"How are you feel?" Is a question I get a lot! I usually say "fine" to spare the nice person from knowing my real feelings (and their thoughts of me not being grateful of my pregnancy). However, I do feel like saying well "my back aches, my skirt's to tight, my booty (now bigger booty and belly) shakes from left to right."
I am truly grateful to be pregnant and know this weight gain is for a wonderful cause (Nick has been great with his encouragment with this; he know my fear of weight), but it does come along with feeling fat. I don't yet have that "cute" baby bump, but I have gained 5 lbs. Some of you may be thinking, "5lbs...big deal." However, I am 5'2'' (on a good day...in heels). 5 lbs on me is 10lbs on a tall person. I have retired some of my "regular" clothes. In fact, the outfit I wore here was officially retired on Monday until the winter (too tight..yikes!).
The only way I know to compare it is...do you know how you feel after eating a big buffet dinner? You know how you un-do your pants on the ride home to give your belly some room (you know you do it!)? Well, that is how I feel now, but all day in my regular clothes (I switched over to the trusty leggings today!...Work appropriate? Not sure.).
My weight gain has been in my mid-section and thighs, so pants are where I feel it the most. Dr. Villers said a 5 lb weight gain is fine at this stage (15 weeks). She said that she usually doesn't mind if her patients gain 15 lbs by week 20. She said with a normal pregnancy, one should expect to gain around 30 lbs total. I asked her if she would tell me if she thought I was gaining too much. She said "yes," which makes me feel great. I like for someone to hold me accountable, and also not let me get too far gone. She said that 30lbs is a reasonable amount of weight to still be healthy to deliver and manage postpartum when trying to work off that baby weight.
*For those who are confused by the title, I was a little league cheerleader in my day (it stopped after little league). The title is part of a cheer we used to do-" My back aches, my skirt's too tight, my booty shakes from left to right, say OOH, AHUH we got that spirit, we do....say OOH, AHUH we got that spirit, we do!
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