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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 12:36 PM   1
sugar7
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Pregnancy and how women vs. men react to it


Hey everyone

Being pregnant has given me a whole new perspective. Something funny I have noticed is how nice women are being to me (I have never had this before). I keep getting huge smiles from women and all the typical pregnancy questions. It is so nice to feel support from women! However with men things seem totally different.

I work with mostly all men and other than the general question or two they seem rather disinterested in any talk about babies. I catch them weirdly staring at my bump sometimes...and I just get confused looks when I tell them how many weeks I am...I always have to follow with the months. Men in general seem so insensitive to the things a woman goes through while pregnant.

I have to say that being pregnant has given me a whole new appreciation for being a woman and a deeper sense of compassion for women who are pregnant or have kids.



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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 12:40 PM   2
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I haven't noticed that with men at all, except my boss who just seems to get nervous about it all. lol

The men I work with have been great. I work in IT so there is always someone there running over to move a Desktop around etc... I've also been given a lot of friendly advice to pass on to OH from some of them as well!



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 14:07 PM   3
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I am getting constant advice from my OH "from his buddies at work" as they all seem to either be having babies or just had them. I work with all women and baby talk is constant right now. In general I feel like a princess lol. I kinda love this pregnancy thing



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 14:31 PM   4
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I just told my entire department today which is a total of 4 of us, 3 women and 1 man. My lady colleagues were happy and congratulatory. My male colleague was congratulatory too but went into a story about how he got married to his 1st wife only because they were young (like 18) and pregnant and that was the thing to do and how it was a mistake. My OH and I are recently engaged which everyone knew that. It thought his choice of a story was a bit uncouth. Maybe now that he knows I am pregnant he (who is my boss) will stop calling me "kid". (I am 31 BTW)



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 16:29 PM   5
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i had my first stare this past weekend...I was at a football game and the guy sitting in front of me turned around and stared at my bump with kind of a disgusted face. he may have been drunk, though, so i didn't say anything.



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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 16:58 PM   6
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Men don't get it. There is no way they ever can or will get it. Hell - some women don't get it either.

It's like the old adage - a woman becomes a mother the moment she finds that she is pregnant, a man becomes a father the moment the baby is born. Or it goes something like that anyway. It's pretty much true. Men just can't seem to grasp it until it's actually tangible. SOME men can if it is their own baby and they are really into it - but even my husband is pretty disinterested with it but he'll be all over the baby once it's born. That's just how it is!



 
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