It’s been about five weeks now that the word’s been out about us having a baby.
Being 14 weeks pregnant, this week I’m wearing my size 3/4 pants.
The slow progression is making my clients nervous; and I find it kind and sweet of them to be concerned.
After checking in at the front desk and being invited to my station, my ladies will eye me up and down. There’s a brief moment of hesitation before they ask how I’m doing and acknowledge that I don’t look much bigger.
I can’t help but to imagine that in the back of their minds they’re wondering if I’ve miscarried and don’t quite know how to proceed. (Of course, these aren’t the women reading Square Piece!)
Last night at Bible study, my girlfriends were commenting over the fact that they keep waiting for a bump, but the bump never happens.
Though I insist that I’m wearing larger pants and lift my shirt to show the evidence of growth, I get nothing but moans and groans over tummy comparisons.
Mental note: if you still fall under the “Fit as a Fiddle” category, don’t show your belly to women who claim that they’re starting a diet tomorrow. Such carelessness could result in murderous plots.
PS: Happy birthday to my Momma! (You’re welcome to wish her blessings as well! I’ll absolutely share my comments with Momma today!)
You were in great shape before the baby, so consider yourself one of the lucky ones who will hopefully only gain the recommended amount and be able to get back to your pre-baby self quickly, you look great!!!! It took me years to shed mine (only to gain it back in menopause)…but then you know my story…
The last two pregnancies did me in …. gained way too much. Got down to 128 lbs, size 9/10, after Joey …. but after Donovan, phbttt!
I’m sure you know this, but women grow differently. I didn’t move out of my normal pants until week 17 (for comfort reasons mostly). My little baby bump didn’t come out until about week 19/20.
Baby fat. It’s not just for babies…=)
I didn’t start showing until 4 months, and even then it was slow…the last few months is when I really started to show (and pack on the pounds). You are healthy and the baby is healthy…that’s all that matters!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOMMA DONNA!
LOL, thanks Sherri 🙂
Suzy you can get back in shape after baby. Your hips might be slightly wider but your tummy can be flat. I’m the size I am because I have had three pregnancies back to back. If I worked out I’m sure it will be gone after Silas is born!
I agree with all the other ladies. Another thing to consider is that you probably have abs of steel and when those muscles are toned, they hold things in much more effectively for much longer. I was relatively fit with my first and experienced much the same thing. I thought I would end up like one of those ladies who only look pregnant the last 2 months…HA. Wrong! I was huge. All in due time. 🙂
First, Happy Birthday Donna!
Suzy, you’ll be showing big time next time I see you :), and I can’t WAIT!!!! I want to know the gender as soon as you can share it, so I’ll know what to surprise you with at our July appointment :).
thank you 🙂
I don’t see myself keeping that secret for long.
If you’re worried about not showing, don’t. You will show and laugh at the size of your tummy, believe me. You look wonderful, will look wonderful at your most pregnant and will look wonderful after you deliver.
I’ve never seen your mom, but have to thank her for bringing you into this world. Happy Birthday Momma! and many, many, many more. Stay healthy and build your strength for Grandma time. It is so.o.o.o.o terrific!
thank you so much! I’m looking forward to it 🙂
Fear not! You will be able to shed the Lbs. with out a problem! I did using Wii fit! and that baby will show soon enough! I didn’t show until my fifth month and I am not “fit” at all ! I even lost 4 lbs. up until my fifth month all with my first. Round 2 however I am as round as a beach ball gaining slowly but my “baby bump” popped out WAY SOONER!!
I hope you are able to enjoy every minute of this time of your life! And tell your momma happy belated birthday!