First of all, I would be remiss in not commencing this post by telling you all that I am NOT pregnant. I can just imagine people getting all excited for me for no reason at all, even though I don’t really think I’m being misleading.
Really, this post is just about how, as a woman in her child-bearing years, you have to be ever-aware of your choice of words. Seemingly innocuous statements will lead people to immediately assume that you’ve got a baby on board. Ten that fall in this camp?
- “I’m so tired…”
- “Man, my stomach/appetite/general well-being is just OFF today…”
- “I have an exciting announcement!”
- “I have a surprise for you!”
- “Big, new things happening in our lives!”
- “We’re looking at buying a new car.”
- “I’ve really been craving _______.”
- “I just can’t stand the sight/smell/taste of _______ lately.”
- “Why am I so sensitive these days?”
- “I wanted to tell you first…”
So, just to set the record straight…
Sometimes I’m tired. Sometimes I’m nauseous. And sometimes I have some really awesome news to share!
But none of that necessarily means I’m pregnant.