Sunday, August 02, 2009

'Cause Being Pregnant Ain't Always Pretty

I always thought I'd be one of those "pregnant only in the belly" people. Don't ask me why...maybe cute pregnant ladies on TV planted that seed in my head.

I am 5'2"...a shortie. When I was pregnant, I gained a lot of weight. I was just two pounds shy of 200 pounds two days before Reese was born. I was really, really heavy. I couldn't bend my fingers to make the "number 3" because my joints were so swollen. I had developed carpal tunnel in my right arm. I couldn't stand for very long because it was just so tiring.

But I still wore a bikini up to the day my water broke, because I just thought I was "pregnant in the belly".

It's only after looking back six years at the pictures from the day Reese was born that I realize just how heavy I was. It was craaaaazy!
Reese & Mommy, June 2003

Reese & Mommy, October 2005


Sandi said...

Pregnant is cute no matter how much you weigh! and you my dear, were darling. You still are darling.

Renee said...

Aw, heavy or not, you're still so pretty! What a cute picture. I didn't care how I looked at all when I was pregnant...especially with the last baby...gosh, hygiene and looks went out the door and I was in survival mode! A heavier woman can survive longer than a skinny one you know!!!

Ohilda said...

I have to agree...pregnant is cute regardless of weight.

You look amazing in the 2nd picture!!!!!

Chandra said...

Hahahahaha! This cracks me up more than I can express. I so wanted to be the cute basketball belly pregnant, but it just wasn't in the cards for me. Unlike you though I was EXTREMELY vain about the whole thing and less than a handful of pictures exist of that time and, of course, now I regret it! My stomach got so huge (I couldn't sit in a booth near the end!), but what's worse is I was retaining fluid so bad that my feet swelled up 3 more sizes. It was horrifying and you know how crazy you get when you're pregnant? Well, I thought I was just always going to be that way and was very calmly contemplating how I would live the rest of my life as a fatty. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!