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no, i'm actually NOT pregnant

i was shopping at a baby's-r-us, with a registry list in my hand, when some stranger came up and asked me when was i due? to her shock and horror, and to my embarassment, i explained that i am actually NOT pregnant, but thanks for asking...

now i am very depressed about my body image-even more than i was before! i am a large woman, but now i feel like a blimp...

Wed. Jul 12, 12:35pm

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She was just probably excited about you having the list and that you were in a baby store.

I was in a store once with my bone rail thin friend and she had the same thing happen to her.

Don't feel like a "blimp" in certain situations people assume a lot, this kind of thing happens all the time.

People just get excited about the thought of a new life in this world.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 12:41 PM

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I have had this happen too! It is how I carry my weight and what clothing I am wearing...It actualy hapened to me when I was much thinner (about 130 lbs) but I was wearing a dress with no waist that was not very flattering. Now I weigh about 160 and it is even worse. I asked to borrow some ski clothes one time and a " friend" told me she might have some maternity ski clothes I could borrow??!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 12:47 PM

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That's happened to me twice!

Once when I was 16 in the supermarket and once in college. The one as a 16 year old hurt because it was an older woman who gave me a very disparaging look and all I want to do was scream- Hey I'm fat, not pregnant!. The time in college I can attribute to one of those t-shirt dresses. I really liked mine and wore it often, until this guy in a stair well congratulated me on my pregnancy. Needless to say, the dress was never worn again!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 12:55 PM

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You don't even need to be heavier for this to happen! I had an experience similar to the 2nd poster. I had a friend that had a very nice figure and someoen asked her if she was pregnant just because she was in the baby section of a store! People need to stop commenting on people. I couldn't imagine going up to some random person and saying something.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 1:02 PM

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I actually had my MOM ask me last year if I was sure I wasn't pregnant! When I mentioned it to other people, they seemed to understand why. I laughed it off at the time, but actually started worrying & took a pregnancy test just to make sure(I wasn't pregnant). It seemed the weight I had gained was most noticeably in my tummy. I've since lost some weight...

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 1:05 PM

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