Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Week 20: Sticks and stones

I think the theory of reincarnation goes something like this: if you're a good person, say your prayers every day, never steal, lie, or cheat, do for others, and never ask for a thing in return, when you die, you'll come back as a University of Georgia freshman during football season.
If you don't, when you die, you'll come back as a perpetually pregnant woman on the evening news, and everyone can share their opinions on what you look like over dinner. 

Okay, this analogy is a little extreme, but you get the point. Being pregnant is already one of the most emotional, insecure times of your life. Am I gaining too much weight? Am I gaining enough weight? Is my bump too high? Is my bump too low? Are these breakouts ever going to end? Is this pregnancy making my hair dull? Why are my nail beds doing this weird thing? 

Now, throw yourself in front of a camera that adds 20 pounds every night, find clothes that not only fit, but also don't make you look like a whale, and cake on enough hair and makeup products twice a day to moonlight as a Las Vegas showgirl, and you'll understand where I'm coming from. 

Most days, nothing would please me more than staying in my stretchy maternity yoga pants, not a hint of makeup on my face, a bucket of fried chicken in my lap, watching Gossip Girl reruns, trying to calculate the last day I washed my hair like it's an advanced Calculus equation. 

But, I picked a career that doesn't exactly allow for that. There are no 'ponytail' days. Don't get me wrong. I love my job. Absolutely love it. My husband once told my boss, every night when I come home, and he asks how my day was, more days than not, I say, "It was so great!" Not, "I survived," or "Ughh...don't even ask," but 'GREAT.' He told her as long as that was the case, he would do everything he could to support my career since I loved it so much. (Yes, ladies...he's real. And, he's taken...) 

BUT, that doesn't mean I don't have bad work days. 

Yesterday, was a bad work day. I checked my voicemail (hoping it was a great story tip...) No such luck. Instead, I heard this peach of a woman on the other end. 
"Please go to Target and buy some decent maternity clothes so you don't walk around looking like you got a watermelon strapped under your too tight outfits. Target's got a great line of maternity clothes in case you've never heard of such a thing. You're getting to where you're being disgusting on the TV."

So, the thick skinned journalist in me who knows better than to give comments like this a second thought says, delete the voicemail and move on. 

Unfortunately, I'm pregnant, hormonal, currently not allowed to drink wine, and feeling extra in touch with my feminist side. 

Here's the stream of consciousness I went through: 

Did she just call a pregnant person disgusting? What kind of...
I am only at week 20 of this? Am I going to have to deal with this crap another 20 weeks? Should I have my consultant or my boss call her and tell her tailored, form fitting clothes look way better on air than baggy ones, especially when pregnant? Is that a WOMAN who called me?!? Is she a MOTHER?!?!? The freaking nerve...
Do I really look disgusting? What outfit is she talking about? Why did she call on Friday, I wasn't even working Friday....did she boil over this all week and wait until I was off to leave me a voicemail? Oh crap, am I tearing up at my desk? NOT here. And, NOT over this. This lady doesn't deserve to get a rise out of  me. Does she know that I'm wearing maternity clothes? What does she want me to wear, a moo moo from the 50's? Does she know this is 2017? WHY DID SHE CALL ME?! And, why can I not stop thinking about this?! Hmm...bless her heart...

So then, I went to our archives to see what could have possibly revolted her enough to find our number, call us, sit through a phone tree, find my extension, and leave me a rude voicemail. Here's my past week's worth of on-air outfits: 
Most of the time, I keep my hands crossed in front of my belly.
  Maybe she doesn't like when I stand at the wall??






 This angle, I move my arms out of the way of the bump...maybe this? 




You get the picture. But, this lady really got me thinking...

I consider myself a confident, pretty secure, independent, woman. Why was I letting this one ridiculous, negative comment ruin my whole day? I've gotten dozens of compliments from viewers saying nice things about my pregnancy, why was this the one that stuck? 

I don't really have an answer. If I did, I could probably solve the world's bullying problem. But, that whole saying our moms taught us about sticks and stones is kind of garbage. In fact, sometimes, I think words hurt far worse than sticks. And right now, we are living in a culture tolerating, often even encouraging bullies. Politicians, angry Democrats and Republicans, anonymous keyboard warriors, social media bullies....How do we teach our kids to be kind when adults all around them can say such cruel things? 

It worries me. Right now, I can protect this sweet little boy. But, I won't always be able to. I certainly don't want him to dwell on the negative things insecure people are bound to say about him.

So, ​I think instead of letting this lady get me down, I'm just going to turn her negative energy into positive energy. I'm going to say as many nice things as I can to as many people as I can, and I'm going to do it in a dress that fits these beautiful new curves with my 'watermelon' stomach showing. 

306 comments:

  1. In all honesty, she sounded drunk.
    You look great btw.
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    1. I thought the same thing Richard Rogers.

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    2. My thoughts exactly! Ignore the drunk woman!! You look fantastic!

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    3. She did sound drunk!
      When your emotions kick in again (and they will) just remember God gave you a precious gift to love and nurture!
      You are a very beautiful little mom to be!

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    4. Please do not let her have another moment. You look absolutely gorgeous and I really would like it if you would stop hiding your belly. I think pregnant bellies are the best....:)

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    5. That is horrible. First Congradulations on the precious life your are carrying and loving and 2nd boo to the vicious troll who left that nasty voice mail. I remember our local news journalist, Donna Deegan, going through her breast cancer treatments, not once, not twice, but three separate times, and instead of worrying about how sick she looked I as blown away for her bravery at kicking cancer's ass and taking it's name. I am honored that each and every one of you chose your profession to share with us and thank you, it cannot be easy knowing that there are trolls out there like this that critized your looks, your dialect, each and every aspect about you, but thank you for not letting them keep you from putting that aside and brining us news and investigations that are important to our lives.

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    6. I think, my dear, that what we have here is an elderly woman who has lost her grip on life and most definitely her tact. I have worked with many of these types of women and they come from an era where maybe it was appropriate to cover the wonder of life growing inside of you. Please do not allow this to take up space in your head anymore! You are already a great mother! Your words confirm that. Pray for this lost soul and those like her. I am no Bible thumper but something has to be wrong with a person that would go to such great lengths to contact you about this. You are a BEAUTIFUL young lady! And the classy way that you handled this even shows that your beauty isn't skin deep. We appreciate your work and very soon that baby boy will too. Stay positive, he needs your attention more than this foolishness.

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    7. Stephanie Huff- Atlanta, GAJuly 5, 2017 at 9:01 PM

      Being pregnant is a blessing. Don't stress. Enjoy your blessing and stay healthy. Besides, it's not what they call you, it's what you answer to. I agree with Richard, you look great Laura!

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    8. You look great and so does your outfits! Keep up the great work and your beautiful new curves that is creating something so beautiful inside You!

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    9. it's impossible to ever understand what motivates an unhappy person to lash out... why you? You're easy to identify, and you look happy. It's a true sip of poison to some people to see a vibrant, happy woman ESPECIALLY during pregnancy. These particular people have never been happy, and they often don't comprehend they are their own worst enemies and the root of their own misery... so they share it... often.... hatefully, in ways designed to destroy the smiles on others, to break the peace in a persons' heart and soul.
      Embrace that smile you have daily, enjoy that baby and the bump (you're just darned cute!) and relax knowing fixing THEIR issues isn't on your plate, you just take care of you and yours and let the rest of the world rock on... Blessings.

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    10. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing!! I am a mother of 3 grown children, pay no attention to a ignorant, person. She sounded drunk, ignore sweetie, I think you look great!

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    11. It's not your looks she's disgusted with, it's her warped self of a human being that she's unhappy with, enjoy this most precious time of your life Lauren, the joy of motherhood to me is the best experience in the universe#Live love laugh

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    12. She just a stupid old woman that has nothing better to do than find fault in others to make herself feel better, when what She needs to do is look in a mirror before she judges anyone else cause it sounds to me like she doesn't have a tooth in her head and could use some dentures. You are dressed very appropriate for your job. You should make it a point to show off your outfit every evening just to make her skin crawl.

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    13. I was thinking the same thing that it did not sound like she had any teeth to be proud of. Your belly is probably a lot smaller than hers, and she is not even holding a beautiful life inside of her. Be proud of yourself knowing you look healthy and beautiful!

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    14. I wish I looked that cute when I was pregnant! Seriously, you look fantastic, congratulations!

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    15. You look fabulous! This is some ol' sour puss who doesn't have anything better to do than try to boost herself by trying to bring others down. You keep wearing what you are. You're too busy making a human to worry about the likes of her!!! Enjoy this miraculous time in your life and savor every change in your body. It's amazing and when you have that sweet baby, you will be awed and amazed.

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    16. You are beautiful the caller is just jealous. Don't be ashamed be proud.

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    17. I am 78 had 4 kids including twins. Hated wearing those 60's fru fru huge floating whale covers I called them. Not allowed to let anyone see a normal pregnant body. Go for it girl. We have some on our channels that are pregnant & I love the look. Better now then before. ❤️❤️👍🏻👍🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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    18. Actually she sounded like an old woman to me.

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    19. You look beautiful ! I don't know what this miserable old woman's problem is, but I'm so sorry those words hurt you. I have 2 sons, age 21 and 16, and pregnancy was a difficult time for me with severe migraines but it was also a happy, blessed time and one with cherished memories ! This woman is probably jealous and if she is a mother, I feel sorry for her children. I wish I had found such beautiful maternity clothes as you and had the confidence to have worn them. My work maternity clothes looked like sacks and were most unflattering . Even so, to me there is nothing more beautiful than a glowing, happy , health Mother - to - be.

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    20. Proves my thinking that it is the old people who are so nasty on the phone and Internet comment sections

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    21. 39 with four kids here, and please accept this online hug since I can't hug you in person! I enjoy retro fashion but I dislike how maternity clothes in previous times often seemed to be designed to disguise the mother's changing body rather than accommodate her new figure while allowing her to comfortably move and do everything she normally would.

      There is nothing remotely wrong with Laura's classy outfits and it serves no good to "disguise" a pregnancy, unless maybe if you're an actress portraying a character who is decidedly not pregnant. :)

      We don't ask girls and women who are menstruating to recede from society until their "condition" resolves itself, so I feel bad for someone who feels that uncomfortable seeing a pregnant woman on television when it's 2017.

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  2. My Daddy always said there was nothing more beautiful than a pregnant woman. I had 4 children, and I always felt beautiful.

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  3. Hey I'm Latoya,maybe she's upset that her life isn't going well..or just out of her d*m mind!!! Clearly you looks good all the time and congratulations on your new bundle of joy!!! Don't worry about her she's a nun factor..your clothed are cute and comfortable looking so���� excuse the ignorant lady that needs a life. ..The jealousy is serious these days you are a beautiful person so over look nun sense love!!!������ and Latoya is my name thanks reading this!!!

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  4. Beautiful article written by a beautiful mother-to-be.

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  5. Love it......you certainly have done the right thing...that baby boy doesn't need the stress from a calloused human(?).

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  6. Love it....you certainly did the right thing after all that beautiful baby boy doesn't need the stress bright on by a calloused human(?)

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  7. the real question is, how did she get your phone number!?!?! pregnancy is a beautiful thing that not every woman can deal with. I don't know you, and I don't watch your news, but I will say this: you are absolutely gorgeous and glowing!! Eff her. she's either jealous because she actually is a whale, or couldn't support her career while pregnant, or who knows. But honestly, don't pay any mind to her or any naysayers. Congrats to you and your family for bringing a baby into this world.

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    1. She called the news station and found my extension. Thank you for the kind words!

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    2. I think expecting moms are beautiful ! Show off your beautiful baby bump.

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    3. You know what?? It is just too hot for her to be spewing all this negative energy. First of all you are pregnant, this is your rainbow baby, and man you should be as proud as punch of that fact. Secondly, and back the the first one, you are pregnant, you are growing a human...and you are beautiful!! I would suggest that you get in touch with your inner TSwift and "shake it off". Some people don't have anything better to do then to stir the pot and try to cause crazy in other people's lives. She probably did it on Friday because she knew you were not working. You are doing a great job, the news is better because of you... so you just keep rocking that bump!!

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  8. Laura, Mom and I watch the news together and one or the other of us always comments gleefully, "look, there is her baby bump" or "I wish she would quit hiding that baby....doesn't she know how beautiful she is?" We say something like that every night when we see you and I'm sure there are many many more of us who feel that way.

    I've never had the privilege of being pregnant but I do know what hormonal is like so try to realize that lady is the one with the problem - not you!!

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  9. pregnant women are the best, I love watching you and look forward to seeing the changes that are yet to come. Pregnant women have a different glow about them that is beautiful.

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  10. Lauren....you are BEAUTIFUL! When my wife was pregnant with our son, Brent Lake now 33, and daughter,Jamie Johnson now 31, she was radiant! And when our daughter and daughter-n-law were expecting, they were glowing too. Remember you are carrying "special cargo" so please ignore all negative comments...the best is yet to come! God bless you!

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  11. You look every bit as great as you have before, Laura. Don't let one woman succeed in her desire to make herself feel better by trying to bring you down.

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  12. This has made my cry. I think you're beautiful especially with the "watermelon" stomach. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, as I've done it 4 times ��. I don't know why you even keep your hands crossed in front of him. Have a blessed day beautuful!

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  13. I'm not sure what her agenda was/is but mean is just mean. There is no reason to justify purposely hurting another person's feelings. I truly hope that you will be able to get her "voice" out of your head. There is nothing more beautiful than the blessing of a child and the mother who endures everything to bring that child into the world!

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  14. Laura,sweetheart, you are glowing, beautiful, radiant, and so many similar words that I could ramble on. I can't imagine the stress of living under a microscope and having strangers say such awful things. Regardless of how big your pregnancy belly is or will be in the weeks to come, you are carrying a miracle. Don't feel the need to hide your growing boy. Shame on that woman for saying such a thing. I hope for her sake that she doesn't have children that would be subjected to such negativity. Btw, you really do look fantastic. From a mom (4 times over) that understands.

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    1. go and find some fitting loose clothes don't listen to all of these clowns telling you they approve.. they are loosed brained. did you ma teach you that when a baby is in tow you wear loose clothes.. it is known for generation what happened in yours... maybe you just didn't listen to ma or gran ma

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  15. Tube top Tuesdays!

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  16. Beautiful words, and you look amazing! I don't even live in the area where you broadcast. I'm 12 weeks along myself and started showing almost immediately, so I'm a little sensitive about whether I look like I finally resigned myself to being overweight or if people can tell it's a baby bump. Really though, at the end of the day, I know what's going on and I'm determined to enjoy all of the experience--nausea, mood swings and all. You rock it Mama! We've got this!!

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  17. I think you are awesome and you look awesome. Wear what you want. Don't pay any attention to crazy phone call. Keep up the good work.
    Lisa

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  18. Yoir very beautiful and i dont know what kind of ppl in this world#keepbeinggreat

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  19. You are handling this very well. That lady is crazy. You look beautiful! But you are right, we focus on the worst things that people say about us instead of the good things. This is a good lesson for all of us!

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  20. You're gorgeous, and this woman is probably angry about that fact. The world has soo many mean-spirited people, and it seems their goal in life is to make others hurt and miserable. I cant even tell youre pregnant! Id hate to hear what she said about me! Try to think of her as what she is: a bully, like you said. Motherhood, and pregnancy are a blessing, but it does change our bodies, but the end result is worth every bit of it. Good luck with your pregnancy and ignore the haters!! -Angie C.

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  21. I do not watch your news chanel, so I have no partiality. I'm afraid that some people as they age believe they can speak their minds and not worry about the others feelings, for that I am very sorry. Then again when she was at the age to become pregnant and start a family it was believed that a pregnant women hid herself from others. I think I'll go with her just being a grumpy old woman. LOL You look gorgeous, do not be ashamed, you are bringing a precious gift into the world.

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  22. Laura I will be the first to say you look way better then some people I know. You are a shining star for channel 12 and the baby bump makes a lot of your viewers happy after what you and your husband went through last year. Can not wait to see that hansom baby boy when he comes. As far as the dummy that called she can always watch channel 6. YOU LOOK GREAT!!!!!

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  23. I think you look beautiful! Dont worry over such nonsense. Being pregnant is a blessing- not everyone can do it. Show your bump girl! You earned it. You deserve it. Wear it proud!

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  24. That person is crazy!!! You look amazing!!! Wish she would've given her name so we could all tell her how crazy she is!!

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  25. Those who speak negatively need to look in the mirror and figure out what is wrong with them. You are a beautiful mother to be. You b are creating a human being. Don't let anyone steal your Glory in that fact!

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  26. You're beautiful!! Don't let her ride comment get to your. Really I would like to see how this lady looks. I'm sure she has some issues. You're pregnant, let that bump shine hunny. ♥

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  27. You're beautiful!! Don't let her ride comment get to your. Really I would like to see how this lady looks. I'm sure she has some issues. You're pregnant, let that bump shine hunny. ♥

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  28. You're beautiful!! Don't let her ride comment get to your. Really I would like to see how this lady looks. I'm sure she has some issues. You're pregnant, let that bump shine hunny. ♥

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  29. You've always been beautiful to me, pregnant or not.
    Someone obviously has some issues of their own & needed to take their anger out on an innocent person.

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  30. I agree with Richard. My daddy always said "There's nothing more beautiful than a pregnant woman," and that's true of you. There are always going to be those people who - for some unknown reason - feel it's their right to criticize someone else. Just enjoy this time and ignore anyone who just cannot be positive. Pray for them, but enjoy yourself and that precious little one.

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  31. She sounds like an older woman (I'll not call her a lady) and back in the day women wore loose fitting maternity close to try to "hide" their "condition". In today's world people embrace pregnancy for the miracle and blessing it is and women no longer try to hide the fact that they are expecting. Your baby bump is beautiful and you look great. Ignore her.

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  32. You're beautiful inside, outside, over, under, around, and through!!! Your smile lights up the whole news broadcast... What a lucky little boy to have chosen you as his mom!!!

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  33. Haters gonna hate, hate, hate. So do like Taylor Swift and shake it off. You are beautiful. Your baby bump is beautiful. This lady sounded drunk to me too. We don't know what is going on in her life. The best thing to do is pray for her because SHE is the one with the issues, not you. Wear that baby bump proudly! It looks great on you! - GailJ

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  34. Laura, you are beautiful!!! I'm willing to bet this lady is probably overweight herself. Keep your head up and don't give into any negative comments that she or anyone else has to say. I look forward to seeing you continue to do what you've been doing til it's time to have your baby.

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  35. You are a beautiful lady!! And radiant while you are pregnant. Please do not let a pitiful excuse of a human make you feel like you aren't. Most people couldn't handle your job on a daily basis and you do it very professionally and with ease. Keep your gorgeous head up!!

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  36. I just heard what this person said,,,really? You are beautiful and carry yourself very gracefully. Do not let one bad apple spoil the whole bunch. She can turn the channel if she doesn't want to watch, she has that option. Keep on doing a great job and brush it of your shoulder as if it was nothing. Love watching you all.

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  37. She did sound drunk. I'm sure she is probably large, lumpy and not in love with herselfself. No worries. You look fantastic!!

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  38. You are beautiful, your clothes are beautiful, being pregnant is beautiful and your energy to keep up that beautiful appearance while being pregnant is BEAUTIFUL!
    FYI: Target's maternity section isn't that great. A few good things maybe, that's it.

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  39. I'm speechless. And your caller is nuts.

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  40. She could be jealous......... I have loved and admired your smile, presentation and spunk. Keep it up Laura and you will be more famous than you are at this point. Move fwd and love every moment of your present and future as a mommy and a journalist.
    We will keep watching.

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  41. All I can say is POOR baby maybe she is not a mother and is jealous. Please don't let the ignorance of other people make you upset because when you are upset then so is your baby. So to the DRUNKEN STUPID lady that was your 5min a fame you may know go back under the rock with your liquor where you came from..

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  42. You are beautiful, it's a sad world we live in that women feel the need to insult others as I'm sure she has her on insecurities,every woman should embrace their beauty pregnant and not, thank goodness youre the one that will be raise that sweet little life and not her, prayers for you and that, that lady finds some brains

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  43. Girl, go in there with a smile on your face and that baby bump with a light up ribbon around it to draw more attention. This should be one of the happiest times of your life and when it's over your going to miss parts of being pregnant. I have four boys and there is no greater feeling then being their mom! You are beautiful, you are kind, your are smart and you are pregnant. Own it!!!!! ��

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  44. You are beautiful, it's a sad world we live in that women feel the need to insult others as I'm sure she has her on insecurities,every woman should embrace their beauty pregnant and not, thank goodness youre the one that will be raise that sweet little life and not her, prayers for you and that, that lady finds some brains

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  45. The caller is the one with the problem. If she doesn't like what you are wearing, I wonder if she knows which button on the remote to use to CHANGE THE CHANNEL? By the way, you look beautiful!!

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  46. Laura, Hear is a tip that you can put in the bank. I had 4 girls and now have 9 Grandchildren so I am some what of a expert on seeing pregnant women and I will tell you that you are beautiful. You body may be going through some changes now but that will come full circle. Don't waste you time on people that have no clue what you have to do to be in the public eye and still have a life. Take one day at a time and enjoy ever second of being pregnant and also of being a mom these are things you will always have and always remember that you come first, last and always to the people that love you. Michael S. Wood

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  47. you are beautiful, she sounded drunk, and her words are disgusting, you have to ignore people like that.

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  48. That lady was just being mean! What a &itch! You're beautiful,pregnancy is beautiful and should never be hidden. Do NOT take her insane comments to heart.

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  49. What a great writer you are! It's amazing how one mean, hurtful, thoughtless, inconsiderate comment (or one bad review, or one failed attempt) can affect us, isn't it? Handle it with humor and love. I hope writing is therapeutic for you and that you continue to thrive in good health and much success.

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  50. You are Absolutely Beautiful and some people are just miserable and love to spread their misery around! This woman obviously has nothing better to do then make calls like this. Girl you flaunt that baby bump no matter how big it gets. It's not easy growing a human inside of you! I sell LuLaRoe and we strive on comfortable clothing but most importantly loving the skin your in. I tell my Ladies all the time "you are enough" and I truly hope you know that you are enough. I will pray for this woman's miserable soul and hope she can successfully remove the stick from her Ass. Stay Be-You-diful Christy :)

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  51. I read this after I saw a former student had shared it. We've been vacationing for the past ten or so days and I have seen so many pregnant ladies. They let their baby bumps show. We didn't do that 30+ years ago but I would have loved it. It's the best time! Be yourself and enjoy each day!!

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  52. I think you look beautiful and glowing every day! God Bless You, your sweet husband and your precious baby. You keep that head held high!

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  53. You are always a very beautiful woman, Dont let peoples negativity bring you down.

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  54. Pregnancy is a hard time without someone who sounds like she's having sex with animals or married to her first cousin complicating it. Please don't pay her any attention and continue to enjoy your pregnancy

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  55. The woman who placed that call should be ashamed. You are a beautiful pregnant woman. Let no weapon formed against you prosper. That woman needs to be checked out, she hgas an illness called self esteem. Carry on beautiful.

    Penny born in Augusta lives in Texas.

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  56. Laura you are one of the most intelligent artculate ladies that have come around this area. To top it off you are absolutely beautiful. I also believe there is nothing more beautiful than a woman carrying a child of God. Don't let shallow minded people shake you up. You have more class in your little finger than she has on her whole body. You seem like such a down to earth lady and need to know the thousands that love seeing you every eveming.

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  57. I wouldn't listen to that persons voice mail. Wouldn't dare give them my time!You're a Beautiful, Confident, pregnant lady. A Gift from God, shouldn't be something to Hide!! Sounds like they need to get a life and stop trying to ruin others happiness ! ! God Bless you and your precious child, and keep showing it on TV. Let karma take care obnoxious people!, Janis

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  58. The pregnant shape and that glow a woman gets is so beautiful and attractive, most that don't like it, I Believe are full of jealous.

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  59. Kelly HawkinberryJuly 5, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    She's probably never had child. She is a bitter, lonely woman. You do You! BTW you are rocking this pregnancy thing. I gained 65lbs 3 times!! All. Over. My. Body. Just saying!

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  60. I agree that a pregnant woman is even more beautiful than she normally is. I have thought that since I was a young boy. We all need to pray that this woman who made this extremely rude call can find what it is that she needs to make her truly happy within and will feel terrible for her remarks. And I will pray that you will have a safe and happy pregnancy. Forget about the kooks and what they might say and know that you are a beautiful person and that you have a wonderful miracle developing in you...and that is such a blessing.

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  61. She had to be drunk and crazy and didn't like anybody..You are beautiful and I do love to watch you on the news EVERYDAY...Don't worry about the drunk...Congrats to you and your husband and that wonderful baby boy..God Bless you all...Keep doing what you do....

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  62. Being pregnant is so beautiful, you are bringing a special little gift from God into this world. I watch news every night to see your baby bump and I love that women wears clothes to show their bellies.Pregnant women are awesome!!

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  63. She sounds like a very bitter, pathetic person who tries to make herself feel better by putting others down. Don't listen to a word of it and please don't let it worry you! You are a beautiful lady, and you always look professional and polished! Don't let this miserable creature cause you this kind of stress! The world is full of them (unfortunately). Just ignore, ignore, ignore!!

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  64. Laura you are a very beautiful young lady. I enjoy watching the news and seeing your smiling face. Some folks just don't know how to say something nice. Keep smiling and I can't wait to hear about the little one being born. God bless you and your family.

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  65. I Watch you EVERY SINGLE DAY, I EVEN PLAN OUR RETIRED OUTINGS AROUND YOU! I TOO was 8 1/2 MONTHS PREGNANT Working as "A WELDER ON A PAPER MILL IN SOUTH GEORGIA ��AFTER A FEW DAYS, MY SUPERVISOR SAID "I HEARD YOUR PREGNANT? " ��WITH MY WELDING HOOD ON ,IN OVERALLS I REPLIED "AND WHAT'S YOUR POINT, MY SON ISN'T WELDING I AM ,BUT HE WILL BE! �� DROPPED MY HOOD AND STARTED BACK WELDING �� I FIND YOU TO BE "THE MOST AMAZING, UNSELFISH, EMOTIONAL AND ABSOLUTELY STUNNING LADY REGARDLESS ��MY HUSBAND SAID "THERE'S NOTHING ELSE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A PREGNANT LADY, AND SEXY TO ��SO FROM 2 "FAITHFUL VIEWERS, TOM AND I WISH YOU ONLY THE BEST AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WHILE ENJOYING THE WONDERFUL GIFT OF YOUR IMPENDING BIRTH OF A SON ��INGORNAT RUNS DEEP IN THIS TOWN OBVIOUSLY OR SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T CARE ��LET ME KNOW YOUR NURSERY DESIGN AND I'LL BE HONORED TO MAKE A QUILT AND PROUD TO DELIVER THAT AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT FOR THE NURSERY TO THE STATIONS FRONT DESK SO YOU RECEIVE IT ��PROMISE YOUR COMING BACK ��HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING ��

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  66. If how you look is disgusting, then we should all be disgusting! You are beautiful and your baby bump is adorable. Savor every day of carrying your precious child!

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  67. Some ppl are just ridiculous maybe you should invite her to do your job and let's she what she wears to work.Atleast your clothes are tasteful and you don't have half your stomach hanging out.SMARTASSES MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK LIKE DUMBASSES!!! you are beautiful either way.

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  68. You look absolutely precious! There will always be miserable and heartless people. You did not deserve to be a victim of her "drive by" verbal attack. I remember the pain you shared with us months ago. This baby boy is the hope and blessing of everything that is good in the world. Cling to the love you have for your growing baby, and not to the bitterness of a cowardly, nameless bully.

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  69. To bad Target doesn't sell manners or attitude adjustments cause this crazy lady could sure use some. Looks like her nasty comments back fired. You are beautiful and glowing. Just keep smiling and doing like you have been. You perfect

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  70. She sounded like white trash!!!! You r beautiful!!! Smile and move on!!!!

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  71. You look absolutely beautiful and confident. The lady sounds drunk. This baby boy you are carrying is a blessing from God. Keep smiling and may God Bless you and your husband and baby boy.

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  72. You look absolutely beautiful and confident. May God bless you and your family. Keep smiling and don't let that caller ruin your day. This baby boy is a blessing everything is good in the world.

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  73. You are beautiful. Don't let her steal your sunshine. Don't give her negative comments another minute of your thoughts. You look beautiful every day and you are making this pregnancy look flawless under the lights and humidity of the sweltering southern heat. Keep looking gorgous and holding your head high.

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  74. The "This angle, I move my arms out of the way of the bump"...is my favorite pic! Bellies up! Watermelons, too!

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  75. As a mom of two (ages 15 & 11), I have a few "mantras" that are repeated constantly in this household. "Hurting people hurt people." and "Just because someone says it, doesn't mean it's true." I think both of my kids can say that last one even in their sleep! Unfortunately, many people are rude and simply don't care how much their unkind words hurt. What a great lesson you now have to teach your son about how to deal with situations like this. Because, unfortunately, it will happen. I always tell my children, think on the things that are TRUE. And then don't let those negative, cruel words take up residence in your mind! Blessings on the rest of your pregnancy!

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  76. You look absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You have the prwgnancy glow,I love you maternity clothes,you are carrying a precious goft from God not to be hidden but to be shown off,he is a testomony of how great our God is !! He is s your rainbow baby�� do not let the ignorance of one drunk lady put a dapper on one of the most prescious times in you life,embrace your pregnancy with your head held high,you always look beautiful����
    God Bless,I,will,be praying for your family and the intoxicated old lady lol

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  77. I know a thing or two about pregnancy hormones as I have children and I also know how hard it is to just forget mean things said to you. However let me leave you with this small piece of advice that was once given to me when I struggled with this very thing. The longer you let them rent space in your mind the harder it is to evict them. Keep continuing to let her comment go as it comes back in your mind and remind yourself that this is a season and you are growing a precious little boy. Imagine his face, his toes, his eyes and continue to focus on the positive and that will be what gets you through the crazy of being in the public eye. You are so beautiful and I love seeing your baby bump

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  78. I know a thing or two about pregnancy hormones as I have children and I also know how hard it is to just forget mean things said to you. However let me leave you with this small piece of advice that was once given to me when I struggled with this very thing. The longer you let them rent space in your mind the harder it is to evict them. Keep continuing to let her comment go as it comes back in your mind and remind yourself that this is a season and you are growing a precious little boy. Imagine his face, his toes, his eyes and continue to focus on the positive and that will be what gets you through the crazy of being in the public eye. You are so beautiful and I love seeing your baby bump

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  79. Wow!!!! The nerve of some ppl....Rudeness at its best!!! You look great Laura keep doing what you're doing and May God continue to bless you and your union!!!

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  80. Just "consider the source," as my granny used to say if an oaf said something hurtful to me. These days, every bonehead has a cell phone--they really should equip them with "idiot filters" to prevent what you experienced. Please don't let the comments of an anonymous moron, bless her besotted heart, bring you down! ����

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  81. Laura, you could make a burlap sack look good ; pregnant or not.

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  82. Tell her that their are many resources out there for drugs as well and she may want to check them out!! Being as how she sounded like she was three sheets in the winds she don't deserve a comment or anything from you because you are beautiful! When people act like this it is a problem with them not you! Praying for you sweet lady don't let this get you down!! You have a beautiful baby boy that is making that baby bump even more beautiful!!

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  83. I did not listen to it, but you seem to have a great attitude about it. You look radiant and elegant. Don't let the turkeys get you down.

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  84. You are beautiful Laura, both pregnant and not. She must be either blind or jealous!

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  85. She sounds old and set in her ways which doesn't make it okay at all to leave you such a voicemail. Forget her and stop worrying honey bc your baby doesn't deserve the stress and neither do you! She can't even speak clearly, at least you can!!

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  86. Post her number. Kidding, sort of.
    You look great - but most importantly, you are a kind person who will raise another kind person. #winning

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  87. Nothing about you looks or is disgusting! You look radiant, happy, and healthy. Carry on, sister.

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  88. You are beautiful just the way you are. Do not listen to the voices of negativity and hate. She is most likely alone and jealous of the fact that you have a family and it is growing! We rejoice with you on your new addition to your family and support you! Keep doing the great work you are doing!

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  89. You are gorgeous! And that cute watermelon you're hiding is already so precious and so loved. Even by people who don't know you except from TV. Thank you for sharing your story, and please know that that viewer's opinion has no bearing on you, your GREAT job, supportive husband or sweet little 20-wk-old miracle. You keep doing you- you're so good at it!

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  90. You have the greatest gift of being a mom to a wonderful little life. Apparently She wasn't able to look at the new found love in creation to see the beauty. Enjoy these moments because it only gets to creative moments after birth no matter how much to smile and ignore it. You're a beautiful woman and mother in the making this person is the reason why there's bullies like you said you can't fix it with beaing mean back but you can make it better with your child in the and by protecting him at all costs

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  91. You are beautiful!! She sounded like a bitter old drunk woman!! Bless her heart, indeed!!

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  92. In all honesty you can't really see your baby bump. I've had this misfortune twice this year and didn't get to 20 weeks. Girl show your baby bump! It's a blessing! If the viewer doesn't like it she can close her eyes until you are off the air!!!!

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  93. You look great she sounded Drunk and evedently has nothing else better to do. Lonely old lady she is. Prayers for her treat people the way you want to be treated, and if you don't have nothing nice to say keep your mouth shut. I guess she wasn't taught that.

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  94. Oh wow, didn't know people can be so rude and mean to pregnant women carrying gifts from God. Like you said, words hurt far more than sticks, but you are beautiful carting a beautiful human. Congratulations....

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  95. Lauren you are beautiful and its amazing to be able to carry a child. Just ignore the ignorance of unhappy people and continue doing an amazing job as a journalist and soon to be mommy of your your amazing little boy, who we can't wait to see come into this world. May God bless you and your family.

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  96. You have always carried yourself like a lady. Some of these people walking around and the way they dress could learn from you a great deal on how a lady should be a lady. I've seen more exposure in Walmart than in Playboy. I'm so happy for you. God Bless !

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  97. Some folks just want to try to steal your joy, Laura. Trouble is, you got so much joy that all of it hasn't gotten to you yet. I'm so excited for you. Just think though, when you finally become a grand parent, you get to do it all over again. GREAT JOY !

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  98. You are beautiful, pregnancy and the miracle is beautiful and in the words of Forrest Gump, that's all I have to say about that!

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  99. You are beautiful and stylish. Pregnancy and the miracle of it is beautiful and in the words of Forrest Gump, that's all I have to say about that!

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  100. Laura, I hope that when your little man comes into the world that your family will be filled with so much joy that you will not be able to contain it and it will flow through your family like a gentle wind. My blessings on you and your family.

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  101. Well I can see my comment didn't make it.....I am not on the woman's side by no means ,but she called you privately and you are dragging her through social media.That is not fair.She is only one person in all of these that are on your side.tsk tsk how childish you are.

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  102. You look great.....although hard, forgive and forget this misguided woman. She is clearly having a bad time in her life...You look great

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  103. Amanda Cliatt OswaldJuly 9, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    So I'm not sure how many of these comments you have been able to read but I'm breezing through them and I think it's beautiful that so many people and not just mothers, are rallying together to bring you words of encouragement. It's moving. Shame to the unhappy souls who feel the need to go out of their way to rain their negativity and bitterness amongst others. You do you. You are Beautiful. And I'll pray that somehow these comments make their way back to that unhappy soul and hopefully, just maybe shed some light on the fact that she needs to work on herself. She should probably start by opening a bible, 'not sure if she's familiar with such a thing, but she's being a disgusting human being.' (Sorry I had to lol). By the way I enjoyed reading your article. Love your style of writing.

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  104. You carry that baby, then have that baby. Nuff said. Disregard that woman, and pray for her misguided carcass everynight.

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  105. YOU are BEYOND GORGEOUS in that photo! Exquisitely feminine and powerful, truly radiant. And furthermore, those heels absolutely rock, right??? Forget that nutty woman. She is fully insane. You are surrounded by love and protection!

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  107. I think your beautiful! I think you handled her comment very well. I think we should all pray for the lady that made the nasty, mean, Not true comment. But congrats on your new baby and good luck!

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  108. You look like a perfectly pregnant woman, and shouldn't feel the need to try to change your appearance to please a random viewer who happens to be well-acquainted with merchandise at Target. The caller may have been a member of an oviparous species, possibly a Kentucky Wild Turkey, and their rudeness could be attributed to their unfamiliarity with the idiosyncrasies of human reproduction. The caller did, after all, seem to be struggling with human speech. All the best to you!

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  109. This person who called you and said such hateful things is completely ignorant. You look fabulous and classy. Don't let anyone get you down. Congratulations on your pregnancy, motherhood is the best!

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  110. I think you look great, your husband is a lucky man. I would bet this woman is as ugly on the outside as she is on the inside... Stay strong and good luck.

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  111. Adding my own small voice to the sea of approval. Having experienced miscarriages myself, I completely relate to your feeling of celebration that the life inside you is thriving. I'm celebrating for you in my heart and want you to know that your bump is perfect and beautiful in every way.

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  112. Lauren, I myself have never seen you until I read about this online. You are absolutely stunning. Don't let anyone shame you. Continue to wear what you feel comfortable in! Shine on!!!

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  113. Keep showing off that beautiful baby bump! You look awesome!

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  114. Hi Laura,
    You and your bump are beautiful. Congratulations, and wear whatever you feel comfortable in for your job, and outside of your job. Celebrate your womanliness and the gift of child-bearing. All the best to you and your family.

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  115. I'm sure this was just an elderly woman that in her day pregnant women did cover up and most of the time did not go out of the house. Times have changed, a lot of older people don't. She can have her opinion, but she should not have called. Lauren, You are beautiful, don't change for anyone.

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  116. Embrace your beautiful bump and that wonderful little life that you have inside of you!

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  117. I am proud of women like you, bravo!! There is nothing wrong about being pregnant and proud of it. Anything is a good excuse for meanies to expose their dark side.

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  118. You look absolutely gorgeous and confident, and that probably made her jealous! There are always people around who are negative and try to ruin other people's life. Delete them. Just be yourself and be happy.

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  119. 1000 kind words from thousands of kind people. 1 asshole. Why focus on the asshole?

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  120. You look beautiful, keep being yourself. And don’t let crazy critics tell you anything other than that.

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  121. Not so young grandpaJuly 11, 2017 at 1:36 PM

    I didn't listen to the voicemail because I didn't want to get angry. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Please take this thought with you as you think back on this. Your child will benefit everyday of their life from having a strong, confident, and kind mother. Your husband and child are quite lucky.

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  122. I think you look just fine! Wear what makes you feel comfortable. I know I made it to 6 months for both kids w/o wearing maternity clothes. When my belly didn't fit in my regular clothes, I switched. I wish you the very best, and I hope you are enjoying all our positive vibes. Don't let one foolish person get you down.

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  123. You look great! The world is full of mean people - don't let them get you down.

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  124. I wish we had such cute clothes when I was pregnant! It used to be that maternity clothes were made to hide your pregnancy. I'm so glad that women are able to show their pregnant bellies now, instead of stuffing them under a ballooned-out dress. Bottom line - you have every right to be proud of, and flaunt, your baby belly.

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  125. You look great! Congrats!! Pregnancy is not easy - Very sad to go out of her way to make you feel bad!

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  126. I think you look wonderful. I wish I could look that great during my pregnancies. :) keep your head high and don't let this get to you. Continue dressing the way you feel most comfortable. Blessings!

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  127. I never comment on blogs but I just have to say: You look gorgeous!! Please don't listen to this woman. I for one think you're lovely and glowing! Keep doing your thing!

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  128. Lol I don't usually comment on these things but I seen this and had to reply... the woman who called you sounded either drunk on high, she also sounded like an old fart..there was nothing absolutely nothing wrong with what you wore or wear..you looked beautiful and I'm not just saying this to be nice.the only thing going I could think of is she is a bitter jealous old fart or as I said drunk or high...please do the let this bother you anymore there was nothing wrong with you wore..ohhh and she is a very inconsiderate person knowing you are pregnant and hormonal to say something like this. So please be who you are and ignore her

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  129. You and your baby are beautiful! I would tell you not to give her a second thought but I think you're doing the correct thing by confronting the issue and bringing her ugliness to light. Too many people feel like they have the right to comment on a woman's appearance, pregnant or not, and it needs to stop.

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  130. DO NOT pay attention to that drunk ignorant woman, you are beautiful, pregnancy and all, congratulations!!!!

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  131. Do not pay pay attention to that drunk ignorant woman, you are beautiful, congratulations!!!

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  132. Pregnancy is a happy, joyous event. As a person who has been in your current hormonal and wine free life, I completely understand how easy it is to take some petty and cruel comment to heart. I seem to remember when I was pregnant I always felt like I looked like a beached whale. you look lovely and you wear pregnancy vey well. I have to wonder if this woman has actually had to buy maternity clothes in recent years. What's available now is fitted and designed to show off the baby bump as women are reveling more in the amazing experience of motherhood. I'll pray for you to have a happy and healthy pregnancy. I don't even get your news station where I live but several of or anchors and meteorologists have gone through pregnancy on air ave we've followed their Facebook's for when their baby's came along. Your story just resonated. Good luck, add God bless.

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  133. I never comment or go on social media since too many negative/ disgusting comments are made. But can't resist saying you look absolutely gorgeous and radiant, and thanks for doing the right thing by being positive. There are too many mean and insensitive people making comments like this and our children are thinking this is the norm, if only more would be role models like yourself!!!

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  134. You look amazing! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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  135. You look amazing! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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  136. You are beautiful, as are your clothes. You look fantastic with that gorgeous pregnancy glow to you. Please ignore that hateful person who lacks in tact, ability to give praise and sounded resentful. Please, continue what you are doing as it's working for you. :)

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  137. This woman is just downright mean and ugly. YOU, on the other hand, are beautiful. Put the small creature out of your mind and celebrate your giant baby making glory!

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  138. I never comment on anything but just couldn't ignore this! I've had a baby and have also struggled with body image issues my whole life. You look wonderful and don't let anyone tell you any different! People who reach out to say such negative things are struggling with their own demons and should be ignored. You're doing great!

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  139. You look absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Good luck!!!

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  140. Unbelievable! I know I can say, don't think twice about it, but I know it's the one bad remark that will make one forget the zillion compliments. Please don't take it to heart. She sounded like an older woman, I'm 67 and she sounds ancient. Many people that old are not up on trends and most likely wore those tents the woman use to wear then. We love you Laura, don't change. ��❤️

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  141. The caller sounded like a dumb redneck. And it does take us back to a more ignorant time. We as women should be PROUD that we no longer have to fight for the right to work while expecting, and that every body on everybody is beautiful! You have been in my prayers since your miscarriage. My daughter is carrying, too, and she gets nothing but compliments as she blossoms. This woman is either jealous or narrow-minded. Either way, she is not a happy soul, so don't let her pitiful life suck the joy out of yours. She is way in the minority on her sad opinion. I hope she sees my comment and responds!

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  142. Two words, okay three. Beautiful, strong and intelligent. Wait, that's four. Oh well, you are all of those and more. Just keep surrounding yourself in light and love. Wishing you joy!

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  143. Some people nowadays just don't know when to keep quiet. It does not matter what anyone thinks, says, does or doesn't do.. you are stunning in every way. You should be celebrated by all women, young and old, and not beaten down for experiencing the greatest miracle of your life. Creating the life inside of you will feel like the single most and greatest accomplishment of your life. This ignorant lady will just be a speck of dirt on your rear view mirror in the grand scheme of things. I had my 7 year old at 33 and my 1 year old at 39... yikes, talk about insecurity and body image! Then you get to a point that you realize there are more important things in life to worry about :) best of luck always to you and your husband and thank you for standing up to a bully!

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  144. OMG, Laura, the woman is obviously uneducated and has no life. To tell someone to go to Target is only one step above Walmart, and (IMHO) the mindset of someone who has no class or manners. Why a woman would say such a thing to a pregnant woman is beyond my comprehension. You just keep wearing what you want to wear! Someone needs to tell her to just change the channel if she doesn't like what she sees. Being pregnant is a natural, beautiful thing and you are the epitome of that!!!

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  145. Don't stress you look elegant on your dress, she is an old fashion women and just think about your little Angel inside your tummy. God bless you and the baby !

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  146. OMG...The Old Drunk woman has been Reincarnated and come back as a Foul Pig....Who does she think she is. She has NO Right to intefere with anyone letalone a beautiful and Classy Pregnant Woman..DISGUSTING OLD COW.....You Look amazing and she needs to go to the FODDER Store and get herself a dog bed and some hY and Lay her Fat old carcus out in the paddock...

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  147. You look beautiful! Your clothes look great!

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  148. As a pregnant women who is 25 weeks along, I think you look fabulous and you're embracing your bump! Loose and frumpy clothes are for women who are hiding. You have nothing to hide! Clearly, this woman is projecting a whole lot of negativity, fixed mindset, and insecurities on you. God bless you for keeping your head high (and for your baby that miscarried as well as the one growing inside of you). I pray you have a wonderful rest of your pregnancy!

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  149. You look absolutely beautiful! Holdingbolag on to your descision and keep your head helst high! Ans good luck!

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  150. You look mahvelous. Ignore the haters. Nothing wrong with your wardrobe!

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  151. I don't know if you're even reading these anymore but I came here from HuffPost to just tell you how incredibly in awe I am at you even having to be pregnant on TV. As many have said here, you are so beautiful, bump and all. Honestly she sounds like she is from a time where pregnancy was not as cherished. I live in the mountains of NC and there are elderly people that don't even like to hear the word pregnant. I had many horrible comments made to my face from these people who lost their tact somewhere in life. They all think you should hide until the baby comes out and then you better be looking great the next day. I had one (bigger) elderly lady ask me when my baby was due and I told her she was 6 months old. I really did still look about 4 months pregnant. Most people would feel embarrassed that they asked that question to a non-pregnant person. But no, she continued and asked me follow up questions on why I haven't been able to lose the baby weight. This was all while I was trying to help her at my actual place of employment. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, if you're pregnant, people think they have some right to comment on your body. I don't understand it - it needs to stop. But even though we know these things shouldn't bother us because really, who are these people to us? They don't have any bearing on our lives. Yet the comments are hard to shake. I think you're doing a fantastic job. I am so happy for you and your husband and for your future child. I know that child will grow up to be a kind human because he'll have a mom help him along to understand the struggle of others.

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  152. Dear Ms. Warren,
    Please just ignore that mean-spirited, judgmental, ignorant woman. She obviously doesn't know what she's talking about, and has far too much time on her hands. You, on the other hand, are a role model, a professional, and you look radiant.

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  153. You look amazing. She is and old grouchy (sounds like a 10 pack a day smoker) miserable with her self, person.
    She doesn't get to use up this much of your energy.
    Kill em with kindness, maybe give her a shout out on air 🙋

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  154. you looked gorgeous in that red maternity dress!

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  155. You look awesome! I was pregnant this time last year and I had so many little old ladies feel that it was ok to tell me that tight maternity clothes were terrible. They wanted to know why us young girls didn't wear the looser maternity clothes. I don't know why people lose their filter around pregnant women, but you're rocking it! Don't let them get you down!

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  156. Well... I think you look amazing and I don't think you look disgusting she is miserable and needs a man in her life!! by the way Lauren your clothes don't look like they come from Target either (by the way I have nothing wrong with Target though)

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  157. We lost a baby too and I know how vulnerable it makes you. Good for you to rise above it all. And BTW - you and your pregnancy body are beautiful. Hope this pregnancy is wonderful and healthy and happy!!

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  158. Laura, I just read about your story in a Huff post article. As a woman who has struggled with body image all my life and four pregnancies (only two full term, live birth), i applaud you for standing up and speaking out against the body shaming. There is not a single reason for you to be anything but happy and proud of the baby growing inside you. I do believe that some people try to hush others or bring others down a notch or two out of envy, out of fear, out of bitterness. I'm so glad you didn't listen!
    I may not get to watch your nightly broadcast but you can consider me a very strong supporter! Good luck with the pregnancy and delivery!

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  159. I just want to say first that you have a smaller belly than I do, and I'm a male! Don't let one rude person get to you. You have an amazing attitude and a great life ahead of you. Keep being you and you will no doubt inspire those who listen to be better people.

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  160. It looks like you don't really need another positive comment here however God bless you for making the sacrifice of carrying a baby. My wife was never prettier than when she was carrying a child. Who knows what your child will do with their life, find a cure for cancer, land on Mars, or be the best mother or father that they can be to their children, all of these things are huge and make a difference in the world.

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  161. Sounds like my Grandmother, and something she might say. It's her generation that would saw something like that. Add a little modern technology and she leaves a VM with her opinion. I guess thats how the felt about pregnancy back in the olden days. In some instances they still hid pregnancy from the camera 10 years ago

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  162. Laura

    Just ran across your story online. I am a 58 year old man with 4 children. I also have 3 grandchildren.

    Take if from me - a pregnant woman is beautiful and should never be condemned by anyone or ashamed of having a large belly or anything else misshapen for that fact. You are doing something that no man can ever do and it is one of the most wonderful things on this earth.

    Keep your head up and ignore the haters.

    I hope all goes well with your pregnancy and you have a healthy happy baby.

    PS - We have a local station that has 2 women on the air that are pregnant right now. I think it is wonderful that they are still on the air during their pregnancies. They a beautiful pregnant women just like you.

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  163. You truly look beautiful. You can't please everyone and why should you! Your health and happiness is way too important right now. Congratulations, enjoy this time.

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  164. You look beautiful and happy! With that voicemail-Consider the source. Who takes time out of their day to call and insult someone they don't know, especially someone who is pregnant? Something is obviously wrong with that person.

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  165. You look beautiful and happy! With that voicemail-Consider the source. Who takes time out of their day to call and insult someone they don't know, especially someone who is pregnant? Something is obviously wrong with that person.

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  166. I just read your story on Facebook. Why people think they have the right to talk so hateful to other people floors me...especially another woman. Having a baby is one of the things that keeps believing in miracles everyday. A miracle of a new life from a mother's body...it is amazing. You are a miracle holder and that makes you one of the most beautiful people in the world. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and that old hag can suck it!

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  167. Ignore the rude people. You look beautiful and you shouldn't hide your baby bump. I would give anything to have that and have a baby. But unfortunately I'm not able to. Keep your head up.

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  168. You are absolutely beautiful!! I am so sorry such a hurtful, negative message made it's way to you. My daughters are 28 and 23 and I still feel like I'm fat and ugly because of comments that were made when I was pregnant. The people who shpuld have been my strongest supporters and loudest cheerleaders...my family and my (former) husband...belittled me and made me feel so unimportant. My daughters are strong and beautiful...but I still question my self-worth every day. Keep sharing your story and showing other women what a strong, self-confident, and smart woman looks like.

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  169. She's jealous because she is old and fat, and you're NOT!

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  170. You're beautiful, and this person is showing that shes ugly in more ways then one. Don't let horrible people like this get you down!!

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  171. You're carrying a new life inside you. If the baby is doing well, and you're doing what the doctors advise, just let the love of God, your family, and friends support you during your pregnancy. Then, we'll raise your long-awaited glass of wine with you in a toast to your newborn son!

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  172. 6 words, "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT!"

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