< Upheaval: A hint from me to you

Monday, March 21, 2005

A hint from me to you

Start wearing maternity clothes now. Even if you are not pregnant. Even if you are a man.

That way, when you are pregnant, wearing maternity clothes will not be traumatizing. Walking down the hall today has involved coos and giggles from my well-meaning coworkers who think this tent-shirt is "soooooo cute" and "oooooh-look-at-her-little-tummy!"

I just don't like attention THAT MUCH from people, so I have had a cute shirt, little tummy, and flaming red face all day because I am embarrassed. Gaining huge amounts of weight and making your body ill-proportioned is disturbing enough. Let's not compound the issue with commentary.

(to those persons who might misinterpret - i am eternally blessed to be the growing place for this baby. i am just giving you a fashion warning.)


Blogger jes said...

or, you could just start wearing moo-moos and gobs of blue eyeshadow.

then, people's comments would be of a totally different nature, and your cute shirt & little prego belly would take backseat to the new commentary!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

great idea, except that i regularly wear muu-muus. (i can't believe you misspelled that! i am delighting in your error because YOU NEVER MAKE ERRORS!)

maybe i could wear really short skirts and tanktops. or just a bra. that would be great. i can think of many other things i would rather wear besides this shirt. ever again.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Has anyone felt you up today? That's the other joy of maternity clothes... they have a sign on them that is only invisible to the pregnant woman wearing them that says "PLEASE RUB ME!"

3:27 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

First off I cannot share in your prego clothing mishaps. I do have a friend that is very not pregnant, not married, and skinny minny but like prego clothing. She enjoys the elastic waist band and actually owns lots of preggo clothing. But this is not why I am posting. When I brought up your page I thought you had written your post in disappearing ink. The time stamp was there but no post. I was amazed how you could actually dull the background without typing anything. Then I scrolled down and back and TA DA the disappearing post had reappeard. Nice magic trick

3:43 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

I totally like Jes's idea. And "moo-moo" is way more appropriate, don't you think?

Ah, yes, your belly becomes community property. It is truly remarkable. I too was embarrassed, at first, to be pregnant. But then when you are toting the basketball, the attention is kinda fun cuz by then you are WAY more excited with the child taking residence there.

Just wait till baby arrives and everyone thinks they can touch him/her. The fangs come out then.

BTW...we need a belly pic soon.

3:59 PM  
Blogger jes said...

i second Jenn's opening and closing remarks:
moo moo is MUCH more appropriate, and we need a belly pic soon.

on another note, it's spelled muu muu's? are you sure? i'm not sure i believe you. why two u's? why not mw mw? because, after all, the letter is "double u".

ahahahahaha! i'm so funny!

on another different note, i am one of those annoying people who can see the invisible sign. i love touching the hard bellies of pregnant women, and love to ooh and ahh and hold and cuddle up with little babies.

withdraw your fangs now, please.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

my belly isn't hard - it is mush. today i weighed and measured at the gym. i have only gained 5 pounds. that is great! i really thought i was about 15 pounds up because nothing fits and i have a big man-gut.

i am working on a pic. i have to get daniel to take it.

if i KNOW you, touch my belly. if i don't, touch at your own risk.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

"moo" is not appropriate at all. i am very sensitive.

funny thing that happened today: one of my kids was giving me a hug (i thought) but it was a really long hug and her head was on my stomach, and i said "what are you doing?" and she said "i can hear your baby!" :)

8:11 PM  
Blogger Eddo said...

How Strange! I just bought this way cute top that gives my buddha belly room to breathe and I wore it to work this morning and everyone has asked, "When is the baby due" and I am like, "Pregnant? I AINT PREGNANT!"

8:07 AM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Oh, Amanda Sue, you have never looked moo a day in your life. You are beautiful in whatever you wear. <-- Totally Unbiased Opinion (TUO)

Isn't it amazing when you think you've gained 30 and it turns out to be a mere 5 lbs? See? Pregnancy ain't so bad!

Eddo, it COULD be the "way cute top" that raised the brows. Just a guess. Didn't have bows on the shoulders or anything, did it?

9:53 AM  

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