What My Pregnancy Was Like
I’ve totally neglected this page, and I’m sorry!
Pregnancy… wow… let’s just say… let’s not do that again! haha. Just kidding. I can hardly wait to have another baby, I just love my baby boy so much (who is officially 7 months, btw, wowzers!).
My husband, and my brother-in-law, often joke that the next time I’m pregnant, or my sister is pregnant, that they’re going to ship us off for 9 months. LOL. They’re so funny, yet, I am aware there is some truth to that.
Pregnancy definitely affects you, it’s like being on an emotional roller coaster for 9 months… that doesn’t stop once the baby pops out. Darn it! If you are emotional while on your period, you will probably be emotional while pregnant.
As far as my body went… that’s just it… it went… gone… bye-bye!
My mom always warned me that my butt and thighs would grow while pregnant. I didn’t believe it. I made it to about 7 months still looking pretty darn good with just the cute preggo belly to show for it. Everyone was always telling me how good I looked and gosh, that felt awesome!
Then it hit. 7 months and 1 day after I got pregnant… I blew up. Not blew up like a bomb, but blew up like a BALLOON! Literally. Those cute pregnancy clothes that I had, barely fit, I tried to squeeze into them that month and finally around 8 months I broke down and bought a few larger outfits to cover my growing body… I say BODY, not just BELLY.
One day, when I was particularly emotional, I decided to try on a skirt that I had worn pre-pregnancy… as it had been a little loose in those days and I thought I would feel better about my growing booty by putting this on and seeing that it still fit.
Big mistake. HUGE.
This skirt wouldn’t even fit past mid-thigh! I’m not joking. Mid-thigh!!!!
So, I tried a pair of jeans from pre-pregnancy. No dice. Mid-thigh again.
No tears. But, believe me I was devastated. Am I ever going to fit in these clothes again??
Should I mention what the scale said around this point? Or should I just keep that to myself??
Alright, you’ve convinced me.
Pre-pre-pregnancy – you know when you get married. I weighed 128 – which is my personal ideal weight.
Pre-pregnancy – the weight I was when I got pregnant – 133 – so, I had put on a few pounds in marriage, but I still looked pretty good.
The day I gave birth – I have no idea how much I weighed. But, I know how much I weighed just TWO DAYS AFTER giving birth to an 8 lbs. 7 oz. baby boy. 175 lbs. Did you read that right? Yes, you did.
That means, the day I gave birth, I probably weighed around 185 pounds! So, when they tell you that you should only gain between 25-35 lbs. you can think of me and know that not everyone gains that small of an amount. I sure hope my next pregnancy will be closer to that amount though.
I had 45 lbs. to lose. Oh my gosh!! That’s a lot of weight to try and lose.
I’ll save that for another post.
Back to my devastation at finding out how big I was. This devastation didn’t last long.
The truth is, and this is what I thought about in that moment, that I loved that baby more than anything in the world and I didn’t care how I looked. I was so grateful that he was healthy and growing. It makes all the pregnancy weight gain and hormones totally worth it.
Yes, I will have to give myself pep talks before getting pregnant again, but I can hardly wait to feel another precious little gift from God kicking and elbowing my belly.