That's what runs through my head on a daily basis now days.
After announcing my pregnancy and going public with the gender at work and with extended friends and family. Yes, extended friends. Meaning those people who know me but don't know that still sleep with my baby blanket and shave my feet.
Cat's outta the bag now...
Well, I need to get used to over sharing I suppose, I am about to squeeze a watermelon out of a pin hole
( as Snooki says)
for an audience and pretend I have no shame.
Anyway, since going public, I have been faced with a handful of questions from people.
" When are you due?"
"Have you thought about names yet?"
" How have you been feeling?"
Which I think are reasonable things to inquire.
But then we move into that grey area:
" How much weight have you gained so far?"
( Don't ask a woman her weight)
" Were you a big baby? Do you think he will be big too?"
(Yes, let's talk about how my lady parts will expand)
" Will you have a natural birth?"
( Everyone needs to keep opinions to themselves, but they don't)
" Are you going to breast feed?"
( Why, do you want a sample?)
Then there is the ultimate awkward question that I have been asked the most:
"Were you trying to get pregnant?"
This question, although usually meant to be completely innocent, just makes me say
There is no good answer to this question.
If you were someone who I would be comfortable talking about this with, chances are you wouldn't even have to ask me this, as you would already know my answer.
So how do I reply to a stranger?
Yes, I was trying.
Now we can stand here awkwardly in the elevator on the way to the office and think about me and my husband in bed together...."trying."
No, I was not trying.
Which is then followed by awkward silence, still trapped on the same dang elevator and you are thinking about how irresponsible and ungrateful I am.
I think with all things considered, I should get the benefit of the doubt.
I am almost 30 & married.
Chances are I was trying.
But, why even go there?!
Everyone should just stick to " Congratulations!"