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I think the reason I found it so 'weird' is maybe it is because most people I hear on cell phones are younger and talking about which bar to meet up at. I guess I was a bit surprised to see a somewhat older woman talking about something serious.
Just about 40, use cell almost exclusively
Also, as much as I agree everyone can see that a woman is pregnant, this woman by the conversation was only 2 months pregnant and not showing at all. Don't a lot of people wait a bit before telling?
Often, yes. People do generally wait. Only because having to go back and tell people that you lost the baby is excrutiating...
And this is what I REALLY do not understand and perhaps mom's can shed some light on it. Yesterday, I read in several posts it is rude to ask a pregnant woman how far along she is. So what is the difference between talking about the ultra sound and talking about how far along one is?????? If one not OK, then how could the other be? I am genuinly curious to know.
I'm assuming you're talking about the post that talks about asking a woman how far along she is based on her signature ticker? Where as a person who does not understand how the medical field counts the gestation of a PG... and then insintuating that a woman was PG before her marriage date. Also, it's rude to ask a woman who isn't clearly about to pop, because it could be that she's not actually PG... but has a belly, say from her PG. So, you could be asking a FAT woman when she's due. Or a woman who just lost her baby when she's due. Seriously, I was asked when I was due, and I was pushing 2 , 3 week old babies down the street. REALLY, do you think these brand new babies are awaiting yet more siblings? Or does it occur to you that my stomach hasn't gone down... I can't tell you how many times I was tempted to tell people their triplet wasn't born yet... just to watch their confusion.
[Also, the reason I see it as a betrayal to the father is because I think it is taking away from the romance. For example, 40 years ago, when a woman came back from her ultra sound appointment, she did not have a cell to call her husband. So she would wait until she saw him at home to tell him how it went. I think the fact that the woman would have to wait up to 8 hours to tell her husband about the ultra sound builds a fun anticipation. All she can think all day is 'I can wait to tell him'. (Instant gratification is not good in my opinion). And she does not tell anyone else because she wants to give him the honour of being the first to hear about it. [COLOR="red"]My opinion, I often think the "romance" is lost over the PG, when mom starts puking over every single smell. And well, 40+ years ago, ultra sounds weren't as common. I can't tell you how many women I know that found out they were having twins ON A DELIVERY table... :eek: That's not romantic!!! That's utter chaos... LOL!
But if a woman can just walk out of the Doctor's office and call anyone she wants on her cell phone to talk about it, I think it kills the romance.
Well, that's your call in your relationship. I, for example, would know if my husband consider this type of info as romantic. If he did, then I'd wait for him. I happen to know that he doesn't. Entirely likely that this woman also knows her husband well enough to know what he thinks is romantic or not... I'm like other women... DH attended these appts. with me. And when he didn't... HE got the FIRST call... so, did this woman call her friend first? Or perhaps she's on the phone with best friend... Lots of assumptions...