Originally Posted by tobio
I get you. Thing is, until relatively recently, we both engaged in it and had no problems. He could be quite "insulting" but funny with it and he loved my reactions to it, and I had no problems with hearing and responding. I have had to say to him now though that he is "not at work" - he works in a very male environment and I have heard their banter which goes way past what we have said to each other previously. He has acknowledged this and apologised a number of times, it is just that now he is overstepping the mark with the comments.
I have found myself a lot more conscious about my little baby belly since his comments, finding myself trying to cover it up, which has made me angry both with him but also with myself - FGS my baby is only 4 months old, there's no way I can be looking like I did in that space of time!
If he doesn't love your baby belly ask yourself THE question
but I do understand the banter in a 'male' environment - I'm not and never have been thin, and a newsroom was not a kind place to work despite modern thinking!