Hunger With a Side of Insecurity -

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Lindsay says:

I got that question from the SAME woman at work every 2-3 weeks, I shit you not. I was SO irritated with her by the end of my pregnancy I wanted scream!!

DeCaf says:

Is there a polite way to say “I don’t discuss my weight except with my health care provider” to those noisy people? It’s really shocking what people expect you to be okay with being asked.

lesbemums says:

I am tempted but i dont want to seem over sensitive. It really is shocking. I need to know exactly when it became okay to ask these things.

AndiePants says:

I hate that this is a thing . . .but I also feel it. So far no one has asked me about my weight, but I’m conscious of it anyway. I think DeCaf’s suggestion is spot on – given my current state of pregnancy rage, I’d probably smack someone first though!

lesbemums says:

Ha!Ha! Thats just it. I worry already how “hormonal” im being (we dont use the h word in our house) so if i say something snappy i might get an “ooooooooo get you” so i try and get on.
I cant get angry these days without being accused of being hormonal (even though i probably am. Lol)

I think the next person who says this i might say exactly that and then go into exactly why they need to know!

pepibebe says:

I’ve found that eating protein at all meals and as snacks is essential so I don’t gnaw on my arms. Bit tricky as a pescetarian (fish eating but otherwise vegetarian). So I’m eating a piece of cheese as corn crackers, Greek yoghurt, a boiled egg, roasted chick peas (garbanzos) etc as snacks. Every two hours otherwise I get awful grumpy & start retching too.

lesbemums says:

Eggs!!!! I forgot about those. I stopped buying them because i went off them but now i should be ok. Thanks!

I was going to pop you an email to see how everything is. Hope you guys are ok. Xx

pepibebe says:

PS – I’m also feeling conscious about the weight thing as I’m trying to hide my pregnancy till 12 weeks. We live in a small community and it’s summer so this is getting tricky! I’ve always had a small roundish tummy, and each time when I get pregnant my breasts shoot up a number of bra sizes by 5wks and I immediately bloat something crazy. So I have these much larger boobs and a very pronounced pot belly getting larger by the day, that I’m trying to keep under wraps.

lesbemums says:

Damn! Thats tough. I was lucky and found out in July and didnt start to show until 12-15 weeks so not too bad. Plus, i was also able to wear hoodies because our summer was a bit pants this year so that hid any lumps and bumps.

Its hard not to be conscious about eveything, but at the same time im so proud that im carrying a baby. I guess i just want to make sure i look pregnant and not just fat – especially as i dont always wear typical womens fitted clothing.

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