Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Some people!

First off, thank you so much for your supportive comments in my last post.  I am scheduled for my next ultrasound and appointment with the high risk OB on Oct 4th so more to update in a few weeks. I realize none of this pregnancy was ever in my hands to begin with - so the birth of Sprout will also be the same, right? 

Oh and the baby shower on Sunday went great! My friend took a lot of pics for us so I'm just waiting on them to share with you.  I didn't cry (thankfully) but I was very overwhelmed at all the love and support from our friends and family that were there. We also got a lot of loot (whoohoo) from our registry and there is still plenty of time (I hope) to get the remainder of the stuff - mainly some key items like the car seat! 

So the title of my post - not about 15 mins ago did I just get back from a quick errand run to the nearby Wa.lmart and I was fuming all the way home as a result of an 'incident' in the parking lot. You see, I had parked in the spots reserved for ppl/mothers with children - I had debated about parking in the spot but it wasn't busy and there were lots of them and I was running in and out.  Plus, at 8 months pregnant and yes another case of 'roids coming on - I needed a close spot - and wait - I am with child afterall! 

Anyhow, you can guess what happened when I was leaving.  The spot I was in was next to a handicap spot and as I was pulling out, a lady and her elderly mother pulled next to the one I had been in.  My windows were down so I could hear her saying loudly (and I know she made sure I heard her) "these spots are reserved for people with CHILDREN Y'Know!"  

I rolled down my window a bit more and said "Actually I'm growing one inside of me thank you very much" and before I could say anymore she just snapped back 'Yah, well WHATEVER" - and proceeded to be-little me even more as she helped her mother out of the car.   I was SO READY to get out of the car and show her what 8 months pregnant looked like but I took a deep breath and just said, exasperated, 'OH C'MON' (trust me, I was ready to let the f and b bomb drop but I refrained) - as I drove away I had all these things that I wanted to turn back and say to her but instead I just fumed all the way home.  Have you ever had that moment where you have the perfect comeback to say to someone, only that it's 10 mins after the fact? It's so frustrating!!

I know I didn't have to justify anything to her but I did feel very hurt that she didn't see pregnant ppl as ppl with children as well. More to the fact that I felt judged that I wasn't a mother yet.  Am I overreacting here?

 

8 comments:

  1. LOL, oh the people you run into at Walmart. Have you ever looked at the website peopleofwalmart.com? Look there and you'll laugh off your frustration!

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  2. I hate thinking of something right after a situation occurs. I love those spots and park in them whenever I can. I can barely walk some days!

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  3. Definitely have had those moments where later on I had the perfect comeback. In no way are you overreacting...you have a definite right to be in those spots whether the child is inside or out. Some people should just keep their mouth shut.

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  4. I think I would have B slapped her! lol
    You handled it better than I would have! As my hubby says, I have a little problem with a short fuse. ;-)

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  5. F'n B is right! Seriously, don't these people have better things to do with their lives?? Hope the next appt in October is positive!

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  6. I felt like that at times. But the most important thing is to remember to keep calm for your baby's sake. You don't need to waste your negative energy on her. Hope you're feeling better.

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  7. You're not overreacting at all. I would have been just as upset! But now, try to move on. Get some rest and relax. Don't let yourself stay too wound up--it's not good for your or Sprout. Hang in there!

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  8. No you are not over reacting. I too wonder if I will have the right at the end of my pregnancy to park in those mother w/ children spots. I think we absolutely have the right near the end, because we indeed have a child with us who limits our ability to walk long distances. Those women were sadly misinformed and ignorant. I'd like to see them at 8 months pregnant turn up an opportunity to park closer. That being said, I'm glad you're home safe and sound now, and that you are relaxed. Take care of yourself and sprout!

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