Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What I Wore Wednesday - Preggers Edition

Last weekend I was at a yard sale and a woman asked me how far a long I was. When I told her I was due in November, this is what she said.

"Wow! You are BIG! You look like you're due a lot sooner than that!"

Oh, no she DI' INT.

Can I give some friendly advice on what NOT to say to a pregnant lady that you might see?

*DON'T say they look big. Or huge. Or anything remotely close to that. As if we don't already know that our bellies are exploding. No need to point it out. I get this a lot because I carry my babies straight out the front and look like a torpedo is shooting from my mid-section. It is almost alien-like. But please, I am aware of this and don't need to be reminded!!

*DON'T say "you have a while to go yet!". Yes, we know when we are due. And yes, it feels like we are pregnant forever. Don't rub it in.

*DON'T say things like "you look miserable", "I pity you", "I'm glad I'm not you". For heaven's sake, be positive. Even if you don't mean it.

*DON'T tell your labor horror stories. Or stories about other people's horrendous experiences. Seriously, we just don't want to hear about it right now.

*DON'T tell them that they should be glad the baby isn't here yet because, when it does, they will have their hands full and never get sleep again. Again, be positive. We will love you for it.

If all else fails and you can think of nothing else to say, just say "Can I buy you a day at the spa while I watch your kids?". This will make us veeeery, veeeery happy. :)

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Moving along to "What I Wore Wednesday" linking up to the Pleated Poppy's linky party, here goes. This is from the past two weeks.

Purple tank: Target
Yellow Cardi: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Sofft from Goodwill
Scarf: Ann Taylor Loft (gift from sis)

And of course, Avery wanted me to take a picture of her too!
Dress: Target
Leggings: Walmart
Shoes: yard sale

Pink top: Goodwill
Capris: Old Navy Maternity from Goodwill
Sandals: yard sale

Purple tank: Target
Jacket: Goodwill
Capris: Old Navy
Shoes: Gap Outlet

Pink tank: Old Navy from consignment shop
Jacket: Forever 21 from Platos Closet consignment shop
Jeans rolled into capris: Ann Taylor Loft from yard sale
Shoes: Clarks Outlet


  1. I think you look tiny! That woman didnt know what she was talking about.You are really cute with your little baby belly!

  2. You look awesome! I got these same comments when I was pregnant. It was one of my least favorite parts about being pregnant! Women...they just don't think sometimes! I love your outfits.

  3. You're so stylish!!!
    I really need to learn how to dress more like you! :-)


  4. I think you look gorgeous!! Saturdays outfit is my favorite. So cute! I remember when I was 7 months pregnant someone passing me in the hall at work and saying
    " you're about to pop any minute!" I really wanted to kill that lady!lol

  5. you look so stylish!!!

    awesome outfits! your home in the background look beautiful as well.

    have a lovely day.


  6. Cute, cute and cute! You are adorable and I love your style. Sometimes it's hard to feel cute pregnant but you look great!

  7. Tactless people really need to learn to keep their mouth shut...
    During my 1st pregnancy I had a woman in a grocery store tell me that I was way too big (Can I help it if I only grew to 5 feet?) and that something was wrong and that I was definitely carrying twins regardless of what the doctor said. Scared me silly.
    Anyway, you just keep on looking adorable and ignore those folks. I especially love Friday's outfit! Sweet Avery is going to be just like you ~ too cute!

  8. You look tiny, you're almost done! You look incredibly stylish and happy, and I had 3 kids all the labours were short and sweet and the last one was the easiest! You look great in purple and I love the cuffed jeans!

  9. Great outfits! I totally agree with every point you made on pregnancy. Since I looked young (I was 28) and was skinny to start, I always got "you look like a pregnant teenager" (I mean, really?) and then "you must feel great because you're hardly showing" even when I had gained 30 pounds and was miserable. Oh, and when people want to touch your belly, I'm out. I can't take that.

    By the way, I think you look super cute!! Good for you for not kicking that woman. :)

  10. I can't even tell you how much I got those comments when I was pregnant! I went ten days overdue and literally EVERYONE said some snarky comment about how it looked like my baby was gonna fall out on the sidewalk when I walked! It wasn't funny and i didn't appreciate the sarcasm. lol. I also carry my babies straight out in front and look huge really fast. You look adorable and glowing and are doing the most amazing thing that its possible for a human being to do...create life! That's beautiful and that lady was a moron! :)

  11. Love the post! Too funny. With my 2nd all I heard was "if you don't have that baby soon, "you'll pop" What???? Let me just say, she was born 6 days late at a whopping 9lbs 13oz. Yes, just shy of 10!! I think I know I was huge, don't remind me.

  12. Aimee, my always look so incredible when you are pregnant! I don't think I'd ever classify you or your belly as "big" or "huge". Petite, those are words to use!

    Now me, on the other bellies could probably have gotten awards for hugeness. ;o) You and I carry the same: straight out. But my kids tend to be big ones, making the bellies big ones. ;o)

  13. Was the woman blind? I expected you to look like a torpedo shaped are tiny! I say just smile at the next one and say, "Well, I am just glad I have an excuse for how I look." :)

    Ok...that was mean...I wouldn't really say it!


  14. You are freaking adorable!!!! I LOVE that yellow cardigan - actually I love that whole outfit!

    Also - you must have some great consignment shops!!

  15. serously aimee, you look adorable and pregnant, which is how you're supposed to look, right??? i think the person who said that was just jealous she didn't look as good as you when she was preggo. love your style!

  16. I LOVE that yellow cardigan!!!! Love Love H&M...actually I love all of your outfits! Found you through Pleated Poppy and your just too cute!!! Lo

  17. I think you look great! I'm due in November and am WAY bigger than you are now! My entire body has grown...not just my belly!

  18. Aimee...I need a T-SHIRT to wear with those DON'T SAY THIS TO A PREGNANT WOMAN rules! So hilarious! and I agree...people say the MOST INTERESTING things to pregnant women! And most interesting = TACTLESS! You are always! : )
    -Amy W.

  19. You look great (and actually I was thinking that you look really small for being due in November)!

    The nicest thing someone ever said to me when I was about 9 months preggers during the hottest summer ever was when my boss's daughter said "I think you look beautiful" after he said -- "doesn't she look huge?" I love that girl! :)


I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee


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