In art, pregnant women are positioned as serene, even Madonna-like. Our societal expectations of pregnancy may in fact be influenced by this idealistic portrayal. Of course, there are many pregnant women who do indeed simply radiate. But there are probably just as many who would rather roll their eyes at the next person who asks about the gender of the baby.
Pregnancy is challenging and asks a lot of the body. It's uncomfortable, there are many unexpected physical symptoms, parts of your body might be popping out all over, it is difficult to get a good night's sleep, and many people—for whatever reason—consider a pregnant woman to be community property. Getting unsolicited advice, baby name suggestions, and belly touches are par for the course.
It's totally OK to feel like you're "over it." But rather than feeling upset or ashamed, maybe it makes more sense to congratulate yourself for not feeling irritable more of the time. The pressures of pregnancy are no joke, but here's a list of questions to ask yourself next time you're feeling less than great.