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Lil Community: Strangers, Quit Staring at My Belly!

Pregnancy brings out both the best and worst in people. LilSugar reader beaner shared her latest revelation about pregnancy in The Pregnancy Posse group.
Ok, so I know my belly is big and beautiful and round and out there, but I really am not appreciating that as I walk down the street, so many people make eye contact with my belly! I live in a very friendly town, where I'm used to people looking me right in the eye, giving me a smile, and even saying "Hello," so this newfound attention to my curvaceous middle is a little, well weird. I admit, that before I became prego, I was also enamored by the sight of a gorgeously plump and pregnant baby bump, but now I see how wrong it was to oggle, even though I'll add that I always smiled as I glanced. Has this been happening to you moms-to-be as well? I'm only six months along, so I expect that as my belly expands, the staring contest will only get worse!

Want to talk pregnancy with other expectant mamas? Get the conversation started in the Pregnancy Posse group!

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chicagojlo chicagojlo 6 years
I didn't mind people staring, but the endless questions about whether I was carrying twins or if I was due any day when I was only about 30 weeks got a bit old. I just went with it in the end, it got me more seats on the commuter train and a few extra toppings on my sandwich!
amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
It's a personal preference. Jen is right when she says there's no good answer to this. I really don't mind if people are staring at my belly. Yup, it's big. And you never know why they're staring! The could be remembering the days that they (or their wife) were expecting. They may be trying to get pregnant, or adopting, etc. I still wore my bikini when I was pregnant with my son, and I'll do it again this summer! If people want to stare it's okay with me!
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
The first line says it all: Pregnancy brings out the best and the worst in people! I seriously laughed so hard I peed a little when an old guy friend told me "Oh my god, you're, like, BULGING!!" when I was 8 1/2 months along. You learned that it makes people uncomfortable when others stare at their baby bellies...but not everyone has. And not everyone will, especially not those who will never have a baby. There's really no good answer to this. :(
jenni5 jenni5 6 years
I just returned from a trip to an indoor waterpark (being 23 wks pregnant)....imagine how much fun that was! It's one thing being in a bathing suit as it is, but than add the belly and all eyes are REALLY on you! Ugh!
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