At twelve weeks in the comments really start to begin.
‘Oh wow you really are looking so small,
has your baby even started to grow at all?’
‘I just do not think you are eating well,’ quickly followed by
‘Oh my god you are starting to swell!’
‘I wouldn’t do that, I would do this…
(Just in case my previous comment you missed)
Do you want to know why I would do it this way?
Why won’t they listen to what YOU want to say?
You are nearing the end, you are tired and feel past it,
but their obsessive prying and comments, I wish they could mask it.
‘They’ll probably come late, at least two weeks over,
I’d just forget your Birth-plan.’
I’m not sure how I kept my composure?!
Baby is here! My world is complete
but still they drone on, they will not be beat.
‘Oh baby looks small, are they not eating well? Wow, look at their belly it’s starting to swell!’
How are you feeding them, bottle or breast? You want my opinion… ‘cus you know, I KNOW BEST!’
The opinions and comments they go ON and ON!
About mother and baby and how things ‘should’ be done.
So next time you see a new mum and her child,
hold on to your judgement and offer your smile.