I totally understand that we’ve come to a point in society where people know it is generally frowned upon to ask a woman if she’s pregnant. You never want to assume and then realize that you are wrong (because not only do you feel like an ass, you’ve probably hurt a woman’s feelings).
However… there is a point where politeness just seems ridiculous. On Monday, I received a “Congratulations!” from someone. I hadn’t realized that I never spoke about my pregnancy to this person though I don’t see them much. She proceeded to say, “I thought maybe you were pregnant but wasn’t sure so I didn’t want to say. But when I saw you put on that support belt at the gym, I knew.” (btw – I am back to wearing a pregnancy support belt at the gym for when I
But seriously? You “suspected” but didn’t want to say anything? This is what I look like right now (excuse the terrible phone pic taken in the gym):
I am 23 weeks pregnant. I am beyond the halfway mark and with this being my second pregnancy, I started showing MUCH sooner. I’ve looked like this for quite some time now.
So while I appreciate the politeness of not assuming… COME ON!
Incidentally, I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in awhile that didn’t know I was pregnant. And she said, “Wow – you must be due very soon!” Yeah… I have another 4 months.
It really is amazing how by not sharing this news on Facebook, I’m met with lots of “whoa! I had no idea!” How did people communicate this type of news in the olden days?