It has been apparent lately that I am larger than your average pregnant girl. At bunco last week, we had a sub that was just so cute and tiny and pregnant. She was DAYS from delivering. ( I think she has had her by now.) You know the kind. She was wearing her regular, non maternity shorts, and she just looked fantastic.
Then there is my cute friend Rhonda who is due 4 weeks before me. We are the same age, so I can't just say the usual,"well, she isn't over thirty yet." Even her belly is smaller than mine!
I would post a belly picture of us all so you could see, but the cute tiny girl specifically said,"no blogs!" when we took it. Since I just met her, I'd better respect her wishes.(You can just ignore your best friends, you know;)
But there are other signs that I am ginormous:
Wendell has been laughing at the sight of me walking around the house with my belly sticking out. This is a habit of mine while it has been so stinkin hot. I kind of look like a fat man whose shirt and shorts are too small to come together all the way. You know you have seen these guys. Not pretty.
Brenley has always referred to the baby as, "tiny baby" Today in the shower, she pokes my belly and says, " Tiny Baby is BIG, Mom! Look how big Tiny Baby is!"
Complete strangers have been telling me I must be due any day now. You know the comments, "You look like you are ready to pop!" Thanks, I have over a month to go.I didn't know I was so huge!(did you catch the sarcasm there?)
And, last but not least, my scale has been reaching numbers it has never before seen. We are talking uncharted territory here. I weigh a lot more than I did when I gave birth to Brenley, and I had preeclampsia with her! (For those that don't know, this means I had some irregular swelling and water weight along with high blood pressure, extra protein, etc.) If I manage to get preeclampsia with this one, you can just imagine the numbers I will be seeing then.
Do I seriously care? Not really. It is not so bad being fat when you have an obviously pregnant belly. I know I will have to deal with it after the baby comes, but right now it is not so embarrassing. For all anyone else knows, I COULD just be swollen all over from water weight. Go ahead, try to prove I'm not.;)
Besides, I will take being huge over being on bedrest any day. A little perspective always helps:)
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Posted by sherry at 5:20 PM