Shopping, intended mother style

March 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm 7 comments

30 weeks 6 days

Being an Intended Mother is a unique, amazing, terrifying, gratifying experience that has some unique, complicated situations.

Let’s take Shopping for example.

Shopping for items for your soon-to-be-born babes is exciting, the nesting is so important.

But, it can also be, awkward when you are not sporting a large obvious belly.

Our shopping experiences thus far have been both excellent and awful depending on the store.

Take for example when we purchased baby seat #1. To get the 40% discount we had to buy “off of the registry”, which means the cashier has to see your registry and you have to tell them that it is your registry to get the discount.

Mr. Duck “We want to buy this car seat off of our registry, do you have it in stock?”

The Bay Cashier “Yes, I’ll go get it in the back”

(this is going well).

The Bay Cashier returns with the car seat.

Mr. Duck “Great thanks, here is our registry”.

The Bay Cashier takes the print out.

Bay Cashier “Hmm there is something wrong here, you’ve registered for 2 car seats”.

Mr. Duck “Yes we’re having twins”.

Bay Cashier screams “Twins, Twins! You’re having twins” and proceeds to glare at my stomach “But, but twins” more glaring at me and stammering.”It says your due date is May, MAY! TWINS! How’s that possible?”. Screaming so loudly that a crowd is gathering to all glare at me and my somewhat flat stomach.

Mr.Duck “Stop asking so many questions. I want to buy this baby seat, let’s concentrate on that. “.


That was the worst experience, the woman shrieked and glared at me because of my lack of stomach. She literally made the entire baby section come over so they could all glare at the freak without the bump. Sad to say, she was not the last person to do this.

My new response is a deadpan “I’m not pregnant”.

Depending on how they react they may get an explanation or they may get a glare, or they may get Mr. Duck’s Just shut up and do your job.


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another milestone…. The nest

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. annacyclopedia  |  March 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Dang! I can’t believe anyone would be that insensitive! No need to shriek no matter how confused you are. Ugh.

    Mr Duck has some serious presence of mind – I would have probably gotten really pissed and stormed out.

    Great to hear all is well – my blog time is limited these days and I’m so behind on everything it feels like. So it is wonderful to know you are getting so close to meeting your babies! Squeee!

  • 2. Kim  |  March 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I had it the other way round where people think you’re public property and can touch your bump because you’re pregnant. So intrusive.

    Remind me to tell you the story next week. Sooo looking forward to seeing you both. Sent you an email about dates. Xx

  • 3. Sunny  |  March 28, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Oh man. How annoying!! Hopefully you have many more positive experiences so you won’t even remember loud, nosy cashiers.

    And when you have those babies in your arms, no more of those stupid things. Instead, we’ll be dealing with stupid questions and comments about having multiples (everything from “do twins run in your family” to “good thing you didn’t end up like the octomom”).

    Good times. πŸ™‚

  • 4. Sarah @ When two becomes three...  |  March 28, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    As much as I loved baby shopping, those awkward moments were the pits. Those old birds at the bay are notorious for the bump check.. Sears too. I avoided those stores like the plague but commed you for going for the deal.

  • 5. Susy  |  March 29, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Some people are so ridiculous! I’m actually wanting to high-five Mr. Duck for his way of handling it! πŸ˜‰ I agree w/ Sunny that you’ll soon be getting other questions about multiples and how people just think they’re entitled to KNOW all about YOUR babies. 31 weeks!!

  • 6. My Reality  |  March 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    People can suck. And maybe you can just tell them to suck it!

  • 7. Kerri-Lyn  |  March 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Mr. Duck sounds wonderful! I pop in every now and then to see how things are going! So excited for you!!!

    XO KL


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