Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The whiny club

Why is everyone so upset when I tell them I didn't have morning slickness? I admit to not feeling well and being rather whiny about it in the first tri but I didn't trow up and the only thing I gaged on was my Prenatal vitamin, but for most this isn't enough to be considered "real" morning sickness. Then when I tell them the heat, even our 100+ days don't bother me more than normal, I start seeing steam come from their ears. And God save us if I mention how lucky I feel to be pregnant and that I like my belly (not when I am naked but I do like it clothed). I don't understand why everyone from friends to relatives to the apt manager gets mad at me for not having those "joys" of pregnancy they had. It has gotten so bad that I finally have started answering the question "did you have morning sickness?" with "no, but oh boy these hormones are crazy!" And I am being honest when I say that. I mean after all you all read this blog, don't you think I have gone crazy? I sure do!

This seems to make them happy. Why? I am still not sure, I have a feeling it is a bonding thing. You know a way for them to see if I really am a part of the pregnancy club or if I am just packing on the pounds. So far they seem to be letting me in but only if I talk about the crazy hormones, and show them my pee sticks, not really, but people love seeing the u/s pics. Let this be a lesson to all you newly pg ladies and soon to be pg ladies remember to exaggerate all your cravings, nausea, and pains because 'the club' only accepts whiners.

5 comments:

Stef said...

I think it is fantastic you didn't have morning sickness... Other people should want to have pregnancy's like yours!! I you stay feeling great right through!!!

Sasha & Mark said...

I think people like bonding over traumatic experiences. Maybe they feel like it is bragging? But don't people also say stuff like "enjoy your pregnancy!" I think it is awesome that you are having such a wonderful pregnancy-- I've definitely hit my stride since our last u/s. It feels amazing!

We should start a new club-- The THRILLED to be PG club.

Patty H. said...

Ha! The club, that's great! They should be jealous of you and your awesome pregnancy!

shiner said...

Good to know...I can think of a few who would probably be miffed by positive comments. Frankly, I'll probably be scared to death if I get pg. I am relieved for you that your pregnancy is going well, especially after all the heart ache you went through. Likely, most of them can't be in your club because they did have to deal with IF before pg.

ggop said...

Doesn't "I feel tired in the evenings" satisfy them? ;-)