Are you ready yet? I bet you’re ready, aren’t you….

I swear, what is WRONG with people these days? I am 30w1d, and since Thursday I have heard the following remarks:

“Are you ready for baby to be born? You look like you are.”
“Oh my, you’re all belly! You’re going to have a big baby!”
“I bet you’re ready for the baby to be born, aren’t you….”

People, please! Stop wishing a preemie birth on me! This child needs to stay in for another 10 weeks. No, I am not ready for him to be out. Nothing is prepared, the nursery isn’t together, the baby shower is in about a month,  the house isn’t childproofed, and I’m not ready. Not that I’m sure I ever WILL be ready, but in 10 weeks (give or take a few days) I will HAVE to be ready. So please, for the love of all that is holy, stop trying to convince my child that he should be born early!

And? Stop telling me that I’m going to have a big baby. Yes, I love that people are actually noticing that I’m pregnant. It makes me unbelievably happy, all things considered. My shadow and/or reflection still startles the crap out of me every time I see it! Yes, I know I’ve only gained 7# from my starting weight (11 over all, if you take the 5 I initially lost) and that it’s pretty much all boob and belly. No, my doc doesn’t think I should gain more – he’s very happy with the weight gain. My chances of having a big baby? Probably not so big if you consider that those 11 pounds are baby AND fluid, and that I’ll probably lose most of that upon delivery. According to websites, baby is about 3 pounds right now. He’d have to gain 6-7# in the next 10 weeks for me to consider him “big” and I just don’t see that happening. I’m measuring right on track now…I was a week ahead two weeks ago, and I’m now 29 3/4. So – normal size. BACK OFF PEOPLE, before I GIVE you all this information.

*gets off soapbox* *hangs head* It’s not going to get any better, is it….

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  1. Jess

     /  January 17, 2011

    First person that suggests I'm ready for baby to be born, unless they mean “fast-forwarding to birth” I'm gonna smack.

    No, really. And I WILL GIVE them all the information on premature birth. Heaven knows I AM ACTUALLY counting down.


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