January 22, 2018

4 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman + Bumpdate

Pregnancy is nothing shy of a miracle that should be celebrated every day. The changes that a woman’s body goes through are intense, both physically and emotionally. For me, with the changes, comes a surprise of being at a loss of control over my body. It’s tricky because I do believe most people mean well and are only trying to be friendly. However, certain statements and questions can easily shift into an awkward, unwarranted moment which can weigh heavily on an expecting mother’s mind and/or heart. Here are four things to avoid saying to a pregnant woman (I speak for myself, from my own experience):

1. Were you trying? The whole “trying/not trying” thing is straight up personal information nobody else needs to be privy to. Whether one’s journey to pregnancy involves many years of waiting or an unexpected surprise — let the people having a baby take the lead on this one. Instead, offer sincere congratulations, and leave it at that.

2. You look tired. Carrying a baby for nine months is hard work and it takes up a lot of your energy. Chances are I probably am tired. But the last thing I want is to be reminded of how exhausted I am and how I look.

3. You don’t look pregnant at all! I myself have been guilty of this one. While seeing a growing bump can be exciting, please know that commenting on the size or shape of a woman’s body part is not helpful. It is actually a very sensitive subject. You may think you’re paying some type of compliment but you’re likely only adding to the worries.

4. What if your body doesn’t go back to normal? You’re right. What if it doesn’t? My body may or may not be the same after childbirth. I kind of don’t want to think about it at this point. I’d rather enjoy my days of being pregnant and allow my body to be reminded of the miracle that’s within me.

If you have experienced pregnancy or if you’ve committed one of these offenses against a pregnant woman, I hope after this post we can nod heads, laugh out loud and learn a lesson or two along the way. Because as much as I like to complain about things like this, deep down I’m very thankful to be able to participate in this miracle of creating a life – and nothing can minimize that joy for me.

Baby Bumpdate

How I’m Feeling: My energy is at an all time high. BUT, if I don’t get 7-8 hours of sleep every night, I will operate like a zombie all day.

Symptoms: I actually felt my baby’s first kick!! It’s funny because everyone would tell me what it would feel like (butterflies, flutters, muscle spasms, etc.) and I wasn’t ever sure what I was looking for. But when you feel it, you feel it. For me, it felt kind of like a quick muscle twitch/quiver in the lower part of my belly. Nonetheless it is very exciting!

Cravings: Really into chocolate milk these days!

Exercise: I started doing prenatal yoga and I couldn’t feel better! My body needed this push in becoming flexible and it’s actually even helped me become more in tune with my core.

What I’ve Been Doing: Shopping for baby shower dresses! Though my showers are almost 1-2 months out, I’m particular about the looks I’m going for, so I’m getting a head start in browsing. If you have any tips or recommendations to where I can find some options (outside of ASOS and Nordstrom), please send them my way!

My Favorite Thing to Wear: Surprisingly, I have been wanting to wear maxis and dresses with tights a lot (like this and this). Layers on layers, and anything not gripping on my belly is my jam right now. I won’t lie though, it definitely takes a creative toll to have to wake up every morning and figure out what to wear to work (that will also keep me warm!).

What I’m Doing for Myself: I’m trying to take care of my skin! My entire first trimester left me with nothing but acne scars and I’m finally into a good rhythm of things with a couple of new products I’ve been trying out. (Will probably do a separate skincare blog post – let me know if it’s somethin you’re interested in!)

Recent Purchases: I got my first pair of maternity jeans from Topshop and I reach for them almost every other day! I’m also probably going to invest in some compression socks (any reccos?) cause I’ll be traveling quite a bit over the next few months.

Shop My Look

Topshop Straight Leg Jeans • Zara Fringe Top (similar here and here) • Zara Plaid Coat (similar here, here and here) • Kozha Numbers Limited Edition Utility Bag in Tan • Tom Ford Lip in Spanish Pink • RayBan Round 53MM Sunglasses

16 Replies to “4 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman + Bumpdate”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely!! I’ll keep these tips in mind! You’re looking amazing and, God willing, you will be an amazing mother! ❤️❤️❤️ Faye xo

  2. My husband and i ended up being excited when Emmanuel managed to do his analysis by way of the precious recommendations he grabbed out of your web page. It’s not at all simplistic to just choose to be giving freely techniques which usually people could have been making money from. And now we know we have you to thank because of that. The most important explanations you have made, the easy site menu, the friendships you help foster – it’s got everything remarkable, and it’s leading our son in addition to the family feel that this concept is fun, which is certainly exceptionally essential. Thank you for all the pieces!

  3. I wish to voice my admiration for your kind-heartedness giving support to those who really need help with this one matter. Your personal commitment to passing the solution all-around had become surprisingly practical and has usually encouraged many people much like me to get to their desired goals. Your entire insightful key points can mean a lot to me and especially to my office colleagues. Thank you; from everyone of us.

  4. Thanks so much for providing individuals with such a pleasant opportunity to read articles and blog posts from this website. It is always very useful and also packed with a lot of fun for me personally and my office peers to search your site at the very least 3 times in a week to study the latest guides you have got. Of course, I am usually pleased with the special methods served by you. Certain 1 areas on this page are truly the most beneficial we have all ever had.

  5. I simply wanted to say thanks yet again. I do not know the things that I would have tried in the absence of the ways provided by you on that topic. Previously it was a real scary situation in my position, however , noticing the well-written approach you processed it made me to leap with joy. Now i’m thankful for the service as well as hope that you are aware of an amazing job you have been doing educating the rest through your web page. I’m certain you haven’t got to know all of us.

  6. I have to express my thanks to the writer just for bailing me out of this type of circumstance. Right after checking throughout the the net and seeing ideas which are not pleasant, I figured my entire life was gone. Existing without the presence of solutions to the difficulties you have resolved through the article is a serious case, as well as the ones which may have badly damaged my entire career if I had not come across your web site. Your own talents and kindness in playing with all things was valuable. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I had not encountered such a step like this. It’s possible to at this time look ahead to my future. Thanks a lot very much for this professional and result oriented help. I will not hesitate to endorse the website to any person who requires counselling on this problem.

  7. I wish to express thanks to you for bailing me out of this type of problem. Because of exploring through the search engines and seeing tips which are not pleasant, I assumed my life was done. Existing minus the solutions to the issues you have resolved through your main blog post is a crucial case, and those which may have in a negative way affected my career if I hadn’t noticed your web page. Your actual capability and kindness in controlling all areas was crucial. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come upon such a thing like this. I am able to now look forward to my future. Thanks for your time so much for your reliable and amazing help. I will not be reluctant to suggest your web page to anybody who needs to have counselling on this subject.

  8. I wish to express appreciation to you for bailing me out of this trouble. After checking through the the net and finding suggestions that were not helpful, I assumed my entire life was gone. Existing without the approaches to the problems you have fixed as a result of your main post is a critical case, and ones which could have in a negative way affected my entire career if I had not come across your website. Your own personal understanding and kindness in touching a lot of stuff was vital. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I had not encountered such a point like this. It’s possible to at this point look forward to my future. Thanks very much for this specialized and result oriented help. I will not be reluctant to propose your blog to any person who would like guidance about this area.

  9. I just wanted to jot down a simple remark in order to express gratitude to you for some of the awesome guidelines you are sharing here. My long internet look up has at the end of the day been recognized with beneficial know-how to write about with my best friends. I ‘d assert that many of us readers actually are very much blessed to exist in a wonderful website with many marvellous people with good methods. I feel pretty happy to have come across the website page and look forward to many more cool minutes reading here. Thanks once more for a lot of things.

  10. I really wanted to construct a small word to express gratitude to you for some of the nice hints you are writing on this site. My extended internet search has at the end been paid with good quality know-how to go over with my great friends. I would admit that we site visitors actually are unequivocally fortunate to be in a remarkable place with many perfect professionals with interesting strategies. I feel extremely grateful to have used your entire web page and look forward to so many more fun minutes reading here. Thanks once more for a lot of things.

  11. I want to express my affection for your generosity giving support to women who require help on the subject. Your personal dedication to passing the message across appeared to be remarkably useful and has specifically allowed some individuals much like me to get to their ambitions. Your personal insightful tutorial means a great deal to me and substantially more to my colleagues. Thanks a lot; from everyone of us.

  12. A lot of thanks for your whole effort on this blog. My niece really likes doing internet research and it’s easy to see why. My spouse and i notice all concerning the dynamic form you make useful steps on your web site and as well as boost participation from other ones about this matter and our princess is in fact discovering a lot of things. Enjoy the rest of the year. Your conducting a fabulous job.

  13. I intended to write you that bit of note to finally say thanks a lot over again on your incredible tips you have discussed at this time. It has been really shockingly generous of you to grant freely what some people could possibly have advertised as an e-book in making some bucks on their own, specifically considering the fact that you could have tried it if you wanted. Those good ideas likewise worked as a good way to fully grasp that other people online have the same zeal just as my personal own to know a great deal more in terms of this issue. I am certain there are lots of more fun times up front for those who scan through your blog.
    adidas stan smith uk [url=]adidas stan smith uk[/url]

  14. My spouse and i got quite more than happy that Raymond could deal with his inquiry through the precious recommendations he had out of the blog. It’s not at all simplistic to simply choose to be freely giving secrets and techniques which usually some others have been trying to sell. And we all understand we now have the blog owner to give thanks to for that. These illustrations you made, the simple site menu, the relationships you will assist to engender – it is all astonishing, and it’s leading our son and the family imagine that the concept is interesting, and that is unbelievably important. Many thanks for all the pieces!
    golden goose sneakers

  15. A lot of thanks for your own effort on this site. Gloria really likes participating in internet research and it’s simple to grasp why. We all learn all relating to the powerful ways you deliver functional techniques via your blog and as well foster response from other people about this content then my princess is learning a lot of things. Take pleasure in the rest of the year. You have been doing a really good job.

  16. I actually wanted to write a small comment so as to thank you for those unique tips and hints you are showing on this site. My extended internet investigation has now been rewarded with professional concept to talk about with my visitors. I would express that we visitors actually are very fortunate to be in a superb community with so many perfect people with valuable methods. I feel pretty fortunate to have discovered the webpage and look forward to plenty of more awesome times reading here. Thank you again for a lot of things.
    jordan 13

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Website Protected by Spam Master