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  1. Katelyn Fagan says:

    Okay, so I did not know you were 37. I am a decade younger, and with already having three kids and now being visibly pregnant, I am definitely starting to get comments. I don’t mind the gender one that much though, although it is weird the varied responses you get and that look….

    1. Katelyn, I am officially an OLD LADY. Hehe. I bet you could tell some stories about the comments you’re getting!

  2. Mousey Serrano says:

    You are such a beautiful Mama!

    1. Lisa, you are too sweet! Thank you for reading and always being so giving to the Austin blogging community :-)

  3. These are wonderful suggestion and congratulations on your soon to be larger family!!! I wanted to share a word of caution about asking # 3 – “Do you have family who will be here to help after the baby’s born?”. As someone who comes from a really dysfunctional, abusive family, it’s awkward and painful whenever someone asks me if a family member will be helping me, or if I’ll be celebrating a holiday with my family, or any other number of what people understandably expect as normal questions about family. So I would suggest that unless you know the family situation of the pregnant person, you may want to shy away from asking about that. But the others questions are great!

    1. You make such a good point. I’ve had tricky family situations before, so I totally understand and feel kind of silly for not seeing that before I hit publish! I’ll go edit to “family or friends” above. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

      1. Maiasaura says:

        How about “do you have anybody…?”

  4. You certainly don’t look 37! And I’m so excited for you! (Though I already knew, because I think I already asked you. Oops!) You make good points. We just found out we’re pregnant with baby #3 (shh my mom doesn’t even know.) and we have 2 boys so far. I’m wanting to wait to tell people we’re pregnant till I know. I don’t want there to be a team pink and team blue. UGH!

  5. Maiasaura says:

    For those who asked me if I knew what I was having, I would answer (if in good spirits) “Of course! A baby!”…when I was feeling cranky, I would say something like “Kittens”.
    And, I was 41 when I had my first and only.

    1. Lol my friend used to say “well, we’re expecting a baby, but it might be a velociraptor” XD

  6. Congratulations on your third girl! So exciting. I’m 30 weeks pregnant with my first — a boy — and definitely get the gender question constantly. If a well-meaning acquaintance asked me how I managed to look so awesome while pregnant, I would probably walk on Cloud 9 all day! The third trimester has definitely been kicking my rear so far, but I know it will all be more than worth it. :)

  7. I have 3 girls but our 1st baby, a boy only lived 7 hours so I couldn’t agree more with the comments you made about no one knows the journey you may have gone through to get to that pregnancy. When I was pregnant for the 4th time (strangers assuming the 3rd and following 2 miscarriages) and I was asked what I was having I always replied “a baby, yes I’m pretty sure it’s a baby!” x

  8. Evelyn Nunes says:

    Yay, congratulations!! It must be exciting to have 3 girls and see how their individual personalities shape up! Hope everything goes well with the remaining of the pregnancy!

    Loved the list too, will keep that in mind!

  9. Ooh! I got (good) shivers when I read that last little bit :-D
    Congratulations and enjoy!

  10. Tina Cochrane says:

    I just found out I’m pregnant with our third girl as well. Since EVERYONE seemed to think it was going to be a boy, we naturally get the same platitutdes and encouragement to “try again”. To which we say “heck no”… our family is COMPLETE, regardless of our childrens’ genders!

  11. Well….I am naturally pregnant at 43 and the worst I was ever asked/said so far was….. Really? I didn’t know someone could get pregnant at 43, those eggs might be stale.

  12. If I asked about the gender of a baby I would not say any of those things you mentioned. If a mother reveals the gender, I’d say “that’s great, congrats” or when it’s a third girl like in your case I’d say “oh so you’ll have 3 girls, like charlie’s angels”