Monday, November 16, 2009

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Pregnancy Talk: Pregnant Not Fat

I have reached a milestone in my pregnancy. Not only is it the whole reaching the third and final (gasp!) trimester thing but it's also the finally looking pregnant thing. I feel pregnant every day. Oh do I feel it. Between the back aches and the not being able to sleep comfortably through the night, I definitely feel pregnant. For the longest time, however, I didn't feel like I actually looked pregnant. Sure, I have gained weight (it's my secret and I will never tell!) but the weight has sat on my body in a way that does not scream "BABY ON THE WAY!" The weight instead has sat on body in way that says "girl, put down that cookie!" But now when I look at myself in the mirror and in pictures the belly looks rounder, more full of baby. And hey, if you look close enough you can see Baby Girl pounding away at my right side. It really is amazing to see the journey your body takes and to see how each passing day confirms the existence of a growing, living person.

This is my most recent picture and I nearly screamed in delight when I saw that I look pregnant:
PS Why is it that when you are pregnant you instantly become a Buddha? I feel I may get carpet burn on belly with all this rubbing. It's like there are magnets on a person's hands that draw those hands to the belly. What is it??

9 comments:

Jen said...

look at that bump :) you look ADORABLE! you're in the home stretch. cati will be here before we know it.

Leslie said...

i saw a cute maternity shirt online that said, "if you are not the one who put this baby in my belly, or the one who's gonna take it out, please don't touch"

tee hee!

Natalie said...

I was feeling just the same way- fat, not pregnant. It's such a joy to finally look it! Congratulations on your little girl- we're having our first (a boy) due March 5. :) I assume you're due mid-Feb?

Anne said...

Love the pregnancy post (and the bundts below, they look delicious!) I just had my baby so I'm in the still look pregnant but I'm not really stage. It's annoying but I'm continually amazed at this baby girl that's mine. It's so much fun. Good luck with the end- you can do it!

Mom2Be said...

cute bump! Let me tell you, I'm 37 weeks and the back aches don't improve nor does the sleeping! I have a body pillow that I use for under the belly and inbetween the legs that really helps, I highly recommend it! GL with your 3rd tri! : )

Pam said...

You look darling. Even though pregnancy could be uncomfortable, I loved every minute of it. Congatulations.

Katrina said...

That pumpkin cheesecake looks de-lish! The bundts divine (thanks for the b-day wishes on Natl. Bundt Day! ;)
And you look cute and pregnant as can be!

Stephanie said...

Leslie I want that shirt! Haha.

Baby girl is due mid-February. Soon enough!

Megan said...

Aww - you look so cute! I looked "fat" until I was about 7 months pregnant - plus I had my doctor hovering over me with every pound I gained. But it's all worth it in the end.