Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Guess it's back to weight watchers

Since Graham was born, there have been three conversations that I have been lucky enough to take part in:

1) 3 days after giving birth I am walking back to my room in the hospital on the post maternity floor (I don't think that is what it is called, but I can't think of the name of the floor right now) and a nurse passes me and asks "oh, are you having twins?" Seriously? You're a nurse who works on a floor where people stay AFTER THEY HAVE ALREADY HAD THEIR BABIES!! Come on lady. So I politely said that I had already had my baby and no, it was just one baby. She said "oh" and kept on walking. I can't believe I went 9 months with everyone I met asking me if I was having twins, and then gave birth and still had to deal with it. (in slight defense of this lady, I was still HUGE after giving birth, but then that brings me back to the point of what floor we were on.)

2) 3 weeks after Graham was born I was shopping at Burlington Coat Factory (where I used to work) and I was talking to a lady I used to work with and she asked how old he was. I said "3 weeks" and then she said (you're not even going to believe this, but it is absolutely true) "Wow, you had him 3 weeks ago and your stomach hasn't gone down at all?" I was so appalled, I didn't even know how to respond. Who in the world says such a thing?

3) This last one is the worst for me because it just happened 3 days ago. I was at Panda Express buying about 6,000 calories worth of food and the lady working there asked me "So, when are you due?" whoa. I was not expecting that. I had about 1/2 a second to think about my answer and for whatever reason, I spit out "5 months" and smiled while touching my belly. Stupid, I know, but I didn't want to have to deal with making her feel stupid when I said I wasn't pregnant, and I also didn't want to have to walk out of there carrying my fried Chinese food right after someone just told me I was fat enough to be pregnant. At least this way, I could call it a craving :) I realize that I must have some sort of mental problems. Anyways, I started regretting my decision to save this poor girls feelings when she followed my answer of 5 months with "oh, you look further along then that." Oh my gosh. I am never going back to Panda Express again and I would suggest that those of you out there that are my true friends help me in this boycott.


ollie said...

Are you freakin' kidding me?!?!?! that's horrible! I say we go back to all of those places and TORCH 'em to the ground! (See, you're not the only one with mental problems)

Just try not to compare yourself to those freaks that are skinny the day after they give birth. I'm pretty confident that they got part of their genes from an alien abduction.

Megan said...

I will absolutely boycott Panda Express with you, at least as long as I live in Lubbock, since there is no Panda Express in Lubbock. But, I will also boycott Panda Express when I am visiting other places-this is how much I love you. I am hoping that by the time I leave Lubbock, you and Panda Express will have made peace, but we will cross that bridge when we get to it.

Christa said...

ahh, black people- you see this is why I don't live in the south, black people are brutal.
I will boycott Panda Express, which should be easy since I have never been there.
I'm still waiting for my picture.

Chris and Deveney said...

tracy!! you are so funny, and i am so sorry that the world has turned on you-all those dumb people walking around. and no worries about the panda express, i will boycott them no prob! i am sure it can't be that bad-i am having a hard time working out and still keeping my milk-awesome. i am so excited for when i can be my normal shape again!

Peggy Glasmann said...

I'm with Ollie! What horrible people. Forget about what people say. When all is said and done, those that are skinny are still going to die and they will not be remembered for their flat abs nor will you be remembered for looking like you had a baby. In some cultures, to be skinny is considered ugly. They honor motherhood. Remember that it took you almost a year to get that way before the baby came, don't expect it to be gone after a few weeks. Being skinny is highly overrated!!

Autumn said...

Holy Cow! People are so blatantly bold in their comments. What makes people say such things. Obviously, we have developed into a society that lacks common sense and curtosy. By the way, how are you and little Graham doing? Is he "sleeping through the night" yet?