It’s official…

I weighed myself at my midwife appointment yesterday, and I have never been heavier in my life. I still haven’t gained quite as much weight as in my first pregnancy, but since I started with an extra few pounds over what I weighed before having my first, I am heavier now than ever. And hopefully, than I ever will be once the baby comes out!

Before I  get stoned to death, let me say that I know very well I am whining without a good reason. After gaining close to 20 pounds, I am still only 130. At my height (5 foot 7), it would still be considered normal weight even if I wasn’t pregnant (I did the test for fun, it would be a BMI of 20.4). But I have small bones. If I actually weighed that much normally, I think it would be a bit much for my frame. In any case, it is a lot more weight than what I’m used to carrying and I do feel huge. Which makes me feel a lot of sympathy for all the other women who have 20 extra pounds BEFORE the baby starts growing. How do they do it? I can’t imagine living with that weight on a daily basis!

Granted, it would not all be in the belly. And it wouldn’t kick me in the ribs or push on my bladder. Neither would it squish my stomach into a tiny fiery ball. Or wake me up in the middle of the night with the feeling that Aliens are crawling under my skin. So maybe it would be slightly easier to handle 20 extra pounds of fat than 20 extra pounds of baby

The upside being, of course, that in a few weeks I’ll lose a good portion of it.

Now if only there was a way to make the flabby tummy skin go away as fast as the weight (not to mention the stretch marks)!

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