Maybe this is a side effect of being infertile and getting sick of hearing other pregnant women drone on and on and on about being pregnant, but I really don’t want to spend every waking moment talking about this pregnancy. I enjoy talking about it for a little bit with various folks, but I just don’t need the entire world to revolve around my pregnancy.
This is starting to annoy me especially at work-and really it’s just one person. But this one person keeps telling me that “I’m not hiding my pregnancy well” which I think is basically akin to calling me fat, and then today as soon as I walked in she said “I’m getting a boy vibe from you”. The other day she told me that in a month I wouldn’t be able to get into the tall chairs at work and lectured me for carrying a SECTION of a fake Christmas tree-not the whole tree mind you, but a SECTION of the tree. It couldn’t have weighed more than ten pounds and she wouldn’t let up about it.
And now that I’ve told my boss at the law firm my mother has taken it upon herself to make sure everyone knows, which meant everywhere I turned today I got the same questions about if we’re finding out what the baby is, if I’m feeling okay, and when I’m due. I know this sounds so incredibly bitchy, I know that. I am so happy to be having this baby. And I like having fun at work and I have people I’m very close to (the Captain) that I work with that I’m okay with sharing my personal details with, but in general I want to work when I come to work. I’m still a manager, and I want to do my job and sure, we can talk about the baby some, but it doesn’t have to be every minute of every day. I’m also an inherently private person with body issues, so yes, even though I KNOW that I’m pregnant and therefore getting bigger, I don’t NEED people telling me basically how fat I am every other day.
Again, in general, I think I’m doing pregnant wrong.