A mini rant:
The baby. The bump. My health. These are my new topics of choice, or at least the ones people feel most comfortable chatting with me about. I have been in a few social situations in the last few weeks where small talk was required. To start with, making chit-chat is not my favourite thing to do, I can be a bit shy (especially sans alcohol), but I am a friendly gal so I try to go with it! I have noticed lately though that I feel as if I am an extension of my own body. Small talk is no longer about work, school, hobbies, general interests. Nope that part of me does not currently exist, I am purely a baby making machine that can only talk about how I am feeling, if the baby kicks etc. etc. Lets just say, I’m over it. I don’t mind talking about the baby and I get excited explaining what I want to do with the nursery, but when the small talk ends with baby talk as if I have nothing else of interest in my life… yeah not cool. I am sure this is not just me, every other prego out there likely thinks the same, or thinks I should be more excited about talking about all things baby, but what can I say, I’m not.
So next time you are at a party or large social occasion and you spot a busting bump, sure ask how the pregnancy is going, but move on! We don’t currently have some wild drunken night out stories, but we are still allowed to work, have hobbies and read the news, and believe me we would love to chat with you about them!