my baby bump!
I am only 13weeks and don't really have one atm. But because we have waited 6+ years to conceive this baby, people are super excited for us (particularly at church). I have a LARGE personal space at the best of times. I am really not looking forward to the "touching". Some people have already indicated that they can't wait to rub my preg tummy. AHHHHHHHH! I don't think I will handle it well.
Please help with suggestions on what to say to say thanks but NO!!
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04-07-2012 16:25 #1Wanting to add a new squeegee to the family
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What can I say to people about not touching...
04-07-2012 16:30 #2
I used to just say 'sorry but I'm not feeling very good, having my tummy touched makes me nauseous'
04-07-2012 16:33 #3
Be straight up. When you see the hands come towards you and say "excuse me, Don't do that."
Yes it's a bit harsh but you aren't an exhibit.
04-07-2012 17:58 #4
You might get lucky like me and never have anyone try. I must look super grumpy or something
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04-07-2012 18:07 #5
I never had anyone try to touch mine either...
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04-07-2012 18:12 #6
I never really had a problem with people touching my belly either. Hope it's the same for you.
04-07-2012 18:17 #7
I've had one person do it at about 13 weeks too where I work and I just nicely grabbed her hands and removed them and didn't say anything.
I am not a touchy feely person so I will be definitely making a point that I'm a not a pet to be stroked or touched.
I would just say please don't touch me I'm not comfortable with that. And move their hands away!!!!
I do not know why people think its okay to rub a pregnant lady's belly!!!! I would never do it!!!
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04-07-2012 18:21 #8Senior Member
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Rub their tummy back!! They might not enjoy their personal space being invaded.
04-07-2012 18:22 #9
I love touching pregnant bellies, especially when you can feel bub moving or a solid part and wonder what body part it is. Although, I always ask and would NEVER ask someone I don't know well, strictly friends and family. Friends have said no before and I'm fine with that.
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04-07-2012 18:27 #10
Grab their boobs.
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