I am now 20 weeks pregnant and we have found out that we are expecting a baby boy.


In all honesty I have always wanted a boy but recently as I see more of the cute baby girl's items, I am somewhat swayed..... imagine buying cute my little pony items for your daughter on the pretext as gifts and actually hoarding them myself. MUHAHAHHAHAHAH


*Evil laughter while the hubby rolls his eyes at me*


Anyway, I am going to share with you some TIPS on how to handle a pregnant woman. Any pregnant woman --- be it your wife / friend / colleague / sister-in-law / sister / cousin / aunt etc etc.



TIP #1

NEVER CALL A PREGNANT WOMAN FAT!!!!! 


When you are pregnant, you encounter "RAGING HORMONES" and raging hormones means you cry for no reason at all; you scream in angst just because someone takes your favourite food away from you; you get very very very worked up when people irritate you like take the fan away from you.

And raging hormones means you are OBSESSIVELY AFFECTED by the word "FAT".

Even the slightest whisper of "she has gained weight" makes you go bonkers and unhappy. I get that I totally understand.

Well hello people!!!!! Understand that pregnancy means she has the excuse to eat for days like her life depends on it and she can become as plump as she wants; afterall, she has her whole life to stay slim but only 9 months to binge while she is pregnant.

No one deserves to be mocked for his/her weight, not especially when you are pregnant. Don't preach to a pregnant woman about how she should control her diet as well, because you are not her! You have not walked a mile in her shoes so who are you to tell her what to do while she is pregnant?


Ok but I can call myself fat.... its funny when I call myself fat BUT NOT when you call me fat while I am pregnant.


Calling a pregnant woman fat is just wrong and selfish and mean. Always always remember this!!!







TIP #2

NEVER PURPOSELY SMOKE NEAR OR IN FRONT OF A PREGNANT WOMAN!!!!! 



Smoking and allowing everyone else to have a whiff of your second hand smoke is plain selfish. But if you smoke near or in front of a pregnant woman, you deserve a fate WORSE THAN DEATH. You deserve to have your future pregnant wife have 1000000 people smoking in her face.

How SELFISH can you be when you know the consequences? Even if you don't care, you should still pretend to.









TIP #3

DON'T ASK HER WHY SHE'S BEING A BITCH.


When you are pregnant, you encounter "RAGING HORMONES". Enuff said! 

Just don't ever ask a pregnant woman why she's being such a bitch, you still want to be alive don't you? 





TIP #4

DO GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO HELP A PREGNANT WOMAN OUT IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE.

Please understand that this 9 months of her life is crucial. So be kind to her, ask your pregnant colleague," So what can I do to help you, babe?" 

If you can bring her an extra muffin while you are munching on yours; send her happy messages so that you make her day alittle better (especially if she is really feeling crappy from all the morning sickness, who said it was easy being pregnant?); ask your pregnant sister-in-law how she is feeling so she'll feel that people really do care about her. 

Offer a pregnant woman your seat!!! You do not understand what swollen ankles mean not till you get pregnant yourself.

Be kind to a pregnant woman and life will be kind to you as well. 







TIP #5

DON'T COMPARE YOUR FRIEND'S PREGNANT WIVES TO YOUR OWN PREGNANT WIFE. 




REMEMBER THIS because your life depends on it!

Everyone is different anyway..... so what is there to compare?

Your wife may have 101 cravings to fulfill while your friend's pregnant wife has none. Your friend's pregnant wife goes ballistic on him almost everyday, while your pregnant wife is just pregnant and greedy. Which would you rather have? Remember that everyone is different and bite the bullet, this will be over in 9 months. So just bear with your pregnant wife's quirks and everything will be fine and dandy soon!!!!!

P/s : Try your best to satisfy her late-night cravings just because you love her! It makes her feel sooooooooooooo gooood when her cravings are fulfilled. And when she is happy, you'll feel happy. Trust me on this one! *winks*







TIP #6

DON'T BRUSH OFF YOUR PREGNANT WIFE'S CONCERNS.

You know when one is pregnant, one becomes more paranoid than normal, feel more affected than usual, feel more insecure etc etc. So don't brush off your pregnant wife's concerns, don't reply with a stupid answer like," We'll figure that one out later." Yes I know everything will work out later BUT if your pregnant wife wants to talk........

Listen to her!

Comfort her!

Cuddle her!

Tell her you are there for her!!! 

All she needs now is a good supportive husband who tries to understand what she feels and be a vvvvvvvvv good listener. Trust me, by being a good husband, you'll feel that life is soooo much more beautiful because peace at home means life is good!





TIP #7

DO TELL YOUR PREGNANT FRIEND / SISTER/ 
SISTER-IN -LAW/ WIFE / COLLEAGUE THAT SHE IS BEAUTIFUL.


Maybe you don't find the pregnant huge belly pretty but understand that your pregnant friend is going through alot of hard work now especially her body. She probably feels more vulnerable than usual so put in a kind word and tell her, "You are beautiful!" See its not so hard, isn't it?


And hubbies, please don't go oogling another hot babe while your wife is prenant. JERK!


You got her pregnant so you stand by her! Keep your eyes on the prize! And the prize now is a cute baby and a happy wife.

Again, remember a happy wife means a happy life.....





TIP #8

DO BUY PRESENTS FOR YOUR PREGNANT FRIEND / WIFE / SISTER-IN-LAW / COUSIN etc...


Being pregnant can be a depressing time for the pregnant mummy, what with all the pregnancy hormones and the expanding waistline. Do gather a care package for her --- a gift basket just for the mummy to show her that you care about how she feels. ( It's not only about the baby, you know?)

And here's an idea for a special gift!!

A photobook or photos printed on canvas right here at : www.printerous.com

Or you can even get photos printed on magnets and stickers!!!!

I received a gift pack from the peeps at www.printerous.com to decorate my wall so that I am reminded that I would one day slim down back to my pre-pregancy figure. *crosses my fingers* 








How it looks like on my wall.... =)))





And so.... I did a mini interview with the peeps behind www.printerous.com : 



1. What made you guys decide to start your own business? 
Ever since I started my first business back in 2005, I made 3 good friends: challenges, problems & failures. And every time I overcome them, it brings a great deal of satisfaction. Since then, I learnt that there are 2 things I love the most in having my own business: 1. I control my own destiny 2. I can challenge myself

Thus, my friends and I are always putting our heads together to come up with business ideas. With our love for beautiful design, advanced technology & creative solutions, we combined them together, and that’s how Printerous was born. 

2. How did you guys decide on printing materials?
Our main criteria in deciding printing materials are: Durability & Sturdiness. All of our products are produced on-demand when you order them, using only the highest quality materials that are supported with high quality printing technology.

3. In what ways do you promote your business?
We do a combination of online & offline activation, from Social Media/PR, Media Placement to Pop up events.

4. What skills did you already have when you started your business and what did you have to learn?
My education background is Digital Creative & Technology. I really believe experience is the best teacher in my journey. It'd be ideal if everyone could have business mentors or simply learn from the experience of others via books or internet. Unfortunately, it's not always the case.





Till the next post~~~~