Pregnancy {WOES}

When I was only a couple of weeks pregnant with Chandler my doctor warned me, “There’s something about a pregnant lady that makes people think it is okay to comment on {INAPPROPRIATE} things . . . so, don’t be surprised!” Well, since it was my first pregnancy I kind of took all of the comments, looks of shock and unwarranted advise in stride; after all, I was going to show them when I finally had this “giant” baby that I was carrying. Sure enough, I did! Chandler was delivered via c-section 10 days early and weighed in at 10 lbs 1 oz. He was predicted to weigh 11 lbs 1 oz at birth & he likely would have if I had made it to 40 weeks. Whew, I made it through . . . it was all over & now I could just tell the story about how large I was & how large my baby boy was.

SAM_0036And then, I got pregnant again! Now that I am 30 weeks pregnant it is starting all over again! I look like I could probably deliver this baby tomorrow, but I still have a lot more growing to do before this boy is ready to come out. I absolutely loath when people ask me my due date, which is December 12th, because I know exactly what their next reaction is going to be . . . the {PAINFUL} face that they’re going to make, the gasping “oh” & then the abrupt end to the conversation. Really!?! Everyone is different, people! I am short! I make large babies! The end. If a stranger asks my due date, I simply fib and tell them that I only have a couple of weeks left, that is far less awkward then the reaction to the actual due date.

This pregnancy has definitely been different than the first one. I gained the majority of my weight in the beginning months of the pregnancy (about 10 lbs a month) and since then I have only been gaining 3-4 lbs a month. It was much different with Chan, all the weight gain came in the last couple of months. I am already 10 lbs heavier than when I delivered Chan, which is kind of discouraging, but I know it’s normal. Also, Marshall seems much “lower” than Chandler ever was! But, as you can see from the photo, if Mars is going to be anywhere as big as Chan then my belly definitely has a lot more growing {OUT} to do! In the words of my grandma, “soon, it’ll all just be a memory!” Luckily, once the baby comes the memory of pregnancy seems far more {GLORIOUS} than the reality of the pregnancy.


3 thoughts on “Pregnancy {WOES}

  1. This gave me a little chuckle 🙂 you are beautiful and such a strong person! Wishing you the best and can’t wait to see your new bundle of joy :)))))


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