Husbands Take Note: What NOT to Say to Your Pregnant Wife

Annie Krasnow
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Guy holding pregnant woman's breastsMy husband is famous in our little group of friends for saying really offensive things to me that somehow come off as funny. His one-liners during this pregnancy continue to impress while insult at the same time. Right after he says these things, he realizes he may not have chosen the right words. I almost feel bad for him.

Wait. Am I a sucker? Or is he just a man who doesn't know any better?

Here are some actual things he's said to me over the last few months:

"I'm so tired, I feel like I'm the pregnant one." He was tired from his long day at work. I worked too ... and woke up with our daughter, got her ready for school, made breakfast, went grocery shopping, cleaned, and made dinner.

"Woah! Your boobs are eeeeeee-normous." This wasn't said in an I-want-to-make-passionate-love-to-you type of way. He was more fascinated.

"After I make this fantasy baseball trade." I dropped a full glass bottle of olive oil and it broke into many messy pieces on my kitchen floor. This was his response when I yelled to him for help. My reaction was rated R.

"Well, you're not getting any smaller." He said this to me when I tried on a maternity shirt and asked him how I looked. It's true. I'm not, but really. Did he have to say it that way?

"Are you sure you want that second Skinny Cow?" I know he said that because I always complain that I feel too full after overeating, but there should be a law that men cannot comment on what a pregnant woman is eating.

What comments has your husband said to you during pregnancy that made you mad?

 

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