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Old 07-19-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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"how are you doing?"

So when you've felt like crap everyday and you're 15 weeks...what do you say to people asking "how are you doing/feeling?"

I know they're all genuinely wanting to check on me, but I feel like if I answer honestly I'll just be complaining everytime.

Anyone got an honest but beat around the bush thing I san say? Bc "I'm fine" and "doing great" and total lies. But I don't wanna be a downer.

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Old 07-19-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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Re: "how are you doing?"

I usually will just say something like "oh my heartburn is acting up now, but I'm getting through it." But I tend to not be one of those people who always just says that they are "fine"!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: "how are you doing?"

"I've felt better, but I hear that I'm heading toward the 'easy' part of pregnancy now."

Or something similar. Truthful, but with a little optimism.
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I've often said "getting better, I think!"
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Re: "how are you doing?"

At that stage I would just kind of give a tired smile and say I was feeling pregnant. Generally the people asking me genuinely wanted to know so I wouldn't lie but like you I tried not to make it too complainy.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #6
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I always say fine. It's a lie that I keep telling myself. It seems to work!
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:45 PM   #7
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if the people asking have been pg or their spouses/partners have, you could smile & answer with a question for them, "What do you recall about pg at 15wks?" or "I'm looking forward to my favourite trimester. What was yours?"
Something to get them talking & off on a tangent so you can rest?
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Re: "how are you doing?"

I felt awful for exactly 16 weeks this time so I know exactly how you feel. People constantly want to ask and hey really want to know how you are feeling so just tell them. "I'm sick about 90% of the time, but I think it's getting better" was all I would say for that entire time.
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I'd go the
*tired smile* "About as expected"
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I hate that question.


Almost as much as "so what are your plans" questions when you are in high school.

Well intentioned small talk but the asker doesn't want the real answer!
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