Stop asking people (specifically women) about things that are none of your business. We have to get out of the typical conversations and questions like:
“When are you getting married”?
“When are you going to have babies”?
“When are you going to have MORE babies”?
Stop asking me when or if I’m having more kids. I’m still adjusting to the first one! Jayden has just turned one and I still don’t feel like myself.
My stomach still looks like I’m 6 months pregnant. Matter of fact, I have this weird innie/outtie, cabbage patch belly button thing going on and I don’t know if it will ever go back to normal. So much for my belly ring.
None of my clothes fit. I don’t want to wear pants. Or jeans. Actually anything. Putting an outfit together now is torture.
I wear nothing but training bras because they are more comfortable and I can whip out my breasts faster for nursing and pumping. Honestly, I feel like I’ll wear them for the rest of my life.
It’s a struggle just to get my hair, nails, and eyebrows done because I feel like I can’t spare a minute on myself.
Speaking of hair, where are my edges? Why didn’t anyone tell me about postpartum hair shedding?
I was already low maintenance, but I don’t even feel like putting on the little makeup that I was wearing. You’re going to get this bare faced mom. Just be happy I washed it.
Besides trying adjust back to the old me (which may never happen), the birth of Jayden was scary in itself! Both him and myself were in danger and I had no clue until the end of the pregnancy. I am not eager to do that again. And if I don’t that’s perfectly fine.
It’s ok if someone does not want to get married.
It’s ok if someone does not want to have kids.
It’s ok if someone does not want to have MORE kids.
How about asking people if they are happy?
Or how about just mind your business.
Thanks for listening to my TED talk.