Here's the conversation I get from well-meaning people, who I know mean well, hence the "well-meaning" part of their title, but are one day going to get popped in the kisser by an angry pregnant woman.
Them: How are you feeeeeeling? *note: the word "feeling" is drawn out long, and hard and the head ALWAYS cocks to one side. Why is this?
Me: Fine. A bit tired.
Them: OooooO? *note: also pronounced O-uh! with the "uh" being higher pitched. Why?
Me: I guess I'm just not sleeping so well. *note: I mean, no shit Sherlock, I've got a freakin' melon here jutting out from my gut, it's not exactly a pillow, now is it?
Them: Ah. Well, it will only get worse once the baby's here! *note: Why is this always said in a chipper voice? Like this is supposed to comfort me? What I want to say in response is: OMG! You mean once the baby's born I'm not going to get 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep on my tummy? Holy crap, why didn't someone tell me this 5 months ago!?!
I've given a variety of responses to this. Once I said that was why I was going to drink lots of whiskey, so the baby would sleep better after nursing. Strangely this did not go over well. Then again, rereading the comments on the linked blog post, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Once you get pregnant you are no longer a real human being with feelings and emotions and wants and needs. You are a vessel for the growing