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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Just a Random Post

Two posts in two days...not something that is likely to happen on Jellybean's blog until she arrives safe and sound...or at least that is the plan.  But, I just posted on Gracie's blog and wanted to pop over here for a moment.  I want to wish you all a good holiday weekend...I hope that is is safe and enjoyable for you all. 

I am not sure if it's connected to the very loud noise of last night's fireworks that woke her from her nap or something else, but for the last 11 hours Beana has apparently been quite unhappy with the arrangement of things in her living quarters (a.k.a. my uterus).  I am pretty sure that she has been moving furniture or ripping out walls or something of the like.  I was starting to wonder if the velocity of her movement was going to pick up any time soon, as everything has been pretty gentle and mild.  She has arrived.  :-)    But that's not really what I wanted to post about...I just posted it since I was here.  :-)

I had another very random run-in with the "Are you over it yet?" lady today.  There is no question for anyone who knows me that I am definitely pregnant, yet she felt compelled to ask if we were expecting again.  Then she felt the need to reach out and rub my belly without permission.  I wanted to punch her.  She asked how things were going and then proceeded to assure me that if we were getting 'extra monitoring and special treatment' that we would undoubtedly have a different outcome this time.  Again...wanted to punch her.  Thought about educating her about this entire rainbow process and the general lack of guarantees in life, but decided that I really wanted to not be talking to her and all of this would just extend the conversation. Thankfully, she was on a mission and the conversation was limited to less than 5 minutes...but she made sure to assure me that she would be watching my husband's FB announcements for good pregnancy news and our birth announcement.  Something for us to look forward to.  :-/

When I was pregnant with Gracie, I am pretty sure that no one touched my belly without permission.  This lady is the 2nd person to do it in the last 24 hours...and the other person was a complete stranger.  I just simply cannot imagine walking up to someone I have never seen or met before and laying hands on their belly.  Weird.

7 comments:

Antoinette said...

the week before I lost Alyssa the ONE and only person reached out and rubbed my belly, my whole pregnancy i was quick to block these touches...i dont get people, would I be rude if i reached out and squeezed or rubbed a part of them back?? I just read the previous post on Gracies blog from this lady...she is a piece of work isnt she....what she needs is to educate HERSELF before she tries to comfort a BLM....Great to hear beana is moving all around, she is practicing her dancing skills =)

JenJen said...

Boo and hiss to crazy lady...and, I included an eyeroll ;) Tell your hubby to drop her as fb friend...maybe, I'm evil but I would MAKE my hubby drop her just out of spite...that's how I roll!

Yay to Beana moving all around...maybe, she's having a Fourth of July party!

Maggie said...

Can I punch that woman too?? I don't even like people touching me...period. Pregnant or not! I don't know why people assume it's ok to touch some random person's belly! People are rude and annoying. Glad to hear beana's moving around! Maybe she wants to punch a few people too! :)

Lori said...

Seriously...I want to tell people who give that whole, "Well, they'll be sure to look for trouble this time," line of crap the most sarcastic and ugly words back.

Matthew had TONS of monitoring...and a mother who INSISTED they look for anything and everything.

As you said--life has no guarantees and WAY to make you feel something you or anyone else could have done may have changed the outlook...

Some people are just idiots. I try to remember that most people mean well, but seriously...some are just IDIOTS!

Holly said...

I can't imagine just touching somebody's belly either without asking! Of course, unless it is a good friend or family member.

Big Love, Big Acceptance - or so I say said...

The belly rubbing of pregnant strangers is beyond me. If I had the nerve I would rub their belly back. I was so thankful no one ever did that to me while I was pregnant.

I'm sorry to hear that woman was so clueless. Seems like too many people are...

Hearing about Beana dancing made me smile. :)

Julie said...

because i am a plus-size woman, i was not looking pregnant until the last few weeks before kenny died (at 25 weeks). only one person ever rubbed my belly, which i was grateful for. i don't know why people seem to think that's ok. i would certainly never do it to someone else.