When I was pregnant with my first child, I was bombarded with numerous tips and advice from my friends, relatives and other well wishers. Some of them were really helpful, whereas others were downright hilarious and a few even offending. I used to end up arguing with a few of them when they would tell me about what I should do and not do. The end result being an upset friend/relative and an upset me.
So, when I was pregnant again, I thought that the tips and advice will stop as I was an experienced mother. But no, it didn’t. So I chose to keep my mouth shut and rather thank them for their wonderful advice.
Let me take you through my journey of the three trimesters and the ‘wonderful’ tips that I received in the course. What I wished to answer them (but chose to go mute and smile) are in italics.
‘Oh my God! Pregnant again? Congrats anyway. Why so fast? You should have taken more rest.
Yes, why not. Why don’t you make all my life decisions? A burden less for me, eh?
Look she’s sleepy and drowsy all the time. Looks like you are having a boy this time too!
Ah, here comes the old wives tales! Try looking after my older one while puking your guts out. Then we will see who is sleepy and drowsy! Ha!
Start eating more dear. You need to eat for two. We want a chubby baby!
I had heard this one last time too. How about you let me swallow my own saliva first?
Your elder one is so naughty. I think you should take as much rest as possible now. How will you manage otherwise? It’s going to be really tough.
Thank you for your ‘encouraging’ words. It won’t be tough. You don’t worry. You stay right next door, I’ll send my older one at your place for some time everyday. I’m sure you will help. Right?
You should start looking for a full time maid now. Things are going to get difficult as soon as the second one pops out!
Sure, the position is open. Are you interested?
I think your water broke. Your dress is wet from below. Let’s rush to the hospital. Hurry!
No, that’s not my water. There’s still a few weeks left. Don’t look at me like that. You din’t let me go to the bathroom on time. Sorry, I couldn’t help it!
Oh my God! Your second one is also a boy. Now what? You always wanted a girl. Are you going to plan for a third one again?
Oh yes, I will. But not ‘Until the sun rises in the west and sets in the east’. What? Don’t stare at me like that. You’ve never heard it? Duh! This is a very famous dialogue that Daenerys Targarean tells her husband Khal Drogo in the Game of thrones. Go binge watch it now and don’t claw on my brains!!
Have you too received such pieces of advice in your pregnancy?
Do let me know in the comments section below!
Àuthors note: This post first appeared on momspresso.
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