Some of you know I'm pregnant . . . and I'm certainly not complaining about that.
I'm currently at 23 weeks and have gained 7 pounds so far. And I'm really noticing how much my tummy has grown! In a way I should be used to it, as I'm an apple that was nearly 50 pounds heavier last summer. My proportions are obviously different now regardless, but in a way, the current size of my tummy feels very "normal" to me since I've always been used to having one that sticks out.
Anyway, we spent some time with family last night, and I remarked on how much my stomach has been growing. My new clothes from earlier this year fit differently (if at all, lol), and I can't get my old shirts comfortably over my tummy (even though they fit nicely elsewhere). And upon me sort of bragging about how much my tummy has grown in the past few months, someone looked me over carefully and said, "Not really."
Uh . . . ?
My first thought was, "Don't tell me I looked this big back in February!"
Part of me thinks they were just trying to make me feel better, but I think it's more that they're still used to the heavier me! Even this pregnant, I'm still smaller than I've been in years and years!
It's kind of weird to think about . . . and it makes me wonder how weird/wonderful my waist is going to feel by comparison once I have the baby! But something tells me I'll be too preoccupied with my new little one to give it much thought.
Anyway, I'm proud that I'm staying within a healthy range with my baby weight gain so far.
I've been working really hard at eating healthy and getting doctor-approved exercise at the gym. This will be my first baby and I'm hoping that keeping things in check now will help out with the birth and recovery.
I haven't been posting much lately since I can't actively try to lose until sometime next year, but I still lurk and wanted to say hi with a little update.