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Is it a boy or a girl?

pregnant bellyIn the last few years I’ve been asked numerous times, “Is it a boy or a girl?” and each time I’ve been able to immediately respond with boy or girl.  Each time I’ve been asked this question, I’ve been pretty pregnant. Like in the picture pregnant. That is actually me 35 weeks pregnant with Peyton, my third baby.

Thursday night while I was in our local grocery store waiting in line to checkout, a man asked me if I was having a boy or girl.  To my knowledge I am not pregnant.  It took me a second to realize he was speaking to me.

At this point I am confused.  Why would he be talking to me.  Clearly I am NOT pregnant.  And then it occurs to me that I obviously look pregnant or he wouldn’t have asked me that.  I mean, yes I’ve had 3 children all in about 5 years but I think I look okay for having 3 children.  I’m about 5’9″ and weigh right at 140 lbs.  I could stand to lose a few lbs and tone up a little, but looking pregnant.  Really?

I’ve decided that I’m not going to eat until I weigh 100 lbs.  Okay, not really but I’m definetely going on a diet.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


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    See this is the reason why I keep my mouth shut until someone tells me that they are expecting or similar. I don’t think I’d have the gall to ask a stranger at all. Sorry it caught you off guard.

    Personally 5’9 and 140 pounds does not sound big at all to me. I’m 5’4 and 160 right now but working on that. If you want to be diet or exercise buddies feel free to email me anytime.
    .-= Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries´s last blog ..Happy Halloween! Don’t forget about Daylight Savings Time Tonight =-.

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    This is why I tell my husband and father to never EVER comment on a woman’s pregnancy unless they can see a fetal limb sticking out, or she’s wearing a shirt that mentions her pregnancy. No matter how pregnant the woman looks.

    It worked the other way for me during my pregnancies- I’m short and chubby, so people were never entirely sure if I was pregnant or just getting fatter!

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    Julie Cutshaw says:

    i’m a 49 year old granny now but that happen to me when i was 21 just a few months before i even got pg with my only daughter i was about 135 pounds then and i remember the girl asking me the same question thru the checkout line at a jm fields dept store. i was so hurt thinking i was fat that i had to hold back the teras until i got outside where i just balled then 6 months later i did become pg. i’m like the other post, never ask or remark that unless you know for sure to avoid hurting someones feelings. if anything we should turn to ask the men when are theres due? from there big pot bellys they carry around.

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    5’9″ 140? Is he insane? That’s thin! Did you ask him when the last time he had his eyes checked was? What an ass.
    .-= sheila´s last blog ..Miscellaneous Musings =-.

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    I’ve gotten asked the same question 3 times in the last few months, and am far from being pregnant. My response, “Well I hope you’re only asking because of my glow, because there’s no baby in there.” Shuts them up quick.

    And honestly, I have a little leftover belly from my son, but I’m not big and I’m sure you aren’t either. I don’t get where people get off asking questions like that at all! Don’t let them get you down!
    .-= Staci A´s last blog ..Trick or Treat =-.

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    That’s like one of the few questions YOU NEVER ask a woman or something, right?! LOL

    I am 5’6″ and 180 or so .. surprised I haven’t been asked that yet, because my mid section still needs a lot of toning up … Don’t let foolish ppl get you down my friend!

    .-= Brandy´s last blog ..Day 3: My Resting Day EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge =-.

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    5’9″ and 140 pounds?

    Honestly, I think men chug stupid pills on a daily basis.
    .-= Creative Junkie´s last blog ..These people are the reason this blog exists. Blame them. =-.

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    Oh honey – that sucks! And from the sound of it you are in no way in need of a starve diet 😛 ! I did have someone tell me that once and I was so depressed!
    .-= Brittany´s last blog ..Numero Uno =-.

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    What a MORON!! You are definitely NOT in need of a starvation diet… you are a healthy woman, but this guy is used to seeing those stick figure, anorexic models that make me want to puke!! (Pun intended.)
    .-= Lorie Shewbridge´s last blog ..The Difference Between Boys and Girls….. =-.

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    That’s pretty bad, but I have to say that if you are 5’9 and 140, you must be pretty slim. At 5’9 myself, and 190lbs., I am considered thick and even then, not fat. So I can’t imagine how he thought you were pregnant. I wish I was 140 (my goal weight in 2010 by the way). I would have asked him was he having a boy or girl and laughed at the shock on his face…lol!

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    SERIOUSLY? he’s an asshole.
    .-= staciesmadness´s last blog ..Oops, there goes my skirt again.. =-.

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    Yikes. That seems like a non-pregnant height/weight combo. I’d be torn between telling him a sex and making him think before he makes the same mistake again. Some people just say the first thing that comes to mind (ADHD), I realize, so don’t take it too harshly. 🙂

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