Ever since I can recall, I’ve wanted to be a mother. Parenthood always seemed to me to be such a noble, beautiful thing to do with one’s life. I know many, many wonderful mothers (including my own), who have raised their children with the utmost love and devotion. And I feel honored to get my shot at parenthood – to love and protect and nurture this child as best I can.
There is, however, one thing with regards to motherhood that I am not excited about. I am NOT looking forward to being referred to as “preggers” or “prego.”
These terms have somehow sneaked their way into pop culture vernacular. I have also heard the less common (but just as awful) “preg-preg” and “preggy.” Some people may find these terms cute and fun. They are, in fact, stupid, obnoxious non-words, and need to be stopped right now.
Can we not just say the entire word “pregnant”? Does it really have to be shortened into childish cartoon terms?
There are many other ways to refer to a pregnant woman – she’s got a bun in the oven, or she’s got a baby bump, or she’s knocked up. As silly or annoying as these may be, none come close to the horridness of “preggers” and “prego.” So use them all you want.
I am really enjoying being pregnant, but may this serve as an official warning: if someone dares to use “preggers” or “prego” in my presence during the next seven months, they should beware the wrath of the hormonal pregnant woman.