Hello 32/33 weeks! It’s been a breeze and I can’t believe the big day will be next month. I saw a baby today and I can’t help but marvel at the little miracle and how I am carrying that miracle inside me right now. I was in baby heaven looking at the baby at the waiting room when the nurse called in my name.
Then I was whooshed back to Earth.
Apparently, my weight gain has gone hay wire since the start of this pregnancy that the doctor put her feet down and told me I need another round of blood work for sugar even if my first test turned out OK. I hate needles!!
“What have you been eating? You’ve gained 2 kilos (4.4 lbs) in 4 weeks!”
What have I been eating….hmmm a very good, valid question!
She doesn’t really know me – when I get pregnant (this is the second), I GROW. Whether that will please the people looking at me or not, I expand. I have so far gained a whooping 30 pounds and have 8 more weeks ahead of me!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you can smack me. But you know what? I don’t think I’m that big in a bad way. I just might have you know, a big amniotic sac plenty of water for the baby? And I don’t feel too heavy at all, I still walk distances, take the stairs and do normal non-prego stuff.
On the other hand, I think that’s the problem with me – I underestimate my size. I do not think that I look big at all, the only thing that slaps me back to reality is the weighing scale. And my mother. The woman thinks I’ve let go of myself too much (yada, yada, yada…just because she’s not enormous whenever she got pregnant in her time).
Anyway, I’ll be posting as many belly pictures as I can as the date nears coz you know – it’s a perfect way to parade the maternity dresses for the last time (we’ve decided this is the last pregnancy after all). Kidding. I’ll just post because I like to, is that ok?
I don’t think you look huge and I think some people are just more prone to gaining weight. You aren’t doing unhealthy things so I hope you are all fine in the sugar department! 🙂
Looking great Grace, and post more belly pics! ^^
I now regret not having one when I was pregnant with Shaynna… 😦
I love taking photos of my pregnant belly but not my face because I look so bloated already! hahaha
Also, I’m taking photos because when I showed Pristine my belly pics when she was inside me, she was really thrilled at the miracle!
You can always take belly pics when you get pregnant again!
I will smack anyone who says you are too big! You see, some people have thin bones in their pelvises and this makes more room for the baby. Some of us do not and so when we have a baby inside, we show it!
I was so careful what I ate with my second one, and still I got huge! My stomach measured 45 inches! But my baby was 8 pounds and 10 ounces and 23 inches long!
It’s good to get the tests, just to be sure all is fine, but…you look beautiful and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
I can hardly wait, Grace! I remember your yearning for this baby and I am glad he/she is almost here!!!
Maribeth – you really got a huge baby! 8lbs and 10 ounces! Thanks for the kind words…I am excited for the little one to arrive. We have really waited for this! 🙂
I think you look fabulous. I remember when I was pregnant with my second I gained 8 pounds in one month – oops! That was due to my cravings for banana splits, yummy!
I can’t wait to see more photos of you and your belly… post away!
Post away Grace! I for one am anxious to see all the pictures 🙂 Even if you have 30, I want to see every single one of them!
And as for the weight gain, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. You were very health conscious before this baby, and you will be afterword! I have no doubt you’ll be able to lose it again 🙂
Just keep doing what your doing and enjoy the month you have to go!
wow Grace! 3 weeks to go and you’re going to finally see, touch and talk to her! pregnancy is a sure bliss 🙂