Pregnant People Have Feelings, Too
Submitted by Kaimon
"Fat" does not become a compliment just because you're pregnant.
I'm not the type of person to obsess about my weight gain during my pregnancy. I have tried to eat healthy, and I have gained a "good" amount (not too much or too little). I happen to be a small person, so I guess it surprises people to see weight on me. I try not to let it get to me, but I am soooo tired of hearing, "OMG, you're so big!" or "Wow, look at that belly!" or "Are you sure there's only one in there?"
I know these comments aren't meant in a bad way; they come from friends who are very excited for us, but they're still a blow to my self-esteem. Last night I had one really close friend say to me, "Wow, look at you! Now I can call you fat and you can't take it personally!" He's a real sweetheart. There was nothing but love behind his statement, and I try to take the comments the right way, but it's hard when everyone talks about how big I am. I always thought pregnant women were beautiful, but it certainly doesn't feel that way now that I'm the pregnant one!