I did not mean to offend and I apologize if my tone was offensive. I guess I am more sensitive about this issue than I realized.
To me it isn't about being secretive or not being joyous. Because I am very joyous about this pregnancy and I want to talk about it and laugh about it. I was really trying to explain that I have not been given a specific "due date" as its traditionally referred to. Instead, I have a "guess month" and I was only trying to say that not having a "due date" doesn't stress me out. As I said before -- is that modern evidence doesn't support a target due date, it is just an estimate. And I am going to relax and let this baby come when it comes -- so for me that means having a due month rather than a due date. Does this make sense? This also means it will be discouraging to me to hear in late April -- when is this baby coming? This baby is late! I really hope you can support me in this because your support is important. Did you have people ask you questions like this when you were pregnant? How did you find it easiest to respond? I find it frustrating to hear questions like this and haven't quite figured out the best way to respond yet.
I am so excited about this pregnancy -- everything about it. I am enjoying being pregnant and all the changes that come with it. I even like the preparations for labor and am excited about what will come after labor. For some people, it may sounds weird, but I love being pregnant. I love all of it. So I think that when asked if I am ready to be done with it or what I hate most -- it kind of surprises me and I can come off harsh. But truthfully, when I hear comments like that it is discouraging to me and I really really want to stay positive and to keep this enjoyment. I love to focus on the positive aspects of the pregnancy, labor and the birth.