Sunday, February 12, 2006

This just in: If you get too fat...

Nice healthy belly.I swear to the Goddess of Fertility, if one more person makes a comment to me about:

1) how little weight they gained during their pregnancy

or

2) how little weight someone else gained during their pregnancy

I am going to blow a fucking gasket. It seems fucking odd to me that we are so grotesquely obsessed with women's weight in this culture that not even pregnant women get cut a break. In a lot of countries the concern is that mom is not getting enough nutrients for her to grow a healthy baby. But in North America, the fact that you are [shock] gaining weight as you grow another human being inside of your body gives people the right to make completely inappropriate comments under the guise of "making conversation".

So, let's just be clear - to the next person who makes a weight comment to me, our conversation will go something like this:

Person: "So-and-so only gained X number of pounds in her pregnancy." (Inference: Katrina, you are getting really really big and fat.*)

Me: "Well that's good, because I hear if you get too fat, they don't let you keep the baby."

Also while we are on the topic of people saying things they shouldn't, while it is okay for me to joke about the fact that I am a bit hormonal, it is not okay for you to joke about it, or joke about the fact that I joke about it. Got it? /rant.

*I am actually on track to gain exactly the right amount of weight to deliver a healthy baby, so shut the fuck up.

15 comments:

  1. To hell with what everyone else thinks, besides I think you look great in your 26 weeks picture!

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  2. Anonymous1:49 p.m.

    Well said!
    Max is dang lucky to have a Mom far more concerned with her son's health than with the stupid remarks of others.
    He is also lucky to have a Dad that digs basketball and video games, but that's a blog for another day.
    Let's go, mb!
    A.xx

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  3. Anonymous4:57 p.m.

    Okay. I have a flight booked and my boss has been warned that women's issues in real time Ontario, rather than the ivory towers of BC, may need my attention.

    mb

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  4. Hey how about them Leafs?

    I think sports are great. Unless you don't. Then I hate sports.

    Shame about that James Frey huh? Just sad the whole thing.

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  5. Right on! It's too bad that our society places value on something as benign as weight, during pregancy or otherwise. In most other cultures pregnant women are revered as givers of life and weight gain is a sign of good health. As the mother of a daughter I find the degradation of our society in general and our obsession with the physical extremely disturbing.

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  6. Anonymous6:15 p.m.

    Think of how much happier and healthier our lives would be if we were to truly adopt a more diversified set of ideals of women's beauty - ones that include a full array of how we actually look!!

    mb

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  7. I admit to obsessing over my weight the rest of the time but while I was pregnant, I didn't even look at the scale! I gain 45 lbs when all was said and done -and I was a slim person! And my doctor said I could have gained another 10 lbs without causing health risks to me or the baby. I looked like someone who had been stung by a bee.... and I was happy about it. So tell everyone else to 'bugger off'!

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  8. People just need to shut the fuck up whether or not they're saying you've gained too much or too little. There's just no way to win, I tell ya.

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  9. Anonymous1:48 p.m.

    I am trying my hardest to keep up with Kat's weight gain. I suppose you could say I'm pregnant with whiskey and batter.

    Scott

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  10. Anonymous2:31 p.m.

    I've stumbled across your blog a few months ago. This will hopefully make you feel better. I gained 70lbs with my pregnancy last year. I didn't get too many comments on it though. Probably because people were worried that I might crush them. The important thing is that the baby is healthy and I'm sure your son will be perfect, just like my son is.
    v

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  11. Kat, I hear you...but, at least your HUSBAND hasn't called you a blimp. Oh, wait S. didn't call me a blimp, he just said "blimp" when he looked at me the other day. And I'm only half way there! Ack! :)

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  12. Thanks for your support everyone :) I really appreciate it! Now where's that ice cream...?

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  13. I don't give an ass what anybody thinks. You have a child inna yuh belly. So what, you get big? That's what happens.
    I think you have all permission to give the naysayers a kick in the box. Give 'em one for me as well!

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  14. An old wives tale states that the more weight you gain, the better your child will sleep through the night! Now there is a good reason to eat ice cream.

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