

    I get calls/texts almost every day asking if the baby is “on schedule,” does my midwife think he will arrive on his due date, is everything on track, what does the doc say? Oh, I dunno, just let me ask the baby to check his calendar. My mom let me know that a psychic she met in Jamaica told her the baby is going to be two weeks late. Great, thanks for the heads up. Now I guess you can quit fucking asking me about it! Today my aunt I see twice a year texted me to ask if I’m dilated at all. I’m ready to disembowel someone with my bare hands.


    • Gangle

      I get the ‘you are so tiny, I/my daughter/friend was/is waaay bigger than you’ thing too, complete with being given the eye onceover as if to say ‘obviously THAT is going to be a small, sickly baby’. What do I say to that? Sorry for being petite? I am so sorry I promise to try and stack on some extra weight? I do not know.

    • Surly Canuck

      Uhg, I’m so sorry. I don’t know why people think it’s alright to keep a running commentary on pregnant bodies. My co-worker, when I told her I was carrying a girl, walked around me and checked out my ass. She said she was surprised because girls usually plump up your rear end and mine was tiny. Ummm… thanks?

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      WOW, talk about having no social boundaries. I haven’t had anyone cross the line that badly, but I’ve had people say “I couldn’t even tell you were pregnant from behind!” lol WHAT? That’s because the baby is in my uterus…you know, in the front of my body…but maybe stop staring and commenting on any part of it?? It’s like you become public property the second you get pregnant.

  • james watson

    I had the baby, I just forgot to tell you, mom. “She’s just too cozy in there!” Great.

  • lizinthelibrary

    I’m 37 weeks. All of these things. All of them. When people tell me how great I look, glowing, not tired, etc., I resist telling them how much I spend on foundation.
    Also in one hour one person told me I don’t look big enough to be this far along and another coworker told me I looked so big I clearly wasn’t making it to 40 weeks.

    • Jallun-Keatres

      lol by the time I was like 28 weeks my supervisor was like “omg you’re so huge you’re not gonna make it to your due date!” I wasn’t mad cuz I wanted her out a little early too so I could meet her faster but I knew that jinxed me. Joke’s on her. She was 5 days past her due date.

  • Andrea

    OH GAWD all these!!!
    I was on like my 5th trimester (not really, but you know that’s what it feels like) when I walked into the church nursery to pick up my toddler and the sweet old lady told me “Gosh, it seems like you’ve been pregnant for ever” and I actually did yell: YES, YES I HAVE I HAVE BEEN PREGNANT SINCE BEFORE THE FLOOD!!!
    She was shocked, but patted my back and said, I’m sorry dear, the last few weeks are hell.

    • Surly Canuck

      That is an awesome response. I’ll have to remember that.

  • G.E. Phillips

    I ran into an old flame about a week before my due date, and the first words out of his mouth were, “Holy crap, you’re a duplex!”

    • Lilly

      that one made me laugh, sorry

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  • Rebecca R

    I don’t mind the huge comments as much as ‘Oh my gosh you look exhausted/miserable’ when I’m feeling great.

    • M.

      Me too…I WAS huge, so that was a no brainer, but I felt fabulous during the final months of my pregnancy so I hated all the insinuation that I must be feeling miserable.

    • Rebecca R

      I take it back. I just got ‘You haven’t had that thing yet?’, ‘Are you sure there aren’t twins in there?’ and ‘Boy, you sure are getting big’ within 2 minutes of each other and now I mind a little bit.

  • Jallun-Keatres

    The one I always heard was “What does the doctor say???” I literally had no clue how to answer that so I’d be like “She said… see you next week..?”

  • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

    The “I bet that’s going to be one big baby” is especially cruel, I think.

  • Karen Milton

    With my second pregnancy I think my uterus just said “oh, fuck this” and didn’t even bother, because I was in maternity pants by ten weeks. I started getting the “ooooh, any day now!” comments by about 22 weeks and I seriously could have throttled somebody by about 30 weeks. I have no idea what about pregnancy gives strangers the apparent right to vote on the accuracy of your uterine contents, but apparently it does because I got a whole lot of nonsense when I’d tell people my due date. Yes, right now it is January. Yes, I am due in May. Yes, there is only one baby in there. Yes, I am sure. Yes, I just must be a fat fuck. Kindly defenestrate yourself.

    • Surly Canuck

      Apparently I am surrounded by uterus whisperers. Why they went into tax instead of midwifery is beyond me since these seers are just a fountain of unsolicited information.

  • aheb

    I got told how huge I was by random strangers for pretty much the entire second half of both my pregnancies. I wanted to punch someone, but mainly I wanted to know what the fuck they expected me to say in response. ”Why, yes, I do think I’m the largest pregnant person ever, thanks.” Basically I’m short, so when I’m pregnant, there is nowhere for it to go but straight out front. It’s also kinda embarrassing when after one pregnancy where everyone tells you how huge you are and you actually produce a nine pounder, you have a second kid, everyone tells you how huge you are and then the second kid is only 7.5 pounds. It’s like, ” oh, average baby, guess all the extra was just me!”

    • Surly Canuck

      I feel the same way about the “I bet it’s twins!”. Because I’m so huge? Sorry to disappoint, it’s mostly me. I blame it on not having any morning sickness and baby demanding all the litres of milk I can get my hands on.

  • wonderstruck

    I swear that was my exact face when people said the bullshit about sleep.

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  • Alicia Kiner

    I got the have you had that baby yet beginning in May with my son. He was due Aug 18, born on the 24th. I guess all my issues with early contractions brought it on sooner. After he was born, my dad said “I was starting to think you made up this whole baby thing.” Um, yeah 6 weeks of bed rest and almost 70 lbs later, it was all a joke.

    Then my father-in-law said, are you sure this is your kid? He looks like hubby” um yeah I’m pretty positive I just spent 2 days in labor thanks. People are stupid.

  • Upsilon

    I’m 40wks and 5 days pregnant right now and this past weekend I decided to chuck out all that I know of science and logic and give into the desires of my mama friends to try their sure fire tricks to bring on labor. What I have to show for it is a very upset stomach and a cranky pelvis after too long of a walk. That shit doesn’t work and people need to stop telling me it does because despite being 9 months pregnant, I’m in good shape and have no problem kicking your ass

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